Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.




All ethnicities are encouraged to audition for TSW productions. Age ranges are approximate.


Louis de Rougemont: The versatile and charismatic storyteller who recounts his tale of survival. 


Player 1 (Female actor of color): contributes sound effects and portrays or gives voice to :

Louis' Mother, Captain Jensen, Yamba, Fitzgerald, A Society Lady, Albert's Mother, An Octopus Expert, A Map Maker, A Reporter, & A Librarian

Player 2 (Male actor): contributes sound effects and portrays or gives voice to:

A Barkeep, Bruno (a dog), Gunda, Bobo, An Australian Prospector, A Society Lady, Albert, Queen Victoria, A Turtle Expert, A Wombat Expert, Dr. Leopold, A Pickpocket, A Newsboy, A Reporter, A Lawyer

Other Roles: Various Pedestrians, Shipmates, Pearl-Fishers, Children, Peddlers, Prospectors, Tribesmen and Women, Spectators, The Royal Geographic Society and Hecklers.

This play can be performed with as few as three actors or as many as the director decides. In this case, the director estimates that 3-5 actors will be cast.


Performance Dates:
Fridays & Saturdays, 
Feb. 21 - March 14 at 8pm
Matinee, Sun. March 1 at 3 pm
Auditions: Jan 5 & 6 at 7pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a résumé, headshot and your completed audition form (download above). Actors are encouraged to attend both nights of auditions.

Questions? email the director -

Scott McWhirter

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