General Info About OLT Auditions

Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m or a Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. 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!

Upcoming Auditions:

Auditions for Rose’s Dilemma at Olympia Little Theatre on April 15th and April 16th at 7:00PM in the Annex Building.  1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia WA  98506.

The Story

In her beach house in the Hampton, celebrated writer Rose Steiner stands at a crossroads. She hasn’t written anything in years, and money is getting tight. Her former lover, Walsh McLaren, offers her advice from beyond the grave, which include hiring another writer, Clancy, to complete Walsh’s unfinished novel. Clancy also becomes romantically interested in Rose’s live-in assistant, Arlene, who is attempting to help Rose with her professional and personal life. Written by one of the greatest playwrights of all time, Neil Simon, this marks his final piece.

Cast of Characters

playable 50’s to 60’s

Rose is an accomplished writer who enjoys the finer things in life. However, she’s not written a novel in many years, and as a result, her financial outlook has become increasingly bleak. On top of that, she’s unable to let go of her past lover, Walsh, even after his death. She is stubbornly keeping his memory alive, often to her own detriment.

Walsh, playable 60’s to 70’s

Walsh is as Rose remembers him prior to his death. He was a massively successful author, with his own style and technique. Walsh wants Rose to move on and start living her own life again, instead of spending her time stuck in the past with him.

Arlene, playable mid 20’s to late 30’s

Arlene is Rose’s live-in assistant. She is concerned about Rose both professionally and personally. They have playful banter, and Arlene continually attempts to make Rose see reason about her financial situation, to less than stellar results.

Clancy, playable 30’s to mid 40’s

Clancy is a one hit wonder author that has never been able to recapture the success of his only published novel. He is a not-very-put-together bachelor, who makes light of most situations. He quickly finds himself in a unique situation upon meeting Rose and Arlene.

Showdates: May 31st at 7:25, June 1st at 7:25, June 2nd at 1:55, June 7th at 7:25, June 8th at 7:25, June 9th at 1:55, June 13th at 7:25, June 14th at 7:25, June 15th at 7:25 and June 16th at 1:55.

Rehearsals: Strictly Monday through Thursday. Depending on actors schedules, the time frame will either be from 6:30 to 8:30 or 7:00 to 9:00.

The auditions themselves will be in the Olympia Little Theatre annex, with cold readings from the script. Copies of the script can be found at the local Timberland libraries.

For any other questions or inquires, please contact the director, Jeremy Holien @

Audition Scheduling

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



Copies of the scripts are on reserve at the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library.