Garden Theatre
Season 14 Casting Call - Looped and The Mountaintop

To be considered for an audition, please submit a headshot and resume through Auditions Manager. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 16. Auditions are by invitation only and will take place in-person at Garden Theatre.

In-person invited audition date for plays ONLY:
June 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Those invited to audition will be asked to prepare a one minute monologue.


by Matthew Lombardo
October 8 – 24, 2021
Callback Dates: July 26-27, 2021

Rehearsals begin September 11, 2021
Directed by Beth Marshall

Show Description:
If nothing else you need, no, you MUST live the life you want to live. The year is 1965, and famed stage and screen diva Tallulah Bankhead stumbles into the recording studio to record the single line needed to complete her upcoming gothic horror film, Die! Die! My Darling!. As the session stretches to eight hours, the inebriated actress clashes and then connects with the producer behind the studio glass. Irreverent, hilarious and heartbreaking, Looped reveals the fragility of the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Character Breakdown
● Tallulah Bankhead: Early 60’s. A legendary actress known mostly for her outrageous behavior and raunchy wit. Her “over-the-top” persona shields her insecurities for a declining career.

● Danny Miller: Late 30s-40s. A film editor. Attractive and bookish, he is an uptight conservative with an awkward charm.

● Steve: Late 40s-50s. He is a Sound Engineer.

The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall
January 21 – February 6, 2022
Callback Dates: October 18-19, 2021

Rehearsals begin December 28, 2021
Directed by Felichia Chivaughn Ellison

Show Description:
At the most human level, we are all the same. Hours after delivering his iconic “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop'' speech, Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his room at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel to plan for his next march. Soon after, a motel maid arrives at his door with a newspaper, a cup of coffee, and the news that he won’t live past tomorrow. Her revelation spurs an all-night conversation that illuminates the humanity behind the Civil Rights icon as King reflects on the man he is and the man he hoped to be. Written in honor of the individuals that Dr. King inspired but never met, Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play is a stunning imagining of King’s last night on Earth.

Character Breakdown
● Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Black/African Descent, MLK at the time was 39 (actor should be able to play 35-50). Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a bruting intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. A brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader. MLK, though a revered leader of the civil rights movement, was still a human who was driven by his unquenchable lust for life in all of its extremes.

● Camae: Black/African Descent, (actor should be able to play 20-30). A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is very beautiful, fun-spirited, and confident. As a young woman, she claims the power that she holds within her body as well as the power that she holds within her mind. Camae’s personality is a delicate mix of sass and sensuality. She is both very human, but also very special.


Due to COVID-19, there are no OPEN auditions for the first part of the Season. We will accept video submissions and showreels from artists who do not receive an invite or who do not feel comfortable auditioning in person.

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.


For inquiries, please contact:

Evan Valle / Company Manager

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