Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

CVLT Auditions

CVLT Needs Your Talent!

A CVLT AuditionChagrin Valley Little Theatre depends on volunteer talent for all of its plays each season. Our auditions are open to anyone with an interest in performing in community theater. Age ranges, experience levels and other requirements change from production to production, so keep your eyes on us - you just may be the one we're looking for!

Auditions are publicized right here on our website, as well as via our mailing list, our Facebook page, our Twitter feed and via Fred Sternfeld's the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL). You may also find our audition notices in your local newspapers from time to time.

CVLT AUDITIONS

  • Unless specified otherwise, all CVLT auditions are open to all and no roles are pre-cast.
  • No appointments are required.
  • Come prepared to read from the script.
  • Headshots and acting resumes are welcome, but not required.
  • CVLT does not offer union contracts and performers are volunteers.

Upcoming auditions also in our Events listing on Facebook

Auditions for ELEEMOSYNARY

by LEE BLESSING

OPEN AUDITIONS:
Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm

Directed by Barbara L. Rhoades

Performances August 11 - 25, 2017
Friday & Saturday nights at 8 PM
Sunday, August 20 at 2 PM

Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie's daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect - and sensitivity - whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo's single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea's death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together - despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

  • Dorthea (F): Late 50s.
  • Eccentricity solved so many problems. I could stay a wife and a mother, and still converse with the souls of animals. The eccentric matriarch of the family. Constantly fighting against expectations.
  • Artemis (F): 35-40
  • I think a woman has a right to be irrational about her children. A bruised pragmatic. She's been running away from home for too long
  • Echo (F): 16-18
  • Words are my collection. They're like jewels no one takes out of the case. Precocious doesn't even begin to cover it… Longs for a relationship with her mother.