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

ABOUT THE SHOW:
“Oleanna,” a powerful two-character drama by David Mamet, explores the destructiveness of miscommunication and excessive political correctness. It is a play about academic politics, student/teacher relationships and sexual harassment.

Carol, a female college student, meets privately with her male professor. She is concerned about failing the class. She is frustrated because she doesn’t understand the professor’s overly verbose lectures.

At first, the professor (John) is callous with her, but when she explains that she feels incompetent, he expresses empathy for her. He “likes her” so he bends the rules and decides to give her an “A” if she agrees to meet with him to discuss the material, one-on-one.

AVAILABLE ROLES:
Carol: Early twenties. A seemingly meek and confused college student who gains strength and power through her support “group”. Her accusations and stated perceptions of interactions with her professor, John, threatens both John’s personal and professional lives.

John: Late thirties to early forties. A college professor who seems more focused on earning tenure and personal matters than on his students’ successes. John appears pompous and self-assured until Carol’s accusations threaten his future at the college.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS:

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot.

SHOW DATES:
Onstage January 13 – 29, 2023
Preview: January 12 | Terrific Tuesday: January 17 & 24

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!