- Male, 35-‐40, Lead role
- Male, 10-‐13, Supporting role
- Male, 40-‐50, Supporting role
- Female, 35-‐45, Supporting role
February 8th and 9th – 10am-‐3pm
(Email for appointment)
*Individuals may schedule independent auditions if not available for the dates listed above.
February 22, 23 and March 1, 2, 8, 9
(Dates tentative depending on characters)
If interested, please contact Tess White (firstname.lastname@example.org) for moreinformation and a copy of the script. Include résumé and headshot if possible.
Production Type: Independent/Student
Project Length: approx. 20 minutes
Shooting Location: Cincinnati
Director: Zachary Gerberick (513.907.2389)
Producer: Tess White
Audition Location: University of Cincinnati, College-‐Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH 45221
Mary Emery Hall: TV Studio Room
A withdrawn shoe shiner begins to dig a hole in the woods behind his house. His ten year old son follows to help. As the hole grows deeper, and as the father and
son bond, more secrets from the past are revealed.
*All roles ethnically ambiguous
[FATHER – 35-‐40 YEARS OLD]
FATHER works as a shoeshine and is an excellent carpenter. He is a quiet, pensive man who is broken and guilt-ridden due to the murder of his wife, during which he failed to save her.He loves his son deeply, but feels that he cannot go on under the weight of his guilt. He digs a hole in which he plans to bury himself, the weight of the dirt standing as a literal manifestation of the weight of the years that are piling onto him. Protagonist.
[SON – TREVOR – 10 YEARS OLD]
SON is a loving and curious kid who, at times, displays his father’s pensiveness. He is wide-eyed to his father and to the world at large. To him, his father can do no wrong. He thinks that his mother died because of illness and that they are digging for treasure.
[NEIGHBOR – MALE – 40-‐50 YEARS OLD]
Where FATHER is reserved and lives in his own head, NEIGHBOR is the opposite. He is loud-‐voiced and has a solid presence. His life is exactly what it looks like, for better or for worse. He’s a typical Sunday-‐football-‐watching American type.
[NEIGHBOR’S WIFE – JEANINE – 40 YEARS OLD]
She is the typical wife counterpart to FATHER’S typical neighbor. JEANINE is caring, the type to bring a casserole to your door because she can. Knows about FATHER’s wife’s death and his subsequent sadness. She is understanding and sympathetic.