June 1, 6 to 9pm

Auditions for “Turn of the Screw”

By Jeffrey Hatcher, from the story by Henry James

Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

Directed by Kami Sim
A Rochester Repertory Theatre Production staged at the Rochester Civic Theatre’s Black Box 


One male (20s-50s) able to play a variety of characters
One female (18-40s) with a broad emotional range to play the governess
These roles provide an amazing challenge for both actors 

Safely Distanced Auditions
In order to provide the safest environment for everyone involved, please sign up here to reserve an audition slot

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.  

Audition Date
Tuesday, June 1, 6 to 9pm
In the Rochester CIVIC Theatre lobby

Important Dates
Rehearsals will begin June 28

Show dates July 30-August 8, 2021, at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee August 8 at 2:00 pm
Potential special 10pm performance on a select date

Please contact Kami Sim if interested but unable to attend, or for more information