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Leaving Iowa
Edmonds Driftwood Players

  • Leaving Iowa
  • Edmonds Driftwood Players
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 29, 2017
  • Project Ends: Apr 2, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Kim Smith
  • Primary Phone: 425.774.9600
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  • Mailing Address:

    PO Box 385
    Edmonds, WA 98026


    Prefered method of submission: Arrive for audition

    Audition Location:
    Please follow the link through our website to fill out an online audition form.

    Auditions will be held at 306 Main Street (lower level), enter from south side of building, entran

    Submission instructions:
    Audition appointments should be made online:

TIPS Series – Leaving Iowa

The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. This comedy about family and family vacations is a show suitable for ages 10 to 110. The story centers on Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa in search of a proper resting place. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth from the present to memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately, Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.


Other details:
Call the office at 425.774.9600 Tuesday – Friday from noon until 5pm, if you have questions!

Ask for Kim Smith


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
•Don Browning – male, 30s/40s. A writer on a road trip to find the perfect resting place for his father May play a younger version of himself in some scenes and an older version in others.
•Dad – 40s to 60s. The energetic, somewhat bombastic, but very lovable head of the Browning household.
•Mom – 30s to 60s. The ever-patient mother of the Browning household. (May play the mother in her thirties in some scenes and in her 60s in others.)
•Sis – 30s to 40s, Don’s slightly older sister, as annoying as any older sister might be. (May play a much younger version of herself in some scenes and an older version in others.)
•“Multi-character” Guy & “Multi-character” Gal – Any age. These two actors play all the crazy characters that interact with the Browning family: from drunken relatives and greasy mechanics to grocery clerks, waitresses, tour guides, civil war re-enactors, farmers and many, many others.

Audition/Interview Dates:
January 29 from 5 - 8pm; January 30 from 7 - 10pm. Please sign up online at the following link:

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
February 1 from 7 - 10pm. Please note that all actors must be available for callbacks.

Audition Requirements:
Those auditioning should prepare one light or comic monologue, about a minute in length, and be prepared to possibly repeat the monologue in different character voices, accents or ages. Please fill out the online audition form, make an appointment through the online appointment link AND bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Monetary compensation:
each actor receives a $50 stipend for expenses.

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