Auditions for THE PARTICIPANTS! (Annex Theatre)

Annex Theatre

About the project and the company

Written by Jesse Calixto & Directed by Catherine Blake Smith



March 15 through 23, 2024



Four strangers are invited to participate in a focus group where they are asked to watch a trailer about an infamous hidden-camera prankster. Despite being told “Your opinion matters!” they suddenly begin to wonder if they themselves are the subject of a sick joke or a life threatening disaster.



  • January 6 – Rehearsals begin
  • February 26 – March 13 – Load-in/Tech
  • March 14 – Preview
  • March 15 – Opening
  • March 16 – Performance
  • March 17 – Matinee (TBD)
  • March 19 – Industry Night (TBD)
  • March 21 – Performance
  • March 22 – Performance
  • March 23 – Closing



Annex Theatre is a democratic collective of theatre artists dedicated to creating bold new work in an environment of improbability, resourcefulness, and risk.


Annex produces plays by living playwrights and helmed by local directors, ranging from radical reinterpretations of classic scripts and ensemble-generated devised spectacles to dynamic solo performances and evocatively relevant plays.


Annex Theatre strives to create an environment of inclusivity and parity. We are seeking people who carry enthusiasm and investment in the development of new work as well as diverse representation in gender, race, ethnicity, onstage and off.

Location of Audition

Annex Theatre
1100 E. Pike St.
At the corner of 11th & Pike in Capitol Hill
(two flights of stairs)
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Audition requirements

1-2 minute monologue (ALL parts)
*If you are auditioning for PHIL (doublecast as JOSH), please be prepared to play/sing a song on guitar OR submit a video/audio recording.

Character breakdown / Project needs
The charismatic host of the focus group. Any gender, POC/Latinx.
A bleeding heart liberal. Smart. She doesn't take crap from anyone! Also plays ANJELICA, GRACIE. She/her, any race/ethnicity.
A mother, a grandmother, a devoutly religious woman. Earnest. Also plays CHERYL, KIM. She/her, any race/ethnicity.
A practical, if not skeptical conservative. A take-charge problem solver. Also plays WINSTON, RICKY. He/him, any race/ethnicity.
An easy-going, laissez-faire sort with a drinking problem. He can handle his booze. Also plays JASON, JOSH (must able to play guitar and sing a three chord song). He/him, any race/ethnicity.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

December 11 (Monday), 6-9 pm; December 13 (Wednesday), 6-9 pm

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle Washington

Pay type

$150 Volunteer Stipend $150 Volunteer Stipend

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

December 16 (Saturday), 1-5 pm

Submission instructions

Submit interest here:

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Sides or script location

Equity Contract