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AN ILIAD

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Based on Homer’s THE ILIAD, translated by Robert Fagles 

Directed by David Minton

Performances: Sept. 25 (preview), Sept. 27, Oct. 3, 5, 9, 11, 13* (*potential double-show day with matinee and evening performances), 17, 19, 23, 25, 27

Auditions: Monday, July 1, 7-10pm, and Tuesday, July 2, 7-10pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unavailable on the audition dates listed, please let us know. We are also accepting video auditions, with strong preference for standing and most of body in the frame.

Callbacks: Saturday, July 6, 11am-2pm

Rehearsals Begin: Monday, July 15

Rehearsals are scheduled Sundays at either 1-4pm or 7-10pm (alternating), and Monday to Thursday evenings from 7-10pm. 

Please bring a list of schedule conflicts to your audition 

Show Description

AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic timeless tale of the Trojan War. The setting is an empty theater and the time is the present moment. The Poet is the lone figure onstage is a storyteller—who is fated to tell this story throughout history.

We encourage color-conscious casting and are striving to be an inclusive theater. The idea behind conscious casting is that the casting decisions are made with intent. Productions actively seek to create a more diverse cast while respecting the playwright’s specific character descriptions. 

To Audition

Please email volunteer@livearts.org with any questions or if you are interested in auditioning and would like to reserve a time slot.  We encourage you to read the script before auditioning. Please contact Kathleel Mueller (kathleel@livearts.org) and Susan E. Evans (susan@livearts.org) if you need assistance. 

This play contains

• Language of violence and descriptions of war
• Drinking

What to Prepare

Please prepare a classical monologue, (verse if possible), 1 minute in length. Option available to read from sides from An Iliad.

Character List 

The Poet 1
The Poet 2

Note: The Poet will be double-cast and is non-gender, non-age specific.Director’s Note: The Poet is a storyteller who is passionate about telling their audience what they have seen and experienced. They are also a performer who takes on multiple characters in the Iliad story

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

by Heidi Schreck

Directed by Cady West Garey 

Performances: Sept. 26 (preview), Sept. 28, Oct. 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20* (*potential double-show day with matinee and evening performances), 24, 26

Auditions: Monday, July 1, 7-10pm, and Tuesday, July 2, 7-10pm

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unavailable on the audition dates listed, please let us know. We are also accepting video auditions, with strong preference for standing and most of body in the frame.

Callbacks: Saturday, July 6, 2:30-5:30pm

Rehearsals Begin: Monday, July 15

Rehearsals are scheduled Sundays at either 1-4pm or 7-10pm (alternating), and Monday to Thursday evenings from 7-10pm. 

Please bring a list of schedule conflicts to your audition 

Show Description

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

We encourage color-conscious casting and are striving to be an inclusive theater. The idea behind conscious casting is that the casting decisions are made with intent. Productions actively seek to create a more diverse cast while respecting the playwright’s specific character descriptions. 

To Audition

Please email volunteer@livearts.org with any questions or if you are interested in auditioning and would like to reserve a time slot.  We encourage you to read the script before auditioning. Please contact Kathleel Mueller (kathleel@livearts.org) and Susan E. Evans (susan@livearts.org) if you need assistance. 

This play contains:

Discussion of abortion
Depictions of domestic violence
Mature language

What to Prepare

Please prepare a one to two-minute contemporary monologue, comedic monologues welcome.

Character List 

Heidi: 30 to 60
Legionnaire/Mike: 40 to 70
Debater (14-20) 
Debater (14-20) 

Note: Potentially casting understudies for both the “Heidi” and “Legionnaire/Mike” roles.

Upcoming Casting Opportunities


Check back soon for more 2024/25 Season audition information coming soon!



Meet Our Production & Volunteer Manager

Kathleel Mueller will get you signed up for an audition, help you find volunteer resources, or chat about what volunteer opportunities might be a good fit for you.

Kathleel has volunteered with Live Arts for many years as a stage manager, producer, designer, and more. She is excited to help you expand your skills and passion for theater!

If you are interested in auditioning this season, reach out to kathleel@livearts.org.


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