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Are you a seasoned actor looking for a new role to tackle?

Did you dabble in theater in school or years ago and miss the stage?

Have you always thought about acting but have never auditioned or performed? 

Come out and audition with The Indiana Players!

No experience required!

What To Expect:

Auditions for most Indiana Players' Mainstage shows are "Open Auditions" meaning, no scheduling or time slot is required. Just stop by the Philadelphia Street Playhouse any time auditions are being held. Unless otherwise stated, no preperation is necessary (i.e.monologues or headshots). You will be provided a selection of the script to look over and then read alone or with other auditionees or members of the production. It is simple, easy, and painless!

Some productions may have additional requirements due to the needs of the show. For example, age ranges may be given to either allow or restrict minors in a specific production or a specific role. Most musical productions will ask that you prepare a short vocal piece to sing at auditions and you may be asked to sing scales or warm-up, and/or learn a few measures of vocals from the production.

Upcoming Auditions

The Return of John Brown

A World Premiere Musical

Written By: Gene Bruskin

Directed By: Vanessa Arvidson

Show Dates: September 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17

Open Auditions:

June 15th & 16th

6pm - 8pm

No experience necessary to audition. Auditions consist of a short reading from the script and a vocal audition. Please come prepared with a short prepared piece (2-3 min) to sing for the vocal portion of the audition.

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Come be a part of the World Premiere of The Return of John Brown!

The Return of John Brown is a musical drama that merges past, present, and future as legendary abolitionist, John Brown, mysteriously re-emerges in present day. The show combines original music, dance, drama and humor with history and mystery, as Brown is captured, brought on trial again and threatened with yet another hanging. The Return of John Brown brings together the power of Brown’s inspiration with an intriguing and entertaining musical tale that illustrates the need to challenge the enduring destructiveness of racism by building a unified multi-racial social justice movement.

Casting Information: The show consists of nine characters; four African American (2W/2M) and five white (1W/4M) characters. Ages approximately mid 30s and up. 


  • John Brown, legendary abolitionist - White Male. Late 50s. 

  • Joe Hankins, weathered and lonely farmer - White Male. Mid 40s.

  • Sheriff James Jackson, unpopular and intimidating law official - White Male. Mid 40s.

  • Hannah Tubman, descendant of Harriet Tubman, Civil Rights lawyer - Black Female. Late 30s/Early 40s. 

  • William Douglass, descendant of Frederick Douglass, attorney - Black Male. Mid 30s. 

  • Bernice Washington, farmer and respected community figure - Black Female. Late 30s/Early 40s. 

  • Joshua Wilkins, farmer and auto-mechanic, quiet leader - Black Male. Mid to late 40s.

  • Louis King, wealthy heir, disliked and distrusted, lousy businessman - White Male. Late 40s/Early 50s.

  • Judge Marsha McMann, bored and sick of the small-town mentality and dealing - White Female. Late 40s/Early 50s.

Scheduling Information: Depending on role, rehearsals begin mid-July. Show dates are September 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees are at 2:30pm.

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