Davidson Community Players announces auditions for The Humans

WHEN: June 29th, 10am-12pm or July 1st, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: Davidson/Cornelius (exact location TBA upon registration)

WHAT: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. You’ll receive an package via email by Monday June 24th which will contain all audition sides. If you have accessibility needs, please note how we can best accommodate you on audition form below.

HOW: Registration is required. REGISTER HERE

(If unavailable for audition dates, video submissions will be accepted. Fill out the registration form and DCP will follow up via email.)

Production Details

  • This production will be directed by Glynnis O’Donoghue.
  • Rehearsals will begin mid-August with performances running September 26 – October 13.
  • The majority of rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday, 6pm-10pm. Some weekends may be required as well.
  • All performances will take place at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
  • After casting, an application process for limited stipends may be available through DPC’s Actor’s Support Fund.
  • Got more questions? Contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carrie@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

About the Show

THE HUMANS By Stephen Karam
As the holiday season approaches, one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory arrives to remind us that family gatherings aren’t always easy. In The Humans, Stephen Karam documents the distinctly present-day Blake clan as a symbol of the disappearing middle class, with millennial children facing struggles their parents never faced while the parents also witness their promised safety vanish before them. Bound by love but consumed by a gnawing sense of dread, the Blakes meet for Thanksgiving dinner in New York City at one of their greatest moments of crisis. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

Roles Available
Ages 18 and up. All races, ethnicities, body types, and gender expressions are welcome to audition for any of the roles listed.

Erik (he/him) Age 61. A middle-class Irish Catholic, practical to a fault and very set in his ways; he has sacrificed a great deal over the years in order to provide a good life for his family, but his recent confession has upset the comfortable world he knows; he is trying desperately to reconnect with his wife and cling to his increasingly distant daughters.

Dierdre (she/her) Age 61. Erik’s loyal wife, a devoted mother to Brigid and Aimee; with silent strength, she clings wholeheartedly to traditions, familial duty, and the Catholic faith; the institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared this sentiment.

Momo (she/her) Age 79. Erik’s mother, grandmother to Brigid and Aimee; has been afflicted with dementia; for the most part, she remains passive and disconnected but has episodes where she becomes manic and aggressive.

Aimee (she/her) Age 34. Erik and Deirdre’s eldest daughter; both self-conscious and self-deprecating, her career as a lawyer once held great promise; now, her physical and emotional health both suffer; she is deeply, quietly sad, and in intense pain following a breakup from her long-term girlfriend.

Brigid (she/her) Age 26. The daughter of the Blake clan, well-meaning but often impractical and dreamy; she has recently moved in with Richard and turned her back on Catholicism, much to the chagrin of her parents; she is half-heartedly pursuing a career in music and attempting to live out her perception of a sophisticated adult lifestyle.

Richard (he/him) Age 38. A worldly-wise graduate student, Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted anything; despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.”