Audition: Kimberly Akimbo, Theatre Aurora

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Harry Lavigne

Kimberly is a precocious 16-year-old going on 72. She has Progeria, a genetic disorder that ages her at four and a half times the normal rate. Fitting in at her new high school is tough, especially since she looks more like the lunch ladies than her classmates.

In a plot laced with humour and poignancy, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire reveals how important it is to make each moment in life count. When asked about his plays, Lindsay-
Abaire explained: “Most of my work, on the surface at least, seems to be broadly comic, inhabiting stranger worlds, upside down worlds. I like the audience to feel, ‘Where am I? What’s going on here?’ Maybe that’s often how I go through my day.”

Commenting more specifically on Kimberly Akimbo, he said: “My plans present a very specific world that is absurd and funny, and yet, has a real sadness at its base that is quite real. The stakes for the characters are high and real. In Kimberly Akimbo, they want to be normal. They want to overcome their fears and seek alternatives to the inevitable. Get that wolf away from the door.”

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
CALL-BACKS: Sunday, November 9, 2014 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
LOCATION: Theatre Aurora — 150 Henderson Drive, Aurora, Ontario

First read through is Thursday November 13. Rehearsals will be Tuesday, Thursday and
Sunday evenings.

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 5-8, 12-14, 2015
The Sunday performance (February 8) is a matinée at 2:00 pm; all other performances are at 8:00 pm.

 **If you are auditioning, you must also be available for Sunday, February 15 for mandatory
set strike**

Please prepare a short monologue, poem or story. Actors should also be prepared cold read from the script. If possible, please read the script prior to auditions.


We are looking for a cast of 5 people.

  • Kimberly Akimbo: a 16yr old played by an actress late 40’s to late 60’s
  • Buddy: mid-30’s, Kimberly’s dad
  • Pattie: a very pregnant woman, mid-30’s, Buddy’s wife
  • Jeff: an awkward, unpopular 16yr old boy
  • Debra: a woman in her early 30’s, an ex-con, Pattie’s sister

To book an audition, email your resume (or outline your experience), headshot/snapshot AND audition date preference to