Omaha’s Newest Theatre, Benson Theatre, Announces First Auditions

Benson Theatre Proudly Announces Auditions for:

20th Century Blues by Susan Miller

Auditions will be held at the B-side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple St:

August 8, 2021: 5pm-7pm

August 9, 2021: 6pm-8pm

Auditions will consist of prepared sides, and cold readings from the script.

● Rehearsals: Beginning Mid-September

● Tech Dates: October 17, 18, 19, 20

● Production Dates: October 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30

● Compensation: $925

For more information, to request a copy of the sides, or to schedule a different audition time contact Echelle Childers:

Character Facts:

  • Danny(she/her): accomplished, well-known photographer at a crucial point in her life – 50s to late 60s
  • Sil(she/her): Real Estate Agent trying to stay current – 50s to late 60s
  • Mac(she/her): Opinionated, high-level journalist – 50s to 60s
  • Gabby(she/her): Veterinarian with her own practice, not good with conflict – 50s to late 60s
  • Bess(she/her): Danny’s mother, artist – late 80s
  • Simon(he/him): Danny’s son, works for a progressive cable/internet news program – late 20/early 30s

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Benson Theatre does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, or economic status in any of its programs, activities, and employment. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all people.

About the Show

Four women meet once a year for a ritual photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate love, careers, children, and the complications of history. But when these private photographs threaten to go public, relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are and how they’ll deal with whatever lies ahead.

This play requires performers of all ethnicities. The script calls for six characters. Benson Theatre strongly encourages all performers to audition.

All performers are required to be fully vaccinated.

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