Theater Auditions Near Detroit Michigan


Lifespan of a Fact

Location: Birmingham, MI (near Detroit)

Type: Theater


The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell (Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal)

Audition dates:
Sunday, September 19, 2021. 6:30 pm registration; 7:00 begin
Monday, September 20, 2021. 6:30 pm registration; 7:00 begin

Audition in person at Birmingham Village Players, 34660 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, MI, 248-644-2075

Performance Dates:
Friday and Saturday Nov 5, 6,12,13, 19, 20 (8pm curtain)
Sunday Nov 7, 14, 21 (2pm curtain)

Is it fact or is it fiction? In a story that could be straight out of today’s headlines, a determined fact-checker goes head-to-head with a famous author in this thought-provoking but comedic battle royale. Their fast-paced war of words starts over a deeply moving essay about the suicide of a teenage boy and examines what is fact, what is fiction, and does it matter if the future of the magazine is on the line. Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale starred in the Broadway production.

2 men,1 woman – the actors can be any race, ethnicity, or gender identification

John D’Agata (40’s – 60’s) – the writer. A highly regarded contemporary essayist. Very passionate and protective of his work. A strong personality, does not suffer fools gladly, can be arrogant, but never a bully.

Emily Penrose (40’s-60’s) – the Editor-in-Chief of a high-end, glossy magazine. Intelligent, very stressed but keeps her cool very well, perceptive, able to multi-task without dropping a thing.

Jim Fingal (20’s-30’s) – the fact-checker. A fresh-out-of-Harvard intern at Emily’s magazine. Nervous about this assignment, eager-to-please, but not afraid to stand up to John.

Note: John and Jim are based on real people, and Emily is an amalgam of editors created for the play. Ages are flexible and intentionally a little vague. However, Jim must come across as younger than John.

Audition cuts available via email. See details at

Directed by Dale Feldpausch.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Birmingham, MI (near Detroit)
Please submit to: by 2021-09-19
Audition in person on Sunday, Sept 19 at 6:30pm and Monday, Sept 20 at 6:30pm

This casting notice was posted by: Birmingham Village Players

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