A Contest Of Wills

By Coleman

Directed by Matthew Korda

Three generations collide in this 21st century American saga of greed, lust and murder.

Will Masters, Jr. suffers the theft of his inheritance, his home and his lover by his own father, a shell of a man corrupted by privilege and fortune. Struggling to build a life for himself in a “sharing economy” that provides scant opportunity, and in a family that offers betrayal, the son attempts but fails to find redress.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: June 15 - July 7, 2018

Performance Times:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Please contact the director:


to schedule a 15 min audition time on April 15 or 16 between 6-8 PM.
Prepare a 1-2 min contemporary monologue.

Call backs will be April 17 6-8 PM and will consist of group readings from the script.

Will - Twenty something, directionless and mad at the world (especially his father), going through the paces in life assuming something better will come along.

Dad - 40s/50s, a user. Slick and confident, narcissistic opportunist. Born with a silver spoon, and trained to use it as a weapon.

Cynthia - 20s/30s, self-confident and sensual. Uses her sexuality as a tool to get what she wants. Cares nothing for societal norms or mores.

Policewoman - 20s/30s/40s, confident, feisty, smart and good at her job. A beat cop with a good heart who somehow hasn’t lost her belief in the basic humanity of all people.

Mom - 40s/50s, smart, sensible, classy businesswoman with a keen eye for finance, but lacking somewhat in the “maternal instinct” department.

(All ethnicities, identities and abilities encouraged to audition for any role)