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Afflicted: daughters of Salem Audition Information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Director: Timothy P. Thorn
Written by: Laurie Brooks

No Pay. Non-Union.

Auditions are by Appointment Only on…
Monday, September 24, 2018 from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Callbacks (by invitation): Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Times: TBD

To schedule an appointment please click here.

There are only 2 performances, all in one day, November 15, 2018 at 10:00am & 7:00pm
at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA 90638

Rehearsals as a whole (actors may not called to every rehearsal):
Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Nights approx 6pm-9pm and either Saturday 2pm-5pm or Sunday 6pm-9pm.

There will be no rehearsals on Fridays.

First Rehearsal will be October 1, 2018.

Load in Day: Wednesday, November 14, 2018: approx: 5pm-11pm

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada, CA 90638

THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CRUCIBLE

The riveting untold tale of the girls of Salem, who meet deep in the dark woods of Puritan New England at night. Denied all outlets for imagination and all hope for the future, the girls unite in a secret society. Allies are found, promises made and broken, power taken. When the girls force the slave Tituba to tell their fortunes, they ignite a crucible of events that burns out of control, leading straight to the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Through their secrets, gossip and accusations these girls become some of the most notorious teens in history.

The role of Tituba has been filled. All other roles are open.

  • Abigail Williams – to play 18 yrs 
    She is the leader of her group of friends; very controlling; smart; coercive; vindictive. She usually gets what she wants with the girls. Betty’s older cousin. She was orphaned as a child during an Indian attack. A “strikingly beautiful” girl, Abigail was orphaned when she was young. She is not married and therefore looked down upon, which propels her into an affair with a married man. She wants to break free of her current life. To avoid getting in trouble she accuses others of witchcraft.
  • Ann Putnam Jr– to play 16 yrs 
    She is the most devoted friend to Abigail. She is not quite as vindictive but is an Abigail want-to-be and will easily go along with vindictive, wild behavior. Known as Ruth in The Crucible though she is never seen. She will say anything to cover her own misdeeds and later accuses 62 people of witchcraft before the ordeal is over.
  • Mercy Lewis – to play 18 yrs 
    Emotionally scarred from being orphaned at a young age in an Indian attack, Mercy is the Putnam’s servant. She is a wounded soul described as being “fat, sly and merciless” but secretly wishes to be a “learned woman”. She is a friend of Ann’s, religious and creates uncertainty in the group. She will accuse 9 people of witchcraft.
  • Mary Warren – to play 17 yrs 
    Mary is a subservient, naive, lonely, easily frightened girl who clings to her religious beliefs. The new house-servant to the Proctors since Abigail was fired. She is a friend of Abby but is a pawn in Abby’s cruel game of lies and later rebels against all of the other girls. She has a strong desire to be a part of the “great doings in the world” but is weak and goes along with the others.
  • Betty Parris – to play 10 yrs 
    She is the daughter of Reverend Parris and cousin of Abigail and is an entitled tag-a-long that wants to join the girls in the woods. She fakes an affliction that is used to begin the accusations of witchcraft. Afraid of getting in trouble but is determined and a bit self righteous. She wants to belong with the older girls.

Abigail Williams Sides Click Here

Ann Putnam Sides Click Here

Betty Parris Sides Click Here

Mary Warren Sides Click Here

Mercy Lewis Sides Click Here

Tituba Sides Click Here

Please bring a headshot and resume with you, if available.

Fill out our form to set an appointment by clicking here.

For any questions please click here.

TEENS ON TOUR 2019 audition information

We tour to Jr/High Schools throughout the OC/LA area. The shows are during the day, no more than day per week, no more than 2-4 times per month. January-May, 2019.

Double casting occurs.

Each actor must be able to partake in a post-show discussion about the show.

There is no pay. Non-Union.

Audition Date Information will be posted in Late October/Early November 2018.

Rehearsals as a whole (actors are NOT called to every rehearsal):

Rehearsals will be spread out during the week. Weeknight evenings, and weekends, when we have rehearsal would be during the day or early evening. There will be no Friday rehearsals.

