Trauma Auditions

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Trauma Auditions

DIY Theatre is excited to announce auditions for their spring 2020 production, Trauma by Hope McIntyre, directed by Andrew G. Cooper.


Trauma examines the recent rash of school shootings through the eyes of the mothers. We see how two women, the mother of the victim and the mother of the shooter, react to this tragic incident in their children’s lives.

From this point of view, the themes of violence in our society and the need to find blame are examined. Should the parents be blamed for the actions of their children? Why do these things happen? And how does a mother cope with the grief?

Auditions are December 21, 2019, 5:00 to 8:00pm and December 22, 2019, 2:00 to 6:00pm at the Morpheus Rehearsal Space

Rehearsals will begin in January 2020. The production goes up April 24 to May 3, 2020, at Motel Theatre in the Arts Commons. DIY Theatre operates under a profit share agreement.

For further information, or to book an audition, please submit your headshot, resume, date of audition preference, as well as the role of interest to Atistic Director Shelby Nicole Reinitz at

The deadline to apply is December 18, 2019.

Please Note: Both roles require varying levels of choreographed movement. Be prepared to stay for an invited movement callback.

Roles to be Filled

  • Ellen: A woman in her late thirties to early forties. Her son has pulled a gun on his fellow classmates, injuring and killing many before turning the gun on himself.
  • Susan: A woman in her late thirties to early forties. Her son has been shot by a fellow classmate.

DIY Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all ethnicities, religions, and gender identities.

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