Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:

Role requirements may vary with each production. Please continue to visit this page for updated requirements and dates as audition dates near. If you having questions regarding any auditions or productions, or are interested in helping backstage or with front of house for any production, please contact our Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org and indicate what show you have questions about or would like to assist with.


Sordid Lives



Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our production of “Sordid Lives.” 

Directed by Tony Daniel, Artistic Director at Newnan Theatre Company. Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 29th at 7pm and Monday, June 30th at 7 pm . No audition appointments are needed; the show is open to any and all who wish to audition. 

Auditions will be held at the theatre at 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Ga 30263.

"Sordid Lives,” by Del Shores, won 14 DramaLeague awards, including Best Production and is considered to be his funniest play, It centers on the chaos that erupts in the small town of Winters, Texas, after Peggy, a “good, Christian woman” hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room. The show features a cast of eccentric characters from every possible corner of the town. 

Those interested will be asked to do a one –minute monologue, preferably from a Southern writer, be it a play or an essayist, as well as cold readings from the script. Those auditioning need to be comfortable with adult/controversial themes and language. Some actors will be engaging in stage combat as part of their roles. The director will be looking for Southern accents but not cartoonish ones. The characters are people, not overplayed stereotypes. Those interested in the role of “Bitsy Mae Harling” should also prepare a sample song and, if possible, accompany themselves on guitar. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

Bitsy Mae Harling – the guitar-playing ex-con singer with ‘a reputation’. 

Ty Williamson – 27, a beautiful gay man on a journey, closeted, but making his way in Hollywood

Sissy Hickey – mid-50’s, the caretaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking

Noleta Nethercott – early 40’s. the angry overweight betrayed housewife

Latrelle Williamson – early 50’s, Ty’s upright, proper mother

La Vonda Dupree – late 40’s, Latrelle’s liberal-minded worldly sister

G.W. Nethercott – late 40’s, the distraught legless Vietnam Vet

Wardell “Bubba” Owens – late 40’s, he former gay-bashing remorseful bartender

Odell Owens – mid 40’s, Wardell’s worthless story-telling brother

Dr. Eve Bolinger – late 40’s, he over-sexed, pill-popping alcoholic therapist

Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram – late 40’s, the Tammy Wynette obsessed transvestite

Rev. Barnes – the Southern Baptist Preacher

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.

If you have any questions about these auditions or the production, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at 

artistic-director@newnantheatre.org



If you have additional questions, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org

Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind for any show to performers of any age.  

Newnan Theatre Company does not pay performers for any of our productions at this time.

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If you have questions about auditions or this production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.