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AUDITIONS 2022-23 Season


By Erin E. Dolan
Directed by Rachael Endrizzi

Lorain County Community College theatre program and Spark Theatre Company announce non-equity auditions for “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a new take on the timeless tale. When two strangers arrive in the city of Logos, they call attention to themselves by claiming to be able to make the most magnificent and magical clothing. Emperor Caecus cannot resist such a claim, especially when he finds out that the magic in the cloth means that those who are unfit for their position cannot see the garments made from the fabric. The ensuing silliness can only be sorted out by the most intelligent and sensible person in the empire, a child name Captiosus. This adaptation is written by Cleveland playwright, Erin E. Dolan!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 7 pm – 9 pm and
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Callbacks will be held Thursday, February 23rd from 7pm-9pm, as needed.


First Rehearsal: March 6th

Public Performances: April 20th-22nd

Touring: May 1st-26th


Available Roles:

Narrator/Conciliario/Captiosus (any gender, any type) – The strong thread that holds our story together as the narrator, with distinct differences between the easily confused advisor, Conciliario, and very intelligent child, Captiosus. 


Emperor Caecus/Puppet Townspeople (any gender, any type) – Incredibly vain, silly and overly confident. It is hard for him to see the truth because he is surrounded by “yes men.” 


Barbarus/Accola/Puppet Townspeople (any gender, any type) – A stranger who is often in a strange land, who can use rhyme and reason to almost always get what is desired. Also plays Accola, the neighbor of Captiosus and Pater (or Mater). 


Peregrinus/Mater or Pater/Townspeople (any gender, any type) – Companion of Barbarus, who uses a great ability for pantomime to trick others into seeing what is not there. Also plays the Mater (Mother) or Pater (Father) of Captiosus. 

Copies of the script will be on reserve at the LCCC Bass Library until the audition dates. Digital copies for perusal may also be obtained by emailing

WHO: Auditions are open to all LCCC students and staff, as well as actors from the community. We are seeking actors of all types for performances at LCCC Stocker Arts Center’s Cirigliano Theatre, as well as actors to travel with the show on tour to schools in May. Actors do NOT need to be available for the tour to audition. It is likely we will have a larger cast for the April public performances, and a select group of actors to double roles for the May tour. Actors may be considered for both options but have the option to audition for just one or the other. 

WHAT: Auditions will be held in 5-minute time slots. You will be asked to read from available sides at the audition. If available, please bring one copy of your headshot and resume to the audition.

Stocker Arts Center’s

Cirigliano Studio Theatre
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035

Use the following link to sign up for an audition:

April 20 – 21, 2023 at 7 pm
April 22nd at 2pm
April 27th & 28th at 11:45am (for school field trips)

TOURING PERFORMANCE DATES: May 1-26, 2023. To be considered for the touring portion of this production, actors should have reasonable availability or flexibility during school hours from May 1-26, some conflicts are fine, and tours will be scheduled around actor availability. The tour is expected to perform approximately 15-20 performances throughout the month of May to schools in NE Ohio.

Questions: email LCCC director of theatre Jeremy Benjamin
or Rachael Endrizzi 

Spark Theatre Company and LCCC Theatre embrace diversity and inclusion and utilize a non-traditional casting policy. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors, and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end, we encourage all actors to audition, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or physical ability.


Other Production Positions Available:

Those interested in non-performing positions such as stage management are encouraged to email Rachael Endrizzi at to express their interest.


Please email any questions to


Teaching Artists

​Seeking qualified teaching artists for drama classes at various locations throughout the 2022-23 School year. Please email resume to Rachael at 


Spark is always looking to connect with designers, stage managers, and carpenters for its productions. To submit materials, please email Rachael at 

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