Spotlight Auditions

Auditions for Spotlight Core Production: Fine by Mourning, an original work by Spotlight students

Directed by Ash Arrington and Lesley Warren

Audition Information

• When: January 23 & 24 at 6:00pm (attendance at both sessions is not required)

Where: CEPA (The Center for Education and Performing Arts), located on the Pell City High School Campus, 25 Williamson Drive, Pell City 35125 

What to Prepare: CLICK HERE to complete your online audition form.

Email your headshot to [email protected] If you do not have a headshot, a photo of you alone where your face is clearly visible will be fine! Please put your full name and HEADSHOT in the subject line!

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script, so you do not need to prepare any audition material.


Roles are available for students and community members ages 11 and above. The cast list will be emailed out no later than January 27.

CESSAIR (Age 15-19):

Cessair is the protagonist who goes through major changes. He is the middle child of three. He and his siblings all have a good relationship until Cessair tries to push them away as a response to his grief.

LOLA (Age 40-50):

Lola is a loving mother, always looking out for her children. As Cessair starts to push everyone away, she gets frustrated due to these actions. However, she still tries to remain kind while dealing with her own grief.

ATTICUS (Age 40-50):

Atticus is a fun dad. He is a baker who is passionate about his job. He loves his family and would do anything for them.

CODY (Age 21): Cody is the jokester of the family. He is always the first to crack a joke. He is deeply hurt by CESSAIR pushing him away.

PRIYA (Age 11-14):

Priya is the sarcastic, witty youngest child. She loves horror movies and video games. She loves her brothers, but would never say it to their faces. Priya becomes very anxious and relies on her family to be there for her.

CARIS (Age 15-19):

Caris loves history, and is a hopeless romantic. She is a stickler for rules and respect. She is very sympathetic towards Cessair but is also honest with him about his actions and how they affect those who love him.

AARON (Age15-19):

Aaron likes to play off of Cessair’s jokes. He is goofy and a little nerdy. He empathizes with Cessair and stays pragmatic but gentle through the ordeal.

DOCTOR GALEN (Age 45-50):

He’s a doctor. He does feel sympathy for the family, but he also has other things to do.


Rehearsals will begin January 30. Please list any recurring conflicts you have each day of the week and write any specific dates you already know you will be unavailable due to work/vacation/etc.

Performances will be March 30th – April 2nd, with two additional performances April 6th and 7th.

Play Description

This original work is the culmination of months of hard work by two Spotlight students. Jenna and Abby Kelley have co-written this astounding play that CEPA is excited to bring to the stage!

The story is that of an average family that has its world turned upside down by an unforeseen tragedy. This play is a realistic and direct look into the face of grief and how it rocks a family to its foundations. