Lionheart Upcoming Auditions

Open Audition Notice: “Deli”

The Lionheart Theatre Company will be holding open non-equity auditions for our upcoming production of “Deli” by Diane Dexter. This production will be directed by Jeremy King. This is the world premiere of this play.

NOTE: While The Lionheart Theatre Company strongly recommends getting vaccinated against COVID-19, at this time we are removing the requirement that all actors, directors, and crew have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in our productions.

Lionheart is Seeking 8 men and 2 women for this production. All roles are available. Please note that these roles are non-paying.

Audition Dates:
Sunday, December 11th at 6 pm
Monday, December 12th at 6:30 pm

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Please bring a copy of your acting resume and a current photograph that we may keep.

Show Dates: 

March 3-19, 2023
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Audition Location:

The Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071

December 18th (Read thru)
January 3,5,8,10,12,17,19,22, 24,26,29,31 February 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16, 21, 23
February 26th -March 1st (tech week; mandatory)

Show Synopsis:

What happens to a neighborhood institution when the neighborhood changes? That’s what the Davidson family is confronting in “Deli.” It’s 1990; chain restaurants are cutting into their business, the customer base is shifting, and the younger generation of Davidsons sees opportunity elsewhere. At the heart of “Deli” is a decision we all face at one time or another: Whether to hang on, adapt or let go.

Character Breakdown

AL: ( 50+) Patriarch and owner of the Deli for many years. Blue collar kind of guy who has worked hard for everything he has. A bit stubborn, but confident in his way.

TOM: (50+) Friend of Al’s and longtime regular of the Deli. A bit stern (Like a Colonel) but pretty even keel.

JUDGE: (50+) Friend of Al and regular of the Deli. Former NYC Judge who was clearly once at his peak but has since lost a step or two as he gets older.

DAN: (30-40) Son of AL. Younger Brother to Joey Former high school star and college football player. His glory days have past and now he has returned home trying to find his way.

JOEY: (30-40) Son of AL. Older Brother to Dan. A bit of a hothead at times, but ambitious and determined. Has his father’s sense of work ethic. Sees a new way forward for the Deli but struggles to convince his father.

MARTY: (50+) Friend of AL and regular at the deli.

AGNES: (60+)  Cook at deli. Came from Russia/Soviet union. Hard working, stern. The men are a bit afraid of her. Is likely to work until she is dead. This is a minor role, with few lines and little stage time. 

SASHA: (early 20s) Waitress at the Deli. Bright future ahead of her but loyal to a fault. Ideally actress will have some ability/experience with improv.

GARY: (30’s)  Friend of Joey’s from the neighborhood. Smaller role.

CUSTOMER: (20-30) ; Moving to the area with wife. Recognizes Dan from football days. A bit snobby perhaps, but only in an innocent way. Smaller role.


Questions? Please email Jeremy King at




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.

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 into 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.