Auditions

One of the best parts of being a part of Very Little Theatre is that we encourage everyone to audition. If you’ve never been in a show, or been in a hundred… if you’re 5 or 105… we want to see you. Very Little Theatre is a community place, and we want you! Below you’ll find information about upcoming auditions (we’ll post them as they come up). Have questions? Contact [email protected].

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Interested in auditioning for VLT’s 500th production and 95th season opener, The Mousetrap?

Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Very Little Theatre, 3250 Hilyard St, Eugene.
Auditioners may choose one of two available sessions: Saturday, June 1 at 10 am or Sunday, June 2 at 11 am.

Pre-registration is encouraged for all. (Click here) Walk-ins are welcome. Please come 30 minutes early to fill out audition forms.

Audition Requirements and Information
● Listed events will take place in person at The Very Little Theatre, 3250 Hilyard St, Eugene.
● Auditions are June 1 & 2, 2024. Auditioners are encouraged to pre-register online by Midnight on Friday, May 31st.
Auditioners may choose one of two available sessions: 10 am -12 pm June 1st or 11 am to 1 pm June 2nd.
● Walk-ins are welcome. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out the audition form.
● No prior acting or theatrical experience is necessary.
● Auditions will consist of warm-ups and cold readings from the script. No memorized monologue is required.
● Advanced audition registration is recommended but not required. To pre-register (Click here).

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]. We look forward to
working with you!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
All characters do not have a specific race or ethnic background; we’re excited to see a
diverse pool of actors audition for all roles. Ages listed are the approximate ages of the
characters themselves. We invite actors of any age to audition for any role. English
accents are not required but will be considered for final production.

Character Name: Giles Ralston
Character Age: 20’s-40’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Male Presenting
Character Description: Owns Monkswell Manor with his wife Mollie; somewhat
arrogant and jealous of the other guests’ attention toward Mollie. This role will require a
choreographed kiss with one actor.

Character Name: Mollie Ralston
Character Age: 20’s-40’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any.
Character Gender: Female Presenting
Character Description: New owner/hostess of Monkswell Manor; anxious about
hosting the inn’s first guests; married to Giles for one year. This role will require a
choreographed kiss with one actor.

Character Name: Christopher Wren
Character Age: 20’s-30’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Male Presenting
Character Description: A flighty, obviously jittery young man, the first guest at
Monkswell Manor. Described in the original story to have crazy “sunburnt hair.”

Character Name: Mrs. Boyle
Character Age: 50+
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Female Presenting
Character Description: Mrs. Boyle is an imposing woman with a bad temper; she
complains about everything. She is disapproving of every effort that Mollie and Giles
produce to make her comfortable. This character will have some fight choreography.

Character Name: Major Metcalf
Character Age: 40+
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Male Presenting
Character Description: Major Metcalf is middle-aged, square-shouldered, military in
manner and bearing. He is friendly and very polite and serves as a good counter to
Mrs. Boyle during the play’s first act.

Character Name: Miss Casewell
Character Age: 30’s-50’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Female Presenting
Character Description: A strange, aloof woman who speaks offhandedly about the
horrific experiences of her childhood. Shows a lack of trust in others surrounding her as
an individualist.

Character Name: Mr. Paravincini
Character Age: 30’s – 50’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Male Presenting
Character Description: An unexpected guest at Monkswell Manor, who looks a little
made up. Paravicini is there only because his car became stuck in a snowbank during a
terrible blizzard.

Character Name: Sgt. Trotter
Character Age: 20’s-50’s
Character Race: Any
Character Ethnicity: Any
Desired Actor Gender: Male presenting
Character Description: Detective Sergeant Trotter is a cheerful, common-place man
who arrives at the guest house to investigate a local murder.