Auditions for the Charlotte premiere of Ugly Lies The Bone

Written by Lindsey Ferrentino

Directed by Dee Abdullah

There will be six evening performances on January 23-25 and January 30-February 1 at 8:00pm. 

Performances will be held at the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square.


Auditions will be November 3 from 2:00-6:00pm and November 4 from 6:00-9:00pm.

If you are unable to audition during this time, please contact Robin Tynes-Miller at to discuss alternative arrangements.



Auditions will be held at the Three Bone Theatre rehearsal space at
4119-E Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217.  This is an office park with ample parking in front of the building.

Audition Process

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be posted below for advance review. Please bring a resume, headshot, and list of all conflicts for November 5-February 1.

In order to respect everyone's time, all auditioners are asked to reserve a 15 minute timeslot.    Please use this Sign Up Genius to reserve your spot: 

About The Play


Winner of the 2016 Kesserling Prize for Playwriting


Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life, and, slowly, herself.


Ugly Lies the Bone is the winner of  the 2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Special Citation of Excellence, the 2016 Kesserling Prize for Playwriting and was named to the 2015 Kilroys List.

Ugly Lies The Bone includes adult content and language and is recommended for ages 16+



“A bracing drama that confronts an achingly topical issue with hardheaded honesty and admirable compassion.

Lindsey Ferrentino is a brave playwright and a writer of dauntless conviction." -New York Times


Roles Available

There are five roles available. Actors of all racial and ethnic identities, gender identities and abilities/disabilties are encouraged to audition.

Jess - Early 30s, any race/ethnicity, female presenting. Severely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker, quick-witted, tough, intelligent. Trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life.


Kacie - 30s, any race/ethnicity, female presenting. Jess's older sister by a few years. Was probably beautiful once, sweet, trying to stay positive.


Stevie - Early 30s, any race/ethnicity, male presenting. An inviting smile that makes you want to live in it. Life just keeps happening to him.


Kelvin - Older than Kacie, any race/ethnicity, male presenting. Too comfortable in his own skin.


Voice/Their Mom - 60s, any race/ethnicity, female presenting. Passionate, powerful, motherly. Strong vocal quality.



Audition Sides

Contact Us:

(704) 559-9051


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