General Info About OLT Auditions

Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you’d like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time. 

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season’s plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out. 

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director’s discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!


Jerome Bixby’s Man from Earth will hold auditions on 11/14 and 11/15 at 7pm in the Annex building behind the theater
Character Descriptions:

John Oldman — 35-50 years old, competent, easy-going history professor, has been alive for
14,000 years
Dan — 40-60 years old, professor of anthropology, rational, a bit of a philosopher
Harry — 40-60 years old, professor of biology, likable
Edith —30-60 years old, professor of art history, quietly clings to religion
Sandy — 25-35 years old, fiercely intelligent, a bit hesitant and stand-offish
Art — 45-60 years old, professor of archeology, desperately holding on to youth
Linda — 18-25 years old, student, wide-eyed but smart
Will Gruber — 60-70 years old, professor of psychology, friendly but lost his wife yesterday
Moving Person #1/EMT — Any age, Uniformed mover from Charity Now/Uniformed EMT

Moving Person #2/Cop — Any age, Uniformed mover from Charity Now/Uniformed police officer

One Slight Hitch will hold auditions on 1/8 & 1/9 in the Annex building of our Theatre.

Setting: a nice house in the suburbs on a sunny summers day 1981

Character Descriptions:

Doc Coleman – male early late 40’s to early 60’s – father of the bride, charming, eccentric and authentic.
Delia Coleman – female late 40’s to early 60’s – mother of the brideA bit high strung and in a constant state of panicked control

PB – female mid teens – youngest daughter – music lover and the most laid back of the family
Melanie – female mid 20’s- middle child – an attractive, slightly inebriated nurse looking for attention

Courtney – female early 30’s – the bride- oldest daughter, successful writer, trying to keep it together
Ryan – male 30’s – nice, slightly goofy guy, struggling writer- was in a long relationship with Courtney until 7 months ago

Harper – male 30’s- the groom – a good looking, wealthy and logical guy, also an actual nice guy

Audition Scheduling

Audition announcements for our upcoming season will be posted here and to our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information!



Copies of the scripts are on reserve at the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library.