by Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Oct. 30 (2022)

A former African American League baseball player struggles to co-exist with the racial trauma he still carries from his time in the sport. When his frustrations lead to a series of tragic choices, his relationships with his wife and son suffer the consequences.

Fences is a 1985 play by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle”. Fences explores the evolving Black American experience and examines race relations, among other themes.

The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.


The Classic is proud to announce auditions for Fences by August Wilson, directed by Antoinette F. Winstead, on October 30, 2022, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Callbacks are scheduled to take place later that week.

Selections from the Fences script can be requested by emailing ClassicCasting@ClassicTheatre.org. The full play is available for purchase on Amazon and for check out at your local library.

Production Dates:
Fences will rehearse evenings at Our Lady of the Lake University and perform at The Carver Community Cultural Center.5 days per week, late November 2022 thru January 2023 with a break for the holidays.

Technical Rehearsals:
Last week of January 2023/first week of February 2023

February 9 – 26, 2023. Thursday thru Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.
Free Performances for Students Sponsored by H-E-B: Wednesday evenings, February 15 & 22, 2023

Character Breakdown:
Troy Maxson – 50 – 65
Rose – 40 – 50, Troy’s Wife
Cory – 18 – 30, Troy and Rose’s son
Jim Bono – 50 – 65, Troy’s friend
Gabriel – 40 – 55, Troy’s Brother who suffers from a WW2 brain injury
Lyons – 30 – 40, Troy’s oldest son from a previous marriage
Raynell – plays 8 – 12, Troy’s daughter

Audition Requirements:
Please reserve your audition slot by emailing a headshot and resume to ClassicCasting@ClassicTheatre.org. Walkups will also be accepted, if time permits. Reservations are preferred.

Actors will be cold reading from selected sides for the initial audition. There is no need to prepare a monologue.

If you have any questions, please email ClassicCasting@ClassicTheatre.org.