Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning at Limelight Theatre!

For more than 25 years, we’ve had the extreme pleasure of welcoming actors and actresses from the Northeast Florida area and beyond to our stage. They’ve brought with them a wealth of knowledge, insight, and passion — making a performance at the Limelight something audiences will not soon forget! 

We want you to be part of our story. Whether you are a seasoned performer or just starting out, there’s a place for YOU at Limelight Theatre. Give it a try!

Part of our role as a nonprofit performing arts organization and as theatremakers is to recognize and celebrate the differences in humanity that make us one. Theatre is a platform for building connection, empathy, and understanding — it gives a voice to those historically without one — it fosters a community. We are committed to creating a safe artistic atmosphere where the entirety of our community is represented and has a voice. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, color, or body type.

Upcoming Auditions

Please note: Part of our role as a nonprofit performing arts organization and as theatremakers is to recognize and celebrate the differences in humanity that make us one. Theatre is a platform for building connection, empathy, and understanding — it gives a voice to those historically without one — it fosters a community. We are committed to creating a safe artistic atmosphere where the entirety of our community is represented and has a voice. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, color, or body type.

A SHAYNA MAIDEL
Written by Barbara Lebow
Directed by Hazel Robinson
Koger-Gamache Black Box Theatre
January 14 – February 6, 2022
Preview Night: January 13
Terrific Tuesday: January 18

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Two sisters — one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American — meet in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years. In the course one evening, old barriers and griefs give way to a renewed sense of hope and mutual dependence — and the conviction that a better future may yet arise from the bitter ashes of the troubled past. A powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family conveying the aftermath of the Holocaust through a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family’s experience.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS:
Saturday, November 6 at 2:00pm

  • Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot (if available.)
  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be in place. Masks are required and physical distancing measures must be adhered to.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Rose Weiss
Female / Early to mid 20’s.
Mordechai’s youngest, grew up in America, remains proud of her heritage.

Lusia Weiss Pechenik
Female / Late 20’s (younger in memory scenes).
Rose’s older sister, strong, resilient and hopeful.

Mordechai Weiss
Male / 60’s to 70’s.
Dignified, elegant, proud. Carrying a huge burden as the pillar of the family.

Duvid Pechenik
Male / Early to mid 30’s.
Lusia’s husband, fun, energetic, comforting.

Hanna
Female / Early to mid 20’s (younger in memory scenes).
Lusia’s childhood friend, generous,  spirit.

Mama
Female / 40’s to 50’s (various ages in memory scenes)
Strong, faithful, determined.

Midwife, Mother, Daughter, Man roles will be doubled with the other roles.

Audition Tips


  • Connector.

    Be Yourself.

    We want to see who we are going to be working with for the next several weeks/months! Be your most authentic self.

  • Connector.

    Be Confident.

    Confidence is a winning attribute! We want you to be part of our shows, so be confident that you belong and that you have something to bring!

  • Connector.

    Be Honest.

    Conflicts? Don’t hide them! Be honest about what you’ve got going on so we don’t hit any walls in the future.

  • Connector.

    Do Your Research.

    Read about the show you’re auditioning for and, when available, request a copy of the script!