Audition Notice

Calling actors, puppeteers, dancers, singers, and more! 
Ages 10 and up, parts for young and old.

Theatre Across Borders is auditioning for their next theatre hike…
Ghost Fish: Legend of the Lake
Directed by Melissa O’Rear and Katy Williams

Staged in Colorado Springs and Fountain, at the Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.

Shows run morning-to-afternoon Saturdays, October 8, 15 and 22, 2022.
All roles paid.

Video auditions due August 8.

Show Synopsis
Legend has it, there’s a fish that makes wishes come true. To find it, you must join the circus, swim with a mermaid and escape a sea monster. Ghost Fish blends puppetry, dance and silly surprises for kids ages 3 and up. Join the fun! Make a wish. Find the fish.

Theatre hikes are staged along a 1 mile loop at Fountain Creek and Bear Creek Nature Centers. Performers repeat a single scene, outdoors, 12 times per day as small audiences (15 people per group) hike the trail. The script is interactive and targeted to young families.

Our previous theatre hike, Magic of the Marsh, sold out all 36 shows in summer 2020.

Ghost Fish includes shadow puppets and larger-than-life creatures by Katy Williams Design. Puppetry experience is a huge plus!

Derek, a 10-year-old boy (or girl)
Elderly Derek
Ghost Fish (rod puppet)
Shadow Puppeteer
Sea Monster (body puppet or two-man)
Mermaid (singing/dancing a plus)
Pirate (hand puppet)
Carnival Worker (card tricks/close-up magic a plus)

Final script will leverage performers’ talents, so show off any special skills! 

All roles paid a competitive wage.

Theatre Across Borders casts actors of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and sexual identities.

Read-through and first walk-through on August 27 at Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 6, at Theatre Across Borders, 917 Prairie Rd. Evenings and Weekends. 

Audition Details
Please submit a 2-3 minute video that exemplifies your skills as a performer. Video must include a 1-minute monologue (or fish story), plus at least one talent: puppetry, juggling, song, dance, musical instrument, close-up magic, color guard (flag/rifle), stage fighting, etc.

In lieu of a monologue, you may also recite an excerpt from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Record your video (no editing, please… we need to see how you work live) in .mp4 format. We recommend using Screencast-O-Matic or Screencastify. Make sure you state your full name in the recording.

Please submit audition video, headshot, resume and rehearsal conflict form by Monday, August 8, to

Cast will be notified by August 14.

Send any questions to We can hardly wait to meet you!

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