Casting Notice: The Circuit

Santa Clara University Arts for Social Justice Casting Call

SCUPresents is seeking actors to perform in their educational tour of THE CIRCUIT adapted by Leo Cortez based on the memoir by Francisco Jiménez, directed by Jeffrey Lo


Rehearsals Approximately: 9 AM to 1 PM on weekdays, 1 PM to 6 PM on Saturdays

Rehearsals Begin Approximately: January 29th

Performance Run: March 1st –March 16th – Monday through Friday (possible extension running till March 31st)

NonEquity Salary: $525 a week


(Note that Actors will also play various other roles. Bilingual Spanish Speaking skills are very helpful.)

Panchito: A young Mexican-American immigrant who will grow up to be renowned writer Francisco Jiménez

Papa Track: Panchito’s determined and ambitious father

Mama Track: Panchito’s caring and hard-working mother

Roberto Track: Panchito’s brother, his partner in adventures

Miguelito Track: Panchito’s first friend

Auditions will be held on:

October 15th from 2 PM to 5 PM

October 16th from 6 PM to 9 PM

Actors should prepare one comedic and one dramatic monologue totaling to 3 minutes.

Actors should bring headshot and resume to auditions.

Monologues that demonstrate Spanish speaking skills are helpful.

Monologues from Theatre for Young Audiences pieces are not encouraged,

Actors will also be asked to read from sides from THE CIRCUIT


To sign up for a 10-minute appointment slot, please e-mail:

Please provide a headshot, resume and which date(s) you are available for auditions. As well as any time constraints on those date(s).


This is a new program for SCU•Presents along with starting to tour. Commitment, Involvement, Flexibility, Patience, Creativity and Dedication are all assets to be successful.   We are building the touring program as a team and there will be stumbles along the way, but I am sure also many successes.

This year, we will present The Circuit and tour in throughout Silicon Valley. Performances on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be presented at various schools in the area, primarily in the morning. Twice a week, utilizing SCU student actors in support roles in these performances, performances will be held Tuesday and Thursday at 10:45am in the SCU Music Recital Hall.