Audition Notice

The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus

ROLE: Theatre for Young Audience tour of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble. Casting one actor for the role of Dust Cloud. Auditioning all folks: Dust Cloud can be played by an actor of any ethnicity or gender identity.

STATUS: Non-equity contract

DATES: Rehearsal in late December or early January. Performances January-May. Exact schedule TBD and will be set based on artists availability during hiring.

COMPENSATION: $20 per hour for rehearsals. Performances $20 per hour with a minimum of $80 on show days.

AUDITION DETAILS: Auditions will be held in-person on October 29 at the Orange County Arts Commission (437 Dimmocks Mill Rd Suite 17, Hillsborough, NC 27278) from 11am-2pm. Audition slot times will be assigned by October 15th and on a rolling basis after audition form is received. Walk-Ins will be seen as time permits. Self-Tape auditions will also be accepted.

THE SHOW: Vault Theatre will tour this production to schools throughout Durham and Orange Counties, and anticipates at least four performances, but can be more based on bookings. Schedules and bookings will be arranged based on the artists schedule throughout the tour.

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus
By Eric Coble

School is out for the summer, the weather is hot and the boredom is heavy. But 8-year-old Sheila and her pack of pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. When their fantastical junkyard fort draws the attention of a walking, talking, surprisingly well-dressed coyote, the adventurers suddenly find themselves deep in the desert, facing The Council of Howls, The Sting Brigade, The Death Cactus and much more. It's a whirlwind adventure about how we affect the environment and the animals with whom we share the planet, and how we take on the mission of saving the world from ourselves. A unique twist on traditional storytelling, where a bit of moonlight brings a menagerie of found objects to life, this original play shows the power of memory and imagination and will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.


-Actor travels to performance venues and schools within the Triangle
-Alongside Tour Manager sets up touring equipment at each venue including sets, props, and sound
-This position involves working with in schools and will require a background check


-Ability to maintain a positive work environment by communicating and behaving in a positive manner with all artists, staff, schools, and young people
-Prior experience working with young people is a teaching artist a plus
-Actor must have reliable transportation throughout the Triangle

This is a one-person show that tells the story of an adventure using found objectives as additional characters. Please prepare a narrative-style monologue and be creative as you like with your chosen material.

Fill out an audition form to book a slot on Oct. 29th or upload a self tape here.
Any questions can be directed to Artistic Director, Lauren Sale.

Vault Theatre, a new 501(c)3 theatre in Durham, is dedicated to unlocking the imagination through innovative theatre programming onstage, in the classroom, and the community. Vault Theatre is focused on creating high-quality theatre with, for, and by young artists. Our work celebrates stories of radical hope for the future for audiences of all ages, nurtures the artistic voices of young performers, creates dialogues for social change through original, devised new works, and mentors early career artists for continued growth in the performing arts industry.

More Information

Theater (Theater Company)
Vault Theatre
Audition Date(s)
October 29
Performance Date(s)
Various - Touring to schools
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