The Valentine Theatre

Audition Opportunities

The Valentine is pleased to announce audition opportunities for various shows. Please see below for details on current auditions.

"Crumbs from the Table of Joy" Audition Dates

Auditions for “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” by ynn Nottage, directed by Jeremy Allen. Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Studio A at The Valentine Theatre. Call-backs T.B.A., if necessary.

Performance dates: June 1-3 & June 8-10, 2018.


  • Sisters Ernestine and Ermina Crump (African-American females, ages range from late teens to mid- to late-20s)
  • Their father, Godfrey Crump (African American male, age range 30-late-50s)
  • Their aunt, Lily Ann Green (African-American female, age range 30 to early-50s)
  • Their father’s love interest, Gerte Schulte (German female, age range 30 to late-40s)
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

THE STORY: Written by Lynn Nottage, the play is set in Brooklyn in 1950 and tells the story of an African-American family moving from Florida to New York in search of a better life. In a review of the original 1995 Broadway production, the New York Post said: “Imagine a pairing … between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, a memory play about a black family, a glass menagerie in the sun… Crumbs From the Table of Joy … is … a small window into the past, and this almost voyeuristic glimpse is worth attention.”

For more information or to obtain an audition sheet in advance, please contact Elizabeth Cottle at 419-214-4807 or