Acme 2014 Audition Information

Acme 2014 Audition Information

Auditions for "The Rememberer by Steven Dietz: May 29, 30 and 31


"The Rememberer" tells the true story of Joyce Simmons Cheeka - a member of the Squaxin tribe - who is forcibly taken from her home and placed in a government boarding school in 1911. As the chosen "rememberer" for her tribe it is her duty to pass on the stories, history and wisdom of her people. However, the aims of the boarding school are quite different. This is the story of one womans journey through two worlds and the way she learns to weave them together.

This play involves a great deal of music, dance/movement, and different languages. Throughout our rehearsal process the cast will be learning about the history, context, and social justice issues raised in this story.


Acme provides great theatrical training and a lot of wacky fun. However, it is an intense time commitment.


We rehearse from 3:30 - 6pm, Monday - Friday, June 16 - July 21. Not every actor will be needed for every rehearsal. We try to accommodate vacations, however this may impact the size of the role we can offer you.

Tech Week:

Everyone will be needed from 1pm - 9pm, July 21 - July 31. Absences during this period of time may not be able to be accommodated. Speak with Emily Henderson directly.


July 31, Aug 1, 2, 3 and Aug 7, 8, 9, 10

Summer Classes:

We ask all actors to assist with our summer classes for K-8 students, which run 1-3pm, Monday-Friday June 23 - July 11. Training sessions will be held June 16 - 20.

Tech Work:

In addition, all actors are expected to work on three crews and assist with publicizing the show.


Auditions are open to all graduated 8th - 12th grade students. There is no cost to participate in Acme.

Auditions will involve a small-group session and a full-group session. You will sign up to attend one of the four small group sessions, and everyone will attends the call-backs session on Saturday.

When you sign up, you will receive an audition form. Fill out, have your parents sign it, and bring it to your small group audition session.

No preparation is needed for auditions. Please wear comfortable clothes that are easy for you to move in, and if needed pin/tie your hair out of your face.

Everyone who auditions will be cast!

Please note: audition sign ups will begin in mid-May. Please check back here or subscribe to our email list for updates.


Thursday, May 29

3:45 - 6pm - Small Group Session 1

6:30 - 8:45pm - Small Group Session 2

Friday, May 30

3:45 - 6pm - Small Group Session 3

6:30 - 8:45pm - Small Group Session 4

Saturday, May 31

12pm - 5:30pm - Call-Back Session: All Auditioners Needed

Finally, thank you for your interest in Acme Theatre Company! While we take our theatre-work seriously, my goal is to make the audition process as friendly and comfortable as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best wishes,

Emily Henderson, Artistic Director

Eden Tomich, Stage Manager