5 Women Wearing the Same Dress Auditions

The Stage Company will hold auditions for its fourth production of its thirty-seventh season, 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball, on Monday, February 11th and Tuesday February 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the East Theater of the Varsity Center with callbacks on Wednesday February 13th at the Communications Building at SIU at 7:00 p.m.

Written by Alan Ball (creator of hits including Six Feet Under and True Blood) the play is set during an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, where five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

*Auditionees should prepare a 60-90 second monologue, contemporary, comedic or dramatic OR can use the character descriptions below to help form a 60-90 second story about something interesting that happened to you recently. Please bring a complete list of all potential conflicts.

***Character Descriptions: 5W, 1 M***
Meredith – The bride’s rebellious, pot-smoking younger sister who is much annoyed with the whole fiasco

Georgeanne – Her heartbreak over her own failed marriage and history as the bride’s “ugly sidekick” in high school triggers interesting behavior

Trisha – One of the bride’s former friends with a supposed bad reputation and a die-hard cynicism about men

Frances – a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist – cousin of the bride

Mindy McClure – the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom

Tripp Davenport – a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye

Information can also be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1121998061301294/

If you have any questions, please contact the Director, Rita Medina at ritamedina116@gmail.com

Performance dates: April 5th-7th & 11th-14th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Venue: The Varsity Center, 418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL