Audition – Waiting for Godot

0Los Altos Stage Company is holding open auditions for Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

Directed by Gary Landis

Since their first appearance in a tiny Paris theater in 1953, Samuel Beckett’s iconic down-and-outs Vladimir and Estragon have rarely been off the stage. Nearly every evening, somewhere on the globe, they show up for their dubious appointment with a savior named Godot who never comes, filling time with games and musing aphoristically on existence. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Waiting for Godot is the modern theater’s indispensable document of rootlessness, uncertainty, and perpetually postponed deliverance.

Performance dates: Wednesdays through Sundays, from September 5 through September 29, 2024. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.

Audition date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave, Los Altos

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 7pm to 10pm.

Rehearsals: Weekly Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 PM (except Sundays 6-9 PM). Tech week rehearsals are Monday-Wednesday 6-11 PM. 

Audition requirements: Please prepare a one- to two-minute comedic 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: This must be filled out in addition to the Sign-Up Genius.

Actor Acknowledgement: A $15 meal per diem will be provided for rehearsal and performance days to which the actor is called up to a total amount of $500. AEA guest artist contract under consideration.

Please forward questions to LASC’s Production Manager, Rebecca Voss at

Roles: We highly encourage people of all ethnicities, races, and male presenting  gender identities to audition. The licensing agreement for this production obligates us to present the characters’ genders as written by the author: 

Vladimir/Didi  (Male presenting; 40-65) – An old derelict dressed like a tramp; along with their companion of many years, they come to a bleak, desolate place to wait for Godot; requires ability to do physical comedy and excellent comedic timing; Commedia dell’arte, clowning, or improv experience a plus.

Estragon/Gogo (Male presenting; 40-65) – Vladimir’s companion of many years who is overly concerned with his physical needs, but is repeatedly told by Vladimir that, above all, they must wait for Godot; must be adept at physical comedy and have excellent comedic timing; experience with Commedia dell’arte, clowning and/or improv is a plus.

Pozzo  (Male presenting; 25-45) – A traveling man dressed rather elaborately; he arrives driving another man (Lucky) forward by means of a rope around the latter’s neck; must be comfortable with physical comedy; improv background a plus.

Lucky (Male presenting; 18-40) – A slave who obeys Pozzo absolutely; must be adept at physical comedy and have excellent comedic timing; experience with Commedia dell’arte, clowning and/or improv is a plus.

Boy/Messenger (Male presenting; 9-13) – Youngster who works for “Mr. Godot” and brings Vladimir and Estragon news about “Mr. Godot”; apparently they take messages back to “Mr. Godot.”


Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023

Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos


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