Current Season 16 Auditions and Opportunities
By Taylor Leigh Lamb. Directed by Christen Cromwell.
Production dates – October 26-29, 2023
5 performances over the course of one weekend.
This is a book-in-hand production, with no more than six rehearsals, plus one tech day, before the opening on
Rehearsals will begin the week of October 1st.
$150 stipend is provided to all performers.
Liza is a strong advocate for the #MeToo movement and pretty clear on a few things: all sexual assault survivors deserve a chance to tell their stories and, as a journalist, it is her job to help make that happen. In the course of her work, she discovers that her own father- the only Black partner at his law firm, and Liza's biggest supporter- may be a perpetrator of sexual assault. As she chases the story, she uncovers complicated and conflicting motivations, and grapples with questions of loyalty to family versus belief in one's own personal values.
LIZA, Black woman, late 20s/early 30s
JOVAN, Black man, late 20s/early 30s
DEBRA, Black woman, Liza's mom, 50s
KORRYN, Black woman, 40s
RONNIE, Black woman, Liza's sister, 30s
BRYAN, Black man, Liza's father, 50s
How to audition:
Please fill out the google form and upload your 1-2 minute audition monologue no later than Sunday, September 24th. The production director will contact you if you are selected for a callback.
With any questions contact : email@example.com
Thank you for your interest!
Adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s original story by Erin Riley. Directed by Kaitlyn Fowler.
12/1/23-12/17/2023 (performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, plus one Thursday performance during the closing weekend).
Rehearsals begin the week of October 2nd.
$150 stipend is provided to all performers.
About the show:
This newly reimagined adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age favorite features Jo March as we
haven’t quite seen them before! Acting as an omniscient narrator in Christmas 1863 and moving us
seamlessly through time and space with the flourish of their pen, Jo introduces us to the March sisters,
Marmee, Laurie, Great Aunt March, and all of your Concord favorites in this inclusive, holiday-themed
nod to Alcott's love letter to individuality, perseverance, and love in all its forms. This is a kid-friendly
show and a treat for the whole family!
Casting is looking for 9 actors of any demographic profile. A note from the playwright on casting: “This play is most effective when it is consciously cast with diversity of ethnicity, body shape, gender identity, age, and physical ability. While the play is set in a time gone by, it should be relatable and inclusive to today’s audience.”
Please read the character descriptions below and submit along with your video submission a list of roles you are interested in being considered for.
Auditions: We are accepting VIDEO auditions, with IN-PERSON callbacks. Video submissions are open between now and midnight on 9/22/23. Actors will be notified of callbacks by the end of 9/23/23. In-person callbacks will be held at our theater on Monday, 9/25/23, and Tuesday 9/26/23. Actors will be contacted by the end of that week regarding roles.
To audition: Please fill out the google form, where you will be able to submit a video monologue of your choice under 2 minutes, include a resume, headshot, any conflicts (including callback days if you have a preference), and roles you are auditioning for.
Rehearsals: The show will have virtual rehearsal the week of 10/2/23, with in-person rehearsals starting 10/9/23. Rehearsals in October will run on selected evenings Monday-Thursday. Weekend rehearsals will be added in end of October, and continue in November. Rehearsals will break for Thanksgiving 11/22-11/24, with tech week starting Sunday, 11/26/23.
Meg March/Mrs. Gardinier
Beth March/Kitty Kirke
Amy March/Minnie Kirke
‘Marmee’ March/Mrs. Moffat
Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence
Hannah/Aunt March/Mrs. Kirke
Mr. March/Mr. Laurence
Mr. Brooke/Professor Bhaer
Jo March (they/them – teenager through young adult) is the hero of the play. A passionate,
often wild, and non-conforming young person who desperately wants to be a professional writer. *Jo should be played by a non-binary or gender fluid actor.
Meg March (she/her – teenager through young adult) is the oldest sister of the March family.
She is even-tempered, well-mannered, and kind. An “Angel in the House.”
Beth March (she/her – teenager) Jo’s dearest confidant and the “heart” of the March family.
Painfully shy, but pure of heart. A musician.
Amy March (she/her – pre-teen through young adult) the baby of the family who grows from a
vain, yet loveable little girl into a worldly, lovely, young woman. An artist.
Abigail “Marmee” March (she/her – 40+) the mother of the March children. She is patience
and love personified, but often with wicked glimmers of humor.
Hannah (she/her – 40+) the housekeeper at Orchard House. She is often portrayed as Irish or
Scottish and is a second mother and valued family member.
Aunt March (she/her – 55+) the haughty, grouchy, great-aunt of the March siblings who really
is a generous soul hidden underneath the grumps.
Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (he/they – teenager through young adult) the orphaned young
man who lives next door to Orchard House. He is a surrogate brother, partner-in-crime, and
Mr. John Brooke (he/him – 30+) is Laurie’s tutor and a good-natured, polite, resourceful sort of
Mr. March (he/him – 55+) the father of the March children who has gone off to war to be a
chaplain. He is a local Reverend in Concord.
Mr. Laurence (he/him – 55+) the grandfather of Laurie and special friend of the March siblings.
He is also grumpy with a heart of gold.
Professor Friedrich Bhaer (he/him – 30+) a German immigrant and university professor Jo
meets in New York City.
Mrs. Kirke (she/her - 40+) a friend of Marmee’s who runs a boarding house in New York City.
She is the mother of Kitty and Minnie.
Kitty Kirke (she/her – under 10) a rambunctious little girl taught by Jo.
Minnie Kirke (she/her – under 10) Kitty’s equally rambunctious little sister.
Mrs. Gardiner and Moffat (Offstage Voices)
Help us develop a show!
The Strand Theater's season production of alight, sweet hearted is calling all movement-curious actors to join us for a two-hour workshop of play and exploration. We are interested in building pedestrian movement phrases to bring Hansel and Gretel’s character arcs to life. To that end, we will be using techniques from Frantic Assembly, the internationally acclaimed physical theater company, to devise moments of truth rooted in simplicity. If you have ever wanted to find magic in the mundane, this workshop is for you.
Free for all participants, snacks and beverages will be provided afterwards for an informal debrief and gathering, where attendees can give feedback. Contemporary improvisational dance experience helpful, but all necessary movement experience already exists within everyone. May include close contact with other workshop participants, please feel free to engage according to personal comfort level.
Workshop will be held in early December, date TBD. If interested in participating, please email
The Strand Theater has no resident acting company. We hold auditions for each of our season productions, as well as occasionally participate in the auditions, held at our partner theatres.
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