Non-Equity Messenger 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, September 3, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on Friday, September 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Callbacks are by invitation only on the same day.
  • Auditions slots are five minutes long
  • A headshot and resume are recommended.
  • Prepare a side and callback from the following link: The Messenger Sides
Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
December 20, 2021 – January 13, 2022 including December 24, 2021, December 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022. No conflicts will be accepted. (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
January 14, 2022 – January 29, 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 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.