By Tracy Letts
Directed by Connor Norton
The Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is seeking a cast of diverse, eager, and talented actors to join the ensemble of their upcoming performance of Superior Donuts.
Please be prepared with:
• Headshot and Resume (Preferred but not required).
• The sides for your desired role can be downloaded below:
Superior Donuts Sides
Monday, November 4th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Tuesday, November 5th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
220 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Superior Donuts – Important Dates
1st Day Rehearsal Wednesday – November 6, 2019
Tech Saturday & Sunday – January 11th & 12th, 2019
Opening Night Wednesday, January 19th, 2020
Closing Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
Superior Donuts – Role Descriptions
Note on Roles: While all performers are encouraged to audition, there are some characters whose ethnicity is a reference and notable part of the play. Please review the details of your desired role before auditioning.
Arthur Przybyszewski– 40’s – 50’s, Male, All ethnicities encouraged to audition, is Polish-American. A man with a heart of gold, who is having a hard time seeing the light through the dark. A lovable giant, with street smarts over booksmarts, haunted by secrets he’d rather suffer alone. Light Polish or Chicago accent welcomed, but not required.
Franco Wicks – Early 20’s, Male, African American. A wise-cracking, street smart, fast talking Chicago native. He has a brilliant mind, and a big heart, but was led down a rough road and struggles to come back from the wrong decisions he’s made. Chicago accent strongly welcomed, but not required.
Officer Randy Osteen – Late 40’s to early 50’s, Female, All ethnicities encouraged to audition, is Irish American. The kind of officer who went into the force to do real good and be part of the solution. She goes out of her way to help everyone, and very seldom makes time for herself, but always makes time for Arthur.
Officer James Bailey – Mid to early 40’s, Male, African American. A child at heart that never grew up. A Chicago native who grew up being bullied, but never let his childhood affect his view of right and wrong, or his judge in character.
Max Tarasoz – 40’s to 50’s, Male, All ethnicities encouraged to audition, is Russian. An immigrant who learned very early that the way to the American Dream is through the almighty dollar, and teeters the fine balance between loving money, and loving his fellow man. Experience with Russian Dialect preferred.
Luther Flynn – Mid 30’s to 40’s, Male, African American. Large, imposing, and a long time Chicago native whose survived on the streets by running them. Behind his smile lies a man willing to put anything in the line for power.
Kevin Magee – Early 30’s, Male, All ethnicities encouraged to audition, is Irish American. A scrappy young bookie who is Luther’s muscle wherever he goes. Average build, but strong, can hold himself in a fight and isn’t afraid to play dirty.
Lady Boyle – Mid 50’s to Early 70’s, Female, All ethnicities encourage to audition. A homeless bag lady who has seen more things in the city than anyone else in the show put together. She doesn’t know how to read a room, pay anyone any respect, but she cares for the people and places she frequents; even if she may not always show it.
Kiril Ivakin – Mid 30’s, Male, All ethnicities encouraged to audition, is Russian. A tall and imposingly strapping Russian Immigrant fresh from Russia, a hopeless romantic and lovable giant who struggles to share who he really is through his broken english, and bruddish form.