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TEENS ON TOUR: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

TEENS ON TOUR is a uniquely powerful production that brings real teens to the stage, to confront serious topics facing their generation. Tackling topics such as bullying, violence, racism, and prejudice, The Center of the Universe takes audiences on a journey into the past, to gain new perspective on the present as stories from slavery and the Holocaust are woven with events inspired by today’s headlines. The candid, post-show discussion with the young cast will leave you motivated with an unforgettable message about the value of human life.

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

Written by: Bruce Gevirtzman
Directed by: Steve Cisneros

“Our students could not stop talking about it and it led to meaningful conversations about respect and tolerance.”
– Kate, Principal

Phantom Projects Theatre Group is casting for the third show in our 2019/2020 Season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

All performers who will be cast in this production must be no younger than 12 and no older than 21. We will not cast anyone that is not in this age range.

Non-Union, No Pay

Written by: Bruce Gevirtzman
Directed by: Steve Cisneros

By appointment: Saturday and Sunday, February 22 & 23, 2020 3pm-5pm

To make an appointment please click here!

Auditions will be at Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall, 15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada CA 90638.

Auditions will consist of a cold-read. The sides will be here when you arrive. Please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in and review sides before your appointment.

All performers who will be cast in this production must be no younger than 12 and no older than 21. We will not cast anyone that is not in this age range.

Please bring a headshot and resume if if you have them. If you don’t have them, we will take a picture of you and give you paperwork you can fill out.

One Day Only!
April 9, 2020 at 10am and 7pm at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts 14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638
All participants must secure the day off of school

Daytime shows will be field trip performances for local schools.

First rehearsal will be Tuesday March 3 from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Rehearsals will be 4-5 times per week, but will be scheduled around actor conflicts, that are submitted at the audition. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal, as applicable.

All performers who will be cast in this production must be no younger than 12 and no older than 21.
We will not cast anyone that is not in this age range.

[MARIA] female, 16-21, Maria, the center of the story, is a strong, secure, smart, sweet, high school senior whose 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.


[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.


[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[BASHER/ATTACKER] male, 15-21, These three characters have planned their evening around the cleansing of their neighborhood, ridding their city of those whose 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.

[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.

Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment please click here!

Charlotte's Web LA/OC Tour 2020 Auditions

Phantom Projects Theatre Group is casting for our 2019/20 Season!

Non-Union, Pay on Show Days ($12/hour)

Directed by: Steve Cisneros

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 $12/hour on show days. There is a $50 gas stipend for rehearsals.

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

By Appointment Only:

March 9, 2020:
7pm-9pm

March 10, 2020
7:30pm-9:30pm

Auditions will be at Phantom Projects’ Rehearsal Hall, 15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada CA 90638 by appointment only.

There will be approx. 6-8 performance days per month April 14-June 11, 2020.  All shows are during the school day. Conflicts can be worked around with advanced notice.

Current Bookings (more to come): April 14, 16, 17, 21, 29. May 6, 22, 29. June 1, 8.

There is pay on show days: $12/hour

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 is a $50 gas stipend for rehearsals. Show days pay $12/hr

E.B. White’s Classic Story Comes to Life!

All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.”

Lots of energy and willingness to perform ”big” so that young audiences feel as if they ware watching the book come to life just for them!

WILBUR, MALE or FEMALE, 18 and over. A pig. Naive at first, eventually courageous. He is loveable, curious about the world, and a true friend. Click here for AUDITION SIDES

CHARLOTTE, FEMALE, 18 and over. to play a spider. She is Wilbur’s barnyard guardian angel. She is smart, resourceful and wise, and maybe a little bit quirky. (Also provides offstage voices to 2 characters) Click here for AUDITION SIDES

TEMPLETON, MALE, 18 and over. Wily, mischievous and selfish rat. Actor also plays Arable, Fern’s father, among other characters. (Also plays Arable and Lurvy) Click here for AUDITION SIDES

FERN, FEMALE, 18 and over. To play young girl. Loyal and loving girl who is Wilbur’s human protector; (Also plays Goose, Judge, Spectator). Click here for AUDITION SIDES

HOMER, MALE, 18 and over. The friendly farmer. (Also plays a Sheep, Spectator, Judge and Avery) Click here for AUDITION SIDES

NARRATOR, MALE or FEMALE, 18 and over. Energetic guide to our young audiences. Sets the tone of the whole show! (Also plays Gander, Reporter, Uncle the Pig, and the President of the Fair). Click here for AUDITION SIDES

Audition info will be posted in may, 2020