Other Desert Cities
A dramatic dark comedy by Jon Robin Baitz

Director – Lenore Stjerne

Auditions: Monday, 1/15/18 and Tuesday, 1/16/18 at 7:30 PM
Call backs: If necessary – Wednesday, 1/17/18 at 7:30 PM, at director’s invitation

Performance dates: March 9-25, 2018
Rehearsals begin: Monday, 1/22/18

Westminster Community Playhouse
7272 Maple Street, Westminster, CA  92683

For more information, contact Lenore at (949) 981-6459 (call or text) or at

Bring photo/resume.  Be prepared to cold-read from the script.  BE FAMILIAR WITH THE PLAY.

About the play:

Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play.

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.


Brooke Wyeth: mid 30s – early 40s, Lead; writer. Highly educated, intelligent, liberal, bitter, depressed, tortured, confrontational, dry wit.

Polly Wyeth: mid 50s-60s, Lead; former Hollywood screenwriter. Brooke’s mother. Polished, attractive, brittle, harsh, conservative, tough, elegant, forthright, whip-smart.

Lyman Wyeth: 60s-70s, Lead; former actor.  Brooke’s father.  Contained, sturdy, distinguished, kind, dignified, conservative, diplomatic, firm in his beliefs.

Trip Wyeth: mid 20’s-early 30s, Strong Support; TV producer and actor.  Brooke’s younger brother.  Bright, funny, casual, charming, diplomatic.

Silda Grauman: mid 50s-60s, Strong Support; former Hollywood screenwriter.  Polly’s sister, Brooke’s aunt.  Jewish liberal, wise-cracking, angry, bitter, broken, has lots of savvy and wisdom, an alcoholic mess just out of rehab.