Auditions for Parkland Theater-produced plays are generally held twice a year and are always open to all members of the community and to Parkland and U of I students. We encourage diversity.



Directed by Latrelle Bright

The Sparks World Famous Circus had finally arrived! It rolled into the muddy humdrum town of Erwin in East Tennessee via the railroad carrying all the trappings of the spectacular—a Ring Master, a Ballet Girl, a Strongman, an Elephant on parade—and the town was filled with fervent enthusiasm. But, by turns horrific, the fervor turns in on itself when a tragic death leads to a staggering resolution in 1916 Americana.



October 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM
October 6 and 13 at 3 PM
Audience, cast and crew talkback on Oct. 3
Parkland College Second Stage

Elephant's Graveyard Cast
Ringmaster: Parker Evans
Trainer: Kimmy Schofield
Ballet Girl: Melissa Goldman
Tour Manager: Lincoln Machula
Strongman: Juan Suarez
Clown: Zoë Dunn
Engineer: Aaron Clark
Hungry Townsperson: J'Lyn Hope
Marshal: Courtney Malcolm
Muddy Townsperson: Krystal Moya
Preacher: Neil Ryan
Steam Shovel Operator: Doug Malcolm
Young Townsperson: Natalie Deptula
Ensemble: Jacob Blanchette


Directed by Mathew Green

Adapted by Rick Elice from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, introduces us to the young orphan who would become Peter Pan, as well as some dastardly pirates, some lost boys, and a very brave girl named Molly. A dozen actors will portray a hundred characters in sea battles, jungle adventures, and other exciting escapades. It's a wildly theatrical journey into the imagination for kids, grown-ups, and those who will never grow up.



November 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM
November 17 and 24 at 3 PM
Audience, cast and crew talkback on Nov. 14
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher Cast

Black Stache: Jace Jamison
Molly: Emaline Johnson
Boy (Peter): Jess Schlipf
Smee: Rachel Hejmanowski
Lord Aster: Lincoln Machula
Mrs. Bumbrake: Zoë Dunn
Alf: Tommy Howie
Prentiss: Parker Evans
Ted: Thom Billam
Bill Slank / Hawking Clam: Laura Alcantara
Sanchez / Grempkin: Stephanie Swearingen
Mack / Fighting Prawn: Sam Gegg
Captain Scott: Wesley Bennett




**To be considered for a Parkland College Theatre Production, you must agree to abide by the Parkland College Theatre Letter of Agreement.  Please read the agreement before coming to auditions.  You will be asked to sign your audition form, stating that you have read and understand the agreement.  If you have questions, please ask Production Assistant HeatherAnn Layman (, or Theatre Director Brian D. Morgan (