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Audition for STA's Virtual  production of...


This is a play about not being in a play, ironically expressed through a hilarious series of monologues, duets, and ensemble scenes. From early traumas involving a glory-seeking elementary school teacher to possible disturbances in the global climate, 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play keeps the audience guessing just what scenario will be next.  

Written by Alan Haehnel

Directed by Erica Kahn

Produced by Scripps Theatre Arts

Payment accepted via personal check or Venmo, or PayPal.

Due to the associated fees, payment via PayPal includes a 3% processing fee.

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Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm - 8:00pm

online via Zoom

Note: Not all actors are called for all rehearsals.


Tech Week and Performances

Tech Week (via Zoom): June 1 - 3, 2021  (specific times TBD)

Dress Rehearsal (via Zoom): June 4, 2021  (time TBD)

Live Performances (via Zoom): June 5 and 6, 2021 (time TBD)

Participants may NOT miss any performance or Tech Week rehearsal.

There is a $250 fee to participate in 15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play, due by the first rehearsal. This fee is used, in part, toward the costs of licensing rights, creative team costs, costumes, and backgrounds. 

  • This casting call is open to performers ages 7-16.

  • STA recognizes the need to strive and offer opportunities for youth of color, Native American and Indigenous youth, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth, LGBTQ+ youth, and youth with disabilities. ALL are encouraged to participate. 

  • Every participant that submits a valid, completed audition will be cast in the show. See How To Audition Online.

  • Complete submissions are due by midnight on Sunday April 11, 2021. First rehearsal will be April 15, 2021.

Casting Note:            

Scripps Theatre Arts is committed to inclusivity and authentic representation while simultaneously building community and fostering a place for all youth to develop their skills.

15 REASONS NOT TO BE IN A PLAY is presented through special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. All  authorized performance materials are also supplied by Playscripts. 


Being cast in a production, even a virtual one, is a big commitment.

Please look at family and school schedules closely before auditioning to ensure that your child can attend all rehearsals and performances.

Casting decisions are made with each performer availability in mind; it may not be possible to offer a role to a performer with excessive conflicts or conflicts that occur in the weeks leading up to performance. 

Attendance at rehearsals is crucial to the success of the entire production.

STA's attendance policy allows a maximum of two rehearsal absences during the rehearsal period.
No conflicts are permitted during tech rehearsals or performances.

Conflicts not stated during the audition process or excessive absences/tardiness may result in casting changes or not being able to participate in all scenes.


Participants of all abilities, races, genders, sexualities, nationalities, and religions are needed and welcome for our casts, crews, and production teams.​​​

We are committed to cultivating spaces in which participants can take risks, stretch themselves, and approach each workshop, audition and production as a fresh opportunity for greatness.

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