Auditions for The Diviners are Tuesday and Wednesday at SWOSU


Auditions are being held this Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3-4, for the SWOSU Department of Communication and Theatre’s season-opener—The Diviners—by Jim Leonard.

The cold-reading auditions will be held in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

All students, regardless of major, are invited.  The Diviners will be presented October 10-13 on the Weatherford campus.

Indiana native Jim Leonard’s earthy, funny, poignant and profoundly tragic play echoes some of the nation’s greatest depression era writings. In the mythic town of Zion, in southern Indiana, Buddy Layman has the incredible gift of divining for water. His talent for water witching comes from his terrible fear of water. A tragic accident left him brain damaged and motherless as his mother drowned while trying to save him. A charismatic preacher questioning his faith “stumbles” into this town befriending Buddy, helping him overcome this intense phobia, and propelling The Diviners to its tragic finale.

For more information, contact Steve Strickler at or 580.774.3082.