"The Mad Ones" - By Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Studio Theatre Worcester  

Will Hold Auditions 



Studio Theatre Worcester is excited to announce Non-Equity/PAID auditions for their production of "THE MAD ONES" (formerly known as "The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown").

Written by Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk

Directed by Lydia Cochran 

Music Direction by Kris Layton. 

All artists are paid via a stipend (1099).

Audition Dates:

Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm

Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm

Please prepare a monologue and 32 bars from a song. 

An accompanist will be provided. 

Performance Dates:

June 15 through June 25, 2023 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times) 

Performances to he held at the Black Box Theatre at the Worcester Academy Performance Center.

Click the link below to sign-up for an audition slot:



 - (Female-presenting, any ethnicity) 18-25; must be able to truthfully portray a high school Senior. Smart, with a wry sense of humor and wicked sense of play. She takes herself too seriously. She is a worrier. Detached and straight-forward.

 - (Female-presenting, any ethnicity) 18-25; must be able to truthfully portray a high school Senior. So alive, spontaneous, brighter than bright, cooler than cool. She is not bookish like Sam but she has intuition and a deep ability to connect with the human condition.

 - (Female-presenting, any ethnicity) 50-60. Sam’s mother. A professor of statistics. Incisive, dead pan. Previously remote, Bev’s been more involved of late – one might say overbearing.

 - (Male-presenting, any ethnicity) 18-25, must be able to truthfully portray a high school Senior. Kind, a heartthrob. He has great emotional intelligence and the loyalty of a St. Bernard. Ability to play acoustic guitar is a plus, but not mandatory. 


Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...

18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys clutched in her hand. 

Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. 

As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam’s well-intentioned helicopter mother Bev and her high school sweetheart of a boyfriend Adam, but it’s her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts her. 

Kelly was everything Sam is not – impetuous and daring. 

She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. 

When Kelly is killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. 

Now, Sam has to make a decision: 

Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?



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