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Come out and audition for THESE SHINING LIVES
Written by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Paul Gordon

Production dates are January 14 – 16 & 21 – 23, 2022


Audition Dates:

Monday, November 15 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, November 16 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Callbacks (if needed):
Wednesday, November 17th at 6:00pm


Audition Location:
Corn Stock Theatre Center, Upper Bradley Park
1606 Park Rd, Peoria, IL 61604

Actors of all ages, races, and ethnicities, and body sizes are encouraged to audition!



The four main characters are the radium girls, the ones whom the play is about. Four diverse characters who worked at the watch factory adding radium to the dials and getting ill in the process.

This play is based on historical facts and thus will be staged in the 1920s and 1930s. According to the script, the four main characters are in their 20s and 30s.



Per the Director’s request, proof of vaccination is required to participate in this cast or crew. No exceptions will be made. Crew members will wear masks at all times. Cast members will wear masks during rehearsals until dress rehearsals begin, or until a date determined by the Director or state/local guidelines.


You will be doing readings from the script, but if you want to bring a prepared monologue, that is fine!


Character Breakdown:

A young mother trying to help with the family finances.

Described as the moral compass of the group.

Saucy, takes no prisoners, seemingly afraid of nothing or nobody.

A touch more innocent, at least at the start.

Catherine’s husband. Should be in late 20s or early 30s.

Mr. Reed
The boss who has a soft spot for the women, but let’s the job rule his behavior. No age requirement.

Dr. Rowntree
Company doctor who says what the company wants him to say. No age requirement.

Dr. Dalitsch
Private physician who tells the truth. No age requirement.

There will also be smaller roles that can double, such as reporters and a judge.


For questions, please email Paul directly at [email protected]

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