Auditions for Eleemosynary announced!

The Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard is proud to announce auditions for its first production on the newly-christened ETCetera Stage (formerly known as “the South Stage”): ELEEMOSYNARY by Lee Blessing, directed by Aileen-Marie Scott!

A ten-performance run is scheduled from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 24.

Sensitive and probing, this masterful play examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother.

Auditions are 7:00-10:00 pm Sunday, August 8th and Monday, August 9th at the theater – 2731 S. Victoria Ave. Oxnard. Callbacks Sunday, August 15 by invitation only.


We are asking all actors to bring with them a headshot and resume.

NOTE: for the safety and comfort of our artists and audiences, we are asking that all actors be fully vaccinated.

Roles Available:

DOROTHEA (50-70’s age range): An ‘eccentric,’ Dorothea is determined to make her own path and wishes the same for the women who follow her. Strong, vibrant, and with a keen and sharp mind.

ARTIE (30’s age range): Dorothea’s brilliant daughter. Angry and somewhat cold, Artie’s demeanor belies the loves she desires from her daughter and mother.

ECHO (15-17 age range): Sensitive and intelligent, Echo is curious and determined. Her competitive spirit shows her edge and ferocity.

Audition sides:

  • Side 1(Dorothea, Artie, Echo)
    Starting Page 7: ECHO: Top of show “Eleemosynary. EL…EE…MOS…Y…NAR…Y.” Eleemosynary.
    Ending Page 9. DOROTHEA: “Keep flapping!”
  • Side 2(Dorothea, Echo)
    Starting Page 20: DOROTHEA: “People wonder about me.”
    Ending Page 21: DOROTHEA: “I could never take a deep breath of who I was.”
  • Side 3(Artie, Echo)
    Starting page 24: ARTIE: “She can’t hear you.”
    Ending page 25: ECHO: “Then you should’ve named me mirror.”
  • Side 4(Artie, Dorothea)
    Starting page 32: ARTIE: “I still remember – I still remember everything”
    Ending page 33: ARTIE: “I was seven years old.”
  • Side 5(Artie, Echo, Dorothea)
    Starting page 37: ARTIE: “All the kids were good, but only Echo had no fear at all.”
    Ending page 39: ECHO: “Eleemosynary. E L E E M O S Y N A R…..Y!”