Auditions for “What The Moon Saw”

“What the Moon Saw” combines live motion-capture technology, video games, and human performance, yielding a new form of theatre.  The project is seeking 3 actors who are creative and can think on their feet.  Experience with improv and youth theatre will be beneficial, but is not required.  The performances will be October 17, 18, and 19 as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival hosted at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.  Performances will occur between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm each day, and actors must be available for all performances.  Students cast in this project can enroll to receive 1 credit.

Casting breakdown:

ERIKA (or ERIK) – a young person of about 10 years old, who is lonely because their family has just moved to a new place.  Only friend at the moment is MOON.

MOON – The moon.  MOON is somewhat omniscient, and leads ERIK(A) on an evening journey of discovery.  They will see all the different things the new place has to offer, and make new friends along the way.

POET/COMEDIAN – These characters are both unprepared for an upcoming performance of poetry or comedy.  The audience will give suggestions for poems or jokes for the characters to perform.  This actor needs strong improv abilities.

*None of these roles are gender or race specific.  The director is seeking a diverse cast.  Actors of all backgrounds are encouraged to audition.


Tuesday, October 1st.  Vilas Hall 1132.  Slots available between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

Please be prepared to tell a short story (no more than 2 minutes) to a group of children.  The story can either be a personal story of a childhood experience, or a retelling of a favorite children’s story.

Actors interested in POET/COMEDIAN should also be prepared to read jokes written by children.  Literally.  The jokes will be provided at the time of the audition, so there is no need to prepare this.

Please bring a headshot and resume.

To sign up for a time slot go to


Questions: email Caleb Probst,