2/11 & 2/12 Dividing the Estate at the Arvada Center

The Arvada Center Announces Auditions for Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for Dividing the Estate written by Horton Foote at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. on February 11 and 12, 2013. Dividing the Estate will be directed by A. Lee Massaro, the Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

Denver auditions are February 11 and 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Experienced actors with strong acting abilities are needed. Please see the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare (one) 2 – 3 minute monologue of the style and period of the piece.  A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

This is an Equity LORT D production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsals for Dividing the Estate begin on April 9, 2013. The show opens on April 30th and runs through May 26, 2013. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
In its 36-year history, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to http://www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.

ARVADA CENTER – Dividing the Estate Character Breakdown:
Stella Gordon (75-85) – The no-nonsense octogenarian matriarch of the Gordon family. Though dementia dulls her memory, Stella is opinionated and arbitrarily willful.
Lucille (52-62) – Stella’s dutiful daughter, a widow, who lives on the estate to help care for it and her mother.
Mary Jo (50-60) – Stella’s relentlessly calculating daughter, down from Houston to get her share.
Son (35-45) – Lucille’s son, Pauline’s fiancé. He manages the Gordon estate and Stella’s finances with reason and integrity.
Mildred (45-55) – a patient, but sharp-tongued cook who works at the Gordon estate.  African American.
Doug (80-95) – old housekeeper who has worked at the Gordon estate his entire life. Proud, though physically weak and mentally slipping.  African American.
Lewis Gordon (54-64) – Stella’s son, an alcoholic gambler.  Sensitive despite his dissolute ways.
Pauline (30-40) – Son’s fiancée, a high school English teacher. Earnest and somewhat more intellectual and “modern” than the Gordons.
Cathleen (20-30) – A young, emotional employee who attends junior college and is striving for a better life.   African American.
Sissie (20-25) – Mary Jo’s self-absorbed daughter.
Emily (20-25) – Mary Jo’s materialistic daughter.
Bob (50-60) – Mary Jo’s scheming husband, an out-of-work Houston realtor.

Irene Ratliff (16-18) – Lewis’ girlfriend.  A local high school girl who works at a burger joint.



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