Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for The SantaLand Diaries

The SantaLand Diaries

by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello
Directed by Eric Schmiedl
Presented by PlayhouseSquare at the 14th Street Theatre

The SantaLand Diaries, by best-selling author David Sedaris, is a one-man show about an out of work actor in New York City taking a job as Crumpet, a Macy’s Christmas elf, in 1989. As thousands of customers come through his display, our elf teaches parents and children the realities of holiday cheer. Now in his fifties, Crumpet’s hilarious recount of the trials and tribulations that the Holidays bring is sure to bring a smile to even the grouchiest face!

Looking to cast David/Crumpet:
Description: Male, 40 – 50, any ethnicity. Smart. Clever. Blunt. A quick witted, squirrely Scrooge. Like a modern-day Jonathan Swift, he is a storyteller who employs irony and humor to construct his keen observations about contemporary American culture. He is oftentimes mean-spirited on the outside, but this attitude only masks an unwavering sense of empathy and a heart of gold which he finds through the course of this journey.

In this version of The SantaLand Diaries, David/Crumpet will belooking back at a time in his early 30’s when he moved to New York City to follow his dream of being a celebrity and hanging out with the stars of One Life to Live.

Equity agreements may be considered for this production

Auditions will be held:
Sunday, September 30th: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in 15 minute increments. Actors will be asked to prepare sides provided by CPT after scheduling their audition.

Auditions will take place on the CPT campus, located at 6415 Detroit Ave. For directions and additional information, please visit

Rehearsals for this play will begin in mid-October with performances at PlayhouseSquare’s 14th Street Theatre November 28th – December 22nd. Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (2 performances on Saturdays) with the possibility of adding performances on Tuesdays and/or Sundays later in the run.

To schedule an audition appointment, please email Associate Artistic Director, Beth Wood at No phone calls please.

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