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Auditions

Audition announcements for our upcoming season will be posted here and to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information!   

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A Christmas Story Auditions are set for October 22nd & 23rd. Directed by Kendra Malm, this will be presented as a Radio Play. It will be on stage from December 7 through December 23rd.

Men on Boats Auditions will be held October 14th & 15th. This play will be directed by Hannah Eklund. It runs from January 31-February 10th.

Men On Boats Casting Call:

General notes on casting:  All roles are to be filled by female-identifying, trans, and/or gender non-conforming actors.  Looking for a racially diverse cast, ages 18+. More details below.

General character note: Though not to be played by men, the Men On Boats are certainly to be played as men.

John Wesley Powell:

The charismatic, wild-eyed, one-armed leader of the expedition.  Described by his biographers as “pathologically optimistic,” Powell seems only able to see the upside.  A professor turned Civil War Major  turned wannabe frontiersman, Powell is a livewire with a poet’s heart.  Any ethnicity.

William Dunn:

A hunter and trapper and the expedition’s often surly voice of reason.  Though frequently serving as Powell’s second-in-command, he clearly believes he should be in charge. Any ethnicity.  

John Colton Sumner:

The expedition’s most experienced explorer.  Sumner lives for adventure and faces each new thrill with a laidback, easy-come easy-go attitude.  Any ethnicity.

Oramel (O.G.) Howland:

A hunter on the expedition.  Wry, confrontational, and deeply skeptic of the abilities of his fellow crew and captain.  Devoted to his younger brother, Seneca. Must be played by an actor of color. Doubles as Tsauwiat, a Ute chief.

Seneca Howland:  

O.G. Howland’s little brother.  Less emotional than his brother, but known for his bizarre, impromptu stories about their childhood.  Equally devoted to O.G. Must be played by an actor of color. Doubles as The Bishop, Tsauwiat’s wife (the only female character!)

William Robert Hawkins:

Cook for the expedition and in charge of keeping inventory.  Snarky and outgoing. As rations dwindle, Hawkins becomes increasingly unglued.  Any ethnicity.

Andrew Hall:

Mapmaker for the expedition.  Hawkins’ sidekick, taxed with keeping him together as things spin out of control.  Genuinely loves running the river. Any ethnicity.

Walter Henry Powell (Old Shady):

Powell’s very loyal older brother.  Old Shady is a man of few words and many songs.  Very dry and really only bothers to speak when he has something important to say.  Probably dealing with PTSD. Shady is the oldest on the expedition. Any ethnicity.  

George Young Bradley:

Excitable, energetic and eager.  Totally naive. Bradley is chatty and having just missed seeing any action in the War, yearns to make his mark.  The youngest of the expedition (the only character to state his age -19). Any ethnicity.

Frank Goodman:

A wealthy British tourist who has joined the expedition simply because he wanted to see the American West.  Super excited to be involved, but definitely out of his element. Any ethnicity. Doubles with Mr. Asa, a desert settler.

Bunbury Auditions are scheduled for January 6th & 7th. Pug Bujeaud is directing. Bunbury runs from March 8-24th.

Driving Miss Daisy Auditions will be held March 4th & 5th. Randall Graham will direct and it will run from April 26-May 12th.

Daphne's Dive Auditions TBD. Toni Holm will direct and the play will run from June 7-23rd.

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General info about OLT auditions

Our audition procedures are generally as follows, but may vary at the discretion of the Director:
Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you'd like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season's plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director's discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!