The GCP is a community theater. If you would like to try your hand at acting, we would love for you to audition. We welcome actors of all experience levels. Generally, to audition for a regular play, you will be asked to do a “cold reading” which is a small reading directly from the play script.

Occasionally, some directors will ask that you come with a prepared monologue. Check here or in the Scene Magazine in the Thursday edition of Gainesville Sun for the audition announcement.

For musicals, in addition to the cold readings come to the audition prepared to sing 16 measures of a song. Please bring sheet music for your song selection. A piano player will be available to accompany you. For musicals there may also be a simple dance audition. Because we are a community theater, we realize that actors come with a wide range of dance ability from two left feet to experienced professionals. GCP choreographers are experts at making everyone look like naturals dancing on stage.

At the GCP we see dozens of new faces at every audition. Some actors come to audition for specific rolls they have been dying to play all their lives. Some actors are happy just to be cast in any part of a show. We welcome all! Often newcomers are offered smaller roles and chorus parts giving them and us the opportunity to “get to know each other.”

Upcoming Auditions

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
A Comedy

Laugh your way through Hollywood’s complicated history as you’re introduced to Vera Stark. The cards are stacked against Vera and her fledgling acting career. Vera’s trying to make it, but she’s got a few things going against her.  And of course her friends are competing for the same roles. Heck, even Vera’s boss is trying to be in the same films. And they’re all going to do whatever it takes to land those roles. Yes, hilarity ensues. But there’s more to Vera’s story than perseverance and hard work. A little taste of success sets the stage for decades of “scholarly” examination of her career and its impact on the history of film. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is written by Tony nominee and  two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat) and inspired by the life and career of Theresa Harris, a pioneering African-American film star.

  • VERA STARK, 20-39, African American
  • GLORIA MITCHELL, 20-39, bi-racial or Caucasian 
  • LEROY BARKSDALE/HERB FORRESTER, 30-40s, African-American
  • LOTTIE MCBRIDE/CARMEN LEVY-GREEN, 20-39, “heavyset,” African-American
  • ANNA MAE SIMPKINS/AFUA ASSATA EJOBO, 20-39 “very very fair-skinned African American”
  • MR. SLASVICK/BRAD DONOVAN, 40-60, Caucasian 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Audition Dates
July 16 and 17, 2017 at 7 p.m

Show Dates
September 8-24, 2017
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.