This is Our Youth
by Treehouse Players
In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate, pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City's '60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there's nowhere left to go.
THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era: Warren Straub, a dejected nineteen-year-old who steals fifteen thousand dollars from his abusive lingerie-tycoon father; Dennis Ziegler, the charismatic domineering drug-dealing friend who helps him put the money to good use; and Jessica Goldman, the anxiously insightful young woman Warren yearns for. THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.
Treehouse Players is holding OPEN AUDITIONS for two roles in our Inaugural Production of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, A Dark Comedy by Kenneth Lonergan
May 31st - June 16th
Fridays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM | Santa Cruz Theatre
Sundays at 5:00 PM | Santa Cruz Theatre
Monday, June 10th at 8:00 PM | Santa Cruz Theatre
Rehearsals will begin April 22nd; Tech Week begins May 27th till Opening Night on May 31st.
Saturday, February 16th: 10:15 am - 3:45 pm | Dougherty Arts Center
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be given once contacted.
All roles are paid.
To receive both sides from the script and an audition time, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DENNIS ZIEGLER - 20's
Quick, dynamic, fanatical, bullying, amazingly good-natured, magnetic, insanely competitive, and often successful. Former “dark cult god of high school.” Only very recently encountering moments when his schtick and mode of domination is diminishing in its power.
She is a very nervous girl, whose self-taught method of coping with her nervousness is to seek out the nearest available oasis of self-assurance and entrench herself with a watchful defensiveness that sweeps away anything that might threaten to dislodge her, including her own chance to happiness and the opportunity of gaining a wider perspective on the world that might eventually make her less nervous. Despite her prickliness, she is basically friendly. On her first date with Warren, she is definitely interested and tries to make a good impression.