Auditions for TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell

Seeking 5 Actors, 2F & 3M

Adults, Non-Union


TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell will be presented as part of The Voices of Truth Theatre Festival with Powerstories Theatre, Tampa, FL. on Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 8:00 pm

(Due to COVID-19, the production will be performed live, virtually via Powerstories Theatre’s digital platform.)

Susan Glaspell’s Trifles is based on the true court case of the murder of a farmer on December 2, 1900, in rural Iowa. Glaspell covered the case and the trial as a reporter for Des Moines Daily News. A man has been strangled in his rustic farmhouse. His widow is in the house, but she’s not confessed and there’s no evidence. A neighbor can testify only to discovering the body and the widow’s strange behavior. While Trifles portrays a homicide that took place over 120 years ago it still stands today as a cautionary tale. A copy of the play can be referenced at


GEORGE HENDERSON, the county attorney, who is the antagonist

HENRY PETERS, the sheriff

LEWIS HALE, a neighbor who discovered the body of Mr. Wright

MRS. PETERS, the wife of the sheriff, who is there to collect some things for Mrs. Wright

MRS. HALE, the protagonist, who is wife to Lewis Hale and is there to help Mrs. Peters



All roles are open to actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and body types. Please email your headshot and resume to Sheri Whittington at with YOUR NAME and the word TRIFLES in the subject line. For the audition, please prepare and record a contemporary monologue (1-2 mins). Please attach the recording or send a link to where the audition can be viewed. Audition submissions due by January 27, 2021