Sleeping Beauty

Auditions - Feb. 23-25, 2024

By Charles Way

A Conejo Youth Theatre Production

Presented through special arrangement with: Plays for New Audiences
Directed by: Beth Eslick
Produced by: Kristin Krause

Asst. Director: Eve Kiefer

Audition Dates & Times:

Friday February 23, 2024 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday February 24 2024 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday February 25, 2024 10:00am to 1:00pm


Audition Location:

Conejo Players Theatre

351 S. Moorpark Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361


Fridays at 7 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.

Saturdays at 4 p.m.

Audition Requirements:

No conflicts allowed after April 29, 2024. No performance conflicts will be accepted.

Audition Requirements: The audition will consist of cold readings from the sides provided. Sides will be available on our website soon. These are “open call” auditions; no appointment necessary. Conejo Players is a non-profit organization, non-union, no pay. Auditioners must be 18 years of age or younger.

Rehearsal Schedule: 

February 26 – May 2, 2024 (Mondays-Thursdays) 5:00 to 7:00

Sunday May 5, 2024 10:00-5:00

May 6-9, 2024 5:00-9:00

For more information:

Contact Kristin Krause at

Show Synopsis

Here’s a bolder, funnier version of this favorite tale. Meet one of the more independent, headstrong, in-your-face princesses, Briar Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty). And Gryff, who’s half-dragon and total smart aleck. There’s Branwen, the really nice witch who tries to outspell the evil Modron. And, of course, the Prince Owain, who comes with the standardly princely features, minus bravery, talent and competence. In between the story you know is a deliciously funny and amazing adventure, replete with troublesome fairy folk and a riddle-challenging Spider King.

Character Descriptions

Character Descriptions

PLEASE NOTE: The age ranges listed are the age the actor appears to be, not the actual age of the actor themselves. The gender listed is the gender in which the character is presented. Some actors will play more than one role. All roles are open to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, gender, language, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Branwen, the Bright Witch (M or F, 12+):  The loveable witch sibling, always trying to outdo Modron’s spells, with somewhat erratic effects.

Modron, the Dark Evil Witch (M or F, 12+): The evil, awful witch sibling, who thinks everything they do will cause the world to go their way.

Gryff, Half-Human Half-Dragon (M or F, 11+): Briar Rose’s sidekick/protector/advisor, who is alternately self-assured, then not so much. Comedic timing a must.

King Peredur (M, 12+):  Desperately wants to please the Queen. Must be able to speak his lines in rapid-fire sequence with the Queen.

Queen Guinevere (F, 12+): The Queen is longing to have a child. Must be able to speak her lines in rapid-fire sequence with the King.

The Bishop (M, 13+):  Presides over the christening of the baby. Will also perform ensemble roles.

Briar Rose (F, 12+): Sleeping Beauty is an unassuming, trusting child, desperate to get away from the castle and into the forest. Comedic timing a plus.

Prince Owain (M, 12+): Clueless. Useless. Untalented. Incredibly sweet. Also able to change and grow! Comedic timing a plus.

Tylwyth Tegs (M or F, any age): The 4 Tylwyth Tegs are the fairies of the forest, who “run things” in the forest the way they want them to be run. Will also perform ensemble roles.

The Spider King (M or F, 12+): The evil King in the forest whose only plan is to eat Gryff. Will also perform ensemble roles.

Ensemble (M or F, any age): Forest creatures, castle servants, forest fairies, spider servants. Each ensemble member will perform more than one role, and maybe several. Not many speaking lines – these roles will comprise of a great deal of movement, body language, and facial expressions.