Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Jun. 08 - Jun. 10 (2023)

Something went wrong with the world, and now nearly all the insects are dead and crops everywhere are failing. Entomologist Cassandra and her engineer brother Alexander follow the migration of the last monarch butterflies in the world. Their path intersects with a truffle farm where four leery survivors hunkered down for the oncoming collapse of society are fighting to preserve their livelihood. 

Auditions for Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days by Marisela Treviño Orta

The cast consists of 6 main characters (descriptions for whom are below).Additionally, we will cast 4 to 6 actors as members of the Chorus (see more below). We encourage people of color and people of all genders and abilities to audition for this production.


Cassandra. 20s, POC. An entomologist. Pragmatic and realistic to a fault. Unafraid because she finds chaos interesting, scientifically speaking. Sister to Alexander. (Role requires a small amount of a cappella singing.)

Alexander. 20s, POC. An engineer once upon a time. Cynical, directionless, and heartbroken. Looking for something to believe in. Devoted to sister Cassandra. (Role requires a small amount of a cappella singing.)

Diana. 20s. Former librarian. Discontented and restless. The apocalypse really messed up her plans for a cross-country road trip.

Sybil. Early 30s. Diana’s older sister. A mathematician, accountant, and business partner with husband Eph, she applies her skills to the preservation of their lives. Never met a problem she couldn’t solve, until now.

Eph. 30s, POC. Former general contractor—ran his company with wife Sybil. Practical leader whose focus is on security and survival, sometimes to the exclusion of everything else.

Corin. 20s. Eph’s former employee and right-hand man. In love with Diana. Quiet, watchful, and committed to maintaining the land his family inhabited.

Chorus. The Chorus will be composed of 4 to 6 actors who, through movement and costuming, will enact certain elements in the show. Chorus members should expect fewer rehearsals than the speaking cast, but their work will be decisive to the action and aesthetic feel of the show.

Production team
Director--Eric Beck
Assistant Director--Miranda Martinez
Stage Manager--Andrea Littlefield
Lighting Designer--Martin Gammill-Beck
Sound Designer--Mila Luna
Costume Designers--Alice Gammill-Beck and Robyn GammillAudition instructions

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are unable to make the auditions or have any questions about auditions or the script, you can reach out to director Eric Beck at

Audition dates
Thursday, June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 10, 11 am - 1:30 pm

Callback dates
Callbacks are unlikely, but if needed they will be Sunday, June 11, at 12 pm.

Production dates
Sept 8-23, 2023 Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm, Saturday Sept 23, 2 pm.

Rehearsal schedule to be determined based on actor availability, but actors should expect to rehearse three to four times a week, with both weekday and weekend rehearsals, beginning in late June. Actors will need to be present for tech rehearsals for most of the five days preceding opening night.

Audition location
Gaslight Baker Theatre 
216 S Main Street
Lockhart, Texas 78644