Measure for Measure Theatre is hosting open call auditions for the remainder of their 2018-2019 Season. The shows include all Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang, Bare (The Pop Opera) by Intrabartolo and Hartmere, and Murder Ballad by Jordan and Nash. Auditions will be first come, first serve.

All roles are paid. The venues for the performances will vary per show.


Audition Date: Saturday, October 6th 4pm-10pm

Callback Date: Sunday, October 7th 4pm-10pm

Location: Rising Starz 5400 S University Dr. Unit 101 Davie, FL 33328


Must have a 32 bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre selection and a one minute monologue prepared. You also must provide you resume and headshot (if you have one). 


If you have any questions please contact Daimien J. Matherson at


Video Auditions are permitted and must be submitted by Friday, October 5th. They can be sent to the email above.



Character Breakdowns

Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them
November 16th – December 2nd

Felicity – A Perfectly nice young woman; age 25 to 35.

Zamir – A charismatic but mysterious young man of indeterminate ethnicity; dark hair, probably Pakistani or Egyptian or Indian. But could look Italian or Greek too. Does not have an accent, sounds American; age 25 to 39.

Luella – Felicity’s mother, sweet, somewhat dazed/befuddled woman. Dresses well. Late 40s-50s.

Leonard – Felicity’s father. Strong minded, formidable, one hundred percent sure he’s right about everything. Late 40s to 50s.

Reverend Mike – a minister who directs porno movies. Late 30s to 40s. Likable face bit sexy, mildly debauched feeling like a Mickey Rourke or Kevin Spacey.

Hildegarde – a conservative, old fashioned woman. Admires Leonard greatly, has a crush on him though she doesn’t think of It that way to herself. Lady like. Written to be a mid-40s to late 50s but younger casting being considered.

Voice/Narrator – Well spoken, must make announcements. Also plays Looney Tunes (a hyperactive spay) and a suave Maitre d’. Should sing well or pleasantly. Age 20s to 40s.



March 22nd – April 7th

Jason: handsome golden child of St. Cecilia’s senior class (belt up to an A4)

Peter: introspective, Jason’s clandestine boyfriend (belt up to an A4)

Ivy: pretty, popular, insecure (belt or strong mix to an Eb5)

Nadia: Jason’s pudgy, sardonic twin sister (belt up to a C)

Matt: studious, pious, Jason’s academic rival (belt or string mix to a G)

Lucas: The school’s fun-loving purveyor of altered reality (must be able to rap)

Tanya: Lucas’s girlfriend

Kyra: student, sexy

Diane: student, very naive

Rory: student, sarcastic

Zack: student, jock type

Alan: student, nerdy

Claire: Peter’s mother (mix up to a C5)

Sr, Chantelle: African-American nun, wise, no-nonsense

Priest: St. Cecilia’s headmaster

Potential Ensemble: Additional students (three male, three female)


Murder Ballad

April 18th-28th

Michael - A poetry PhD who Sara elicits and her eventual husband. Sweet and calming, he is willing to provide nothing but the best for those he loves. He shows how cold he can become when he finds out about Sarah's affair. Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: F#2

*Note: Looking for an African American male but open to all ethnicities

Tom - Sara's first lover and an ambitious starving artist and actor. His alcoholism, constant affairs, and general selfishness put a strain on his relationships. He becomes obsessed and stalker-like in his mannerisms toward Sara. Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: G2