top of page

Auditions

S5  Inherit the Wind (1).png

INHERIT THE WIND

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee

Director:  Rodney Brazil

Assistant Director:  Kris Schinske Wolfe

ADULT Cast: 18-20 actors 

ADULT AUDITIONS:  Saturday March 9, 2024 @ 5:30 pm

CALLBACKS (if needed):  TBD

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT Cast:  2 actors

(Howard and Melinda)

TEEN/YOUNT ADULT AUDITIONS:  Sunday March 10, 2024 @ 5:30 pm

CALLBACKS (if needed):  TBD

 

Rehearsals: April 1 - May 9, 2024

Performances: May 10 - 26, 2024

Audition Information

Location

Auditions will be in person at the theatre located at 12040 N May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73120, inside The Shoppes at Northpark.  

 

This production will take place in person on the 3rd Act Theatre Stage. 

About the Audition

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every production, please submit without regard to ability, race, age, weight, color, national origin, ethnic origin, gender identity, or any other basis. Any specifics integral to the plot or required by the publisher will be listed in the individual announcement.   

 

(Audition information is subject to change)

Auditions will be in-person with in-person callbacks if necessary.

 

Auditioners will read provided sides from the script.  Sides will be sent via email to all registered auditioners on or before March 6, 2024.      

 

A small stipend will be provided.

About the Production

"Inherit the Wind" is inspired by the real-life Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Set in the fictional town of Hillsboro, Tennessee, the play centers on the trial of a young schoolteacher, Bertram Cates, who is accused of teaching evolution in violation of state law.

The trial becomes a battleground between two titans of legal and ideological thought: Matthew Harrison Brady, a charismatic and devout fundamentalist representing the prosecution, and Henry Drummond, a renowned agnostic and civil liberties defender representing the defense. As the trial unfolds, the clash between science and religion, freedom of thought and censorship, takes center stage.

In the courtroom, personal and political tensions run high, with the entire town captivated by the spectacle. The play explores themes of intellectual freedom, the power of belief, and the struggle between progress and tradition. Through compelling dialogue and intense confrontations, "Inherit the Wind" delves into the complexities of human nature and the enduring quest for truth and justice.

About the Characters

Cast:

(2 young actors)  
(18-20 adult actors)

Howard Blair - any age, male-presenting, plays 14-16
Melinda Loomis - any age, female-presenting, plays 13-15

ADULTS (18+):  This production will have opportunities for everyone in support of our commitment to diverse, inclusive casting.  Casting will be determined by the production team following auditions and may vary significantly from expectations.  We are excited to hear your interpretation of the lines and see what you bring to the characters at auditions.  You may be asked to read a character you hadn't considered or thought you wouldn't be considered for.  Many of the roles will be doubled or tripled, and we will be looking for actors who can inhabit different characters quickly and effectively.  There are even possibilities for non-speaking roles.

Covid-19:

We are monitoring Covid safety and evaluating policies, and the safety of our cast, crew, audience, and staff is among our top priorities. During Season 5, masks will not be required onstage or in the audience but will be reassessed in the case of another outbreak.

bottom of page