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Audition for The Little Theatre

READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT?

Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointments, and everyone is welcome! As a community theatre we encourage non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

At the audition you will fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  Your photo will be take for reference. 

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. 

At The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem everyone is welcome to audition and no role is cast before auditions take place.

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org

Click the show below for information

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AUDITIONS FOR

Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress


Directed by Elizabeth Flax

AUDITION DETAILS

Monday, December 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Callbacks on Wednesday, December 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm
at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

in downtown Winston-Salem

 

There are roles available for 3 women (ages 18-69) and 6 men (ages 18-79).

 

Please read the character descriptions and performance schedule below. Auditions will consist of reading from sides. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.

 

Rehearsals will tentatively begin on Wednesday, January 3.

 

PERFORMANCES

February 16-18 & 22-25, 2024

Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Additional Saturday matinee on February 24 at 2 pm

School performance: Thursday, February 23 at 10 am

All performances will be held at the Hanesbrands Theatre

209 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

 

 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

 

TROUBLE IN MIND is a wise and stirring backstage comedy-drama set in a theater on the first day of rehearsals for a new Broadway drama about a lynching in the American South. The intentions of the Broadway play, written by a white author and led by a white director, are to move a white audience into sympathizing with the ‘Black experience’. However, the play-within-a-play details the interactions among the cast, a mostly Black ensemble of sophisticated, world-wise actors and their feelings about playing stereotypical characters. As the rehearsal progresses, theatre conventions and racial politics collide and the central character, Wiletta, a Black actress in a big Broadway play, must choose between truth and security.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Wiletta Mayer (Late 40’s-Early 50’s) The central character of the play, Wiletta is an attractive, expansive, experienced Black actress who speaks out about racist problems in the script of the play-within-a-play, as well as its demeaning director.

 

Millie Davis (Mid 30’s) A quick-witted Black actress, Millie has grown unhappy about the roles she is given to play because of her race. She is blunt and honest.

 

Sheldon Forrester (Late 60’s) A wise, non-confrontational Black veteran character actor and an aspiring songwriter.

 

Henry (Late 60’s-early 70’s) An elderly Irish doorman at the theatre. He is extremely compassionate, takes his work seriously and is Wiletta’s only consistent ally.

 

Al Manners (Early 40’s) The condescending white director of the play-within-a-play being rehearsed for Broadway. He thinks himself a liberal, but his unconscious biases are exposed as the play progresses.

 

John Nevins (Late 20s) An idealistic Black actor making his Broadway debut. He is skeptical of the advice Wiletta gives to him on how to survive as a Black actor in show business.

 

Bill O’Wray (50s) An experienced, neurotic white character actor who is constantly worried and is most comfortable when isolated from the rest of the company.

Judy Sears (20s) A young, naive, well-meaning white actress who recently graduated from Yale. This is her first acting job, and she is eager to please. She is earnest and well-meaning,but sometimes comes across as cloying.

 

Eddie Fenton (30’s) The white stage manager. He is eager, and easy-going but struggles with the conflicts developing during the rehearsal.

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AUDITIONS FOR

Belleville

By Amy Herzog


Directed by Ron Law

AUDITION DETAILS

Monday, January 8, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Callbacks on Tuesday, January 9 at 6 pm

at The Little Theatre’s offices, 419 N. Spruce Street

in downtown Winston-Salem

 

There are roles available for 2 men (ages 20-29) and 2 women (ages 20-29).

 

Please read the character descriptions and performance schedule below. Auditions will consist of reading from sides. Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.

 

Tentatively, the first read through will be held Monday, January 22 at 7 pm.

Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday evenings. 

 

PERFORMANCES

March 8-10, 2024

Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 pm

Sunday matinee at 2 pm

All performances will be held at Mountcastle Forum

251 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem

SHOW DESCRIPTION

 

Young Americans Zack and Abby have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack's noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he's supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Note: Some French is spoken throughout the show; familiarity with the French language is a plus.

Alioune- French-Senegalese. Twenty-five. A landlord. A nice and understanding guy who does not appreciate being taken advantage of. A family man and hard worker, he is upstanding and friendly but has boundaries.

 

Abby- American, Caucasian. Twenty-eight, bright, vulnerable, and maybe a little neurotic. Big-hearted but occasionally jagged. Still recovering from the death of her mother, and still figuring out how to find purpose for her many gifts.

 

Zack- American, Caucasian. Twenty-eight. A bright and apparently eminently capable guy. Also, a husband with a dark side and a low-level marijuana dependency. He is deeply loving and that occasionally verges on controlling.

 

Amina- French-Senegalese. Twenty-five. Fierce and a fiercely loyal mama bear. Tells it like it is when no one else will. A commanding, almost haughty presence.

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