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Our theatre and business office are located inside of Arts Detroit 

14709 Champaign

Allen Park, MI 48101

Box office: 313-759-8350

Office: 313-427-2490

Email: info@outvisibletheatre.com

Box office hours: 

Tuesday-Thursday: 3:30-7:30pm

Saturday: 11am-2pm

Show days: one hour prior to curtain

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Our Mission.

Challenge ideas. Inspire creativity. Find the inestimable beauty of life through art.

Supported by:

Our Vision.


To be a premiere theatrical outlet downriver.

Our Passion.


Intelligent and thought-provoking stories.

Auditions for the 2019-20 Season were held April 22 and 24

General information

We are no longer accepting submissions for this year. Please check back to see any future audition opportunities.

Shows we are casting for 2019-20:

  • The Growing Stone by Peter Snoad (World Premiere) // Rehearsals begin August 26 // Performances run September 20-October 6 // Directed by Scott Anthony Joy

  • Next to Normal, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkie, music by Tom Kitt // Rehearsals begin September 23 // Performances run October 25-November 10 (possible extension through November 17) // Directed by Adriane Galea

  • Woke by Avery Sharpe (Regional Premiere) // Rehearsals begin January 6 // Performances run January 31-February 16

  • Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam // Rehearsals begin February 10 // Performances run March 20-April 5 // Directed by Sarah Hawkins

Audition preparation: 

  • Any two sides from our season. A reader will be in the room for sides requiring a scene partner. 

  • If auditioning for Next to Normal: Any one side from our season, one song cut from Next to Normal of your choosing, and one contrasting song cut in the pop/rock musical theatre style. Song cuts should be 16-32 bars or approximately one minute each. Accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music with cuts clearly marked and in the right key signature. 

  • Sides DO NOT need to be memorized!

  • Note: If you are auditioning for both N2N and any other show(s) in our season, please follow N2N audition guidelines.

  • Note: Please choose two sides even if you are only interested in/available for one show in our season.

  • Please bring three copies of your resume, preferably with a thumbnail version of your headshot.

  • Only a digital headshot will be required.

Salary information: 

  • AEA actors: either Tier I special appearance agreement or Tier 1 SPT contract

  • Non-union actors: $100/week stipend

  • Housing cannot be provided; only local AEA actors considered


Casting breakdown

All ethnicities will be considered for casting unless specifically stated.

The Growing Stone (1f / 1m)

  • LUKE BARNETT - male - white - early 40s - a teacher, easy going, compassionate, very connected to indigenous culture

  • ENAJ BARNETT - female - white or biracial - 16 - LUKE's daughter, wise for her age, must be a folksy-type singer who can self-accompany on guitar

Next to Normal (2f / 4m)

  • DIANA - female - early 40s - mezzo/belt - severe mental health issues, tumultuous, desperate to connect to her family

  • DAN - male - early 40s - high baritenor - genuinely trying to be the best father and husband possible but tired and weary

  • GABE - male - late teens / early 20s - rock tenor with falsetto and strong mix - bright, playful, seductive, ulterior motives

  • NATALIE - female - late teens / early 20s - soprano/belt with strong mix - contentious, perfectionist, angsty, piano skills a bonus

  • HENRY - male - late teens / early 20s - high baritenor - romantic, stoner, philosophersympathetic, supportive

  • DR MADDEN / DR FINE - male - 30-50 - high rock baritenor - psychiatrist, all charisma, total rockstar, super handsome

Woke (3f / 3m)

  • JESSE BLANCHE - male - 18 - white - has an incredible amount of charm; smart and knows it

  • ADRIAN STRONG - male - 18 - black - thoughtful and passionate; has underlying swag

  • MARTHA BLANCHE - female - white - mid/late 40s - overly affectionate and full of energy

  • FRANK BLANCHE - male - white - late 40s/early 50s - something about him says "All American" 

  • TANISHA MCCOY - female - 18 - black - genuine and undeniably the finale of a fireworks show

  • NATASHA BOYD - female - 18 - black - outrageously sweet; has an aura that is calming with a dash of sass

Speech & Debate (2f / 2m)

  • SOLOMON - male - 16 - ambitious, honest, on a mission to expose hypocrisy through journalism

  • DIWATA - female - 18 - frumpy and off-kilter, fiercely determined, undeterred by her unpopularity

  • HOWIE - male - 17 - openly gay transfer student, put off by his new conservative, puritan town

  • TEACHER/REPORTER - female - 40s - versatile actor to play multiple parts