“Night Mother” Casting Call Auditions, Riverside Arts Center (Ypsilanti, MI)

PTD Productions is Auditioning Actors

Night Mother Auditions - PTD Productions
   by Marsha Norman

This Pulitzer Prize winning drama opens with Jessie calmly asking her mother for her father’s service revolver, in order to commit suicide that very evening. With brutal honesty Jessie reveals the reasons for her decision and how thoroughly she has planned her own death. Suspense builds as Mama desperately tries to alter her daughter’s plans, sharing truths about issues that have affected Jesse’s life, but were never communicated to her. This is the dialogue that most never get to have about suicide.
Will it change Jessie’s mind?


Sunday, June 20 & Monday, June 21 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks by invitation: Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm


Riverside Arts Center
76 North Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


JESSIE: late thirties (or early forties), needs to have a haunting quality a sort of hollow-eyed focus on “somewhere else” *women in their 20’s are encouraged to audition, we might skew this a bit younger

MAMA: late fifties (or early sixties), needs to be sturdy but have a comfortable quality to her, she is the child in the play

Audition Process:

Please prepare a one-minute contemporary, dramatic monologue. While monologues are preferred, if you do not have one, please be prepared to recite a brief poem. The audition will consist of group theater games, monologue presentations in a closed setting and cold readings from the script.

Please bring a list of all potential time conflicts from June 20-Oct 2 to auditions.


For more information, please contact Amanda Grazioli
617-470-1242 or email afigrazioli@gmail.com

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