Casting: Nationwide

NextStage Theatre Company is accepting online audition submissions for their upcoming virtual production of We Breed Monsters!

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 20th, 2020.

Seeking actors 18+, but actors 16+17 will be considered with parent approval.

How do people turn into monsters and murderers? Do we ever know the truth in media-centered tragedies? A son becomes one of the world’s most infamous serial killers. But some believe his final victim was the real mastermind behind his killings. When the controversy in these crimes is pitched for a TV adaptation, families must revisit their grief and guilt as they grapple with the sins of their children.

NOTE: A diverse cast for this piece is a top priority. This production contains adult themes and heavy material.

We Breed Monsters
By Kevin Douglas
Presented by NextStage Theatre Company
Directed by Jessica Swanson
Performance will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020.

Sarah Brooks: A put-together ex-police officer — later, a pastor. Woman of strong faith. Married to Pace. 40’s.

Pace Brooks: A knowledge film professor. Realist. Married to Sarah. 40’s

Jennifer Brooks: Bright young woman, student, competitive dancer. Thrill-seeker. Pace and Sarah’s daughter. Rudy’s best friend. 18.

Jonah Byrne: Boisterous TV writer. Lonely soul. Sarah’s brother. 30’s. Lives in California.

Laynie Glass: Psychologist. Someone who speaks her mind. Married to Ethan. 40’s.

Ethan Glass: Unpredictable cop. Brash, dominates the room. Married to Laynie. 40’s.

Rudy Glass: Soft-spoken outsider. Artist. Disturbing at times. Ethan and Laynie’s son. Jennifer’s best friend. 18.

The rehearsal schedule will be determined based on artist availability. Please submit accurate conflicts. Since this production is a workshop reading, rehearsals will not be as rigorous as if it were a full show.

NextStage’s Virtual Studio uses state of the art recording and live broadcast software. There will be no in-person rehearsals or performances. The performance is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 and held online. You must be available on the performance date in order to be considered.

Online submissions only – deadline is Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to For more information about Barbizon visit