Audition Announcement: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
September 2, 2021

The Thanksgiving Play Auditions

Title of Show: The Thanksgiving Play

Synopsis: A painfully “woke” theatre teacher enlists her boyfriend, a history teacher, and a professional actress to co-create a Thanksgiving play to put on at an elementary school. But trying to maintain political correctness while writing a play without Native Americans to add their voices to the script proves challenging. Written by a member of the Lakota tribe, The Thanksgiving Play is a new satire.

Director: April Sellers 

Ages Called: 12+



Tuesday, September 14 (6:00PM-9:00PM) @ SBCT
Wednesday, September 15 (6:00PM-9:00PM) @ SBCT
(Auditioners only need to attend one date)


September 27- November 4th
Monday – Thursday 6-9:30PM

Tech: November 6 & 7 (all day),
November 8-10 @ 6-10PM

Pay What You Can Preview: November 11 @ 7:30PM

LIVE SHOWS (Warner Studio Theatre)

November 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30PM
November 14 and 21 @ 2:00PM



 Logan: Adult Female, Caucasian looking, high school drama teacher who is always looking to push the envelope in potentially inappropriate ways. Earnest about theatre and proving herself. Sees herself as an ally for marginalized people, but isn’t entirely aware of what that entails. In a relationship with Jaxton.

 Jaxton: Adult Male, Caucasian looking, yoga practitioner/actor. Politically correct to a fault, a big one. He’s that confident guy everyone loves, but his logical PC thinking takes weird turns. Like Logan, sees himself as an ally for marginalized people, but doesn’t seem to actually know any personally. In a relationship with Logan.

Alicia – Adult Female, brunette, Caucasian looking, actress. Looks “ethnically ambiguous” enough that she could have been cast as ethnic in 1950s movies. Without guile. Sexy and hot, but not bright. 

Caden – Adult Male, Caucasian looking, the academic. Awkward elementary school history teacher with dramatic aspirations but no experience. Develops an attraction to Alicia.

Students – Four students, any grade, race or gender. Performing songs and skits at assemblies. Some of them have a flair for the dramatic. Some of them would rather be playing Fortnite. None of them are aware of how problematic these performances are.

Note: The adult roles are open to actors of any gender, age, or race/ethnicity. What is important is that the actors be able to “pass” as white.

Audition information

Performers must be vaccinated.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Materials will be provided upon arrival. 


-Park in side parking lot and enter through the front doors of the theater.  Stage manager will be there to greet you and give further instructions.  Please wear a mask and be prepared for a temperature check.  


    Performers (12 and up):
    CIVIC performers ages 12+ are required to be fully vaccinated; therefore, they will not be wearing masks or distancing while on stage. Masks will be required when not on stage. Temperature checks will be performed. 

    If a volunteer of any age exhibits COVID symptoms or is exposed to COVID, they must provide the theatre with a negative COVID test before being allowed to return.

    If a volunteer tests positive for COVID, they are required to immediately alert the theatre, so that contact tracing may be conducted.

    CIVIC contact tracing will require all exposed volunteers and/or staff to be tested. If additional positive tests are discovered, then measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all up to and including the postponement of a production.


    Questions? Reach out to the director!




    Monday-Friday: 10-5 p.m.


    403 N. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601