Audition Opportunities

Working with Talespinner: 

The rehearsal process lasts roughly five to seven weeks depending on the type and run length of the production. Rehearsals are scheduled four times a week, typically three on the weekday and one the weekend. They last between four and five hours. There are roughly three to five performances for three weeks. Some school matinee ability on Friday mornings is preferred but not required. Compensation is $400 dollars for principle cast and $300 for understudy roles.

Current Auditions

Hook and Smee by T. Paul Lowry 

Talespinner Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for actors ages 18 and up for their Spring 2023 production of Hook and Smee by T Paul Lowry in person by appointment or through video submission (please email rtwardzik@talespinnercle.org). Hook and Smee will be directed by Ren Twardzik, and will run March 11th to the 26th, with the potential for 1-2 matinee performances on Fridays as the schedules of the actors allow.

Please review the following details before scheduling an audition. All roles are available.

(From local Cleveland playwright, T Paul Lowry) In honor of ten years of shows, welcome back a popular TCT show. Captain Hook is a name to send delightful shivers down the spine of anyone who knows the tale of Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell. But have you ever wondered just how Hook came to Never Never Land with his merry band of buccaneers? This is the story of how Hook met Smee and came to be the scourge of “the Land of Pan.” All your favorite characters are here but get ready for some giddy surprises that will make you clap your hands with glee.

Hook and Smee by T Paul Lowry is a play with some sea shanties. Comfort with singing and experience with puppetry is a plus.

Interested performers will receive a 5-min audition time slot and should prepare a two-minute retelling of their favorite children’s book. Actors should also provide their resume (and a headshot if desired). Actors must be available for all weekend performances and should be prepared to discuss the possibility of Friday matinees.

7 dynamic, energetic actors comfortable with multiple roles. While description of a few roles may fall on the gender binary, all performers of any gender identity may audition for any role. For example, Captain John, while described as a former lost boy, may be played by any gender identification. Actors of varying body types and abilities are encouraged to audition. Actors will play multiple parts throughout the show.

Actor must possess strong movement skills, and ability to play various ages.

All actors will be paid $400 for the production. 

Up Next! 

If you’re not available for Hook and Smee, consider auditioning for the Summer 2023 show. Rehearsal starting in May with performances July 8th through the 23rd. 

Directed by Mariah Burks, Everything I Feel is a TVYA (Theatre for Very Young Audience) devised piece. Exploring feelings for our youngest patrons, this show is run roughly 20 to 30 minutes. Devising and puppetry experience a bonus but not required.