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:

Play:  Savannah Sipping Society by Jones, Hope and Wooten
Directed by Jeff Kean
Auditions will be Sunday March 10 at 6pm and Monday March 11 at 7pm in the Annex Building at Olympia Little Theater
Cold readings from the script and whatever else occurs to the director. No preparation necessary, although reading the play ahead of time is suggested. You will find copies of the scripts at our 3 local libraries
Character Descriptions:
Randa, 50ish. A perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Dot, 60ish. Still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone.
Marlafaye, 50ish. Earthy and boisterous, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
Jinx, 40ish. Also new to town, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice.
Grandmother, any age female. Makes a covered and brief non-speaking appearance before dying on stage.

Audition Scheduling

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

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Scripts

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