OPEN AUDITIONS: columbinus

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, January 29 & 30 (please note: recently rescheduled from previous weekend) at 7pm
Callbacks Monday, January 30 at 8:15


By Stephen Karam & PJ Paparelli
Directed by Susan Christophy

Performance dates: April 7-23, 2017

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for the moving drama columbinus at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre!

Sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., columbinus is a meeting of fact and fiction that explores the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.

Winner of five Helen Hayes Award nominations including the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, columbinus will challenge how and what you think— and feel.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, January 29 & 30, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex. Callbacks will take place Monday, January 30, at 8:15 pm. You don’t have to be present both nights, but it doesn’t hurt. Expect cold readings from a provided script; dress comfortably and be prepared to move. Performance dates are April 7-23, 2017.

Roles (all characters are high-schoolers; but that need be only in appearance):

  • Loner: An outsider and a bit of a follower. In the Second Act, embodies Dylan Klebold.
  • Freak: Outsider who is aggressive in nature. In the Second Act, embodies Eric Harris.
  • AP (Advanced placement): The brain, who fits in at the edge of popularity.
  • Rebel: The one who couldn’t fit, so she chose to rebel.
  • Faith: Religion is her comfort and her confusion.
  • Perfect: Everyone wants to be her, but they really don’t know what it takes to be her.\
  • Prep: Everybody’s friend. He hides his true self for popularity.
  • Jock: Popular and hard-working athlete. He resents those who appear to be slackers.

Although auditions, by their very nature, require that performances and their suitability to any individual role be judged, we won’t judge YOU (except maybe to tell you how awesome you are). You’ll find that the people here are very warm and welcoming, and happy to read with you, whether it’s your first time on stage or your thousandth. Backstage help is needed, too– please contact us if you would like to get involved!

If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions for columbinus!