Written by: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Director: Nathaniel Lees

REHEARSAL DATES: 3 April – 5 May 2023
SEASON DATES: 6 May – 3 June 2023  

Every estranged member of the Lafayette family has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly dead patriarch, father of Toni, Bo and Franz and grandfather of Rhys and Cassidy. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of surprises and confrontations. 

Rhys Thurston – son of Toni Lafayette, white, late teens, reticent, American accent. 

Cassidy “Cassie” Kramer-Lafayette – daughter and oldest child of Rachel and Bo Lafayette, white, early teens, precocious but still a little awkward, American accent.  

River Rayner – Franz Lafayette’s fiancée, white, early 20s but looks younger, “new-agey”, sharper than she seems at first, American accent. 

Note: Appropriate contains racist attitudes and behaviours, adult themes and coarse language.

Please prepare: 

A self tape of the selected pieces for your character. For Cassidy or River, choose one side.

Sides for Rhys

Sides for Cassidy option 1 option 2

Sides for River option 1 option 2

DEADLINE FOR TAPES:  5pm, Friday 7 October 2022

Please complete the below forM AND INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR SELF-tAPeS.  

If you have any questions, please email