Friday, February 11, 2022



by Ruth Kirschner

WHEN: Auditions will be held by appointment only on Friday, February 25, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.
The auditions will be held in the Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
If you are unable to attend, send resumes, headshots, and reels to Att: Casting. 
For more information, go to or call the Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.

Whippoorwill is a brand-new show by Ruth Kirschner. Originally submitted for the 2019 Women Playwrights Series, Whippoorwill tells the story of 9-year-old Bibi and her mother in suburban Ohio. They have made a good life for themselves, but Bibi is determined to get to the bottom of what really happened with her missing father, about whom her mother tells a different story each time she asks.

Performers may prepare a monologue appropriate to the material or read from sides. Sides can be found online at and will also be provided the day of auditions. 

Performances will run March 31 through April 10


Francine: (offer out) Bibi’s single mom, parenting blogger

Larry: (offer out) Francine’s Ex, Bibi’s Father, Afghan War Veteran, Wanderer

Bibi: (offer out) 9 ¾ years, Francine and Larry’s daughter, on the cusp

Mrs. Newcastle: (offer out) Age 80, Francine’s next-door neighbor

Andrew: (offer out) 50s, Jamaican Rastafari Uber driver

Morgue Attendant: Male, 30-40

Motel Clerk/Radio Host: Male

Offers are out for roles, as noted above, but submissions will still be accepted for those parts. 

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The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.