*For this production of Rocket Girl: All actors and crew must be fully vaccinated to participate in rehearsals and/or performances. Proof of vaccination required, if cast, prior to the first meeting. Masks and distancing okay for non-vaccinated individuals during auditions.
**Imagination Theater staff, creative teams, and volunteers will maintain physical distancing when practical and appropriate. 

Title: Rocket Girl

Author: George D. Morgan

Director: Lisa Bertram

Run: September 29, 2021, through October 10, 2021

Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Sundays at 2pm.


Open Call

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021

Time: 9 am check-in

Location: Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville CA

Rehearsal Times

Expected Days and Times: Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, starting August 3rd. (Subject to change.) “Off Book” is not required for Reader’s Theater, but extreme familiarity with the script is expected.

Location: Imagination Theater (August) and Studio 81 at El Dorado HS (September)

Audition Requirements

Bring headshot and resume. Be ready to read from provided sides.

Brief Synopsis:

This is the extraordinary true story of America’s first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan’s crucial contribution to launching America’s first satellite and the author’s labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother’s lost legacy one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets. Nominated Regional Broadway World 2020 Best Play of the Decade.

Casting the following roles:

Mary Sherman (F to play 20-30) brilliant engineering analyst and chemist, only female in her work environment, respected by colleagues, but hits the 1950s glass ceiling

Bill Weber (M to play 20-30), aerospace engineer, Mary’s co-worker

Joe Friedman (M to play 20-30), aerospace engineer, Mary’s co-worker

Irving Kanarek (M to play 20-40), aerospace engineer, Mary’s co-worker

Don Jenkins (M to play 20-30), aerospace engineer, Mary’s co-worker

Tom Meyers (M to play 40-50), aerospace department manager and boss

Richard Morgan (M to play 20-30), aerospace engineer, Mary’s co-worker, dates and eventually marries Mary, father of the author

*Carly Morgan/ Miss Biddle (F to play20-25), Mary’s granddaughter trying to get Mary’s obituary written correctly with details of her accomplishments; snarky military secretary to General Medaris

*Barbara/ David Shelby (M or F to play 30-40) Obit office clerk unwilling to print details of Mary’s accomplishments without verification; newspaper reporter

*General Medaris/ Michael Sherman/ Dutch Kindelberger/ Father Mackey (M to play 40-60)

*Colonel Wilkins/ Yellowstone Park Ranger / Paul Morkay (M to play40-60)

*Betty Manning/ Mrs. Walker/ Doctor (F to play 50-60)

*(Combined roles subject to change as needed for casting.)

For more information, contact Holly Salvestrin at 530-306-9440.