Aug 18 & 19, 2014

Directed by DeeAnn Blair



Artisan Center Theater Announces Auditions for


Directed by Dee Ann Blair
Stage Management by Dave and Amy Sorter


August 18 and 19, 2014 starting at 7pm



For audition appointment email auditions@artisanct.com or call the box office at 817-284-1200

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A script will be available for perusal in the box office during regular business hours beginning August 4, 2014; 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst
  • Bring list of all conflict dates ( September 1 – November 8, 2014) and headshot and resume
  • Auditions will be held at 404 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas
  • Possible callbacks on Wednesday August 20, 2014
  • Rehearsals will begin Monday September 1, 2014
  • Please email the director at deeann@artisanct.com  if you have any questions or need to schedule a different audition time



Friday, October 10 – Saturday, November 8, 2014, with shows on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturdays also at 3pm.


Parts Available (the play may be double cast):

Bryce Sherwood (mid 20 to 30ish – Lead) Attractive, smart, charismatic, confident

Nathaniel Gorham (50+ – supporting) Founding Father from Massachusetts

Leslie Adams (mid 20 to 30ish – Lead)Attractive, smart, spirited, sincere

Paul Adams (50 to 60ish – supporting) Strong sounding voice, but powerful when not speaking; in act 2 is emotionally scarred

Elliot Mannington III (60 to 70ish – supporting) Very distinguished, powerful man, calculating

Colonel Burkhart (50+ – supporting) Retired Secretary of Defense, Head of the ISD, tough

Vera Adams (50+) Paul’s wife; brave, supportive, motherly

Jessie Lambert (40+ – supporting) Proprietor of The Dew Drop Inn; brave, sincere, caring

Neal Lambert (20ish) Jessie’s devoted, loyal son

Wesley (20-40) Friendly American spy

Lewis (30-50) Mole, convincing, closed

Hal Hoffman (30-40) Leader, friendly, open

Captain Rodale (30-40 – can be male or female) Eager to rise in power, capable

Kathy Kelly (20-30ish) Newscaster – nice looking, charismatic, good reporting voice

Senator Benjamin Hawkes (55-75) Senior Senator from Massachusetts

Principal Buckner (40+) nervous, compliant citizen

Captain Talbot (30+) powerful, strong physically

Pretty girl (15-20)

Other Woman (30-40)

Soldiers, Guards



What would America be like today without the Constitution? Bryce Sherwood, a young senatorial aide whose star is rising, is a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. When Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original Founding Fathers, appears to him, he is transported into a world where the Constitution was never ratified. In this strange world of oppression and fear, Bryce begins to learn the true value of the Constitution and the price of freedom. This is a romantic, thriller/drama.

Adapted for the stage by Jen Johnson from the book The Freedom Factor by Gerald Lund

THE FREEDOM FACTOR replaces the previously announced MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.


Artisan Center Theater is a non-profit, non-equity community theater-in-the-round located at 420 East Pipeline Road in Hurst, Texas. Artisan produces 9 main stage and 9 children’s shows a year and has an eleven year track record of high quality, entertaining, award winning, family-friendly musicals, comedies, and dramas. It is one of the highest-attended community theaters in the country.