Yewande Odetoyinbo and the cast of The Wiz.  Photo by Mark S. Howard. 


Our EPA for the 2022/23 Season is now closed.

Lyric BackStage – Audition Posting

Seeking:  4 non-union actors – 20s to play high school aged characters.  The ensemble will be cast in two plays, one for middle school audiences and one for high school audiences.  These plays will be performed as part of BackStage, a new Education program introducing young people to backstage career paths in the performing arts.  Characters are written to be played by young actors of any race, orientation, or gender identity, and we are seeking a diverse ensemble.  Characters’ pronouns will be updated to reflect the casting.

Rehearsals will be held in February 2023 according to the group’s availability, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed in the spring.

Performances are all at 9am at Lyric Stage:

  • March 7, 8, and 9
  • May 2, 3, and 4
  • May 9, 10, and 11


  • $22/hr for rehearsal
  • $100 flat free per performance

Please submit to

  • A headshot/photo
  • Resume
  • An overview of any movement/dance experience
  • An overview of your February availability – if rehearsals were held on weekday afternoons would you be available?  If they were held in the evening?  On the weekend?  Please be as specific as possible.
  • A self-tape of a contemporary monologue
The Day We Saw Everything by David Valdes

If you had the opportunity to gain full access to someone else’s social media account, to see everything they’d ever written or searched, would you take it?  No one at Jones High School gives much thought to what they say and do on the SLAB app – that is, until someone hacks the app and grants an unfiltered look into everyone’s hidden digital lives.  In The Day We Saw Everything, four high school students grapple with the ethical and interpersonal implications of their curiosity.


  • KIT:  Dreamy. Soft-hearted. Everything just flows. The principal’s kid – a teacher’s pet by default, not by choice.  Has been in a relationship with Wren for the last four years.
  • WREN:  Manic Pixie Dream Girl/Emo Boy. Born to brood. A Cancer. Has been in a relationship with Kit for the last four years.
  • ROOK:  That goof who everyone likes well enough. Except for Wren, who’s tired of them.  The third wheel to Kit and Wren.
  • ZAX:  Cultivates the whole mystery-wrapped-in-an-enigma thing. Verbal slicer-and-dicer.  Could be valedictorian if it weren’t for the absences.  Occasional narrator/commentator.

Intimacy note:  KIT and WREN hug and kiss each other in greeting.

Title TBA by Ginger Lazarus

If aliens from outer space came to Earth, what might they want?  How would their arrival change humanity, for better or worse?  Bash and Ellery unleash the answers when they discover and open a mysterious canister in a field, and the resulting party is unlike anything they ever could have imagined. Sci-fi and robots collide with Chex Mix and the ultimate dance-off in this new comedy by Ginger Lazarus.


  • BASH:  A good-hearted adventurous rule-stretcher, shockingly immune to the alien party bots’ powers.  Tasked with saving humanity from non-stop party action.
  • ELLERY:  The kind of kid who usually plays by the rules, transformed by the alien bots into the ultimate party animal.  Constantly moving when awake.  
  • KAT/ER DOCTOR/POTUS/SUPERCOMPUTER/ALIEN 2/PARTY GOER:  A friend of Bash and Ellery, various adults who are letting loose, other entities with sinister intentions.

Movement note:  This play contains dancing.  Lots and lots of dancing.  While all characters will enthusiastically dance, it would be helpful if KAT and QUINN had strong movement skills.