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Halloween Haunted Trail

(an outdoor experience)

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Saturday September 9th at 2:00-4:30pm


Monday September 11th at 6:30-8:30pm

Matthews Playhouse
Matthews Community Center 

100 E McDowell Street

Matthews, NC 28105



October 27-29, 2023

Not So Spooky Hours: 5:30-6:30pm
Regular Scare Hours: 7:00-10:00pm


Please submit an audition form AND sign up for an audition slot using these links. 
You will need to complete BOTH parts below in order to audition.


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.

We are looking for:

  • Adults, teenagers, and young people 12 and up (*see requirements below)

  • Trail guides, scare actors, and wandering actors


  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from scary stories, creature movement, vocal demonstrations, and some improv activities. Actors will only need to attend one day of auditions.

  • This year’s theme is “Brothers Grimm”; actors who are cast as scare actors will be assigned to a site based on a fairy tale and given a role. Trail guides will have more flexibility with creating their own character [within the given parameters]. Wandering actors will interact more with patrons on the front of house side

  • Rehearsals will typically take place on Monday & Wednesday evenings and Saturday
    afternoons. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.

  • Actors must be available to participate for all three (3) event nights.

*Due to the nature of the trail, the following age requirements are in place:
-Actors must be 16 years or older to audition as a trail guide
-Actors must be 13 years or older to audition as a scare actor or wandering actor, or 12 years
old with a parent participating as a volunteer during event nights.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an outdoor production, which will take place on a natural greenway
trail. Actors may be exposed to uneven walking/performance surfaces, dim, dark or strobe
lighting, plant and animal life, weather and temperature changes, haze, fog, stage blood, etc.


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