Visit a world where teenagers come of age by getting their wings to fly high. Along the way they discover that wings can also hurt others. One teen chooses to fight tradition and find a new way to fly. This is a story of youth pushing back on the way it’s always been and fighting for a new, better path to the sky. A world premiere play by Matt Falduto, filled with humor, pathos, and many parallels to today's teenagers’ experience.
Welcome to Auditions!
Auditions are open to all students entering 5th through 12th grade in the fall of 2022. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to audition. The information below contains all the details about auditioning for our show. Please be sure to read it carefully! Whether you are brand new to Young Footliters, or a seasoned pro, we can't wait to see you at auditions!
If you have any questions about the audition process, or about volunteering with Young Footliters, please contact Elizabeth Tracey, CCPA Artistic Producer.
About the Show:
Wings takes the audience to a world where teenagers come of age by getting their wings. But the wings are more than just a way to fly high – they can also hurt others. One teen decides to fight back against the tradition and find a new way to fly. This is a story of youth pushing back on the way it’s always been, fighting for a new and better path to the sky. A world premiere play filled with humor and pathos that has many parallels to the world our teenagers experience every day.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of the play Wings. Please note that this play deals with the subject of violence. It is presented in a way that is appropriate for youth, but we do want to make you are aware of the subject matter before auditions so you can make an informed decision for your family. If you'd like to read the script ahead of time, click here.
There are three performances. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this:
- Friday, September 2 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 PM
- Sunday, September 4 at 2:00 PM
Rehearsals run Monday - Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start Monday, July 11, 2022. Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.
Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Saturday, August 27th, 2022. No absences are permitted during tech week.
The CCPA and Young Footliters are committed to making theatre safely and responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following link contains our current policy for addressing COVID-19 and communicating with production members and families. COVID Policies
Casting is open to actors entering 5th grade through 12th grade in the fall of 2022.
Friday, June 17 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Callbacks (if necessary):
Sunday, June 19 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
The Coralville Library, 1401 5th Street, Coralville. We will be in Schwab Auditorium, located on the lower level.
Preparing for Auditions:
It is recommended that all auditioning students perform a memorized, dramatic monologue of their choice for their audition. Monologues should be 1 minute or less. Students should choose a monologue that fits with the style of the show. It is strongly recommended that you read the script before choosing your audition piece. There are books of monologues available online and at most public libraries. There may also be opportunities to read scenes from the script for the auditions. You will also be asked to learn some choreography and then perform it with some other auditioners. No preparation necessary but wear comfortable clothing to move in.
Please click on the following link to be directed to an audition form. At the end of the form there will be an additional link that you will click on to be directed to schedule an audition time. Audition Form
Participation Fee & Scholarships:
For students cast in our production, Young Footliters has an $85 participation fee. This fee helps to make our show possible and covers a portion of our production costs such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance, and rehearsal facilities.
Theatre is for everyone! We never turn away a student who cannot pay the participation fee. Young Footliters provides scholarships to cover participation fees for all students who need help. If your student is cast in the production and needs financial support, your scholarship will be provided through the Charlie Bates Memorial Scholarship fund. All students will receive information on requesting a scholarship after auditions. You don't need to take any action at this time, but please feel free to contact Evan Hilsabeck if you have questions.
Performances of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets for this production will go on sale in Summer 2022. Check back soon for more details!
- Friday, September 2, 2022, at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 7:00 PM
- Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 2:00 PM
Please E-mail the Box Office for more information, or call 319.248.9370. The CCPA Box Office is open Wednesday–Friday, Noon to 4:00 PM, and 1 hour before showtime.
Written by — Matt Falduto
Director — Matt Falduto
Stage Manager — Sara O'Donnell
Join the Cast
Auditions are upcoming! Visit the Auditions tab to learn more and sign up. For this production, we are casting students in 7-12 grade.
Join the Crew
From light board operators to set painters, it takes a village to make a production. If you have skills in theatre production, or would like to learn, we'd love to have you on our team. Volunteers are frequently needed in the following areas:
- Light Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Lighting and Sound assistants
- Scenic Construction
- Scenic Painting
E-mail Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374 to learn more!