Open auditions for November Mainstage Production

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First Run Theatre, a professional, non-equity company, announces open auditions for our mainstage production that runs from November 26th to December 5th, 2021 at the Kranzberg Black Box. All our productions are new works by playwrights from the Midwest.  This November we are presenting two one-act drama-comedies, directed by Julie George-Carlson:

Fleshtones by Eric Robinson: Set in National City, IL in 1970, tells the story of an African-American family facing the challenges of a changing world.

Playing For Real by Ron Asher: A small theatre company is trying to impress a producer but what is real and what is theater is not so clear.

Auditions: September 18th at Olivette Community Center,9723 Grandview Drive, Olivette, MO 63132.  If you are unable to attend at these times, you may submit a resume and headshot to If we are interested in seeing you, we will contact you directly. However, we do hope to cast from the open auditions.

10:00 – 11:15 – Fleshtones


Albert: Middle-aged African American Male, East St. Louis accent

Hollis: Female, early 20s African American, educated but slips into East St. Louis accent when called for.

Theresa: This role is already cast.

Actors cast in this play may also play a role in the second play.

11:30 – 2:00 – Playing for Real


A total of 9 characters, 5 male, 4 female, 20s to middle-aged. We are looking for a diverse cast. For more details go to the link below.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The sides are available on our website and hard copies will be available at the auditions. Please bring two copies of a current resume and headshot and a completed audition form.  Go to for more information, the sides, and our audition form.

COVID protocols:  All actors (and all crew and staff members) must be fully vaccinated. You should wear a mask in the public areas of the Community Center.

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