Auditions: 39 Steps

Take a Hitchcock masterpiece, mix it with a juicy spy novel, and add a smidge of Monty Python and you’ll have The 39 Steps. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. Her murder sets off a nationwide manhunt. A mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail. For anyone who loves the magic of theatre, this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is a fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs, zany characters, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Book by John Buchan, Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Produced by Mark Humphrey
Directed by Justin Winters


When: Monday and Tuesday, November 27 & 28, 2017, 7:00pm
Where: Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA.

  • Casting for 6 roles: 3 female and 3 male
  • Ages 16 and up
  • Please prepare a 60-second monologue
  • If possible, bring a headshot (not required)

Performances will be February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018 at the Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School. For more information, send an email to


  • Complete your audition form and bring it with you to the audition. This helps us speed up the process!
  • You will be called into the audition room in numerical order where you will proceed to give your 60-second monologue.
  • Don’t forget to do your monologue in character!!! Some appropriate movement, gestures and facial expressions are expected. Play it up! Play to the casting staff!


Our first rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. at Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Drive, Sterling, VA 20164. It is a mandatory rehearsal since we will be distributing the scripts plus filling out emergency forms, code of conduct forms, etc. We will also be doing a read-through of the script. Everyone who is cast is expected to be there.

Most of our rehearsals will take place at Seneca Ridge Middle School unless there is a conflict. Other places we may rehearse will be announced as needed.

All cast will be on call for all rehearsals. Tentative schedule:
Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 6-7 and Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 12-14.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, month of January
Mondays-Thursdays, month of February
Performances Fridays-Sundays, Feb. 23-25 and Mar. 2-4


Relax!!! We do not bite!
Project! We want to hear you.
Speak slowly and clearly!! We want to understand you.
Move around some and use gestures! We want to see a character.
Play it up! We want to know that you could reach a big audience.