“Native Gardens” Auditions


Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare 2 sides of your choice from the sides provided below.

CAT Tier II – 314.00 Per week Minimum (EMC points available)

1 F, 1 M, Understudies for all parts

TANIA DEL VALLE – (LatinX) late 20’s early 30’s; American, smart, likable, positive, passionate, highly-energized, pregnant Ph.D. candidate and gardener. Cusses like a champ in Spanish but not fluent.

PABLO DEL VALLE (LatinX)- late 20’s early 30’s; Chilean but educated in the United States; smart, likable, ambitious, savvy young attorney. (please prepare a slight dialect).

2 EXTRAS: (understudies for all roles) also play surveyors, landscapers, and building examiner, silent roles in vignettes between scenes that transform the garden. “They are the witnesses and the energetic transformers of both the play and the situation.”

VIRGINIA BUTLEY – (CAST)  early 50’s to mid-’60s; smart; likable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer.

FRANK BUTLEY – (CAST) early 50’s to mid 60’s; smart likable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented federal employee and gardener.


Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and his very pregnant doctoral candidate wife, Tania, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias
Director: Michele Vazquez
Founding AD: Richard Kuranda
General Manager: Caitlin I. Quinn

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ Raue Center for the Arts

Callbacks will be held at Raue Center For The Arts 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake IL 60014. Located approx. 50 miles NW of Chicago. On Union Pacific NW Metra Line (Crystal Lake Stop on Harvard Line).

First Rehearsal: FEBRUARY 24, 2020
Tech: MARCH 21-22 and 24-26, 2020
Opening: MARCH 27, 2020
Closing: MAY 10, 2020

Google Drive Link to Sides and script. 
Due to copyright laws script will be available as READ ONLY.

Equity contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.