Auditions

If you’ve been interested in diving into the acting world, then our auditions in Norcross are the perfect opportunity for you! At Lionheart Theatre, we put on a new production almost every month, and each month is different. You’ll have the chance to try your hand at a number of varying roles.

Lionheart Theatre Company is always looking for new faces to join our continuously growing acting family. Your level of experience doesn’t matter as long as you’re willing to learn and have fun. The right attitude can bring out the best in actors, experienced or not. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to audition.

Check out our upcoming shows and auditions below. The stage is calling your name!


Lionheart Theatre Company Upcoming Auditions in Norcross

April 29 at 2pm and April 30 at 7pm

10 College St, Norcross GA 30071

Looking for female actors, ages 20 and up.

A Southern Exposure

By Kelley Kingston-Strayer

Directed by Brandi Kilgore

A Southern Exposure is a comedy-drama set in a small town in 1990s Kentucky. It is the story of Callie Belle Hurt whose idea of love is so unrealistic it could be lifted from the pages of a romance novel. Raised by Hattie, her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother with a cast-iron will and her two eccentric aunts, Ida Mae and Mattie, Callie Belle stuns her family when she announces that she has fallen in love and is moving to New York to live with her boyfriend, a young man she only recently met.

Show Dates: July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29

Non-equity

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Appointments are not necessary. Please bring a recent photo; a professional headshot is not required. Also, be prepared to list ALL CONFLICTS for months of May, June and July 2018

Special Notice for interested actors:

This production of A Southern Exposure will be remounted at the Cumming Playhouse twice in 2019 due to a special arrangement with the City of Cumming, GA, and playwright Kelley Kingston-Strayer. There will be two runs, in May 2019 and October/November 2019.

If possible, please be prepared to list any potential conflicts that you are aware of for April and May 2019 and late-September through early-November 2019. The cast will meet periodically after we close at Lionheart to stay fresh on lines and characterization, in addition to having brief rehearsal periods before each show run in 2019. Actors who are cast will be paid for the performances in 2019 only.

Character Descriptions:

The roles of Hattie, Ida Mae and Mattie can be played by younger actresses (40 and up preferred) provided they are able to convincingly “age up” in both appearance and body movement.

CALLIE BELLE: (Early 20s) Selfish and self-absorbed, she still has a clear sense of right and wrong. Granddaughter of Hattie.

HATTIE: (Mid 70s) Callie Belle’s grandmother. A hard life and rigid moral code have left her opinionated and un-yielding. However, her deep capacity for love is evident by her tender care for others. Will consider actresses ages 40+ if they can “age up.”

IDA MAE: (Early 70’s) Ida Mae has a no-nonsense personality with a meat and potatoes outlook on life. Hattie’s sister. Will consider actresses ages 40+ if they can “age up.”

MATTIE: (Late 70s) The oldest sibling of Hattie and Ida Mae, she suffers from dementia. However, like most dementia patients she has flashes of insight and is more cognizant of her surroundings than her family realizes. Will consider actresses ages 40+ if they can “age up.”

For more information email: brandi.kilgore@gmail.com.


How to Prepare for Auditions

The best way to prepare for auditions is to know your character. Yes, memorizing lines is important, but understanding who you are portraying is what turns a good actor into something great. Take the time to sit down and research your character. What’s their background? What motivates them? How do they change throughout the play? As you learn more, try to apply this knowledge to your lines.

You can also work on your lines with a friend or family member. Don’t just read the lines aloud; try to make them come to life. Exaggerate your emotions, and keep your facial expressions in mind. If you can find a way to connect with the character, don’t be afraid to let it show! All of these efforts will translate well in your audition.

Lastly, be sure to work on your confidence. Every actor starts somewhere, so even if you have no experience at all, walk into your audition with your head held high. Chances are, doing so will help you shake some of those audition nerves.