Pay Rate: $1,000 Main cast | $500 understudies
Audition Location: Digital Submission
Contact Person Email: oillampcasting@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Stephen Smith

Oil Lamp Theater is seeking submissions for it’s summer outdoor production of Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson.  This production will be directed by Tad Ingram.  The production will be presented in an outdoor space in Glenview, IL with performances in the evenings  on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.  The run will be from June 17 to July 18 with July 3 and 4 off.  Rehearsals will begin on May 21 and will typically be held in the evenings on weekdays other than Mondays and during the day on weekends.

The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944.  Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible but uncertain daughter of the family.  Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage.  Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well.  Gradually he awakens Sally to the possibilities of a life together until, in the final, touching moments of the play, it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other – two “lame ducks” who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships.

Auditions will be held through taped submissions due by Wednesday, April 21 at midnight. Initial callbacks will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 1 from 10am-1pm. If in-person callbacks are needed they will be Monday, May 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in a tent outside with ventilation, physical distancing and face coverings required. CDC/Illinois/County Covid-19 safety measures and precautions are strictly followed for all in-person activities.

Material to Prepare:

If you are interested and available for this production please submit your headshot and resume by Friday, April 16 @ midnight to Stephen Smith, Oil Lamp Theater Associate Artistic Director at this address:  oillampcasting@gmail.com.  We will notify you and send you sides with additional information if we would like to see your taped submission.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Matt Friedman
Male identifying
Age range: 35-45
Accent: Eastern European

Sally Talley
Female identifying
Age range: 30's

Oil Lamp Theater’s Safety Procedures and Protocols
Oil Lamp Theater adheres to CDC/Illinois/County Covid-19 safety protocols, as well as additional protocols designed to prioritizing the health and safety of all artists, staff, and patrons. This includes, but is not limited to: screening for artists and staff, sanitizing of the rehearsal space and common areas of the performance and audience space before each rehearsal/performance, weekly Covid-19 testing for unvaccinated actors, production team members and staff, upgraded MERV 13 filtration system in our facilities. For this production: Actors and Staff for all indoor activities will be masked and socially distanced within our routinely sanitized facilities. Actors in outdoor performances will be in an open-air performance space socially distanced at a minimum of 15’ from the audience which will be masked.