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by Jane Martin

Directed by David Sheppard

Assistant Directed by Erica Goddard


   Sunday, December 4 @6:30pm

and Tuesday, December 6 @7:00pm

Performance dates:
February 24 -March 11, 2023
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM)

Acme Theater is pleased to announce open auditions for the play Somebody/Nobody written by Jane Martin, directed by David Sheppard, and assistant directed by Erica Goddard.

The Story

So you think you want to be famous? So did teen idol and award-winning "shark-movie" star Sheena Keener, the darling of the press. But now she can't stand to be looked at anymore and her Godzilla of an agent is on the warpath. When Sheena ends up on the doorstep of naïve newcomer Loli, a recent arrival from Flatt, Kansas, it's a wild ride on the road to fame. Sheena is a somebody who wants to be a nobody. Loli is a nobody desperate to be a somebody. In this hilarious comedy about Hollywood, fame, and the things we do to get there.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held at Acme Theater (61 Summer Street, Maynard, MA). 


Sunday, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 6 @ 7:00pm


Auditions are open and will consist of reading sides from the script. No appointment is necessary. We encourage auditioners to be familiar with the play prior to auditions. Contact Assistant Director Erica Goddard ( if you’d like a copy of the selected sides.

*Please note: Acme Theater requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all auditioners. Please come prepared with your Covid-19 vaccination card. A copy of our current Covid-19 safety policy is available on our website.*

Performance Dates


February 24 - March 11, 2023

(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM)\

Tech Date: February 19th

You must be available for all dates to be considered for casting.


Character Descriptions

Loli (early 20s – 30s female-presenting) – A wide-eyed small-town girl who desires to start her new life in Hollywood and be famous. She has real grit and is willing to do whatever it takes to make her dreams of stardom a reality and to never go back to Kansas.

Sheena (mid 20s to late 30s, female-presenting) – A B-list movie star who has gotten everything there is to get in the Universe but is ready to get out. A neurotic, selfish, self-proclaimed “goddess” who has two ambitions: to be everything and nothing. 

Joe Don (late 20s to late 40s, male-presenting) – Loli’s second cousin, a bounty hunter and survivalist who has left his rundown cabin to bring Loli back to Kansas. A mountain-man who very little faith or love for society.

Galaxy (early 20s, non-binary female-presenting) – A predatory young Hollywood agent who has big plans for Sheena’s success (and her

own). She will do what she needs to, no matter how devious, to make those plans happen. She is a force to be reckoned with.

Stalker (any age, female presenting) – She is a classic German wannabe vampire stalker. She thinks Sheena hung the moon and stars and will do anything she can to have her.

Beverly (mid to late 20s, female-presenting) – An Asian grad student who works for her family’s auto body business. She brings amazingly good news for Loli.

Email Assistant Director Erica Goddard ( with any questions. See you there!

Acme Theater holds open auditions. For information on our casting policy, please see "View Our Casting Policy" below.

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