By Deborah Brevoort
Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award
Silver Medal Onassis International Playwriting Competition.
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
The Women of Lockerbie Auditions
Sunday January 19 at 5 pm
Monday January 20 at 7 pm
Wednesday January 22 at 7 pm (callbacks if needed)
Auditions held in The Studio at Twin City Players
Director: Kraig Kirkdorfer
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie who are determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. Loosely inspired by a true story. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy; a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.
Show Sponsors: Stevensville Family Dentistry and Rolfe Jenkins
Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.
Perusal scripts are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to check one out.
Note on Accents: It is my hope to have the Scottish characters speak with a Scottish accent. I think it is helpful in not only distinguishing American form Scottish, as well as Greek chorus from the main players. The dialogue is written in poetic form and not traditional prose, and the Scottish accent really drives and elevates the musicality of the lines. That said, I will not put a bad or distracting accent on stage. I hope to have a Scottish person coming in to help, and I will continue to look for other resources as well. If you feel comfortable trying an accent at auditions, please feel free but don’t think that I will be expecting perfection. Kraig Kirkdorfer
Madeline Livingston (late 40’s/50’s, American): a suburban housewife from New Jersey. Her 20-year-old son, Adam, was killed in the Pan Am 103 crash over Lockerbie, Scotland
Bill Livingston (late 40’s/50’s, American): Maddie’s husband and Adam’s father
Olive Allison (an older woman, Scottish): Leader of the laundry project, from Lockerbie
Hattie (Scottish): from Lockerbie, a cleaning woman working for George Jones
George Jones (American): the American government representative in charge of the warehouse storing the remains from the Pan Am 103 crash
Woman 1 and 2 (Middle aged, Scottish): the other women of Lockerbie that serve as the Greek chorus
Donna Metz- Assistant Director
Ariel Higgins- Costume and Tech Booth
Teresa Polasek- Stage Manager
John Taylor- Set Design
Matt Dolphy Clark- Lighting Design
March 20 - April 5, 2020
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home is presented by special arrangement
with Samuel French, Inc.
Winner Best Musical 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Score 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) 2015 Tony® Awards
Winner Best Musical - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award
Finalist Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Fun Home Auditions
Saturday February 29 at 1 pm - child roles
Sunday March 1 at 4 pm - adult roles
Wednesday March 4 at 7 pm (callbacks)
Auditions held in The Studio at Twin City Players
Director: Larry Nielsen
In 2006, lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel published Fun Home, a graphic memoir tracing her relationship to her closeted gay father, who committed suicide shortly after Bechdel, herself, came out as a lesbian to her parents. The book was both a critical and commercial success, spent two weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and garnered numerous award nominations, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. When her father died unexpectedly, Alison dove deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Audition Packet with Audition Form
Child Roles – Audition will likely include reading, singing and choreography
Adult Roles – Audition will likely include reading and singing
Alison – able to play 43
In addition to the info here, please refer to the FUN HOME Audition Background Info document for character descriptions, vocal requirements, etc.
Medium Alison – Alison as a college freshman, able to play 19
Bruce – Alison’s father – able to play 43
Helen – Alison’s mother – able to play 43
Joan – a college student – able to play 19
Roy, Mark, Pete, Bobby Jeremy – able to play 4 roles between 17 and 30 years old
Small Alison – Alison as a young girl anywhere between 9 and a young 14 years old
John – Alison’s younger brother between 6 and 10 years old
Christian – Alison’s older brother between 10 and 14 years old
For questions about the script, please contact Director Larry Nielsen via email or text.
Themes: Family, truth, love, strength, courage; the strength and courage to live your truth.
Features language, sexuality and LGBTQ+ themes.
Assistant Director, Jacob Holmes
Music Director, Timothy McFeeters
Set Design, John Taylor
Show Dates: June 5 - 28th w/additional private performance on June 25