Audition Information

We do auditions differently that most theaters. All of the shows in our season are cast in one weekend. It’s unconventional but it works for us and has proven to be pretty convenient for our actors and directors.

Directors are assigned a time slot to hear people read on a Saturday. Actors can choose to read for any plays that interest them. Call backs on Sunday follow the same pattern – each director has a call-back slot, and by the end of the weekend, most of our plays have been cast and Keizer Homegrown Theatre has a Season Company

2024 Season Auditions: January 27th

Keizer Homegrown Theatre exists to explore what it means to be human. To that end, we value and celebrate all humanity. Therefore, we do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or socioeconomic status.

January 27th
 
The Life Span of a Fact
Auditions 1-3pm
Directed by Patricia Wylie
Performing June 14-30
Synopsis: Jim Fingal, a fact checker for a prominent journalistic magazine, is asked by his boss, Emily Penrose, to fact check an essay by John D’Agata about the suicide of a teenage boy in Las Vegas. What starts as a quick weekend project with a Monday deadline swiftly morphs into a battle between fact and fiction, as Fingal and D’Agata face off over what constitutes “Truth” in art and Journalism.
 
Roles:
Emily Penrose, female age 40’s. A career editor for an upscale journalistic magazine.
Jim Fingal, male age 20’s. A Harvard graduate and intern at the magazine. Eager to prove himself and absolutely dedicated to getting it all correct.
John D’Agata: this role has already been cast.
 
Silent Sky
Auditions at 3-5pm
Directed by Loriann Schmidt
Performing April 12-28
Synopsis: The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific and heart-bound discoveries. With music and math bursting forth onstage, Henrietta and her female peers change the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
 
Roles:
Henrietta Leavitt: female, 30’s – 40’s.
Peter Shaw: male, 30’s – early 40’s.
Margaret Leavitt: female, 30’s,
Annie Cannon: female, 40’s -early 50’s.
Wilhelmina Fleming: female, late 40’s – 50’s.