The Children’s Hour

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Daniel Wood

The Children's Hour posterMay 14-31, 2015
The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street, Seattle

A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. It is later discovered that the gossip was pure invention, but it is too late. Irreparable damage has been done.

Meet the cast and crew.
Take a look of the show by visiting our rehearsal and production galleries.

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Performances begin promptly at the scheduled time, there is not late seating.

Please note: in the event of a sold-out house, seats will be held until the scheduled start time. They will then be sold those on the waiting list, if any.

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The Long Road Auditions

The Long Road by Shelagh StephensonArouet is thrilled to be present the US premiere of Shelagh Stephenson’s critically acclaimed play “The Long Road”, which was written in collaboration with the UK-based charity “The Forgiveness Project” and premiered at London’s Soho Theatre in 2008.

Arouet’s The Long Road will be directed by Zandi Carlson, last seen on the Arouet stage as Paige in The Gene Pool.

Rehearsals run January 26th-February 26th; Mondays & Wednesdays 8-10PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10PM with two weekend rehearsals Saturday, February 21st and Sunday February 22nd.

Character Breakdown

Joe: Early 20’s. Joe witnessed the murder of his brother, Dan. Dealing with survivors guilt; feeling inadequate because the better sibling died.

Mary: Joe’s mother. Seeking to forgive Emma, the murderer who killed her son. Struggling with conflicting emotions of forgiveness and revenge.

John: Mary’s husband. Dealing with the loss of his son by obsessively running and drinking. John is traditional, trying to be stoic, but crumbling.

Emma: 19. Emma stabbed and killed Dan, an 18 year old, while high on drugs. She is currently in prison. Emma is damaged, defensive and also funny.

Elizabeth: Late 20’s-early 40’s. Works in the prison system. Kind, funny, and thoughtful.

Audition Requirements

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues about one minute each. One monologue may be in an English/London dialect if you choose (not required). Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition, and be prepared to provide conflicts during the rehearsal time.

Audition Dates

Saturday, December 13th, 1-3PM; Sunday, December 14th, 6-8PM


Tuesday, December 16th, 7-10PM


January 26th – February 26th; Mondays & Wednesdays 8-10PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10PM with two weekend rehearsals Saturday, February 21st and Sunday Febraury 22nd. All rehearsals at Theatre Puget Sound, Seattle Center Armory.

Performance Schedule

All performances at the Eclectic Theatre at 7:30PM on the dates below:
Friday February 27
Saturday February 28
Monday March 2
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14

Schedule an Audition

To schedule and audition, please email Joshua Jon at auditions[at] Please include a copy of your headshot and resume if available.

Monetary compensation

Arouet pays a stipend to cover expenses.

The Fierce Urgency of Now

The Fierce Urgency of Now by Doug DeVita

A new play by Doug DeVita
Directed by Roy Arauz

Poster The Fierce Urgency of NowNovember 7-22, 2014
The DownStage Theatre (aka Stone Soup Theatre)
4029 Stone Way N, Seattle

Troubled-yet-talented art director Kyle struggles to find himself amid the inner turmoil of his creative department with the help of an unlikely ally… his new copywriter Dodo, a living relic of the ‘Mad Men’ era. Set within the halls of a storied ad agency and inspired and based on real people and events, The Fierce Urgency of Now exposes the precarious nature of power and the limitations that come with the stereotypes we place both on ourselves and others using a delicate balance of wit, verve, and humor. It’s a comedy about love, loss, and how to take off and soar after landing a plane in a cornfield.

Cast and Crew

For a detailed bios and photos, please visit Meet The Cast and Crew of The Fierce Urgency of Now

Get a sneak peek of the show by visiting our rehearsal gallery.


General admission: $16 in advance/$20 at the door
Student: $12 in advance/$16 at the door
Senior (60+): $12 in advance/$16 at the door
PREMIUM (reserved seating): $40

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