Deadline extended, email address corrected, alternate submission method added!

Seeking actors for “The Lifespan of a Fact,” the first show of Theater Voices‘ 2022 season! To view this audition notice in a visual format, please click here:


Theater Voices announces auditions for a staged reading of 
“The Lifespan of a Fact”
By Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal

Directed by Margaret E. Hall, Associate Artistic Director at Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP)

Performances Feb. 18-20 at Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany

The story:
Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact-checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact-check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth. Based on a true story, this critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, which featured Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, offers fast-paced comedy with a provocative undercurrent of timely relevance.

The characters: 
Jim Fingal – mid-20’s; male-identifying actor; intern working as a fact-checker for a magazine; very rule/fact-based

Emily Penrose – 40s-60s; female-identifying actor; editor-in-chief of a magazine; strong; knows that facts matter and that sometimes creative license makes a better article/essay

John D’Agata – 40s-60s; male-identifying actor; essayist; writes for the magazine Emily runs; takes creative license where facts are concerned and views himself as an essayist, not a journalist; stubborn; polar opposite to a fact-checker

If you’re interested in auditioning: 
To ensure everyone’s safety, we are requesting video submissions for the initial auditions. Any necessary callbacks will be done in person. 

To audition, please visit the audition materials link below. There you’ll find a contact form to fill out. You’ll also find a selection of audition sides; two of them will feature whichever character you’d like to audition for. Please record yourself performing BOTH scenes in which your character appears, with an off-screen partner reading the voice of the other character in the scene. Please be sure to slate your video submissions with your name.
Audition materials are located here:

Once complete, upload your video submissions and audition form onto Google Drive (sign-in may be required):

NEW! If you prefer, you can now send us a link instead of uploading files! Get your recorded file onto YouTube, then send a link to it (along with your audition form) to You can also use this email address to contact us with any questions, or if you need help with the audition process. Thanks for your interest in auditioning! 
Coming later this season:
“Tiny Beautiful Things,” directed by Michael Kennedy, April 8-10, 2022
“Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Bunce, May 20-22, 2022

Here’s hoping for a safe and healthy return to live theater. We’ve missed you!

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