Audition Information

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Working for PTC is a full-time commitment, and auditioners must be available all day, everyday for the rehearsal and production periods of a show. The production run includes two matinee performances per week.

Rehearsal times are decided on the first day of most rehearsal periods, but usually run from 7 to 9 hours, including a meal break.

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Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Mary Robinson
Set in a small manufacturing town in Pennsylvania, Sweat follows the lives of nine people-friends, co-workers, mothers and sons, former spouses and lovers-that intersect as they try to hold onto, or reach for, the American Dream in the face of the increasingly precarious and divisive economic conditions in America at the dawn of the new millennium. 
Audition Dates (PTC does not accept video/online submissions): 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Actors’ Equity Association members only.)
Callbacks held the same day, by invitation only.  
Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
March 4 – March 28, 2019 (Rehearsal)
March 29 – April 13, 2019 (Performance)


Audition Location:
Room 245 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Audition Sign Up:
Callboard in Room 325 of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.
Sign-up sheet will be posted on November 19, 2018.

Additional Information: 

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available.
A headshot and resume are recommended.
Sweat Character breakdown  
Evan: 40s, African-American. Calm, focused, and professional.
Jason: 21/29, White American of German descent. Enjoys life but has buried resentments.
Chris: 21/29, African-American. Open, generous, has aspirations.
Oscar: 22/30, Colombian-American. Hard worker, looking for better things.
Tracey: 45/53, White American of German descent. Likes a good time with her friends, “a laugher,” but fierce when she feels betrayed.
Cynthia: 45/53, African-American. Loves her friends, but feels her age, and wants something better for herself and her family.
Jessie: 40s, Italian-American. A loyal friend, has unexpressed longings, frequently drunk.
Brucie: 40s, African-American. A union man out on a long strike, trying hard to fend off despair.