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada, CA 90638

About the Show: 
Experience this compelling new drama centered around two high school sweethearts torn apart by a senseless act of violence. Journey into the past and gain new perspective on the present as stories from slavery and the Holocaust are woven with events inspired by today’s headlines. The Center of the Universe will leave you motivated with an unforgettable message about the value of human life. 

*Features an all- youth cast and a post- show discussion.

[MARIA] female, 16-21, Maria, the center of the story, is a strong, secure, smart, sweet, high school senior who’s life is tragically ended by a senseless act of violence. She’s preparing to go to Medical School after she graduates. Her ending monologue brings audiences to tears, as we feel the pain she imagines her friends/family to have gone through upon hearing of her demise. Audiences must connect with her charisma and energy in a short time in order for the show to succeed.

[CONSCIENCE] female, 16-21, The optimistic voice of reason and truth, the Conscience serves as narrator. The Conscience seeks to find the hope and progress of our society, even when history is hard to defend. Strong stage presence; loud, solid voice.

[THE ANTI-CONSCIENCE] male, 17-21, A narrator type character that connects various horrific historical events to each other; his cup is always half empty, and while his words make one initially think he couldn’t actually be correct about the direction of society as a whole, he backs them with facts and convincing arguments. His commanding stage presence, strong loud voice, and level of confidence allows him to convincingly represent all that is evil in the world; and he enjoys it.

[CRAIG] male, 17-21, Maria’s boyfriend; He’s charismatic, smart, funny, loving, and has a great personality that lends to the belief that Craig and Maria really can be together forever, despite their young age. He plans to attend law school after high school.

[MRS. KOMINSKY] female, 16-21, Holocaust survivor who first, through present-day monologue, details her interactions with Nazis, and the painful experience of seeing her young children ripped from their beds by soldiers. We then flash back to see part of her experience in action, as she begs, pleads, and attempts to negotiate with a Commandant, the release of her three daughters. Heavy emotion, ability to cry on cue, required.

[NAZI] male, 15-21, This stone-cold, unfeeling, loud soldier feels nothing for his victim, in fact taking great joy in the power he holds over Mrs. Kominsky. Genuinely convinced that he’s simply carrying out his tasks, as ordered, the Nazi ranges from quiet, creepy, angry and arrogant, as he argues and justifies his actions with the Human Conscience.

[SLAVE MASTER] male, 15-21, Along with his wife, the Slave Mistress, he is proud, obnoxiously patriotic, and completely unaware, or simply doesn’t care about, the humanity of his slaves. He genuinely believes he’s “providing” for his “boy;” completely blind to the horrendous fact that he owns another human being.

[SLAVE MISTRESS] female, 15-21, Along with her husband, the Slave Master, this woman is proud, obnoxiously patriotic, and completely unaware of the humanity of her slaves. She genuinely believes she’s “providing” for her “boy;” completely blind to the horrendous fact that she owns another human being.

[SLAVE] male or female, African American, 13-21, This role has no lines, but the words and thoughts that are unsaid, are heard loudly through the facial and body expressions displayed throughout. The slave helps immediately set the tone of the production, on the floor, below the feet of his arrogant slave owners who throw the character around treating their “owned property” with zero compassion.

[RON] male, 15-21, Ron is approached by a trio of random strangers, hell bent on clearing their neighborhood of anyone who’s lifestyle they disagree with; despite a lacking of any actual knowledge of Ron or his sexual preference (in fact, his orientation is never disclosed) he is attacked and beaten. His 4th-wall-breaking, powerful monologue brings nothing but compassion from audiences. 

[BASHER/ATTACKER] male, 15-21, These three characters have planned their evening around the cleansing of their neighborhood, ridding their city of those who’s lifestyles they disagree with. They approach Ron, who is simply standing on a beach. After hurling insults and derogatory statements at him, they attack and beat him, leaving him to die.

[KLANSMAN] male, African-American or Hispanic, 15-21, This hate-filled, fired-up member of the KKK, is convinced that the quality of life will vastly improve once there is just one race. The character wears a white sheet, hood, and gloves, and will intentionally be played by a race that the actual character would despise.

