by Street Corner Arts

Jun. 11 (2016)

ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler is the story of two brothers living on their own in a North Philadelphia row house. Treat steals for a living while Phillip stays at home, hidden from the world, surviving on canned tuna fish sandwiches. One night, Treat brings home a drunk older man, Harold, in the hopes of robbing him, but Harold is too smart for Treat's tricks. He convinces the boys to use their house as a base of operations for petty thievery and in a strange, hilarious, and moving way, begins to care for the orphaned brothers. Anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a Dad. 

Directed by Sarah Becker. Presented in collaboration with The Sidewalk Series. 

Street Corner Arts will be holding auditions for ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler on Saturday June 11 from 12:00-4:00 at the Back Pack. Performances are August 19-September 3, 2016.


TREAT/PHILLIP: 20's-30's, males. Treat is the tough older brother with a buried soft-side. Phillip is the tender younger brother with charm and a child-like sensibility. Any ethnicity. 

Sides will be given. Actors will audition for both roles. All roles are paid. 

To book an audition appointment, please email streetcornerarts@gmail.com. 

VENUE: The Back Pack, 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #206, Austin, TX 78702