A Piece of My Heart

by Shirley Lauro

directed by Betsy Sexton

Audition Dates and Times
Saturday August 3 2013 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Sunday August 4 2013 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Callback Dates and Times
Monday August 5 2013 07:00 PM


At Olathe Civic Theatre
500 E Loula, Olathe KS 66061


Resumes and headshots are recommended but not required.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script plus singing for any woman interested in the USO entertainer role. There is no dancing.

Those women auditioning for the role of the USO entertainer should prepare a verse & chorus of "Deep in the Heart of Texas" OR "Leaving on a Jet Plane" in any key they choose. Anyone who plays guitar should bring their instrument and be prepared to play the above mentioned songs in key of their choosing. The USO entertainer does NOT have to play guitar. Accompaniment will be provided.


Rehearsals will begin in September.

October 18-20, 25-27, Nov 1-3 2013

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

All performances take place at:

Olathe Civic Theatre Assn
500 E Loula
Olathe, KS 66061

This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: three nurses, a Red Cross worker, an intelligence officer, and a USO singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington. A Piece of My Heart premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club, and now has enjoyed over 1000 productions here and abroad. It has recently been named "The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation," by The Vietnam Vets Association.

"There have been a number of plays dealing with Viet Nam, but none with the direct, emotional impact of Ms. Lauro's work.-The New York Times - Samuel French

"A Piece of My Heart" is based on the oral histories of the women who served in Vietnam.

It is not a musical, but one woman MUST sing.


6 women, 1 man: All must play multiple roles. Age 20s-30s.

Multicultural casting is encouraged but not essential

Roles for women: 3 nurses, 1 Red Cross worker, 1 career intelligence officer, 1 USO entertainer (MUST SING)

Role for man: does not have a specific main role, but plays 11 different characters

Director: Betsy Sexton
Stage Manager: Max Deshon
Music/Sound: Michael Bunn
Set Design: Brad Shaw
Lighting: Phil Leonard

For more information, contact the director at betsysexton0@gmail.com


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