First Run Theatre presents its Spectrum Festival of Short Plays on September 24- 26 & October 1-3, 2021.  The show comprises 8 new plays, each about 10 minutes in length, by playwrights from the Midwest.  We are holding open auditions for the cast of 7 actors each of whom will be in 2 to 4 plays. 

Actors needed:2 Female 20/30s, 1 Female 50s, 1 Female 70s, 2 Males 20s, 1 Male 30s.  We are actively seeking a diverse cast.

Audition times & location

By appointment only, reading from sides (below):

  • Friday July 2 between 6.00 & 9.00 p.m.
  • Saturday July 3 between 9.00 a.m. and noon
  • Callbacks (if needed): July 10

We realize auditions are on the holiday weekend, we may have a few slots on July 10 if you are out of town (see “Signup” below).

Auditions will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 4200 Delor Street, St. Louis 63116. Enter the church by the main entrance and drive to the parking lot at the rear, the building is on the right. Please note: a mask will be required while moving about the building.

BRING WITH YOU: 2 copies of a current resume and head shot and all known conflicts after August 16. Tech week begins September 19 and you must be available for that day and every evening of tech week.

Signup for auditions

To schedule an appointment on July 2 or 3, follow the link: Signupgenius. To request an audition on the 10th email us at


Auditions will be from one of the attached sides. You do not need to memorize the side (copies will be available) but please do familiarize yourself with it.