To Kill a Mockingbird Auditions

The Grand Theatre will be holding auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird, by appointment only, on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 10am to 2pm.

Appointments can be made online or by calling the Box Office at 801-957-3322.

Each person who auditions should select a monologue from a classic American play (such as O’Neill, Williams, Miller, Inge, Hellman, ect.), or a provided side from To Kill a Mockingbird. Memorization is encouraged, but not necessary.

Optional Audition Sides for To Kill a Mockingbird

Prior to your audition, please download, complete, and print the audition form to bring with you to your audition: Audition Form

Auditions will be held in the Grand Theatre Facilities & Arts Annex at 1610 South 250 East, Salt Lake City 84115. Parking is available at no charge in the South-East parking lot off of 1700 South. Please enter the building through the north entrance.

To Kill a Mockingbird will be directed by Mark Fossen.

Callbacks will be by invitation only on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm.

The show will run March 21 – April 6, 2019, including 11am student matinees on Monday, March 25th; Tuesday, March 26th; and Tuesday, April 2nd.

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and will be held (apart from tech week) Monday – Friday from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

The Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting and actively seeks talented actors of color on an ongoing basis. We welcome all qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, color, national origin or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Character Breakdown

  • The role of JEAN LOUISE FINCH: Adult Scout, narrator of the play, will be played by Anne Cullimore Decker. All other roles are open.
  • SCOUT: Atticus’s young daughter, Caucasian Female 9-12*
  • JEM: Atticus’s son, a few years older than his sister Scout, Caucasian Male 10-14*
  • ATTICUS: A lawyer, father of Jem and Scout, Caucasian Male 40-mid 50’s
  • CALPURNIA: The Finch family’s housekeeper, African American Female mid-20’s+
  • MAUDIE ATKINSON: A kind neighbor of the Finch’s, Caucasian Female 35-50
  • STEPHANIE CRAWFORD: A neighborhood gossip, Caucasian Female 30-70
  • MRS. DUBOSE: An ill woman, Caucasian Female 70+
  • BOO RADLEY: A recluse, Caucasian Male 30s-mid 40s
  • NATHAN RADLEY: Boo’s older brother, Caucasian Male 30s-mid 40s
  • DILL: Scout’s and Jem’s friend from the neighborhood, Caucasian Male 9-13*
  • HECK TATE: The town sheriff, Caucasian Male 30-50
  • JUDGE TAYLOR: A judge, Caucasian Male 40s+
  • REVEREND SYKES: Minister, African American Male 30s+
  • MAYELLA EWELL: The oldest daughter of Bob Ewell, Caucasian Female 18-25
  • BOB EWELL: Mayella’s father, Caucasian Male 35-50
  • WALTER CUNNINGHAM: A hard-up farmer, Caucasian Male 35+
  • GILMER: A public prosecutor, Caucasian Male 30-50
  • TOM ROBINSON: Accused of raping Mayella Ewell, African American Male 25-40
  • HELEN ROBINSON: Tom’s wife, African American Female 25-40

* The three youth roles are demanding, both in terms of lines and blocking to be learned and in rehearsal and performance times. Applicants and their parents must have read the play to understand its adult nature, its racial issues and language which represent the culture of 1930s rural Alabama. Actors will need to “read” as these ages, though may be cast with actors who are older.

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How long is the rehearsal process?
Typically, rehearsals last about six weeks prior to opening. Due to the complexity of everyone's schedules, rehearsals are reserved for evenings Monday through Fridays and Saturdays, during the day. Generally rehearsals are scheduled from 6:00-10:00PM weeknights, and 9:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays.

Do I get paid?
Yes, we do offer stipends to all adult actors employed during a production. Children, under legal working age, do not receive monetary compensation, but usually receive discounted tickets for family members.

Do you hire Equity?
No, not generally. We are not an Equity Theatre, although, occasionally there is an Equity contract offered under special circumstances. However, Equity actors are always encouraged to audition, as you never know what will be offered.