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Co-Directors: Josh Hedding-Hess & Beth Sutter

Assistant Director: Kayla James


All those cast in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER are required to become a KVTA member at some level (minimum $25) by a certain date during the rehearsal process. One parent being a member of KVTA does cover the membership requirement for all family members 17 and under. Memberships paid during the 2021-2022 season will also fulfill this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE: Following the updated Health Department recommendations, the KVTA Board of Directors has decided that effective immediately, masks should be worn by anyone entering the KVTA Studios, regardless of vaccine status. Please arrive at your audition time with a mask on. 


AUDITIONS: December 2 & 3 starting at 6 pm

CALLBACKS: December 4 starting at 9 am

KVTA Studios  1 Stuart Dr  Kankakee IL 60901


February 5-6 & 12-13, 2022

KVTA Studios  1 Stuart Dr  Kankakee IL 60901

Further questions regarding auditions, callbacks, or casting may be emailed to the Co-Directors, Josh Hedding-Hess and Beth Sutter, at:  Please include Peter and the Starcatcher in the subject line.


We are looking to cast 12-15 people. All auditioners must be 16 and older. All auditioners must complete an audition form, a conflict calendar, sign our social media policy, and sign our sexual harassment policy.

You can choose one of the monologues provided or prepare your own 1-2 min monologue. It does not need to be memorized. In this show you will play multiple characters so we are looking for actors with range. 

Please sign up for an audition time here:

Monologue Selections

Please choose one monologue from the three provided or come prepared with your own one to two minute monologue. Does not need to be memorized.


Please sing us a sea shanty, this show has some singing. We are not looking to cast the best singers but just wanted to know everyone’s ability. Example of a sea shanty to sing:


Audition Form can be downloaded here: MICROSOFT WORD   PDF

Conflict Calendar can be downloaded here: PDF
KVTA Policies to be signed:

All participants, on-stage or off-stage, will be required to sign KVTA's Social Media and Sexual Harassment Policies. An Emergency Card and Waiver of Liability must also be completed and signed in order to participate. These forms will be distributed when you first volunteer with KVTA. If you have any questions please email:

Please have your forms filled out when you arrive at your audition time.


You can print or read your monologue off of a tablet.


We will have everyone in your time slot perform their monologue, then we will have a few readings from the play. Callbacks will be Saturday December 4 at 9 am.


Character Descriptions

This play is traditionally cast as one woman and the rest men, but we are open to casting anyone. We are focused on characters and actors who can play multiple roles.


Black Stache

A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Age: 30 to 50

Molly Aster

A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

Age: 16 to 30


A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Age: 16 to 30


The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. 

Age: 40 to 60

Mrs. Bumbrake

Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two.

Age: 40 to 60

Bill Slank

The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining star stuff.

Age: 35 to 55



Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.

Age: 25 to 55



An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Age: 16 to 25



A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Age: 50 to 65


Lord Leonard Aster

Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Age: 40 to 60


Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Age: 35 to 45


An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

Age: 16 to 25



Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

Questions? Send an email to:  Put Peter and the Starcatcher in the subject line. 

Thank you,

Peter and the Starcatcher 2022 Staff

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.


Saturday, February 5 ~ 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 6 ~ 2:00 PM

Saturday, February 12 ~ 7:00 PM

Sunday, February 13 ~ 2:00 PM

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