Auditions for one-person comedy The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Burien Actors Theatre

About the project and the company

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is seeking a female-presenting actor for a production of the one-person holiday comedy The Twelve Dates of Christmas, by Ginna Hoben.

BAT is seeking actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, gender expressions, and physical/mental ability. Actors do not have to be the age or sex indicated but must be able to convincingly portray them.


After catching her fiancé kissing another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Mary’s life falls apart — just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from the weird and creepy to the absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary’s growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. A heartwarming one-actor show that offers a hilarious modern alternative to traditional holiday shows.

Contains some adult language and adult content.


Approx. Oct. 14 – Nov. 17: Rehearsal will be in Burien with some initial rehearsals via Zoom. Exact schedule TBD based on actor availability, 3 to 5 days per week, weekday evenings and weekend afternoons/evenings. A general schedule will be provided by start of process. Exact calls with work plan will be sent out by start of each week.

Nov. 18-22: Tech will be in Burien in the Theater at Kennedy Catholic High School. Plan on full days Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, plus full evenings November 20 through November 22. There will be no rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

Nov. 24 – Dec. 17: Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm in the Theater at Kennedy Catholic High School.


All members of the team must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster by the start of the rehearsal process. While not required, we strongly recommend receiving the current (fall 2023) booster prior to the rehearsal process beginning.

All members of the team will be required to test regularly and report any possible Covid exposures.

Everyone will be masked during in-person auditions and in-person rehearsals until we get near tech. Performers will be unmasked for shows, but audience will be masked.

Masking and other Covid protocols will adjust as needed to meet government requirements and/or enhance safety.


Directors are Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick, who have co-directed 12 productions together.


Location of Audition

Auditions will be on Zoom. Callbacks will be in-person in Burien.

Other details

There is free parking onsite and nearby, plus rehearsal and show location is about 6 blocks from Burien Transit Center.

Audition requirements

Auditions will consist of sides, reading from the script, lasting 20 to 30 minutes. Sides for auditions and callbacks will be sent via email. If you have a conflict, but would like to audition, let us know. We may be able to work something out. If you have access needs, please let us know. If there is anything that will help make you comfortable in our auditions, please ask.

Character breakdown / Project needs
BAT is seeking actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, gender expressions, and physical/mental ability. Actors do not have to be the age or sex indicated but must be able to convincingly portray them
Female-presenting role, age 35 to 40. This is a solo show and the character of Mary sometimes voices, briefly, characters from her dating odyssey, ranging from Aidan the Irish bartender to Mary’s Aunt Sally. Some of these characters have accents, including Irish, Southern, northern Ohio and other accents to be determined. These voices are real and not caricatures. Mary also sings a couple of short snippets, of a line or less, mimicking dying, out-of-tune musical tree lights to the tune of Silent Night.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Auditions are Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 10 pm.

Pay type


Audition location

Burien WA

Pay type

$500 $500

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Callbacks will be Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 to 5 pm, and will be held in person. Actors will only be called as needed, and not for the entire time period.

Submission instructions

To make an appointment, please email, or call 206-242-5180 and leave a message. Please send a resume and headshot (or a list of theater experience and a recent photo of you).

Union Requirements


Equity Contract