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Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We try to keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointment is required, and everyone is welcome!  We'll have you fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  We'll also take your photo.  For plays, you'll be asked to do cold readings ("sides"); for musicals, you'll sing a song you've prepared and possibly learn a short choreography routine. 
Details about upcoming auditions are below.


The Little Theatre believes in non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org


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The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer

directed by Chris Chohen




Please note:  All volunteers who will be working or performing in any of the Arts Council venues must be able to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination.


Monday, December 6

from 6:00-8:00 pm

Callbacks on Tuesday December 7
at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

in downtown Winston-Salem

 Please read the character descriptions below.

Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.

Rehearsals will begin in early January.


February 11-13, 2022

Friday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm
at Reynolds Place
251 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem



This powerful, stirring drama is based on the harrowing true story of the beginning of the AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980's, and the gay men and Dr. Emma Brookner, a female pioneer, who fought with an entire political system to take their plight seriously.  The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a reluctant leader but furious activist, as he campaigns for awareness, and tends to his own friends and lovers who are dying all around him. A strong indictment against ignorance, and a heartfelt story of love and compassion, The Normal Heart is a passionate and searing portrayal of a population at war, and a plague that nips at its heels every step of the way.

Originally scheduled to be performed in March 2020, we are pleased to be able to offer this Spotlight Series production of The Normal Heart in our 2021-22 Season.


Roles are available 3 men aged 18-55.

Other Roles filled by returning cast members.

All characters can be any ethnicity.

Craig Donner/Hiram Keebler: (age 25-44) (Craig) The first person in the play to be diagnosed with AIDS; dated Bruce Niles; (Hiram) Secretary to the Mayor.


Mickey Marcus: (age 18-45) Craig’s friend and works at the New York City Health Department. Member of the gay community and one of the people trying to spread awareness about AIDS to the entire community.


Bruce Niles: (age 28-55) The president of Ned's support organization. A banker who’s fearful of losing his job over his sexuality. Levelheaded with a modest temperament. 


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