Open Theater Auditions

Open auditions are held for each Allens Lane Theater (ALT) production. ALT encourages and practices non-traditional casting. Callbacks may be scheduled at the director's discretion.

If you would like to add your resume and headshot to our talent file, which is available to all directors, please send to ALT, 601 West Allens Lanereet, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Auditions may be attended by other directors for the purpose of observing potential talent for future productions.


26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa, Audition Notice

Directed by Scott R. Grumling (Rasheeda Speaking, By The Water) and T. Patrick Ryan (WTC View)

The Story: On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations felt far and wide.  26 Pebbles is the story of those vibrations.  Ultimately delivering a message of hope and healing, this powerful docudrama crafted from interviews with members of the Newtown community challenges us to rethink our perceptions of mental illness, gun control, and public safety. 26 Pebbles will be a Philadelphia Regional Premiere.  This will be a highly visible production with a great amount of press coverage.

Characters (2M, 4F; Ages 30-45)

Similar in style to The Laramie Project, 26 Pebbles is an ensemble piece where all actors play multiple members of the Newtown community.

Male and female actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit.  We would like to cast a multi-ethnic group of actors to mirror the Philadelphia local community.

Within the multi-ethnic cast we are specifically looking for one female Hispanic/Latina actress and one actress, any ethnicity, who can perform an Australian accent.

Audition Dates: by appointment only; walk-ins will be seen as time permits; Sunday, November 4th 6:30 PM--9:30 PM; Saturday, November 10th 10:00 AM--1:00 PM; Sunday, November 11th 6:30 PM--9:30 PM.

Show Dates (9): March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 at 8:00 PM; March 3, 10, and 17 at 2:00 PM.

Audition Location: Allens Lane Theater, 601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Audition Format: Those auditioning should perform two one minute contrasting monologues that demonstrate your ability to portray different characters. In addition, all actors will be asked to sing a simple, short a cappella song of your choice (e.g. “Amazing Grace”, “Happy Birthday”, etc.).

Pay:  A stipend will be paid at the end of the run.

Contact:  To schedule an audition time Email your headshot and resume to

Questions about the audition can also be directed to that Email address.

Other Information: Because this is a very tight ensemble piece and all actors will be required for all rehearsals, those auditioning must have minimal to no conflicts with the rehearsal schedule from December 2 through February 28. A cast read-through will be held prior to Thanksgiving (November 22) and actors will be expected to begin work on memorization prior to the first rehearsal on December 2. Rehearsals will generally be held Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM or Sunday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (this is subject to change based on cast availability). Please bring your calendar to the audition and be ready to make note of ALL conflicts you have during the period of November 12 through February 28.  There will be no rehearsals during the following dates:  November 22 through December 1 and December 21 through January 1.