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People's Light

Post Date: May 1, 2024

People’s Light – Equity Principal Auditions 2024/2025

Contract: AEA LORT D Non-Rep

Venue/Theater: People’s Light Theatre

Producing Artistic Director: Zak Berkman

General Manager: Erin Sheffield

Associate Producing Director: Molly Rosa Houlahan

Creative Staff Present: Molly Rosa Houlahan, Associate Producing Director & Lisi Levy, Casting Associate

Date(s): Monday May 13th, 2024

Time: 10am to 6pm  (Holding room will open at 9am, Lunch Break from 1:30 - 2:30)

Immediately (Seeking Local Philadelphia Actors and National)

Location: People’s Light 39 Conestoga Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

    Holding Room: Steinbright Lobby, MAX Capacity - 200

    Audition Room: Rehearsal Room 2, MAX Capacity - 65

Rate:  People’s Light Theatre – LORT D, $807.00 per week.

STAGE MANAGERS: AEA Stage Managers may send their pictures/resumes to [email protected] with email subject AEA Stage Manager and your name. 

Stage Manager Rate - $995 per week. 

Equity Principal Auditions:

SEEKING: All Gender Identity Actors & Singers

Choose a brief  monologue and/or song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Please slate before your audition. Please note slots do not exceed 3 minutes in length, per equity rules. 

NOTE FROM CREATIVE: We welcome Actors of all races and all gender identities, abilities/exceptionalities, and body types. Please take this into consideration when submitting. In addition to genders listed in character breakdowns, we are ACTIVELY SEEKING TRANS AND NON-BINARY PERFORMERS for all roles.

2024-2025 Season:


By: Sherry Stregack Lutken, David M. Lutken, Morgan Morse, Lisa Helmi Johanson

Conceived & Directed by: Sherry Stregack Lutken

First Rehearsal: September 10th, 2024

First Preview: September 18th, 2024

Opens: September 22nd, 2024

Closes: October 13th, 2024

This show has been fully cast. 


World Premiere

Music & Lyrics by: Alex Bechtel

Book by: Jennifer Childs

Directed by: Bill Fennelly

First Rehearsal: October 15th 

First Preview: November 20th 

Opens: November 24th

Closes: January 5th 

*No performances on Christmas or New Year’s Day. 

Available Roles:

NOTE: All roles will be portrayed by adult actors. 

CAPTAIN HOOK - Flashy Character Singer - High Baritone/Low Tenor. Any race/ethnicity. The villain. A dashing and debonair nepo-baby pirate who delights in being bad.  Self centered and vain, he can swashbuckle with the best but is consistently made the apoplectic fool by Peter Pan.

SMEE -  Charming Old-timey Showbiz Tenor. Any race/ethnicity. The villain's sidekick. Smarter and more aware than Hook but less confident, over the course of the show he goes from subservient yes-man to breakaway star with the passion of Mama Rose. 

WENDY - Gutsy Intelligent Mix/Belter - High Alto. Any race/ethnicity. The eldest of the Darling children.  A girl on the cusp of adulthood who is slightly afraid of what it means to be "a young woman".  Curious, quick-witted and always up for adventure, she also has a vulnerability that comes with being a young person who is not sure they want to grow up.

JOHN - Solid and True character youth singer - High Baritone/Low Tenor. Any race/ethnicity. The middle Darling child.  A lover of science and computers who is a little insecure about not being good at sports or other traditional "boy" things.  He has an inventive mind and longs to be a leader.

MICHAEL - Sweet & Clear Singer - Tenor. Any race/ethnicity. The youngest of the Darling children.  Full of all the fun and fears of childhood, he is always ready to play and has a singular obsession with the danger of pirates.

FIFI - Brassy Character Belter - High Alto. Any race/ethnicity. A fabulous French poodle with the emphasis on the "French".  One of the nannies in the neighborhood, she is both tragically unlucky in love and absolutely practical when it comes to moving on and taking care of business. Edith Piaf meets Samantha Jones in dog form.

DORA - Wise, but Flashy Belter - Alto. Any race/ethnicity. An adorable dachshund. One of the nannies in the neighborhood, she is fiercely loyal to her charge but also has done a lot of musical theater and wouldn't mind a career on Broadway.

