Tacoma Arts Live Auditions: The Thanksgiving Play

Tacoma Arts Live

About the project and the company

Audition Notice:

The Thanksgiving Play

Directed by Joshua Knudson


About the Play:

Good intentions. Bad decisions. Great fun. In Larissa FastHorse’s satirical comedy The Thanksgiving Play, a troupe of really well-meaning theatre artists dream of creating something revolutionary: a culturally sensitive, totally inoffensive Thanksgiving school pageant that finally gives a voice to Native Americans. Finding said Native Americans … isn’t so simple. And that’s when things start to get absurd. Sending up a whole feast of social issues, this bitingly funny play roasts everything right, wrong, and woke in America.


Seeking Actors ages 18 or older for Tacoma Arts Live Regional Theatre Program’s production of The Thanksgiving Play.



June 17th 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

June 20th 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Callbacks: June 20th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Audition Location

Auditions will be held at the Tacoma Armory

1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405


Preparing for Auditions

Please bring a headshot and resume, and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, preferably comedic


Rehearsal Schedule

All rehearsals will take place in Tacoma, WA.

Note: Rehearsal schedule reflects when rehearsals for the production occur, days and specific times for each cast member may vary. Dates and times are subject to change.


General rehearsal days and times:

Tuesday – Friday 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturdays 12 p.m.-3 p.m.


August 22nd – October 6th (excludes holidays)

Dress Rehearsals

October 9th -11th 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Performance Schedule

14 total performances

Preview Night: Thursday, October12th 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 13th 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14th 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October, 15th 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21st 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 22nd 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26th 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27th 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28th 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 29th 3 p.m.

Thursday, November 2nd 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 3rd 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 4th 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 5th 3pm

Location of Audition

Tacoma Armory - 1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

Other details

COVID Information
During auditions and rehearsals, masking is supported but not required. Performers will be expected to perform unmasked. In the event of an exposure or positive case, Tacoma Arts Live will follow the CDC’s Covid-19 Safety protocols.

Audition requirements

Please submit a headshot and theatre resume, and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue preferably comedic.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Female, Caucasian looking, the high school drama teacher who's always pushing the envelope in potentially inappropriate ways. Earnest about theater and proving herself.
Male, Caucasian looking, yoga practitioner/actor. Politically correct to a fault, a big one. He's that confident guy that everyone loves, but his logical PC-thinking takes weird turns.
Female, Caucasian looking, but has looks that would have been cast as ethnic in 1950s movies. Without guile. Sexy and hot, but not bright.
Male, Caucasian looking, the academic. Awkward elementary school history teacher with dramatic aspirations but no experience.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

June 17th and 20th

Pay type


Audition location

Tacoma WA

Pay type

$18/hour $18/hour

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

June 20th

Submission instructions

To schedule your audition date and time, please email Lily Oellerich at loellerich@tacomaartslive.org

Union Requirements


Equity Contract