Auditions

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Note: You will have the opportunity to attach an optional resume and/or headshot with the audition form.  

We are not accepting any physical form submissions, only forms submitted through the website.

Auditions for

Princess Fearless (Regional Premiere)

A One-Act Play for Children
Based on the Children’s Book of the Same Title 

 

Director: Rahsheem Shabazz

Author/Playwright: Keetha B. 

Performances: September 23-October 2

 

Auditions 

Monday July 25 from 6:00-8:00pm 

Matthews Community Center

100 E McDowell Street, Matthews, NC 28105

 

*Actors will be asked to stay for the entirety of the two (2) hour audition time.  Please be prepared to do a cold read from sides/script excerpts during the audition. If you have prepared a monologue or would like to read a one-minute piece as part of your audition, you are welcome to do so, though it is not required.

Actors will need to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, as we will be rehearsing and performing in close proximity to one another. Please provide a digital copy of your vaccination card with your audition form. 

 

We are looking for a diverse cast of  children, young people, and adults ages 10 and up. 

  • A small stipend will be provided for actors over the age of 18 for the daytime performances. 

  • If you are unable to attend auditions, please email us at contact@matthewsplayhouse.com to inquire about a separate audition time. 

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Generally, Monday-Thursday evenings, some Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.

  • Please note that not everyone will be called to all rehearsals.

 

Performance Schedule

  • There are a number of weekday, daytime performances associated with this production.

  • You must be available for all performances.  

    • Friday, September 23 at 9:30am (HOLD) AND 11:30am (HOLD) AND 7:30pm

    • Saturday, September 24 at 11:00am (Outdoor Performance @ Stumptown Park) AND 7:30pm (HOLD) 

    • Sunday September 25 at 2:00pm w/ Book Launch Event Immediately Following 

    • Monday, September 26 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

    • Tuesday, September 27 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

    • Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30am (HOLD) AND 11:30am (HOLD) 

    • Thursday, September 29 at 9:30am AND 11:30am

    • Friday, September 30 at 9:30am AND 11:30am AND 7:30pm

    • Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm (HOLD) AND 7:30pm (Rain Date for Outdoor Perf.)

    • Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm 

Synopsis

It's ok to be afraid as long as you don't let it keep you from trying something new.! In Princess Fearless, the kids in Mrs. Smith's fourth grade class learn you shouldn't judge a book by its cover and you will never fail if you try.

 

Roles 

Mrs Smith:  African American, age 30s to 40s

Jeremy:  Caucasian American, age 10

Elizabeth/Liz:  Brazilian American or AfroLatina, age 10

Keidra:  African American, age 10

Louise/Lou:  African American, age 10

Danielle/Dee:  African American, age 10

Mom/Mrs Miller: African American, age 30s to 40s

Mrs. Wickerman:  African American, age 70s

Jocelyn:  Caucasian American, age 10

Javier/Javi:  Puerto Rican, age 10

Principal Yang: Tiawanese American, age 40s to 50s

Vovó/ Liz’s Grandma:  Brazilian, age 60s to 70s

 

Ensemble 6 additional kids. More may be added as necessary

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