SJCT 2020 Playwrights Festival Auditions

About the San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival~

2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it! The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format.

  • Plays will be produced as readings, September 3-6, 2020.
  • Audiences of up to 50 may be permitted to attend if San Juan County has moved to Phase 3 of re-opening, depending on guidelines from Public Health Officials.
  • All readings will be recorded and posted online for public viewing.

Audition Details~

General Auditions:

  • All roles are open. Plays have not been finalized and all interested actors are encouraged to audition.
  • There are two sessions, you are welcome to attend either of them:
    Wednesday, July 1st, 6pm via Zoom: at this link
    Sunday, July 5th, 2pm via Zoom: at this link
  • If you would like to audition but are unable to attend, please email
  • Please be prepared to stay for two hours as callbacks will immediately follow the auditions.

Please come prepared to do a one-minute monologue from a play or book of your choice.

Production Schedule~

  • August 1:
    Rehearsal drafts due
    Casting finalized
    Staged reading rehearsals begin
    All readings to be performed at music stands with minimal staging
    No more than 5 people in the rehearsal room
    Two rehearsals allotted before the script is locked
    Two rehearsals after the script is locked
  • September 1-2
    Final rehearsals with full casts (all casts called!)
    Rehearsals 6-10pm
  • September 3-6
    Filming of readings on Whittier Stage
    Actors called at 6:30pm
    Performances begin at 7:30pm Thurs-Sat, 2pm Sunday.
    If possible: audiences of up to 50
  • September 11
    Films released online as ‘Second Weekend’ of performances


Jenni Merritt, Producer,
Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey, Production Manager,
Stan Matthews, Play Development Coordinator,
Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, SJCT Executive Artistic Director,

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 8:49 am by

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