Audition – Heroes of the Fourth Turning

Los Altos Stage Company is holding open auditions for Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery.

Directed by Gary Landis

On the edge of the Wyoming wilderness, the last guests linger late into the night at a celebration for the new President of their conservative Catholic college.  Reunited after seven years, the friends toss back whiskey and name-check Thomas Aquinas, Hanna Arendt, Steve Bannon, even Bojack Horseman, tracking their distance from each other and the people they thought they’d be by now.  Will Arbery’s portrait of white conservatives trying to make sense of where they, and their country, stand is an incisive and personal look at the intelligence and despair of the Catholic right.

Performance dates: Wednesdays through Sundays, from January 25 through February 18, 2024. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.

Audition date: Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Where: Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave, Los Altos

Callbacks: Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 10am to 1pm.

Rehearsals: Weekly: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7-10pm until tech and performance weeks, which will be evenings from 6-10pm 

Audition requirements:  Please prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue. Please sign up for a slot on our sign-up genius. 

It is preferable that you audition in person, but if you are unable to make auditions, video submissions will be considered.  Please fill out the audition form and send your video to  

Callbacks must be in person. 

Audition Sign Up: Please choose a time to audition using our Sign-up genius here.

Online Audition Form: Please fill out Los Altos Stage Company’s virtual audition form here.  

In lieu of a stipend, we give each actor a $500 meal reimbursement.  These checks are distributed after the closing performance.


Please forward questions to LASC’s interim production manager, Amy Baker at

Roles:  Los Altos Stage encourages people of all ethnicities, races, and gender identities to audition. Please bear in mind the author’s note on casting Heroes of the Fourth Turning: “This play is, in part, about whiteness and the way it operates in America.  Each character is implicated. That’s not to say that certain roles (particularly Justin and Kevin) can’t be cast in a way that evokes “passing” or assimilation, but bear in mind that this is a white environment, and these characters are speaking to each other accordingly.”

  • Justin – male, 38
  • Emily – female, 25
  • Kevin – male, 28
  • Teresa – female, 29
  • Gina – female, 64

Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023

Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos


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