Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is a modern take on the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. With this re-telling the focus is on the experience of Eurydice - what happened and who did she meet once she descended to the underworld? Will she decide to return to the world with her love, Orpheus? Exploring themes around love, loss, and the impact and importance of our memories, this story will challenge our performers to explore emotional connection, the power of movement and creative staging techniques, through a whimsical exploration of the classic story.
Eurydice is a straight play, and this class is designed for students ages 13 to 18 specifically to allow students to target improving their acting skills. For those students interested in a musical experience, we invite you to audition for our spring production of Ragtime, School Edition or Seussical, Jr.
Although this is not a partnered Kaleidoscope production due to concerns with Covid, we do welcome performers of all abilities. Gems (performers with special needs) who can work independently are welcome to audition.
AGES: 13 to 18
CAST SIZE: 7, both male and female roles
REHEARSALS: Mondays 6:30-8 pm, Beginning January 18
TECH WEEK: Mon, Wed, Fri - April 26,28,30 6:00-9:00 pm
PERFORMANCES: May 1-2
*Performances will be masked and socially distanced, and take place in an outdoor venue TBA.
Rehearsals will be a combination of online and in person - both inside our studios, and outdoors. For safety, we will be sharing materials electronically and have some rehearsals via Zoom. In person rehearsals will be held outdoors when the weather allows, and indoors in our Capitol Hill Studios when Covid allows. Please see our Covid Policies HERE. Our students will have a big responsibility to learn lines and blocking at home under the guidance of our creative team. All in-person gatherings will follow CDC recommended guidelines to enhance the safety of our students and their families.
Students must be self-motivated, and willing and able to learn material at home through an online platform in addition to in person rehearsals. We are looking for students in this production who are open to collaboration and exploration! This production will be KA!'s first straight play and will allow our students to focus very heavily on character development and decision-making onstage. While there will be basic blocking concepts, our performers will be tasked with harnessing their natural instincts onstage to create realistic, truthful emotions and movement within the whimsical given circumstances of their character.
Everyone will be cast on an audition basis. By auditioning, you are agreeing that, if selected, you will participate in the KidsAlive! production of Eurydice and will accept any role. Rehearsals begin shortly after the cast list goes out. We will not have the time to recast. Your commitment is critical to the success of this production.
Due to the current situation with coronavirus, all auditions will be submitted electronically. Auditions will consist of a filmed script-reading audition. Audition videos must be received by Friday, January 8 at 9 pm to be considered.
Choose one cut to submit from the Audition folder found HERE. Submit via email to by Friday, January 8 at 9pm. Please see the Video Audition Requirements below for further information.
Submit headshot to (Does not have to be a professional photo. Any clear picture of your child’s smiling face will work)
Submit a resume to (Does not have to be a professional resume but we do need to understand your child’s experience)
Submit a list of known conflicts to
All performers will be notified of their casting status by Sunday January 10 at 10 pm.
We will release a cast list ONLY. Individual roles will be determined during the first rehearsal period.
Video Auditions Requirements
All emailed video auditions must be received no later than Friday, January 8 at 9 pm
Every submitted auditions must include:
Vocal recording (submit via link and email to email@example.com)
Headshot (Does not have to be a professional photo. Any clear picture of your child’s face will work)
Resume (Does not have to be a professional resume but we do need to understand your child’s experience)
List of any known conflicts with the rehearsal schedule
Professional video equipment not needed. A clean video from your phone will work.
Please check the sound quality of your video. Directors must assume you sound like you do on your video.
Please state your name and age as if you were present in front of the directors.
Please do not read the script for your audition or use note cards or cue cards.
Video auditions must be emailed as a link to YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, or similar format.
Email your audition link to
Any technical difficulties or inability to play the video is not the responsibility of KidsAlive! but we are willing to help troubleshoot. Contact Chad Haney at for assistance.
Rehearsals, both online and in person, will take place on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30. Rehearsals will begin Monday, January 18th. We expect all students to be at all scheduled rehearsals unless prior arrangements are made with the directors.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given to you during the first week of rehearsals. Multiple absences or undisclosed conflicts will affect your child's ability to participate in the production, so please check with us prior to auditions if you have ANY known conflicts with the proposed schedule.
The TOTAL COST of the Eurydice production class is $275.
$25 of this is a once-per semester registration fee which helps us cover the cost of services which allow families to pay online, receive reminders, etc. (The registration fee for a family with more than one child is $35 per family.) This fee will not be duplicated if your student also desires to participate in other spring programming such as weekly classes, or other productions.
Tuition for the class is $250.
Complete tuition should be paid in full by the first rehearsal on January 18. If you need to make payment arrangements please contact Shawna Linck at