Auditions

Auditions for Parkland Theatre-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.

FALL 2019 AUDITIONS

Fall auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at the theatre. Auditionees must register for an audition slot. 

 

ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD

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.

Elephant’s Graveyard director Latrelle Bright is casting 17 actors ages 13 and over, of any gender and ethnicity.

Auditionees will be asked to prepare a 1 to 1 ½ minute story in the first person. This should be a personal story or a brief section from a piece of literature. No poetry.

Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday, August 24 at 4 p.m.

Register for an audition slot here.

To speed up the audition process, please come with a completed audition sheet and form.

Elephant's Graveyard Audition Sheet

Parkland College Theatre Audition Form

Performances:

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


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

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.

Peter and the Starcatcher director Mathew Green is casting 12 actors ages 18 and over,any gender and ethnicity.

*Please note, this show is a very physical production with lots of movement and fast transitions and that actors will be expected to move scenery, handle props, and perhaps even lift/carry other actors.*

Please be prepared to read any of the following sides. 

Peter and the Starcatcher Sides

Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday, August 24 at 3 p.m.

Register for an audition slot here.

To speed up the audition process, please come with a completed audition sheet and form.

Peter and the Starcatcher Audition Sheet

Parkland College Theatre Audition Form

Performances:

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


**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 (hlayman@parkland.edu), or Theatre Director Brian D. Morgan (bdmorgan@parkland.edu).