Still Life with Iris Audition Information

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This is is with our young adult performers ages 18-28. 


Performances are August 9th - 12.


This piece is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays Award. Still Life with Iris is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girl's search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mom in the land of Nocturno—a magical place in which the workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day. Also, in Nocturno, memories do not reside in people's minds but instead are kept in their coats (called 'Past Coats'). The rulers of Nocturno, the Great Goods, are determined to have the "best" of everything on their island—and therefore take Iris away from her home and bring her to Great Island to be their daughter. To ease the pain of this separation, they remove her Past Coat, leaving her with no memory of her home or her family. All that remains of Iris' past is a single button from her coat. Using the button as a clue, Iris joins with friends she meets on her journey—Annabel Lee (a young woman from the sea) and Mozart (the composer, age 11)—and frees herself from the Great Goods. She returns to Nocturno, having found her past, and her home.


  • Registration Deadline: June 2nd
  • Auditions: June 3rd
  • Rehearsals Start: June 4th
  • Performance Dates: August 9th-12th

Please be ready to upload a headshot and know your conflict dates when registering on the second link that is sent to you.

Audition Preparation

For Auditions You Should Come with the Following:

  • Memorize a 1-minute dramatic monologue

Age Requirements

This is part of our young adults group for 18-28 year old performers.

Still Life With Iris Cast Calendar Details

Here is the link to the calendar of activities for the cast and parents to be informed of upcoming events and schedules. This will be updated via Google Calendar so it should always be up to date.