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The Great Bakersfield Pie Mystery (The Joe Play) - Philly Fringe Festival

Sawubona Creativity Project (SCP): Theatre for Performance Art and Education

Post Date: Jun 24, 2024

AUDITION NOTICE: SCP is seeking child performers (ages 9-14) to play various roles in a student written play that will be performed during Philly Fringe 2024.

About the Play: Joe, a Pie Maker in the town of Bakersfield is preparing for the town's baking contest. Joe is a shoe in to win the contest until someone sneaks into his bakery and sabotages all of his pies. Tag along with Joe and his best friends Lucy, Roxanne and Ronald as they embark on a journey through Bakersfield to try to uncover the culprit.

The Great Bakersfield Pie Mystery (The Joe Play) is a brand new, original work written by Sawubona Creativity Project Theatre Arts students in grades K-3. What started as a playwriting lesson grew into the wonderful story of Joe, the kindly Pie Maker and his faithful friends. 

Audition Date: July 8, 2024 3:00pm-6:00pm

Show Date/Time: Fringe Arts September 7, 2024 @ 2pm (call time 1pm)

Location: 1935 E Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148

Rehearsal Schedule: one time per week Sundays starting July 21-Sept 1 (skip 8/25) 12:00pm-1:30pm, tech rehearsal Wednesday Sept 4. 3:00pm-6:00pm


JOE: boy, Pie Maker, owns a bakery in the town of Bakersfield, NY; kind and helpful, cares a lot about his town, friends and other people; well liked by others (already cast)

JOE: Understudy 

LUCY: girl, Joe’s best friend; friendly, tech savvy

RONALD: boy, Joe’s money manager and friend, smart, protective of Joe

ROXANNE: girl, suspicious of most people, silly and fun

MRS. RAINBOW FRIEND/OFFICER BOB/SAM: boy/girl, one actor plays all 3 roles

REPORTER: end of play, reports on the Pie Contest (already cast)

*no experience necessary

to learn more about the theatre visit our website: https://www.sawubonacreativityproject.org/


How To Apply

For more information about the audition, to schedule an audition time: email [email protected]


$65 Stipend
Job Category
Auditions & Casting
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