[MR SOCIETY] male, 15-21, In this cartoonish moment in an otherwise dramatic production, Mr. Society is over-the-top, comedic, big and farcical in his delivery; he, along with his wife, Mrs. Society, are completely numb to the world around them. While eating dinner, the couple learns about a shooting. Between requests for the next course in their dinner, the couple learns that the shooting has killed a young girl in their neighborhood: Maria. They pause long enough to plan a night at the movies, and toss away the newspaper with as much care as they showed for the young death.

[MRS SOCIETY] female, 15-21, In this cartoonish moment in an otherwise dramatic production, Mrs. Society is over-the-top, comedic, big and farcical in his delivery; she, along with her husband, Mr. Society, are completely numb to the world around them. While eating dinner, the couple learns about a shooting. Between requests for the next course in their dinner, the couple learns that the shooting has killed a young girl in their neighborhood: Maria. They pause long enough to plan a night at the movies, and toss away the newspaper with as much care as they showed for the young death

[SPARKY] female, 13-18, Maria’s good friend, she works in a convenience store and is the last to see Maria before her death. Very few lines, but the dialogue leaves a lasting impression about society treats one another; priority goes to those we know and care about, over anyone else.

[MARIA’S MOM] female, 15-21, Maria’s Mom, she struggles with the knowledge that her daughter will leave the house soon, off to MIT to pursue her college career. Finding any excuse to spend as much time with her daughter before she leaves, audiences can’t help but feel her pain when learning of Maria’s death. She’s loving, funny, and obviously cares deeply about Maria and Craig.

[ROBBER] male, 15-21, A man of few words, but with perhaps the heaviest scenes, as he is the person who ends Maria’s life. For a very brief moment, we are able to see through the tough exterior of the character, down to a potentially conflicted individual who is unsure of how to deal with his feelings, and the power he holds over Maria’s life. This moment is fleeting however, as he callously kills her, walking away with a few dollars, a bag of chips, and a smile.

The audition will be a cold-read. Sides will be provided to you at the audition. Please have in mind what character you would like to audition for.

Please bring a headshot and resume, if available. 

More information will be available Late October/Early November 2018. 

For any questions please click here.

the outsiders audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

No Pay. Non-Union.

More information will be available mid-November 2018.

More information will be available mid-November 2018.

There are 3 performances, all in one day, February 21, 2019 at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 7:00pm
at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA 90638

Load in Day: Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

ABOUT THE SHOW
The Outsiders is seen through the eyes of Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life who is caught up in territorial battles between the have- it- made rich kids, “The Socs,” and his tough, underprivileged family and friends.

As these young people try to find themselves and each other, the sadness of sophistication begins to reach them, and change them.

Based on the book by SE Hinton

Ponyboy, Male, Lead,  to play 14-16: The novel’s fourteen-year-old narrator and protagonist, and the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy’s literary interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. He matures, eventually realizing the importance of strength in the face of class bias.

Johnny Cade, Male, Lead, to play 15-18: Physically, small for his age; A sixteen-year-old greaser. Though Johnny does not succeed in school, he approaches intellectual matters with steady concentration. The child of alcoholic, abusive parents, he is nervous and sensitive. Since his parents do not care for him, Johnny sees the greasers as his true family. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him.

Dallas (Dally) Winston, Male, Supporting, to play 16-18: The toughest hood in Ponyboy’s group of greasers. Dallas, known as “Dally,” is a hardened teen who used to run with gangs in New York. Unlike his friends, does not put grease in his white-blond hair. Dally’s violent tendencies make him more dangerous than the other greasers, and he takes pride in his criminal record. Dally feels protective of Johnny Cade.

Two-Bit, Male, Supporting, to play 17-19: The joker of Ponyboy’s group. Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, is a wisecracking greaser who regularly shoplifts. He prizes his sleek black-handled switchblade. He instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc.

