Auditions for Bartow by Greg Berman will be held on August 27th and 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
** If you wish to audition but are unable to attend these dates, please reach out to make an appointment. **
Director Danyelle Tinker is looking for a cast of six men and women for this world premiere staged reading.
Rehearsals: The schedule will be based on actors’ availability, beginning with 1-2 meetings per week. Full rehearsals will begin after September 15th.
Performances: October 7th, 8th at 7:30pm, and October 9th at 3:30pm.
A post show conversation with the playwright will follow the October 9th performance.
** Indigenous Americans/BIPOC actors are strongly encouraged to audition. **
About the Show:
Paralyzed after a major stroke, Oregonian and Contemporary artist, Rick Bartow and a young med student attempt their own form of therapy by entering Bartow’s art as expressions of prior traumas, lost Indigenous heritage, abstract animal paintings, sculptures, masks, and lost songs. This is a theatrical exploration of recovery adapted from Rick Bartow’s retrospective and accompanying book Things You Know But Cannot Explain.
RICK BARTOW: 65, painter, father, Vietnam War Army Vet from Newport, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.
WILL MARKOWITZ: 25, neurotic, not fully-cooked former art student, third-year med student assigned to Rick Bartow.
DEER: Also plays LITHIA, a nurse, JODI, a medical resident who supervises WILL, and FIGURE #1, from the
world of The Art.
COYOTE: Also plays GLORIA, a nurse, DR. GRUFF, attending neurologist, FIGURE #2, from the world of The Art, and TV ANNOUNCER.
BEAR: Also plays THE DARK, a figure from the world of The Art.
CIRCUS LADY: A figure from Rick Bartow’s painting, Night Circus 9, 2006. Also plays WILL’S MOTHER and a giant BREAST.
This production is sponsored in part by the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.