Acme holds open auditions for each of our productions.  Acme auditions are available to all students in the Yolo County area from the summer they graduate 8th grade, thru the summer after they graduate 12th grade.


We know auditions can be stressful and intimidating.  Keep in mind that we are cheering you on and hoping we can find a role for you where you will shine!  The reality is that folks do not always get cast in their first show.  However, we encourage you to stay involved in the company – act in a small project, come to a play reading, help out backstage, usher – the more theatre experience you get on and off-stage, the more comfortable you will be at future auditions. 


By Caitlin Parish

Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E 14th St, Davis CA



October 16, 2019

October 17, 2019

Callbacks: 3:45-6:30pm, October 18 2019



  1. Complete the audition form

  2. You will receive an email confirmation with a Waiver, Conflict Form and Monologue Packet via email.  Please complete Waiver and Conflict Form and bring them with you during your audition!

  3. Choose a monologue from the script and present it for the director during your 10-min Individual Session on Wednesday, Octover 16 or Thursday, October 17 at:
    Room T2, Davis Senior High School, 315 W. 14th St, Davis CA.

  4. Some actors may be asked to attend a group callbacks session to read additional scenes on 3:45-6:30pm, Friday October 18.

  5. Cast list will be sent via email! For any questions, contact our Stage Manager Lee Libet at


If you or a friend are more interested in working behind the scenes, we will need folks in the following areas:


  1. BUILD CREWS:  Work building or painting the set, creating costumes, collecting props, etc

  2. ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: Attend rehearsals, read for missing actors, give line notes, track props.

  3. BOARD OPS:  A 1.5 week commitment.  These folks will operate the light board and sound board.

  4. Email if you are interested in any of these!


Monday-Friday, 3:45 – 6pm Nov 4 – Jan 9

Thanksgiving & Winter breaks, 3:45 – 9:00pm Jan 6-8



Thurday January 9, 2020

Friday January 10, 2020

Saturday January 11, 2020

Sunday January 12, 2020


Thursday January 16, 2020

Friday January 17, 2020

Saturday January 18, 2020

Sunday January 19, 2020


All actors are expected to help with publicity and work on three technical crews. If you are not cast, your tech assistance would be very much appreciated!


We anticipate some actors may need to miss rehearsals due to other commitments.  We expect all actors to put their availability on the conflict form at auditions, and then refrain from adding additional conflicts.  No conflicts are accepted during performance dates.




SOPHIE - [18 y/o, White] Over-achieving & intense. Her dad's favorite

CHLOE - [14 or 15 y/o, White] The younger sister. Good at being funny when the going gets tough. Not the favorite daughter

JANETTE - [17 or 18 y/o, Latinx] Smart, loyal and protective. She understands the world's complexities more clearly than most.

JAYDEN - [17 or 18 y/o, African American]. Calls it like he sees it.  Finds his girlfriend's best friend annoying. Injured in the shooting.         

GREG - [17 or 18 y/o, race not specified] Lost his best friend in the shooting. Angry & grieving.  

BRIANNA - [17 or 18 y/o, woman of color] Kind and thoughtful, recovering from a gunshot wound.

BEN - [16 or 17 y/o, WHITE] Only appears in videos. Sophie's younger brother.



MRS. SOUDER - [Mid-30s, woman of color] A teacher.  Tries hard to support her students.

ZOE LUCAS - [Mid-30s, woman of color] A TV news anchor. Knows how the game is played.

RYAN - [40s or 50s, White] An ambitious, rising politician. Father of Sophie, Chloe and Ben.


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PO BOX 159

Davis CA 95617