OCP Holding Auditions for “Fences”

Omaha, NE–The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is holding in-person auditions for Fences at the Omaha Community Playhouse, located at 6915 Cass St. Omaha, NE 68132 and Pear Tree Performing Arts at 4801 NW Radial Hwy Omaha, NE 68104 on Sunday, August 28 and Monday, August 29. To schedule an audition, please visit the website here.

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.

Synopsis
A former African American League baseball player struggles to co-exist with the racial trauma he still
carries from his time in the league. When his frustrations lead to a series of tragic choices, his
relationships with his wife and son suffer the consequences. Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth
installment in The American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays by August Wilson that trace the
Black experience through 20th century America.

Directed By: Brady Patsy

Auditions are by appointment only. Please complete the audition form to schedule a time. When
arriving to audition at the Playhouse, please enter through the Stage Door entrance on the West side
of the building. Those auditioning should be prepared to spend 60-90 minutes at the audition.

Audition preparation: Click here for the audition material.
Roles: Click here for character breakdown.

For more information, please visit www.omahaplayhouse.com.