Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with Arts on the Green at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg will hold auditions for An American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein.

Auditions are Monday, March 13, 2017, and Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg.
There will be readings from the script.


Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president’s nominee for Surgeon General. When the media discovers that once, long ago, she failed to respond for jury duty, this relatively minor misstep is portrayed as a serious moral lapse. A good friend uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the implications, and Lyssa must suffer the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly as the press investigates her family and friends, shattering her privacy, her career, and her world.


Lyssa Dent Hughes early to mid 40s
Quincy Quince 20s, pretty former student of Lyssa’s husband Walter
Judith B. Kaufman early to mid-40s, African-American, long time friend of Lyssa,
Walter Abrahmson mid-40s, professor, Lyssa’s husband
Morrow McCarthy Male – 30+, a right-wing, homosexual “friend”
Timber Tucker Male – 30+, television journalist
Senator Alan Hughes mid-60s, Lyssa’s father, long-serving US Senator
Charlotte “Cubby” Hughes early 60s, Alan’s wife
Jimmy television cameraman
Billy Robins late 20s, spin doctor brought in by Alan to “save” Lyssa
Television Crew

Please see the Auditions page for further information.
You may register for the auditions using the links in the event list on the left.
You may contact Bruce Hirsch at with any questions.

Montgomery Playhouse is an all volunteer community  theater,

All roles are unpaid.