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Auditions: Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Sweat (Mainstage)

by Lynn Nottage, Directed by Janey Pintar

When: Auditions – January 17 and 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Callbacks: January 19 at 6:00 pm and January 20 at 12:00 pm, if needed

Where: The Art Court Theatre at Sacramento City College.

What: Auditions will consist of readings of sides from the Sweat script.

Sweat Audition Sides

For the auditions, please bring:

  • Theatre/performance resume if you have one,
  • Headshot if you have one, and
  • Any conflicts you may have for the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Rehearsals: January 22 – February 28, 2024; Mondays – Fridays from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Tech and dress rehearsals are from February 24 – 28.

  • February 24 – Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm
  • February 26 – Monday, 6 pm – 11 pm
  • February 27 – Tuesday, 6 pm – 11 pm
  • February 28 – Wednesday, 6 pm – 11 pm
  • February 29 – Thursday, Invited Preview Performance 6 pm – 11 pm
  • Brush-up rehearsal is March 6 from 6 – 11 pm.

Performances: March 1 – 17, 2024 – Thu/Fri/Sat @ 7:30 pm and Sun @ 2 pm, Saturday March 16 @ 2:00 pm.

Character Breakdown – Sweat

Cynthia: African-American; mother of Chris; friend of Tracey and Jessie; long-time worker at the Olstead factory; she has a strained and complicated relationship with Chris’s father, Brucie; ambitious and hard working
Tracey: Caucasian; mother of Jason; friend of Cynthia and Jessie; long-time worker at the Olstead factory; hard working and a bit rough around the edges
Jessie: Caucasian (Italian-American); friend of Cynthia and Tracey; worker at the Olstead factory; carries around the baggage of a failed marriage
Chris: African-American; friend of Jason; son of Cynthia and Brucie; desires to work outside the factory; ambitious
Jason: Caucasian; friend of Chris; son of Tracey; looking to work at the Olstead factory and retire young; rough around the edges like his mom; actor should be willing to have shorter hair
Evan: African-American or male of color; a parole officer; good at his job; authoritative
Stan: Caucasian; retired from the Olstead factory when he suffered a leg injury on the job; works as a bartender at the favorite local bar; liked by the bar’s patrons
Oscar: Latino/x/e; works at the favorite local bar; desires to have a career beyond the bar; hard working
Brucie: African-American; father of Chris; was married to Cynthia; a former worker of the Olstead factory; carrying and trying to deal with issues after losing his job
All roles are available.
People of all genders, cultures, races, ages, and identities are encouraged to audition.
If you have any questions, please contact the director, Janey Pintar, at PintarC@scc.losrios.edu.

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