Audition for Oakton’s production of award winning play ‘How I Learned to Drive’
(Feb. 8, 2017) Help bring a Pulitzer Prize winning play to the stage by auditioning for Oakton Community College’s production of Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive.” Open calls for an assortment of roles are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22, at the college’s Studio One Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.
“How I Learned to Drive” is a compassionate and gently humorous look at topics rarely discussed in any setting, let alone on stage, including pedophilia, sexual predation, alcoholism and family dysfunction.
Audition for roles including:
- Lil Bit: Female needed to play lead character from age 11 to 40. Actresses should be versed in performing both comedic and dramatic moments.
- Uncle Peck: Male lead to play character from age 38 to 45. Uncle Peck is a charismatic person who also is a recovering alcoholic and a Marine veteran who will not open up about his troubles.
- Greek chorus members: A male in his 20s to 30s needed to play multiple roles. Actor must possess comedic timing as well as the ability to seamlessly transform from one character into another. Two females, ages 17 to 25, to also play multiple roles of teenagers who can be both incredibly vulgar and brightly innocent. Three females, ages 25 to 35, are required to play several parts. Actresses must be able to transition from bluntly hilarious to painfully serious.
Performances for “How I Learned to Drive,” are scheduled to take place April 6-9 and 13-15.
For more information, call 847.635.1897.