Coal Creek Theater of Louisville will be holding auditions for “Blessed Assurance” by Laddy Sartin on December 3-4, 2018. This production will be directed by Kirsten Jorgensen Smith.


“Blessed Assurance” is a civil rights play about a day in one woman’s life where she decided to stand up for and be treated as an equal.  In the South in 1964, Olivia, a black cook in a “White’s Only” café, decides it is time for her to go register to vote.  The play is based on the reactions of those closest to her and the reactions of the town. 

This play has never been performed in the State of Colorado. This play will help us see how far society has come, how much father we need to go and hopefully reinstitute that we should not turn back.



Olivia (African American female, 45-65 years): A religious leader in her community, cook and waitress, and strong sense of being, and presence.

Lewis (Black male, 50-70 years):  A gentle soul with many years of wisdom, but resistant to the turmoil change can bring.  In love with Olivia.

Harlan (white male, 40-65 years): Restaurant owner, raised with or by Olivia.  Resistant to change. Physical role at times.

Slick (White male, 25-35 years): An angry man, beaten down by his peers. Has poetical qualities that are overrun by his hate of himself and others.  Physical role.

Sally (White female, 17-19 years): Harlan’s daughter, teenager learning to stand for what she believes is right.  Trying to find her own voice.

Radio Voice (White male 20 - ?):  Do you have a voice meant for radio? WKQE’s own voice will be onstage for the whole show.  Actor will be running sound and lights in character, from their own sound booth/station visible on stage.  Roll does have lines.  Also needs to be able to improvise.


Audition Information:

December 3-4, 2018, from 7-9 pm at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave. in Louisville, CO (entrance closer to the Spruce side of the park.) If callbacks are held, they will be by invitation only on December 5. Auditions are open to all with cold readings.  You do not need to prepare anything. 

Rehearsals start January 7, 2019. Performances are February 22, 2019 through March 9, 2019

Questions?  Contact Kirsten Jorgensen Smith, Director, at


About CCTL:
Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in Louisville, CO.  It is an all-volunteer company that will be starting its 29th Season.  CCTL is sponsored, in part, by the City of Louisville.