Non-Equity Fireflies Auditions

Non-Equity Fireflies Auditions

Non-Equity actors may sign up for an audition online.

How to Sign Up for an Audition Slot:
Auditioners must sign up online for their audition time. Audition sign-up will be available beginning Friday, November 26, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on Friday, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Callbacks are by invitation only Saturday, December 4, time TBA.
  • Auditions slots are five minutes long
  • A headshot and resume are recommended.
  • Prepare a side and callback from the following link: Fireflies Sides
Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
March 7, 2022 – March 31, 2022 (Rehearsals)
Rehearsals are eight hours daily. Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Additional hours will be added during Tech Week and changes in schedule will be announced as needed by the stage manager.
Performance Schedule
April 1, 2022 – April 16, 2022 (Performances)
Performances are nightly, Monday – Saturday with matinees (2:00 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Audition Location:
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Room 245
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks. 

Cast breakdown for Fireflies

Eleanor Bannister – Age 55-70 plays a woman in her 70s (White or Latina) – A retired schoolteacher in a small town in Texas. Well-respected (almost feared) by everyone in town, she is fiercely intelligent, has a sharp tongue and temper, and is unapologetically blunt. She is discovering true love for the first time which leads her to moments of vulnerability to which she is unaccustomed. The actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Grace Bodell – Age 55-70 plays a woman in her 60s or 70s (Black, Latina, Indigenous, or White) – Eleanor’s close friend and confidante. She is casual but polished, without pretension. She is talkative, energetic, has a tendency to be a bit of a busybody. She always speaks her mind. The actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Abel Brown – Age 55-70 plays a man in his late 60s or 70s (White or Latino) – A handyman and drifter who has stopped in town looking for work. While others may see him as trouble, he sees himself as a musician and a gentleman. A former military man, he is plainspoken, confident bordering on cocky, charming, and a touch mysterious. Actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.
Eugene Claymire – A man in his late 30s (Any person of color) – a police officer in town. He’s sweet, polite, and also not particularly bright. He’s Eleanor’s former student and finds her a bit intimidating, but also wants to please her. Actor should feel comfortable with a Southern dialect.