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Halloween Haunted Trail

(an outdoor experience)

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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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


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