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!


In the Gutter auditions will be held on April 16th and 17th.  Time and details to come.

Audition Scheduling

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

Audition Announcement:

In the Gutter will hold its auditions on Sunday, April 16th @ 2pm and Monday, April 17th @ 7:00 pm in the annex building at Olympia Little Theatre.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

PLAY SYNOPSIS: A door-to-door gutter salesman gets an unexpected proposition. She will buy his gutters with extras, but only if he murders her husband. Should he do it? Did the nosy neighbor overhear? Is everyone in way over their heads? The plot goes off the rails on a wild ride of puns and double entendres that will provoke both groans and irresistible laughter. Take a fast-paced ride “in the gutter” with us for twists and turns and hard-boiled comedic patter that both skewers and honors the “noir”* tradition in the West coast premiere of this ridiculously fun comedy!
*The dialogue in this play is fast-paced in the style of a 1940s noir but set in modern day.
CHAD (M, playable age 25-45): The gutter salesman. Fallen on hard times. In way to deep because of a fast-talking dame. The patsy who fights back.
FIONA (F, playable age 25-45): The fast-talking dame who’s got a burden for a husband. Makes Chad an offer he can’t refuse. But things don’t go the way she thinks.
MRS. COOPER (F, playable age 35-65): The nosy neighbor. Finds out more than she’s bargained for. Also plays the detective.
BILL (M, playable age 35-65): The burden of a husband and a nasty piece of work. Disabled but harder to kill than he looks. Also plays the cop.
COP: The compassionate flatfoot who’s also a consummate professional. Played by the same actor who plays Bill.
DETECTIVE: The tough broad in a man’s profession. Won’t be conned by anyone. Played by the same actor who plays Mrs. Cooper.
“In the Gutter” is written by John Morogiello and directed by Kendra Malm



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