Messenger Equity Auditions

Actors Equity Association (AEA) members must submit an audition tape online.

Online auditions can be submitted FOR TWO DAYS ONLY, from 9:00 a.m. Sept. 6 to 5:00 p.m. Sept. 7. MDT.

  • Call backs are in-person, by invitation only, on Saturday, September 10, 2021, at 4 p.m.
  • All auditioners must be available to attend in-person call backs.
  • Please use the sides provided.

UPLOAD LINK: https://form.jotform.com/pioneertheatre/messenger-equity


Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
  • December 20, 2021 – January 13, 2022 , including December 24, December 31, and January 1, 2022. (Rehearsal)
  • January 14, 2022 – January 29, 2022 (Performance), nightly, Monday – Saturday with matinees (2:00 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • 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.

Call back information (if invited):

  • Call backs are in person, by invitation only, on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 4 p.m.
  • 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 “The Messenger”

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

Therese Stockman – mid-40s, female. Any ethnicity. A doctor who is guided by her mission to serve others. This is her Achilles’ heel as well as her strength. She strives to do what’s right in a world full of barriers.
Peter Stockman – late 40s, male. Any ethnicity. Therese’s brother, the mayor. He is a savvy politician who is used to getting what he wants. He’s not used to listening when others speak, particularly women.
Petra Stockman – early to mid-20s, female. Any ethnicity. Therese’s daughter, a clerk at The Messenger  – the town’s newspaper. She has a quiet strength, watching every move everybody makes and listening to every word they say.
Kristine Hovstad – mid-30s, female. Any ethnicity. Editor of The Messenger. She’s smart, ambitious, and ready to do what it takes to succeed. She is practical and observant – she sees it all and can adjust her plan without missing a beat.
Einar Billing – late 20s, male. Any ethnicity. Associate editor of The Messenger. He’s very well read, and always up for a fiery discussion. He loves Petra and his job. He struggles to reconcile his personal and professional loyalties.
Henrik Abelman – 30s-40s, male. Any ethnicity. Typesetter at The Messenger. He’s a very hard worker. He and his family live paycheck-to-paycheck and their wellbeing is up to him. It’s a burden he bears happily, but that doesn’t make it any less of a burden.