Auditions for Hurricane Diane
Part of the Season 38 play auditions (non-union)
Monday and Tuesday, July 11th and 12th
Thigpen Main Stage
About the show:
December 2-December 17, 2022
By Madeleine George
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity—the Greek god Dionysus—and she’s returned to the modern world to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four housewives in a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac? In this Obie-winning comedy with a twist, Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George pens a hilarious evisceration of the blind eye we all turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us, even in our own backyards.
Some roles will require intimacy work. Trustus is committed to providing a safe environment for all actors when engaging in intimacy work.
CAROL FLEISCHER, 39, Carol knows what she wants and knows she deserves it. She’s built a nice life but dreams of a better one. Carol has a “In this house we believe…” placard on her lawn but she also signs petitions to prevent multi-family dwellings and affordable housing from being developed in their neighborhood. She wears Land’s End Starfish casual knits very well.
PAM ANNUNZIATA, 40s, Proud Italian-American. Believes in being prepared. She’s got two emergency radios, 3 days worth of rations & duct tape in the basement. Wears Animal print dress and jewelry.
RENEE SHAPIRO-EPPS, 40s, Dated a woman after college, but now married to a nice Jewish man. Professionally successful, the only woman of color on the masthead of an interior design magazine. More open and forward thinking than the rest of the group, but also competitive. Prefers chic Eileen Fisher neutrals.
BETH WANN, 30s, Beth’s husband recently left her in a moment she never saw coming (but everyone else did.) She is reeling and not able to get on top of this new reality. Currently, she has no job and is considering selling the house, but she still wears whatever floral prints are in the front of her closet each day. She wants to be saved.
DIANE, the Incarnation of Dionysus, the Greek god. A butch charm factory, with that combination of swagger and stillness particular to masculine-of-center women. Powerful, wry, charming and very very immortal. A big lover of humans, one of the last Gods to care about us at all. May be a masculine person who does not identify as male.
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