Darry, SupportingTo play 20-22: Ponyboy’s oldest brother. Darrel, known as “Darry,” is a twenty-year-old greaser who is raising Ponyboy because their parents have died in a car crash. Strong, athletic, and intelligent, Darry has quit school. He works two jobs to hold the family together. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy. He also makes good chocolate cake, which he and his brothers eat every day for breakfast. The other greasers call him “Superman.”

Sodapop, Male, Lead, 16-18: Ponyboy’s brother. He is a high school dropout and works at the local gas station. He is “movie-star” handsome. Ponyboy envies Sodapop’s good looks and charm. Sodapop plans to marry Sandy, a greaser girl.

Sandy, Female, Supporting, to play 15-17: Sodapop’s girlfriend. Sandy is pregnant and moves to Florida to live with her grandmother.

Bob Sheldon, Male, Supporting, to play 18-20: The Soc who attacks both Johnny and Pony in the park. He is killed by Johnny. Cherry’s boyfriend. Bob is the dark-haired Soc who beats up Johnny before the story begins. Bob has a set of three heavy rings, which he wears when he fights greasers. Bob’s indulgent parents have never disciplined him.

Randy, Male, Supportingto play 18-20: Marcia’s boyfriend and Bob’s best friend. Randy is a handsome Soc who eventually sees the futility of fighting. Along with Cherry, Randy humanizes the Socs by showing that some of them have redeeming qualities. Randy helps Ponyboy realize that Socs are as susceptible to pain as anyone else. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble.

Sherri (Cherry) Valance, Female, Supporting, to play 16-18: Bob’s girlfriend, she is a Soc cheerleader whom Ponyboy meets at the movies. Cherry’s real name is Sherri, but people call her Cherry because of her red hair. Ponyboy and Cherry have a great deal in common, and Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to her. Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. Cherry admires Dally’s individuality and tells Ponyboy that she could fall in love with Dally. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers.

Marcia,  Female, Ensemble, to play 16-18: Cherry’s friend and Randy’s girlfriend. Marcia is a pretty, dark-haired Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humor and a taste for nonsensical musings.

Paul, Male, Ensemble, to play 20-25: The husky blond Soc who steps forward to challenge Darry when the rumble begins. Paul and Darry were friends and football teammates in high school.

M. O’Briant, Male or Female, Ensemble 35-50: A parent at the scene of a fire, concerned for the safety of the missing children.

Jerry, Male or Female, Ensemble, 35-50:
 The teacher who accompanies Ponyboy to the hospital after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire. Though an adult and a member of mainstream society, Jerry judges the greasers on their merits instead of automatically branding them juvenile delinquents.

M. Syme, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60: 
Ponyboy’s English teacher. M. Syme expresses concern over Ponyboy’s falling grades. He offers to raise Ponyboy’s grade if he turns in a well-written autobiographical theme.

Doctor, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60

Nurse, Male or Female, Ensemble, 30-60


Also casting an ensemble of assorted Greasers and Soc members. No speaking lines, but will be used throughout the show.

More information will be available mid-November 2018.

Appointment information will be available mid-November 2018.

For any questions please click here.

Charlotte's Web Audition Information

There will be approx 6-8 Performance days per month April-June 2019.
All shows are during the school day.
Conflicts can be worked around with advanced knowledge.

No pay for rehearsals.

There is pay on show days. $11/hour

Non-Union.

More information will be available early February 2019.

There will be approx 6-8 Performance days per month April-June 2019.
All shows are during the school day.
Conflicts can be worked around with advanced knowledge.

There will only be  6-8 rehearsals, however, due to the nature of the script, every actor must be at every rehearsal.

The schedule will be based completely on actor conflicts that we know about at the audition.
There will be NO Fri/Sat evening rehearsals.

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

The classic E.B. White story of Charlotte’s Web comes to life onstage in a live performance!

We are casting energetic, enthusiastic performers who enjoy working with children.

All performers must be over 18, and have reliable transportation.

All performances are during school hours at local elementary schools.

Performers are paid $11/hour on show days. There is no pay for rehearsals.

