Auditions for The Thirteenth Mystery

Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15, 2024
(with callback, if needed on Thursday, May 16, 2024)
July 18-28, 2024
Guild Church (formerly Boston Brunch Church), 204 Elm Street, Somerville (for auditions, rehearsals, and the first weekend’s performances)
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown (for the second weekend’s performances)
Note: If you’re an old hand at PMRP auditions, you should know that we’re changing our audition procedures slightly for this show. There’s a new on-line auditionee-information form that replaces the paper audition forms and conflict grid we used to use. That’s in addition to the audition registration form you fill out to request your audition slot.

The PMRP Summer Mysteries return with The Thirteenth Mystery! Three mystery audio dramas performed live:

  • We recreate a classic episode of Lux Radio Theater, The Thin Man, written by George Wells and Sanford Barnett, adapted by Jeremy Holstein!
  • The gentleman thief Arsène Lupin returns in the new adaptation by Michael Lin, The Black Pearl!
  • And we present Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, adapted for audio drama by Phoebe Roberts!

Read on for information about auditions and the form to sign up for an audition slot!

Auditions will be Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Guild Church in Somerville. (If needed, callbacks will be Thursday, May 16.) Scroll down to learn how to sign up for a slot and audition.

Parts will be available for both voice and Foley roles.

Performances will be July 18–28, 2024.

IMPORTANT: Since performers will be in close proximity on stage and at rehearsals, we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: The Post-Meridian Radio Players is a community theater group and is run by volunteers. Our performers are not paid.

How to Audition


  1. Go to our Audition Documents folder on Google Drive and read over the synopses and character descriptions for both plays and think a little bit about what you’re interested in — the voice roles listed there are available, but there also positions for sound-effects performance, tech crew, and various other things.
  2. Then, click here to register for an audition appointment, fill out the form, and submit it.
  3. If you have submitted the form correctly and one of the time slots you requested is still available, you will get email confirming your audition appointment. (This is sent by a human being who has a day job, so don't worry if it doesn't come right away. But if it doesn’t come within a day or so, contact us at You can also use that address to contact us if you have trouble submitting the form.)

Before your audition

In addition to the registration form to sign up for your audition slot, there’s

for you to fill out before your audition. (This form asks things like what roles or plays you're particularly interested in, what schedule conflicts you might have,and so forth; we use it when making casting decisions and also when scheduling rehearsals. You may want to consult the synopses and character descriptions while you fill this out.)

There are also a bunch of documents posted in our Audition Documents folder on Google Drive:

which you'll probably want to print out and practice before your audition.

Some Things to Know

  • For this show, voice rehearsals will generally be on Tuesdays, with some Foley rehearsals on Mondays.
  • The audition process involves two separate forms that you fill out online: one form to register for an audition slot and another form with information about roles you’re interested in, schedule availability, and so on for the directors to use during casting and for the stage manager to use when scheduling rehearsals. They’re not interchangeable.
  • If you show up for an audition without the sides or without having filled out one or both of the online forms, we’ll probably be able to accommodate you with printed copies. However, it saves time and trouble and makes the process go more smoothly if you can bring sides with you and complete the forms in advance. (It also helps demonstrate to the directors how responsible and resourceful you are!)
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but people with appointments will take priority. If there are no-shows during a given hour, we will fill those slots with walk-ins. Any remaining walk-ins will be auditioned at 10pm. It helps the directors tremendously if you sign up in advance, though.


Both the auditions and the first weekend of performances will be at Guild.Church, formerly Boston Brunch Church, at 204 Elm St., Somerville/52 Russell St., Cambridge. See here for a map and further information. (The second weekend of performances will be at Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.)