CP2 Readers Theatre Auditions – January 21 at 1pm & 3pm

CP2 Auditions

CP2 MiniFestival Auditions

CP2 Readers Theatre offers an exciting opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way, with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.

CP2 is sponsored by Powerhouse Theater and Stewarts Shops. 









AUDITION DATE: January 21, 2024 at 1pm

MARCH 8 & 9, 2024
Fri 8pm & Sat 2pm

Directed by KIT COLBOURN

Rosalind Franklin was a gifted research scientist who was part of the race to uncover the secrets of DNA in the 1950s. Her more famous contemporaries Watson and Crick took all the kudos for the discovery of the molecule’s double helix structure, yet it was Franklin’s skill with X-ray diffraction that first uncovered what’s called “the secret of life.”


Rosalind Monologue

Rosalind – Wilkins

Rosalind – Gosling

Rosalind – Caspar

Crick – Watson – Wilkins

Caspar Monologue

Photograph 51 is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. dramatists.com

Character Breakdown:

Rosalind Franklin – 30’s, a Jewish British scientist. Straightforward and matter-of-fact. Is fully aware of her gifts and intelligence. A woman in a man’s world.

Maurice Wilkins – 30’s-40’s, a British scientist. A bit stiff and formal. Challenges Rosalind. Admires her, but within the constraints of current societal norms.

Ray Gosling – 20’s, a British scientist. Honest and “green.” Earnest and awkward.

Don Caspar – 20’s-30’s, a Jewish American scientist. Open and affable.

James Watson – Early 20’s. Self confident, ambitious, presumptuous. Is never wrong.

Francis Crick – 30’s-40’s, a British scientist, a bit stiff and formal, yet caring, philosophical.

The play takes place in Britain with British characters, so accents are strongly encouraged. But some sort of “mid Atlantic” compromise may work as well if it becomes necessary.


AUDITION DATE: January 21, 2024 at 3pm

MARCH 9 & 10, 2024
Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm


A decade before women gained the right to vote, Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” transformed the science of astronomy. While at the Harvard Observatory, Leavitt found 2,400 new variable stars and made important discoveries about their fluctuating brightness, enabling fellow scientists to map the Milky Way and beyond.

Silent Sky, the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

All roles are available:

HENRIETTA LEAVITT (F, 30-40): Brilliant, determined, a dreamer, hard of hearing (wears a period hearing aid), has never much cared for the “status quo.”

MARGARET LEAVITT (F, 25 – 35): A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured, realist. (Ability to sing a plus.).

PETER SHAW (M, 30 – 40): The head astronomer’s apprentice, reserved, his views have never really been challenged prior to the events of the play. He is in love with Henrietta, as she is with him.

ANNIE CANNON (F, 40 – 50): A leader, tough, sure, grows into a firebrand for the suffrage movement;

WILLIAMINA FLEMING (F, 45 – 60): Scottish, intelligent, witty, warm and outgoing, the first of her kind, smart as a whip and fun. (Role requires a Scottish Accent)

Ages given are playable ages, actors need not specifically fit the given age to audition

Silent Sky is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists PlayService collection. dramatists.com