2023 – 2024 General Season Auditions 

Saturday, July 1, 2023

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thunder River Theatre Company

67 Promenade, Carbondale, CO. 81623


Rabbit Hole
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Missy Moore

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.  Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Rehearsals start on or around August 7, 2023

Opens September 15, 2023

Closes October 1, 2023


Becca – late thirties/early forties

Izzy – early thirties, Becca’s sister

Howie – late thirties/early forties, Becca’s husband

Nat – Mid-sixties, Becca and Izzy’s mother

Jason – a seventeen year old boy


The Minutes
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Missy Moore

This scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power, from the author of August: Osage County, exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history’s losers.

Rehearsals start on or around October 2, 2023

Opens November 10, 2023

Closes November 26, 2023


Mr. Peel

Mayor Superba

Ms. Johnson

Mr. Blake

Mr. Breeding

Mr. Hanratty

Mr. Assalone

Ms. Innes

Ms. Matz

Mr. Oldfield – This role has already been cast.

Mr. Carp


By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Renee Prince

A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.  Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work.  Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.

Rehearsals start on or around January 8, 2024

Opens February 16, 2024

Closes March 3, 2024







Theatre for Young Audiences – TBD
Directed by TBD

Rehearsals start on or around March 31, 2024 

Opens April 8, 2024

Closes April 14, 2024

(Actors must have daytime availability.  This show will tour the schools and then have a weekend of shows at TRTC.)


POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
By Selina Fillinger
Directed by TBD

One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  When the president unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble.

Rehearsals start on or around May 6, 2024

Opens June 14, 2024

Closes June 30, 2024


Harriet – His chief of staff

Jean – His press secretary

Stephanie – His secretary

Dusty – His dalliance

Bernadette – His sister

Chris – A journalist

Margaret – His wife. The First Lady


Note on Casting for POTUS from the playwright:

American power structures are rooted in, and shaped by, white supremacy.  Racism permeates our inner institutions, compounding gender and class inequity everywhere, but especially in electoral politics.  This play is a critique of complicity in white patriarchy; thus, the following requirements speak to those dynamics and must be followed.  International productions should analyze and reflect in their casting a similar understanding of marginalized communities’ struggle for voice within their governing bodies.

In America: Bernadette is white. Margaret is Black. Chris is Black. Jean, Harriet, Dusty and Stephanie can be played by actors of any ethnicity; but be aware that lines and relationships will land differently depending on the racial breakdown of the cast. Some of the insults will be more cringe, some less, depending on the privilege each character possesses.  These are interesting dynamics to explore, but they should be interrogated consciously, with care for each community.

At least three of the characters must be women of color. Actors can be cis or trans. Age is flexible. Beauty is subjective. So long as they’re fast, fierce, and fucking hilarious.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from a published play and come with a current headshot and resume.  All of the directors will be present and we might ask you to do your monologue more than once.  Please have some sense of your availability for the year as we will be holding callbacks for the season in the coming months.

Please click on the link provided and sign-up for your audition time.


If you are unable to attend general auditions, but are still interested in being considered please send a video submission following the above guidelines to Missy Moore directly, along with a current headshot and resume. missy@thunderrivertheatre.com

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

2 volunteers are needed each evening to assist with our concessions sales. No experience is required! All volunteers receive a free ticket to the performance.


The Lifespan of a Fact

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 25

By: Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal

Click Here: Volunteer Sign Up

Call 970-963-8200 or email info@thunderrivertheatre.com for more information.