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 email@example.com 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