Frequently Asked Questions

C.A.S.T - Community of Actors Sharing in Theatre

  •  What is this program?  C.A.S.T is a theatre program designed for youth and adults that identify as disabled. Our next show is a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Summer 2019, which will feature a cast (recommended for ages 16+), children's choir, adult chorus, and a live orchestra pit. Register HERE to be an actor or buddy in the cast, and email karalyn@cast-productions.org if you would like to participate in the children's choir, adult chorus, or orchestra pit!

  • Who is eligible to participate?   Participating as a full cast members is recommended for actors age 16 or older, and younger actors (ages 7-15) are encouraged to join our children's choir. No previous experience is needed ­­only a willingness to learn, do your best, and have fun! Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join, and C.A.S.T. will provide any materials necessary for all members to participate in the ways that they desire.

  • What is the casting/audition process like? Everyone who auditions is cast. Casting Call generally consists of a learning and performing short movement combination, a short singing/music-making selection, and a short section of dialogue/acting from the script. But most importantly, we just want to get to know each actor so that we can find a role that best showcases their talent! Specific audition information will be provided once you register for a production. 


  • Is there a fee to participate as an actor?Yes, there is a participation fee of $100 for summer shows to help cover costs of licensing, costumes, sets, technical aspects, etc. You may also be asked to provide some base costume pieces for your actor, such as a plain white shirt, tights, or shoes. However, if any of this causes financial hardship, please do not hesitate to request a fee waiver upon your registration. 


  • When and where are rehearsals? How big of a time commitment is this? Time commitment varies based on role and by production, but in general, rehearsals will be held on two weekday evenings at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square PA. Parents/guardians are welcome (but not required) to attend any and all rehearsals if they so choose. Trained professionals will be at every rehearsal, along with many “buddies” to assist the actors whenever and however needed.

  • What if I want to participate but I don’t want to be onstage? Anyone can participate as an actor/actress, but if that’s not something you’re interested in, you  can sign up to help out with sets, backstage, props, tech, or costumes! If one of these roles sounds like it would be a better fit for you, please contact karalyn@cast-productions.org.

  • I do not consider myself disabled; can I still get involved? We need a LOT of volunteers to put on this production! There are many  capacities in which you can help, such as tech/lights/sound crew, costuming, makeup and hair, set building, props, playing in the pit, and lobby management. We also need buddies (previous theatre experience preferred) to be onstage assistants. You do not have to have experience with care or medical training for any of these positions; the only thing you need is a big heart :)

  • What is the next step if I’m interested in participating as a buddy or volunteer? Please emailkaralyn@cast-productions.org with interest and to find a role for that fits your skill set and interests. Do not hesitate to Contact Us with any questions or interest in volunteering!