Auditions – October Productions

The Hippodrome Theatre is seeking


Roles in our October Productions

4th Annual New Works Festival (Oct 8-14)

Hippodrome’s 24 Hour Play Project (Oct 14)

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (Oct 3-6, Oct. 16-30)

Gainesville, FL   SPT. 
Artistic Director: Stephanie Lynge 

Thursday, Sept 14, 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hippodrome State Theatre
25 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL 32601
3rd Floor – Rehearsal Room

Material and Guidelines

Please prepare one comedic one minute monologue.
Please bring a headshot and resume.

FOR AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT TIME: Please email with a time frame of your availability and date request.

These shows will be live in-person and indoors.

New Works Festival

Directors: TBA   1st rehearsal: October 8, 2023  Run: October 13 and 14

The Art of Floating by Jennifer A. Kokai

  • MARIAN Female, 70+, energetic and outgoing.
  • FRAN Female, 70+, transplanted New Yorker. Loud and opinionated.
  • MACKENZIE Female, 19, preferably blonde, clean cut, LDS.
  • CHASE Male, early 20’s, smart, but not as smart as he thinks.

Slaymaker by Bethany Dickens Assaf

  • JAY, M, Early 20’s – Brilliant player (Magic: The Gathering), separated from his wife, struggles to find direction, living on his best friend’s couch.

  • MEGHAN, F, Early 20’s – Brilliant player (Magic: The Gathering) separated from Jay, starting her own life, struggles with love of the game and the masculine world of the players

  • CORY, M, 20’s – Queer Identifying. Jay’s best friend, manages the card shop, sees the best in people.

  • ORI, F, 20’s-30’s – Queer Identifying. Cousin of Meghan and very protective of her, not a card player.

24 Hour Play Project

Directors: TBD 1st rehearsal and performance: October 14 (must also be available October 13 – 7:30 – 8 pm)

Looking for 6 actors to rehearse and perform a brand new 10 minute play all in one day.
All Genders and Ethnicities, Ages 20+

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

by Ben Muir

Director: Nichole Hamilton 1st rehearsal: October 3 Rehearsals: Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 16-26 (*No rehearsal Oct. 8-15) Run: October 27-30
All Genders and Ethnicities, Ages 20+ *Improv skills a plus


  • Dr. Dale Seslick: Seminar Leader. Cool, Calm, Collected, Charismatic, and many other words beginning with C. Never stumped for an answer. Training Seminar Leader.
  • Judy O’Dea: Dr. Dale’s second in command. Scientific to a fault. Smart and to the point. Attempts to control the other two members of the team but often gets drawn into the insanity…but Everything is normal.
  • Donald Straite: Survivalist. Conspiracy theorist and has attempted and succeeded in many difficult training exercises. Wants to be involved in all aspects but can be distracted when there is a want to flirt with the audience.
  • Tristen Granger: Dr. Dale’s nephew. Tries so hard but has no clue what is going on at any point. Childish wonderment – earnest until mind drifts to puppies and clouds.