Be Part of an ACT Production

We want you! The Argenta Community Theater exists to provide dramatic storytelling that illuminates our collective human journey. We are a community theater that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds.

All auditions will take place at:

Argenta Community Theater
405 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

OUR TOWN

Argenta Community Theater is pleased to announce public auditions for Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN, a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Our Town is consistently regarded as one of the greatest American plays, and is often presented in schools and in communities around the world. ACT will be performing 3 student matinees for both public and private schools.

Auditions will be held on December 11 and 12 at the Argenta Community Theater. Please see details below. Performances will be held at ACT March 9-19 including 3 daytime student matinees.

The 2022 production of OUR TOWN is presented by The Tenenbaum Foundation, Legacy Termite and Pest Control, the City of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Council and the NLR Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Production Team

Director: Ben Grimes

Technical Director: Sara Cooke 

Scenic Designer: Danny Grace

Costumer: Shelly Hall             

Lighting Designer: Dena Kimberling     

Photography and Social Media: Warren McCullough

Prop Master: Lauren Nicholas          

ACT Executive Director: Laura Grimes

ACT Producing Artistic Director: Vincent Insalaco

Audition Information

Auditions will be held Saturday, December 11th, 2021, 10am-2pm and Sunday, December 12th, 6pm-8pm at:

Argenta Community Theater

405 Main Street, N. Little Rock

Interested actors should email casting@argentacommunitytheater.org for an audition appointment, which will be confirmed by email reply. ACT holds open auditions and encourages racial, gender and ethnic diversity in casting roles for characters of all ages. A rehearsal schedule will be released after casting; evening rehearsals are 6-9 p.m. weekdays; there will be Saturday rehearsals during the day and one Sunday rehearsal prior to opening week.

Audition sides will be available when your appointment is confirmed. To prepare, we suggest you read the play and become familiar with the story and any characters for which you plan to audition.

Character Breakdown

Stage Manager – Any Gender – Lead – Age: Mature Adult

George Gibbs – Male – Lead – Age: Young Adult

Emily Webb – Female – Lead – Age: Young Adult

Dr. Gibbs – Male – Supporting – Age: Mature Adult

Mrs. Gibbs – Female – Supporting – Age: Mature Adult

Mr. Webb – Male – Supporting – Age: Mature Adult

Mrs. Webb – Female – Supporting – Age: Mature Adult

Youth Ensemble – Any Gender – Supporting – Age: 10 -18 years old

Ensemble Characters include Mrs. Soames, Simon Stimson, Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Howie Newsome, Joe Crowell, Jr., Si Crowell, Professor Willard and Constable Warren.  Youth ensemble will consist of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Jo / Si Crowell, and baseball players. Auditions for these character roles will be held by reading for one of the leading or supporting characters.