Leaving Iowa Dinner Theater Auditions- Black Dirt Theater

Leaving Iowa Dinner Theater Auditions

Auditions  for Leaving Iowa will be held on November 27 and 28th, with callbacks on the 29th. Auditions will be held in 30 minute increments, with you and 6 other people. They will take place at the Black Dirt Theater Office: 213 Sibley Street, Hastings MN.

Auditions will be in groups of 6 peoeple and are 30 minutes long. They will include you doing a variety of things such as reading a side from the script and working with a group of people similar to what you will do in the show (6 people in the cast).

About "Leaving Iowa":

A Comedy About Family Vacations

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton

We are truly excited to present this show because it provides a diversity of characterization for each of the actors/actresses included. “Leaving Iowa” is the perfect family show for people of all ages, and the story line is sure to hit home with you and make you laugh!

Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving along on a road revisiting fond memories of their youth. A middle aged, Boston news columnist, Don Browning, returns home for a christening. His mother finds his father’s long-missing ashes, and the guilt- laden Don, who had selfishly missed his father’s funeral three years earlier, sets out on a road trip to find a proper burial place for his father’s ashes. As he travels he recalls in flashbacks, the annual zany and tedious vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately he re-discovers his love for his father. The characters in this show are ones that make up a four person family, and two additional characters who make up all of the other characters that they meet along their family trips.  

This show will be performed as a dinner theater-style show at The Onion Grille in Hastings. Dinner will begin an hour and a half prior to the show.

About the Characters:

Don: 30s-40s, a successful reporter who is conflicted in a turning point in his life while dealing with his father’s death. He is the main character in the show, and plays both past and present Don.

Dad: 60s, a quiet ghost who was a quirky father while the kids were growing up.

Mom: 60s, plays past and present, she is an ever-calm peacemaker… to a point.

Sister: 30s-40s, plays past and present characters, she is your stereotypical big sister who likes to give Don grief.

Multiple-character-male: plays a farmer, grandfather, grocery clerk, uncle, farmer, Amish Peddler, Civil War performer, Don’s childhood friend, mechanic, park ranger, old man, waiter, and hog farmer

Multiple-character-female: farmer’s wife, grandma, aunt, Amish Peddler, museum assistant, mechanic, drunk woman in a hotel, and the hog farmer’s wife

Click a slot below to sign up for your audition!  

Contact information

Black Dirt Theater
Katie Zuzek
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Tuesday, November 28
Posted November 8