Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual's ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.
by Lynn Nottage
Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4th at 1:00 p.m.
Those auditioning should enter through the west “Stage Door”
entrance and proceed to the check-in table downstairs.
Show Dates: August 16 - September 15, 2019 in the Howard Drew Theatre
Director: Susie Baer Collins
Rehearsals: Begin approximately mid June 2019
Description: Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, SWEAT is a head-first
dive into working class America. A three-time Tony Award® nominee, SWEAT
follows a group of steelworkers whose steady march toward the American
dream is uprooted by economic change. As their sense of security slowly
unravels, jobs and relationships are left in the wake. Punctuated with
lively humor, SWEAT goes to the heart of what it means to be human—both
good and bad—when fear and uncertainty take hold. Disclaimer: Contains
adult language and violence.
Evan, African-American, forties
Jason, white American of German descent, twenty-one / twenty-nine
Chris, African-American, twenty-one / twenty-nine
Stan, white American of German descent, fifties
Oscar, Colombian-American, twenty-two / thirty
Tracey, white American of German descent, forty-five / fifty-three
Cynthia, African-American, forty-five / fifty-three
Jessie, Italian-American, forties
Brucie, African-American, forties
Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script provided at auditions.
What to Bring:
All contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts with which to fill out an audition form.
To expedite the check-in process – please bring a recent photo if you
have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned. Additional audition requirements.
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132
2019/20 SEASON MUSICAL AUDITIONS
Adult Season Musical Auditions (16 or older):
Saturday, June 15th at 11 a.m.
Sunday, June 16th at 6 p.m.
Youth Season Musical Auditions (Under 16):
Saturday, June 22nd at 11 a.m.
Actors interested in Annie, The Rocky Horror Show, A Christmas Carol, Once, Bright Star and The Color Purple should plan to attend. Actors should enter through the main lobby on the south or east side of the facility.
Once will include actors playing instruments. If you are interested in this specific musical and have an instrument, please bring the instrument with you and be prepared to play 16 bars of music of your choice. You may also accompany your own singing audition if you prefer.
Actors please be prepared with the following:
Sheet music with 16 bars ready to sing (an accompanist will be provided)
- ONCE the musical will include actors playing instruments. If you are interested in this specific musical and have an instrument, please bring the instrument with you and be prepared to play 16 bars of music of your choice. You may also accompany your own singing audition if you prefer.
There will be a dance audition, so actors should be dressed to move (no boots, sandals, flip-flops, etc.)
You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and schedules available to complete the form.
A recent photo to attach to your audition form. Please note, the photos do not need to be professional and will not be returned.
Any interested actors who are not able to attend the musical audition dates should contact Tiffany
at 402-553-4890 to make alternative arrangements.
There will be additional auditions held throughout the season for the following productions: SWEAT, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, NATIVE GARDENS and FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY.
Audition information for Alternative Programming events will be held throughout the year, and can be found here
*Audition dates are subject to change
For additional information, please contact Tiffany, at (402) 553-4890.
The Omaha Community Playhouse is supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Established in 1924, the Omaha Community Playhouse is the largest community theatre in the United States based on memberships sold and facility size, among other factors.
The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.