Upcoming auditions for “The Wood of the Elaphus”, an original one act play by Katie Ganem!


“The Wood of the Elaphus” is a dark fairytale, approx 45 minute runtime, navigating grief, regret and self worth in a forest of cruelty.



Little Willow/Child - (she/her) 6 to 8-years-old, lost

Willow - (she/her) Mid to late 20’s, still lost

Sam - (they/them) Willow’s spouse

Queen Cervidae - (she/her) Queen of the Elaphus, beautiful, dangerous, ancient

The Elaphus - (3 actors of any gender) Fae creatures as old as the forest. They resemble

a combination of a deer, a tree, and a person. Movement heavy. 


“The Wood of the Elaphus” will be performed October 16th and 17th at 5:30pm at Open Space Arts outdoor stage at 16 Hanover Rd, Reisterstown MD 21136.


Rehearsal schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm (time open to some amendment based on actor availability) and Sundays at 1:00pm-2:30pm.


  • In-person Auditions will be held on September 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. No preparation is necessary, sides will be provided, but you are welcome to come with a monologue if you desire. 



  • Casting decisions will be made quickly. First read-through will be held September 6th, with the first full rehearsal beginning September 7th.


For the safety of all involved, proof of vaccination for eligible persons is required to participate. No previous acting experience necessary. The rehearsal process will be fast paced, so strong memorization skills are encouraged.


This project is non-union/unpaid.


For questions, email us at openspaceartsmd@gmail.com