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Come out and audition for WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
Written by Sarah Treem

Directed by Rebekah Dentino

Production dates are March 18-20 & 25-27, 2022


Audition Dates:

Friday, January 28th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 29th from 11:00am – 4:00 pm

Callbacks (if needed):

Sunday, January 30th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm


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!


Audition Requirements:

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.

To Prepare:

Please bring a 60-90 second prepared monologue. This can be from a play, book, movie, or something you wrote. Contact the Director at the email address provided with questions or source suggestions.


Character Breakdown:


Woman in her early fifties, can be played younger or older but must exude wisdom and maternal care, if a bit militant. Keeper of the bed and breakfast.


Mid-to late teenage girl; smart and determined. A little naïve but beginning to ask more questions. Agnes’s daughter.

Mary Anne

Twenty-five-year-old woman. Shrewd and unsteady, caring and a little ragged around the edges. Runaway.


Musician in his thirties. Unassuming but charming, clean-cut man. Plays guitar and sings.


Woman in her early thirties. Handy and resourceful, energetic, and magnetic. Can be played older; is hopeful and fierce. Preference is for Hannah to be played by a black woman.


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


Thank you for auditioning for When We Were Young and Unafraid. This play deals with sensitive but important topics. Some material may be triggering to some folks as the play discusses topics like domestic abuse and sexual assault. These situations will not be taken lightly, and the utmost care will be taken to protect the cast and crew’s emotional and mental wellbeing. Actors are highly encouraged to read through the entire script and will be given the chance to do so before accepting a role. If you’d like to read through the play before you audition, please email me at [email protected] to borrow a copy of the script. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions in regards to play material and situations. I’m looking forward to directing this meaningful play that brings issues to light that our society is still dealing with well after the script’s setting.


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