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Strawdog Theatre


Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Yes

Strawdog Theatre Company announces auditions for THIRST by C.A. Johnson, directed by Andrea J. Dymond.

Samira and Greta lead a peaceful life. They have their own clearing in the woods, their own hut, and their son Kalil to keep them laughing. When Kalil returns home without their water rations, they find themselves in dangerous conflict with their local political leader. Set in a tense, segregated society, THIRST is a complex look at family and love in war-time.

We encourage performers of all sizes, genders, and abilities to submit, and strongly encourage members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply, particularly for the roles of SAMIRA and GRETA.

Auditions - Oct 22 and 23 from 6-10pm
Callbacks - Oct 29 from 6-10pm

Seeking non-AEA actors to play the following roles:

SAMIRA: Black F, 30's-40's, she has an easy grace, but a stern bearing. In a relationship with Greta.

GRETA: White F, 30's-40's. She grew up solidly middle class, but knows a thing or two about struggling. In a relationship with Samira.

KALIL: Black M, 9-11 years old. Samira and Greta's found son. He's curious and he never forgets a good story.

TERRANCE: Black M, 30's-40's. The local militia leader. A loner nursing a broken heart and a mighty rage. Samira's ex-husband.

BANKHEAD: Black M, 30's-40's. Terrance's older brother. Smart, likely a high functioning alcoholic, a real compliment to Terrance.

COOLIE: Black M, late 20's-30s. Former military and head of Terrance's "boys". Hotheaded but observant.

Time Commitment:
Nov 30 to Dec 30 - Rehearsal
Jan 2 to 8 - Tech
Jan 9 to 12 - Previews
Jan 13 to Feb 15 - Performance Run

Contact Info:
To submit, please email Casting Director Karissa Murrell Myers at with the subject line, "THIRST - (insert character(s) you would like to be considered for)". Include your headshot and resume saved in a single pdf file in the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf. Please ensure that your resume includes both a phone number and email. Indicate your availability for Oct 22, 23, and 29. Auditions held on Oct 23 are not wheelchair accessible, please let us know if you need accessibility and we will accommodate.

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Audition Dates:

Oct 22 6-10pm
Oct 23 6-10pm
Oct 29 Callbacks 6-10pm
Posted Date: Sep 12, 2019