SCC to hold open auditions for American Theatre Festival

July 15, 2013

St. Charles Community College Center Stage Theatre is holding acting and music auditions for the upcoming productions of “The Zoo Story,” “The Meeting” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” The shows will be a part of SCC’s American Theatre Festival this fall.

The American Theatre Festival is a series of three performances focusing on history, culture and literary topics, presented by the English, History and Theater departments at SCC.

Auditions for “The Zoo Story” and “The Meeting” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 5-6, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Science Building.

Auditions for “The Grapes of Wrath” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 19-20, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Callbacks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.

  • “The Zoo Story,” by Edward Albee - There are two roles available; Peter, a middle-class executive with a family, and Jerry, a lonely man disenchanted by the world.
  • “The Meeting,” by Jeff Stetson - The two lead actors have been cast. A third actor is needed. The character Rashad is an African-American male, between age 25-50, who will play the bodyguard of Malcolm X.
  • “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck - The cast calls for several major roles, a large ensemble of men and women and six children. Double casting is possible, a few with some lines. Musicians are needed for harmonica, fiddle, guitar and accordion, and should come with any one minute of prepared music in the style of Woody Guthrie or other Depression/folk/protest song.

Applicants should be prepared to read from the script, which is on reserve at the SCC library. Monologues are encouraged but not required.

For more information about auditions or the play, contact the Humanities Department at 636-922-8255 or Vicky Teson at

For more information on the three performances, visit

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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