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Leaving Iowa Auditions

12 Sep
When: Monday September 12th, 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Where: Academic Building, Blackbox Theatre 4102

Tidewater Community College Theatre Department will hold open auditions for the fall production of Leaving Iowa.

When: Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13 from 3-5 PM in the Blackbox Theatre, room 4102, on the Chesapeake Campus (1428 Cedar Road).
Callbacks: Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 3-5 PM in the Blackbox Theatre.

The Story: Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don's existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.

Prepare: The cast size for Leaving Iowa is available for 3M and 3W and can be expanded to fill more roles. Please prepare a one-minute monologue or e-mail for one of the selected monologues. All roles open to all genders and ethnicity.

If you cannot make it to the open auditions, you can submit an audition video prior. To reserve an audition time or to submit a video audition, please e-mail Matthew Gorris at

Rehearsal and Show Information: Rehearsal are tentatively scheduled for Monday – Thursday from 3 PM – 6 PM, but we may move the rehearsal from Monday – Thursday from 7 PM – 10 PM. depending on people’s conflicts. Rehearsals will start on Thursday, September 15 with a read thru. The rehearsals will continue from Monday, September 19 – Wednesday, November 2. Shows will run from Thursday, November 3-5 and 10-12 at 7 PM and Sunday, November 6 at 2 PM.

You must be available for all the show dates and rehearsals.
This event is open to the public.