Audition: Operation: Wawa Roadtrip

August 16th, 2023

Written by: Caitlin Corkery
Originally Performed by: Tribe of Fools
In the wake of their father’s death, siblings Lee & Joey embark on a road trip from Dayton to Philadelphia to carry out their father’s final wish of being scattered in a meaningful place – the Wawa parking lot. Driving on the turnpike at night, they meet a series of surreal characters who offer insight into their journey, while the brother & sister duo attempt to deal with their own grief and what the future of their family looks like.
Audition Dates:
September 7 from 6:00PM-9:00PM
Callbacks on September 10 from 6:00PM-9:00PM
Audition Registration:
Time Commitment:
Rehearsals: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings: October 1 thru November 9.
Tech: November 12-16
Performances: November 17-19, 24-26, 30 & December 1-2
Load-In: TBD
Strike: December 2, directly following closing.
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held in-person at the Players Club of Swarthmore (614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081). Plenty of off-street parking and accessible by Septa Regional Rail and Bus. Rehearsals are three evenings a week, beginning approximately October 1 with a full week of technical/dress rehearsals. Some of our rehearsal and performance spaces are only accessible by stairs. Please let us know if you need accommodations.
The Players Club of Swarthmore and the Wawa production team are committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
All roles are non-union and unpaid. The Players Club of Swarthmore is a community theater and actors are asked to participate in production activities. Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director: Sean McDermott,
Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week (November 12-16) or any of the listed performance dates.
Casting Breakdown:
Lee [Female, 20s-30s]
The overzealous big sister who starts the whole show in motion, She is very charismatic and outgoing. She struggles dealing with her father’s death and her relationship with her brother.
Joey [Male, 20s-30s]
Lee’s little brother. He is a nerd at heart and a little skittish when it comes to decision making. That’s why he leaves it up to the roll of a 20 -sided die. Overshadowed by his sister he is trying to forge his own way.
Various Ensemble
Charismatic and able to play multiple roles. Ability to do impersonations, dance, movement is all a plus but not required.
Audition Requirements:
Actors are asked to prepare a comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes. This show will require actors to portray multiple characters as well as dance/move given certain roles. There will not be a dance audition. If called back we may request improv or movement.
Please provide a photo and a resume when registering for auditions. Contact Director Sean McDermott for any additional questions: Sean McDermott,

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