Smith College Department of Theatre
AUDITIONS: The Thanksgiving Play
by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Jen Olivares

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

Auditions will be by video submission. Get instructional video and sides by emailing Nikki Beck ( All submissions due by October 1. 

Casting Note: All ages are open and actors that “look white” may be played by POC passing as white.

Female, Caucasian looking, the high school drama teacher that’s always pushing the envelope in potentially inappropriate ways. Earnest about theater and proving herself.

Male, Caucasian looking, yoga practitioner/actor. Politically correct to a fault, a big one. He’s that guy everyone loves, but his logical PC thinking takes weird turns.

Female, brunette, Caucasian but has looks that would have been cast as ethnic in 1950’s movies. Without guile. Sexy and hot, but not bright.

Male, Caucasian looking, the academic. Awkward elementary school history teacher with dramatic aspirations but no experience. 

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