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Auditions – Poor Relations

By Robert Flaherty Hart | Directed by Tina Morrison


Thank you for your interest in Poor Relations! Please sign up for an audition spot through our SignUpGenius link.
You will only be kept for your audition time. Arrive 15 minutes early and have one printed copy of your audition form. Please be familiar with the audition sides listed below (no need to memorize).


For a copy of the full script, please email Tina Morrison at tinamorrison2008@gmail.com


Open call: Saturday, November 19, 1:00 pm. Sign-up required.
Call backs: Sunday, November 20, 1:00 pm.


Culture House
14808 West 117th St.
Olathe, Kansas 66062


February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and March 3, 4, 5, 2017
Fri/Sat at 8 pm | Sun at 2 pm


Audition form is here: Audition Form


This original play by Kansas City native Robert Flaherty Hart takes place in suburban St. Louis, where decades-old secrets are uncovered as three adult siblings navigate their changing relationships and uncertain futures. When one of the three comes into a substantial fortune, will it soothe old wounds and lead to forgiveness or drive a permanent wedge into already shaky bonds?



Three males
One female


JEFF, RICHIE, and KAREN are adult siblings; mid-30s to late 40s. Exact age range is not important; they just need to be relative to each other. RICHIE and JEFF should be close in age.


JEFF – the youngest sibling. After obtaining multiple college degrees, he is deeply in debt. A
university professor, he is on academic leave after allegations of inappropriate behavior with a
student surface. He harbors a lot of resentment toward RICHIE.


RICHIE – the middle sibling. He has always been the outcast of the family. While growing up, he
verbally and physically abused JEFF and KAREN. He has recently come into a large sum of
money and wishes to share it with his siblings. He has some major anger issues.


KAREN – the oldest sibling. She has always been the peacemaker of the family. She is married
with two kids and has always happily shouldered the burden of taking care of their aging
parents. She is a rock, but she does lose it at one moment.


CHARLIE – KAREN’S husband. He is a strong, stable father — in contrast to the one with whom
the three siblings grew up. He is supportive and provides some comic relief.




If you have questions, please contact OCTA Production Manager Richard J. Burt at richard.burt@gmail.com.