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March 18, 2023

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Stageworks Theatre announces an open audition call for its next show of the 2022/2023 season, Misery by William Goldman based on the novel by Stephen King.


True life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse. This spine-tingling stage adaptation traps you in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. Directed by Lisa Garza and based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end.


Auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity.  All actors are required to be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions. Roles may be cast without callbacks. 

Compensation: $350 Stipend


Audition Schedule
  • Open Audition Call: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:30am-2pm

  • Callbacks, if necessary:  Monday, March 20, 2023, 7-10pm

  • Final Casting.  Those auditioning will receive individual notification of results and cast will be announced on our website and Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group.   


How to Audition 

Register for your audition here:


Once you’ve completed the registration, a scheduling link from will be provided on the completion screen to book your actual audition appointment time.  If you do not see the link, please email our artistic chair immediately.


Prepare up to a 1-minute monologue in the style of the show (be prepared to possibly read sides from the show).


Unable Attend Auditions?

We’ll accept video auditions until March 17.  The registration field has a link for a video submission, if needed.  Use Vimeo or YouTube and provide a password if needed.

Rehearsal Schedule
  • Regular rehearsals: Estimated April 17 - June 3, 2023.

  • Generally, 4 rehearsals per week: Monday - Thursday 7-10pm

  • Tech week is June 3 - 8 (no conflicts accepted).

  • Actors also must also commit to 6/15 and 6/22 for rehearsal and/or additional show dates TBD.


Performance Dates
  • June 9 - June 25, 2023 (9 shows: Fri/Sat 730pm & Sun 3pm)

  • Additional shows are possible on June 15 & 22

Character Descriptions

ANNIE WILKES (Female Presenting, 40s – 60s) Annie seems to be a kind, tender woman who cares deeply for Paul, even if she does seem slightly off. Manipulative, cunning, and hides a deep set and terrifying malice behind her cheery simple façade.

PAUL SHELDON (Male Presenting, Late 30s – Early 60s) He’s thoughtful, if not a touch arrogant, and extremely crafty.

BUSTER (Male Presenting, Late 30s – Late 60s) The sheriff of a nearby town searching for Paul. Very friendly with possible hopes of something more with Annie.


Performing on our Garza Mainstage

  • June 9, 7:30pm

  • June 10, 7:30pm

  • June 11, 3pm

  • June 15, 7:30pm (possible add)

  • June 16, 7:30pm

  • June 17, 7:30pm

  • June 18, 3pm

  • June 22, 7:30pm (possible add)

  • June 23, 7:30pm

  • June 24, 7:30pm

  • June 25, 3pm

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