TheaterWorks YouthWorks

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By Lori Allen Ohm

From the George Romero/John Russo Classic Film

Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.


Directed by Layne Rackowsky

Auditions:   August 16

Ages 12-19 years of age

By appointment, Please call 623-815-7930

Please prepare a 1 minute monologue.

Callbacks August 18 6-9:00

Performances October 10-November 2, 2014

Character List



Harry Cooper

Helen Cooper

Karen Cooper





Radio Voice-over

News Anchor

Dr. Grimes

Bill Bardough

Chief McClellan

Deputy #1

Deputy #2


If cast there is a $100 production fee. Some scholarships available. There is no fee to audition.

General YouthWorks Audition Information 

What to bring with you:

  1. A current headshot
  2. Resume (optional for YouthWorks)
  3. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script, improvisation and movement
  4. Dress to move – including footwear

Audition ages change per production – please see audition call information.

Please note if an actor is cast – there is a $100 production fee for plays and $150 fee for musicals.

Theater Works does have some scholarships available.

*All auditions will be held at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

 * Unless otherwise noted