Auditions for "The Deaths of Sybil Bolton"

Heller Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for a new full-length play by Playwright-in-Residence David Blakely:

The Deaths of Sybil Bolton

from the book by Dennis P. McAuliffe, Jr.
Adapted by David Blakely
Directed by David Blakely

Auditions: Saturday, July 20 at 1:00 pm, Fly Loft, 117 N. Boston Ave.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Callbacks TBA.

Nov 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30PM
Nov. 10 at 2:00PM
Lynn Riggs Theater, Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St.


- female, late teens to early 20s, Native
- female, 50+, Native
All other roles have already been cast.

HTC Playwright-in-Residence David Blakely returns to recount a shocking true-life piece of Oklahoma history: the Osage Oil Murders. Based on Dennis P. McAuliffe, Jr.’s 1990 nonfiction book The Deaths of Sybil Bolton, Blakely’s adaptation depicts a journalist uncovering lies, cover-ups, and murder on his quest for the truth: what exactly happened to his grandmother during the systematic reign of terror that killed an estimated 60-plus wealthy, full-blood Osage Native Americans in the 1920s? Blakely expands his four-time TATE-winning* one-act play Four Ways to Die into a full-length true-crime story from Oklahoma’s past, with an intimate look at how it resonates in personal history today.

NOTE: This is INSTEAD of the previously-announced Season Auditions, which have been separated into two events. Details on the second event forthcoming.

*Four Ways to Die recieved four awards from the 2018 Tulsa Awards for Theater Excellence ceremony, including Outstanding Original Work, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Properties.