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Community School of the Arts in Marion, Indiana presents Sweat

Opening February 10

Things To Know About This Production


Lynn Nottage's Sweat is a poignant play that takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today; the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. * This play includes adult dialogue, racially charged language, and brief violence.

We are very excited to share this story with our community under the direction of Gloria Billingsley. Register for auditions or find more information at https://csa-marion.com/civic-show-resources

Performance Dates

  • Feb 10 Thursday 7:00 PM
  • Feb 11 Friday 7:00 PM
  • Feb 12 Saturday 7:00 PM
  • Feb 13 Sunday 2:00 PM

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Auditions For Sweat

What To Expect At Auditions

CSA Civic Theatre Casting Notice: Sweat

Sweat by Lynn Nottage

A full length contemporary drama

Seeking 9 adult actors for Sweat

Byline: This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today; the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. Lynn Nottage’s Sweat gives us characters filled with the good and the bad and asks us to reflect on our own views and the views of others. Nottage never tells us who’s right or who’s wrong, but always shows us who’s human.

Full Synopsis: Sweat tells the story of a group of steel workers in Berks County, Pennsylvania. They have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a desperate fight to stay afloat. A play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity. Character descriptions are provided at the link below

This play includes adult dialogue, racially charged language, and brief violence.

Performance Dates: February 10-12 at 7pm and February 13th at 2pm at CSA Civic’s James Dean Memorial Theater

What to Expect at Auditions: Please prepare to read one of the provided sides at auditions. Character descriptions have been provided below—please select the appropriate character according to your age and ethnicity. Sides are provided and labeled by character. Some sides are shared between characters or characters can be assigned dialogue that is not initially theirs in the script. Audition slots are available in 15-minute increments and 2 people may sign up per slot. Auditions will be held in Studio 2 at CSA. Please be prepared to potentially read other sides or to read with a scene partner. Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for December 21st, please have this available in case you are called back. All participants who auditioned will be notified if they are called back or not.

Rehearsals start Monday, January 3rd, and will be rehearsing Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:30-9:30pm and Saturdays from 1-5pm. There are two (2) tentative rehearsals on Thursday, January 13th and 27th, from 6:30-9:30pm. This is contingent on where we are in the rehearsal process.

Tech week begins Sunday, February 6th, and we will rehearse every night until opening night on February 10th. The show closes on February 13th with strike following immediately after.

When auditioning, please submit any possible conflicts you may have. Once rehearsals begin, please try to not add anymore conflicts as time is limited. Tech week and performances cannot have any conflicts—ALL cast is required. Form more information and casting descriptions visit here: https://csa-marion.com/civic-show-resources https://csa-marion.com/civic-show-resources





Audition Times

  • Dec 20 Monday 6:30 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 6:45 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 7:00 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 7:15 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 7:30 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 7:45 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 8:00 PM
  • Dec 20 Monday 8:15 PM
  • Dec 21 Tuesday 6:30 PM
  • Dec 21 Tuesday 6:45 PM
  • Dec 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Dec 21 Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Dec 21 Tuesday 7:15 PM

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