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Leaving Iowa-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1576815
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-25-18
Audition Date 12-03-18 Submission deadline 10-31-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
“Leaving Iowa” is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth. The story centers on Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth from the present to memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately, Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.

an unpredictable and perfect

Role # 1 Don
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A busy Boston reporter as an adult, but also a whiny, complaining, and antagonistic back seat passenger as a kid during flashbacks.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Dad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A quiet ghost who, in his urn, is Don’s passenger on his journey.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Mom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The ever-calming influence on Dad and the kids.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Sis
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A controlling, somewhat critical, but loving adult, and an overbearing, teasing, sneaky big sister during flashbacks in the back of the car.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Farmer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An expandable assortment of smaller roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Don’s grandfather
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An expandable assortment of smaller roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 7 Grocery Store Clerk
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An expandable assortment of smaller roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Amish Peddler
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An expandable assortment of smaller roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Civil War Performer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An expandable assortment of smaller roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60