People’s Light
EPA in Malvern, PA
Abigail Adams, Artistic Director & CEO
Ellen Anderson, General Manager & CFO
Zak Berkman, Producing Director
Artistic Administrator attending audition:
     Erin Sheffield, Executive Associate

Equity Principal Auditions in Malvern, PA:

Monday,  March 19, 2018
People’s Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(lunch 1 pm to 2 pm)

To schedule an appointment: AEA MEMBERS ONLY, email your desired time range to with “EPA 3/19” as the subject. You will receive a confirmation email with your timeslot. Only AEA members will receive an advance appointment.

While email is preferred, If you do not have access to email/internet call 610-647-1900 ext 121.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged


Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue from a play (no TV/movie/self-written monologues please) and/or 16 bars of an up-tempo song (an accompanist will be provided). Musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument to demonstrate proficiency.



Writers/Music: Zak Berkman, Stuart Carden, Jessie Fisher, Mary Tuomanen
Director: Stuart Carden
First Rehearsal:  August 14, 2018
Opens:  September 26, 2018
Closes:  November 4, 2018

Available Roles:

AYLA/MINA/MUSICIAN, all genders/gender fluid, any ethnicity, 20-30s.
HAWA/LUCY/MUSICIAN, all genders/gender fluid, any ethnicity, 20-30s.
WASHINGTON/RENFIELD/MUSICIAN, all genders/gender fluid, any ethnicity, 20s-30s.
CHANDRESH/JONATHON/MUSICIAN, all genders/gender fluid, any ethnicity, 30s.
SID/VAN HELSING/MUSICIAN, all genders/gender fluid, any ethnicity, 40s.
CAMILLE, all genders, any ethnicity, pre-teen.

*Note: The play is one-part rock concert, one-part ritual re-telling of the Dracula story through the lens of the character Mina, and one-part passion play.  The Preventers are themselves In-Between Things.  They look like David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Prince, and Patti Smith.  Their music is a mix of folk, punk, and rock.



Writer: Kathryn Petersen
Music/Lyrics: Michael Ogborn
Director: Samantha Reading
First Rehearsal:  October 16, 2018
Opens: November 17, 2018
Closes: January 6, 2019

Available Roles:

MISS ELLA OPFINDER, female, any ethnicity, 20s. Cinderella.  Must be an excellent singer/dancer.
INVASIA LOOSETRIFE, female, any ethnicity, 20s.  Evil step-sister, comedic.
PRINCE AIDEN, male, any ethnicity, 20-30s. Leading man. Must be an excellent singer/dancer.
SUDSY SQUIRREL, all genders, any ethnicity, 20-30s. Part of comic quartet, excellent improv skills.
BARNABY, male, any ethnicity, 20-30s. Comic leading man. Must be an excellent singer/dancer.
BIG GUS THE RAT, all genders, any ethnicity 20-40s. Part of comic quartet, excellent improv skills.



Writer: Lynn Nottage
Director: TBD
First Rehearsal: December 14, 2018
Opens: January 19, 2019
Closes: February 17, 2019

Available Roles:

EVAN, male, African-American, 40s.
JASON, male, white American of German descent, 20s.
CHRIS, male, African-American, 20s.
STAN, male, white American of German descent, 50s.
OSCAR, male, Colombian-American, late 20s.
TRACEY, female, white American of German descent, 40s-50s.
CYNTHIA, female, African-American, 40s-50s.
JESSIE, female, Italian-American, 40s.
BRUCIE, male, African-American, 40s.



Writer: Christina Ham
Director: Hayley Finn
First Rehearsal: January 25, 2019
Opens: March 2, 2019
Closes: April 7, 2019

Available Roles:

NINA SIMONE, female, black, 30. Timeless and complex; A modern-day prophet.
SARAH, female, black, 40s.  Her hands are rough; she lives the blues.
SEPHRONIA, female, mixed race, 30s-40s. The saddest of them all.
SWEET THING, female, black, late 20s. Good looking; she’s a pistol.
SAM WAYMON, male, black, 20s. Nina’s younger brother. Plays piano.



Writer: Sarah Ruhl
Director: Abigail Adams
First Rehearsal: March 8, 2019
Opens: April 13, 2019
Closes: May 12, 2019

Available Roles:




Writer: Samuel Beckett
Director: Neal Huff
First Rehearsal: April 16, 2019
Opens: May 18, 2019
Closes: June 9, 2019

Available Roles:




Writer: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Steve H. Broadnax III
First Rehearsal: May 21, 2019
Opens: June 30, 2019
Closes: August 4, 2019

Available Roles:

ELSIE GETER, female, black, late 30s. Sister to Frances. Lower class.
FRANCES GETER, female, black, late 30s. Sister to Elsie. Lower class.
REGINE GETER, female, black, mid-late 30s. Granddaughter of Elsie.  Older sister to Toshi.  Middle class.
TOSHI GETER, female, black, mid-late 20s. Granddaughter of Elsie.  Younger sister to Regine
DAVIN, male, black, late 30s. Husband to Regine. Born lower class. Calm. Thoughtful.
TYRIEK, male, black, mid-late 20s.  Boyfriend to Toshi.  Homeless. Grounded. 



Writer: Thornton Wilder
Director: Abigail Adams      
First Rehearsal: June 28, 2019
Opens: August 3, 2019
Closes: August 31, 2019

Available Roles:

GIBBS, male, any ethnicity, late 40s.
JOE CROWELL, male, any ethnicity, 20s.
HOWIE NEWSOME, male, any ethnicity, 30s.
MRS.SOAMS, female, any ethnicity, 40-50s.
GEORGE GIBBS, male, any ethnicity, 20s.
PROFESSOR WILLARD, male, any ethnicity, 40-50s.


Stage Management: People’s Light’s is accepting stage management applications for the 2018-2019 season.

Non-Traditional and Inclusive Casting: People's Light does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics. All performers, including Actors of color, Actors over 60, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.