MR. DARLING/PA BELL/CHRISTOPHER - Tried & True Character Singer - Baritone. Any race/ethnicity. Mr. Darling is a loving parent but also a rather stuffy curmudgeon who just doesn't understand "kids these days".  Pa Bell is Tinkerbell's father, an aging fairy with sciatica and Catskills comic timing who has retired to Florida.  Christopher is one of the lost kids in the neighborhood.  He is the most cynical and mis-trusting of Peter Pan and the Neverland game.

HARVEY - A Unique and Feisty Voice - High Baritone. Any race/ethnicity. One of the lost kids in the neighborhood, he is aggressively quirky and is trying to figure out how to fit in.


By: Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by: Steve H. Broadnax III

First Rehearsal: January 22nd, 2025

First Preview: February 19th, 2025

Opens: February 23rd, 2025

Closes: March 30th, 2025

Available Roles:

BENEATHA YOUNGER – Black. Character’s pronouns: she/her. 19-25 yrs. . Mama’s daughter and Walter’s sister; Beneatha is an intellectual; twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family; some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from conservative Mama; she dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as a well-educated black woman.

GEORGE MURCHISON – Black. Character’s pronouns: he/him. 29-36 yrs. A wealthy man who courts Beneatha; the Youngers approve of George, but Beneatha dislikes his willingness to submit to white culture and forget his African heritage. 

MRS. JOHNSON – Black. 40-60 yrs. Character’s pronouns: she/her. The Youngers’ neighbor; Mrs. Johnson takes advantage of the Youngers’ hospitality and warns them about moving into a predominantly white neighborhood.

BOBO – Black. Character’s pronouns: he/him. 30-40 yrs. One of Walter’s partners in the liquor store plan. 

KARL LINDNER – White. Character’s pronouns: he/him. 35-50yrs. From the Clybourne Park Improvement Association; offers the Youngers a deal to reconsider moving into his neighborhood. 


By: Noah Haidle

Directed by Abigail Adams 

First Rehearsal: March 28th, 2025

First Preview: April 2nd, 2025

Opens: April 6th, 2025

Closes: April 27th, 2025

Available Roles:

ERNESTINE ASHWORTH – Travels from age seven to 107. In that time she will be a daughter, a girlfriend, a wife, a mother, a friend, an aunt, a mother-in-law, a widow, a second wife, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and a great great grandmother.

ALICE / MADELINE / ERNIE – Selfless. Strong. Ernestine’s mother. / Troubled. Bemused. Beautiful. Erudite. Ernestine and Matt’s daughter. / Ethereal. Vivacious. She doesn’t walk, she glides. Alex’s daughter. 

KENNETH – Ernestine’s awkward and annoying next door neighbor.

MATT/WILLIAM – Chiseled jawline. A middle linebacker on the high school football team. Ernestine’s boyfriend then husband. / Thirteen. Grand. 

BILLY / JOHN – Sensitive. An ear for music. Ernestine and Matt’s son. / A man woken up in the middle of the night. 

JOAN/ALEX/BETH – Anxious. Very anxious. Billy’s wife. / Takes no bullshit. Billy and Joan’s daughter. / John’s domestic partner, she quit smoking ten years ago and hasn’t been in a good mood since


Music By: Alan Menken

Book & Lyrics by: Howard Ashman

Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by: Molly Rosa Houlahan

First Rehearsal: May 20th, 2025

First Preview: June 25th, 2025

Opens: June 29th, 2025

Closes: August 3rd, 2025

Available Roles:

SEYMOUR KRELBORN – An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. 25 to 35.

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

AUDREY – Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. 25 to 35.

Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

MR. MUSHNIK – The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. 55 to 65.

Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

ORIN SCRIVELLO – An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

THE PLANT (Audrey II) – Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour.

VOICE OF THE PLANT – An actor/vocalist, voice of the plant. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' Funky Rhythm and Blues voice. 

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE, & CHIFFON – Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are Black street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

How To Apply


Please sign up for ONE 30 minute time slot via THIS form by Friday, May 10th at 12pm EST. Audition Confirmation emails will go out no later than May 12th and in the order submitted. If you miss the deadline, but would still like to be seen, you may show up anytime between 10am and 6pm (lunch 1:30-2:30) and get your name on the list for an audition appointment. 

EMC & Non-Union may fill out the audition sign-up form, but are not guaranteed a spot. EMC & Non-union actors may come in person to request an appointment on the day of auditions and will be seen if the schedule allows. 


AEA Actor - $807/weekly minimum, AEA SM - $995/weekly minimum (LORT D)
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