Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an information sheet, providing basic contact information and detailing upcoming conflicts during the rehearsal and performance schedule. See each show’s description for detailed information regarding specific material that may be requested to be performed. Each audition date has an individual Facebook event created for it– RSVPing to these events is not required. Call backs are not listed. Call back information will be provided at the auditions. If you have any questions regarding any of our auditions, please do not hestitate to contact us at (319) 541-2980 or at

New Play Festival Auditions and Character Breakdowns

Ever felt the urge to act but just didn’t have the time to commit to a full production?
The New Play Festival was designed for you! Ten minute plays! Two week rehearsal period! One tech rehearsal and two peformances (Feb. 4 and 5th) at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Nine wonderful plays need a cast. WE NEED YOU!

There are roles for adults of any age, especially older adults. And one teenage boy and two early teen girls.

Any level of experience is fine! No preparation is necessary. Simply come and try out!

Auditions Wednesday January 23, Coralville Public Library 7pm to 8:30pm

Performance Dates February 4 and 5 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arte

A Different State: Three women…Elenore (60+) naive and sweet, Nadine (60+) boisterous, unrestained raucous and brutally honest, Bernice (60+) mediator and heart of the trio.

Batting practice: Four characters… Teryn mid 20’s, classy, attractive baseball fan. Steve mid 20’s clown to earth guy who Works at McDonalds. Angie about 30, a hotdog vendor, Mike mid 20’s, extremely good looking

Choices: A couple in their twenties…Emily a young inner-City teacher. Chris her fiance, a loving, upbeat guy.

Driven To Distraction: Two characters…Tim, a teenager and his mother Alice.

Mads: Two Characters„..Dad mid 30’s to early 40’s, a meth addict. Maddie is his 13 year old daughter who has recently lost her mother in a car accident.

Picnic at Windy Creek River: Seven Characters…Grandma Sally, elderly and hospice. Jason, Sally’s son, early 40’s. Alice, Jason’s wife, late 30’s. Kris their daughter, 8 yrs old. Linda and Paula, Sally’s sisters and Ronnie, Sally’s brother. All over 60 years old.

Retail Therapy: Three characters…Frank, pushing 60, a lovable blowhard who enjoys a good shouting match. Rich, 30-ish, Frank’s son, not afraid to match wits with his father, though college educated. Nurse, 40 or older, a tough broad with a big voice and a sense of humor.

We Appear To Have Company: Three Characters…Harold Tittleton, a man in his sixties, English, smokes a pipe, very proper. Emma, his Wife, in her sixties, English, very proper and rather clueless. Clown, a clown.

Ken and Barbie’s Root Beer Date: a short monologue…Matt, a 20-year-old university student, majoring in theater and psychology.

City Circle Announces Auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Director Patrick DuLaney and music director Jason Sifford will be holding auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm at the Auditorium in the lower level of the Coralville Public Library and Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon – 5:00 pm in Meeting Room C of the Iowa City Public Library

Auditioners need not attend both days. Roles for adults and mature high school students are available. Please bring a comic song to sing. Sheet music, MP3, or CD is acceptable. No monologues are necessary. Cold readings will be provided. Bring a picture and basic theatrical resume. Contact to schedule an audition time.

Forum runs May 10-19 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.