Feb. 15: The Lost Colony open auditions

By on January 15, 2020

 The Lost Colony

Become a Cast Member of the 2020 Season of The Lost Colony

Auditions are slated for Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Manteo High School, 829 Wingina Ave, Manteo, NC. Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions will begin at 9:00 AM. Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume. Additional information will be collected at the time of registration. All ages are encouraged to attend, auditions for those under the age of 18 begin at 9:00 AM. Electronic/video auditions are also accepted. For full details and audition information, visit: https://www.thelostcolony.org/about-us/auditions-employment/


We are holding open auditions for our 2020 season and we hope to see you there! 

There will be a door prize for the performer who travels the furthest!  Last year, we had someone travel from as far away as Alabama. 

Location:  Manteo High School – 829 Wingina Ave, Manteo, NC

8:40 AM Registration
9:00 AM Children Auditions (Under 18 years of age)
10:30 AM Dance Auditions
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Acting/Singing Auditions

Overview:  This is an open audition. No pre-registration is required. Performers will be seen within their block in the order of arrival/registration.

NOTE:  We will not interview for technicians at this audition. We will accept technical resumes if you have one. Please see additional information below about how to apply for a tech position.



Registration: When you arrive, you will be assigned and audition number and asked to complete a registration form that will then be attached to your headshot and resume. You will give these documents to the stage manager prior to your audition. There will be volunteers available to assist, if you have any questions.

Children should bring a current photo of themselves and a resume or list of performance experience. Professional headshots/resumes are not required. Children will be auditioning on stage for the director and a small group of adults.

Children should also prepare a nursery rhyme, poem, or a monologue. They should be prepared to tell the director a bit about themselves, if asked.

Dancers should bring soft soled dance shoes and dancewear for the dance audition. Be prepared to dance at 10:30AM. There will be space for warming up. Dancers younger than 18 may participate in the dance audition.


Lunch is on your own. There are many terrific places to eat on Roanoke Island!

Actors/Singers will be seen after the lunch break. Auditionees will be seen in groups of five. Announcements will be made in the lobby of the auditorium.

An accompanist will be provided. If you are singing, please prepare your music by clearly marking your starting point and ending point. Please include any cue lines if necessary or tempo desired. You will only have a brief moment with the accompanist before you audition.

What to do after you audition… Please wait 30 minutes after you have been seen before you leave. Please check out at the registration table returning your audition number as you leave.



Children should be prepared to introduce themselves. Name, age, and the school they attend will be fine. Children should also prepare a brief audition. It can be a nursery rhyme, poem, or a monologue.

Actors/Singers should prepare a classical monologue and 16 bars of a traditional ballad. Singing is not required to audition for us. You may be asked to perform a second monologue or read from the script.

Electronic/Video Auditions are accepted!

If you are unable to attend one of The Lost Colony’s scheduled auditions, you may submit an audition electronically.  This audition should be submitted by email, deadline for video audition submissions is March 31, 2020.

Video submissions should include a classical monologue, a contemporary monologue, and at least 16-bars of a traditional musical theatre song, preferably a ballad. Dancers may submit a separate video dance audition.

Don’t forget to send a current headshot and resume with your submission!

Send your submission to lculpepper@thelostcolony.org, Subject: 2020 Audition

Production Staff Submissions

If you are a stage manager, artisan or technician you may submit your resume along with a cover letter expressing the position that you would like to hold within our company. Provide references and photos of your work.

Submissions are being accepted now.  The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.

Send your materials to lculpepper@thelostcolony.org, Subject: 2020 Application


The Lost Colony will be attending:

    • Summer and Outdoor Theatre Auditions | Greensboro, NC | January 17-18. More info here.
    • SouthEastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Spring Professional Auditions | Louisville, KY February | 27-29. More info here.

Want to be part of The Lost Colony?

We’ll be looking for ushers and greeters for our 2020 Season. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please contact our office at 252.473.2127.

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