Benchmark Theatre

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Auditions for The Arsonists
BY Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Amanda Berg Wilson

December 16, 2017

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General auditions for Benchmark Theatre's second production of their 2018 season, THE ARSONISTS by Jacqueline Goldfinger, will be held on Saturday, December 16th 2018 from 11am – 2pm with invited callbacks following on Sunday, December 17th 2017 from 10am to 2pm. The general auditions on Saturday, 12/16 will take place at 40W in Lakewood (1560 Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80214) and the invited callbacks will be held at Buntport (717 Lipan Street, Denver CO 80204).

Set deep in a Florida swamp, "The Arsonists" is a father-daughter tale of grief, loss and redemption. Inspired by the Greek tragedy "Electra," this southern gothic play with music is a contemporary American myth that explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and life, the last breath before the awakening. 

Roles to be Cast:

M: 20s, female, any race

H: 50s, male, must bear similarity in appearance to M (his daughter)

Both roles require singing and playing an instrument well-enough to accompany oneself singing. Preferred instruments: guitar, banjo, ukulele, autoharp, violin/fiddle, dulcimer, or mandolin. For audition, please prepare 16 bars of a song, accompanying yourself on your chosen instrument. Music of show is American traditional, not musical theatre, please prepare selection accordingly. Actors of color strongly encouraged to audition.

All roles are paid.

Audition Information:

To set up an audition appointment, please email your availability on Saturday, December 16th to with the subject: Arsonists Audition Request.

Benchmark Theatre is dedicated to exploring the universal human experience and is committed to equitable hiring practices. All artists, including those of any ethnicity and gender identity, as well as those with disabilities, are sought to both attend auditions and apply for artistic and technical positions.

The show will run June 22 – July 21, 2018 at 40W in Lakewood.

The Arsonists will be directed by Amanda Berg Wilson. AEA contracts will be considered.


To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
— James Dean