Carte Blanche Studios Theatre, located at 1024 S 5th Street in Milwaukee, is holding auditions for its first annual summer New Plays Festival on Sunday July 17th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, and Monday July 18 from 6pm to 9pm. Eight brand new plays, written by local playwrights, will be showcased together in a festival format. The show dates for the festival will be Thurs – Sun, August 11 – 14. Each play will have 3 performances. The …plays range from 10 minutes to 40 minutes long, so the time commitment is minimal. Rehearsals will be scheduled by individual directors, based on actor’s availability and will begin as soon as they are cast. Actors are allowed to perform in more than one show, if their availability permits. You may either prepare a short monologue or read from a side that will be provided for you at the audition.

Auditions are held by appointment only. Please send an email to, to schedule an audition.

Copies of the scripts are available for perusal in our Cafe

Also, stay tuned for auditions for the first two shows of Carte Blanche’s 2011/2012 season, “Mein Kampf” a black farce, and “Reefer Madness! The Musical”. Auditions will be at the end of July. Notice will be posted soon.

Below is a list of the plays and characters:

“This is My Charity”
by Ken Morgan
Directed by Emily Craig

Steve Joule: Head of a gas fracking company, white male, 35 to 55 years old
Susan O. Simmons: Environmental activist, female, any race, 30 to 55 years old
Peta Ursus: Animal activist, female, any race, 28 to 55 years old
Jerry Grouse: Gender and minority activist, white female, 24 to 35 years old

“Puppy Love”
by Emily Craig
Directed by Jackie Benka

Janet: Late twenties/early thirties. Well off, dresses conservative/professional.​

Stacey: Late twenties/early thirties. A bit less well off than her friend. Also dresses professionally, but with a slightly more risqué edge.

“My Mother Does Not Want Me”
by Katrina Greguska

Already Cast

“Heaven and Hell”
by Josh Dewitt
Directed by Lineve Thurman

Brian: A man of about 35, police detective

Trish: A woman of about 35, lawyer, Brian’s lifelong friend

Sue: A typical diner waitress of any age

“Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”
by Rand Higbee
Directed by Joan Williamson

Willie: 21 years old, a proffesional boxer
Angelo: 37 years old, Willie’s Trainer
Cassius: 15 years old, Afican-American, an amateur boxer

by Dylan Zalewski
Directed by Kyle Queenan

Stranger- 20’s, a thoughtful individual, lacks confidence
Lady- mid 20’s to early 30’s, a thin woman, borderline unhealthy. Battered and repressed
Man- mid 20’s to mid 30’s, a disgruntled brute

“Kicking a Dead Baby”
by Jordan Gwiazoski
Directed by Josh Dewitt

Hank: 20s – 30s, Male
Kate: 20s – 30s, Female

“White Porcelain”
by Jackie Benka
Directed by TBA

Bath Robe: Female, any age
Animal: Male, any age
Gus: Male, any age
Girlie: Female, any age
Allie: Female, any age
Father Kelly: Male, any age
Jack: Male, any age
Banshee: Female, any age