Auditions for Kids | Atlanta

By | April 14, 2010

We’re casting ten children (boys and girls) between the ages of 8 and 14 and three adult females for this delightful and touching play based on the popular children’s book, “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman. The story revolves around Grace, a little girl with a big imagination who loves acting out stories, those told to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. Her grandmother, Nana, believes that Grace can be whatever she wants to be, but Grace is told by two of her classmates that she can’t be Peter Pan in the school play because she is a girl and because she is black. The play will use a variety of storytelling techniques including movement, percussion and music as Grace and her friends explore stories and life with a bit of folk wisdom.

Another exciting collaboration between the Atlanta Children’s Theatre and the award-winning Horizon Theatre! This is a wonderful opportunity for selected young actors to work with professional adult actors at one of Atlanta’s premier professional theatres.

Character descriptions are as follows:

Grace (8-11 years old, African-American)

Nana (50-60 years old, grandmother of Grace, Trinidadian)

Ma (30-40 years old, mother of Grace, Trinidadian)

Rosalie (19-25, ballet dancer, Trinidadian)

5 Girls (ages 8-14 years old, seeking Asian, East European/Jewish, African, Euro American, Hispanic)

4 Boys (ages 8-14 years old, seeking Hispanic, Euro American, African American/Native American, Indian from the subcontinent of India)

Audition Requirements:

Two copies of an 8×10 headshot or other recent photograph
Two copies of a performance resume (if you have one)
Preferred, but optional: Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of your choice
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear you can move in
Parents: Please bring your family calendar so you can note conflicts

Child auditions will be held the following days and times:

Saturday, April 17 (10 am – 2:30 pm)
Sunday, April 18 (1 – 4 pm)
Saturday, May 1 (10 am – 2:30 pm)

Call-backs will be held Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm. Add’l call-backs for adult actors and child actors being considered for Grace may be held.

To set up an audition for a child, please send go to and click on the “Auditions” page. Please fill out the Audition Request form on this page and we will contact you to set up your audition time. Your child’s audition will last approximately one hour. If you experience any difficulties viewing or using the online audition request form, please email us at and we will email you the information we need in order to set up your child’s audition appointment.

Please do not call to set up an appointment.

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