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Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

Open Auditions: 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 2 | Bodker Black Box Theatre
Callbacks: 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3

Blithe Spirit performs April 24-26 and May 1-3 in Polsky Theatre, Carlsen Center.
7:30 p.m. Fridays
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays

Prepare a 90 second monologue from a play by Noël Coward (other than Blithe Spirit), Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw. British accent preferred, but not required. We will have cold readings available if you don't have a piece prepared.

Blithe Spirit
Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who continually tries to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

Theatre Scholarship Auditions

Scholarship Auditions for the 2020-21 Academic Year will be conducted:

  • Friday, April 3, 2020, 4-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Scholarships ranging from $1,400 to $2,400 are available for each academic year.

To Prepare:

  • Contact Beate Pettigrew to schedule a 10-minute audition appointment: 913-469-3245 or by email.
  • Complete the application form and bring it to your audition, along with a résumé outlining your theatre experience by job or role and production.
  • Bring or mail at least one letter of recommendation from a theatre teacher or director (students who have participated in our productions previously need not bring a recommendation letter).
  • Prepare a memorized monologue, no more than 2 minutes in length, to present to the faculty. If you sing, you may prepare 32 bars to perform in addition to the monologue (bring accompaniment on tape or CD or perform a cappella).


  • If you are interested primarily in technical theatre, you may present a portfolio of your work instead of performing a monologue. Appropriate items could include production or stage manager’s books, drafting, class projects, art work, etc.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Have and maintain a G.P.A. of at least 2.5.
  • Be actively involved in at least one JCCC Theatre production each semester in one of the following ways: a major role, or as stage manager, assistant stage manager, assistant director, design assistant, or other positions as agreed upon with the faculty.
  • Complete 50 hours of department-related work each semester (such as script library, office assistant, scene painting, construction, etc.).
  • Attend mandatory work calls, meetings, strikes, post-mortems, etc., as set by the department.
  • Carry out assigned duties responsibly, punctually and cooperatively, and show respect for others.