The audition will consist of a cold-read. Please bring a picture and resume.

Performers also set-up and breakdown the sets and props. All actors will be trained on proper usage.

More information will be available early February 2019.

The audition will consist of a cold-read.

Please bring a headshot and resume, if available.

More information will be available early February 2019.

For any questions please click here.

Wonder audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Director: Timothy P. Thorn

No Pay. Non-Union.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

There are 3 performances, all in one day, April 11, 2019 at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 7:00pm
at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA, 90638

Load in Day: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA, 90638

ABOUT THE SHOW

August Pullman is an ordinary 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox; ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for 5th grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience; August’s internal dialogue and interactions with students and family ring true, and though remarkably courageous he comes across as a sweet, funny boy who wants the same things others want: friendship, understanding, and the freedom to be himself. “It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

The power of the words behind Wonder stand out strong in this production. There will be minimal sets and props, and performed simply by actors behind microphones, projections and chairs.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

More information will be available late January/early February 2019.

For any questions please click here.

The Young Artist Project audition information

Presented by Phantom Projects Theatre Group as part of our 2018/19 season at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Do you live, eat, drink, and breathe for creativity?
What if someone gave you a 1,300 seat theatre and a 5,000 square foot rehearsal hall, and let you create a show with no limits and no boundaries.

More information will be available early June 2019.

More information will be available early June 2019.

One Performance Only!
August 3, 2019 at 1:00pm

Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave
La Mirada CA 90638

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Put 10 promising young artists in a workshop environment with no creative limits, stir with the guidance of a veteran director and cook under the pressure of a public performance within weeks and what do you get? A theatrical event that blends drama, hip-hop, poetry,
 comedy, film, dance, film and storytelling.

Phantom Projects Theatre Group’s 9th Annual Young Artist Project is currently providing such the crucible for a talented troupe of strangers who will come together quickly to learn, create and experience the joys and pressures of creating professional theatre. Everything is original and created by the young participants.

The event brings together aspiring artists between the ages of 16 and 23 to merge their unique talents – whether writing, directing, acting, singing, dancing, etc. – in a collaborative effort to develop performance pieces by members of the group.

*Each participant must select ONE primary category that they feel best represents their talent and as many SECONDARY categories that they feel interests them.

*Each participant MUST be between the ages of 16-23.

*Each participant must participate in at least 2 segments of the performance, regardless of the categories they select. Ex: Singers can’t just sing, they must participate in an additional way.

*Each participant must have a good attitude and a positive energy throughout the process.

More information will be available early June 2019.

What is the Young Artist Project?
The Young Artist Project (YAP) was created in 2007 as part of Phantom Projects’ 10th Anniversary. The idea was to find young people who were already veterans in their craft, to give them complete creative control over a production that they create from scratch.

Where are rehearsals and performances held?
Rehearsals are held at our rehearsal hall in La Mirada, CA.The performance takes place at the beautiful 1,300-seat La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

What’s the catch?
The performers selected for the project will have exactly 14 days from first meeting to final bow, to completely create, rehearse, learn and perform their production.

How can I get involved?
Only 10 participants will be selected. Each year, we received well over 100 applications. Of those who apply we tend to audition 40 of them. From those 40, we select the participants.

What ages are accepted?
Performers must be between the ages of 16-23 as of July 2019.

Is there pay?
There is no pay for the project. However, the experience gained is like no other and will 
stay with you forever.

Is there a fee to be involved?
Absolutely not. There are no fees or costs to be involved.

What is the schedule?
The schedule is set by the participants (except for specific dates that will be given June 2019). However, in order to make this project completely unique and to meet the high quality we have come to expect, the performers pretty much eat, sleep, drink and live the Young Artist Project 24 hours a day for the entire 14 day process.

What kind of show do we need to create?
You need to create something that is amazing. Something that speaks to you. Something that speaks to your audience. The only limits are your imagination.

What if I’m more of a performer than a writer?
That’s fine…we need all pieces of the puzzle to make this work. However, all participants must bring two talents to the table.

For any question please click here.