Readers’ Theatre Auditions: Native Gardens

Written by Karen Zacarías
Directed by Trish Epperson
Audition Date/Time: SUNDAY, APRIL 16th, 2023 at 7pm
Reading Date/Time: Sunday, May 28th, 2023 at 6:30pm

In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, a doctoral student Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

Cold reading: Open Call:

Tania Del Valle – Latin American, early thirties, smart, likeable, positive, passionate, highly energized, pregnant, PhD candidate and gardener

Pablo Del Valle – Latin American, early thirties, smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney

Virginia Butley – sixty to mid-seventies; smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no nonsense engineer

Frank Butler – sixty to mid-seventies, smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail oriented federal employee and gardener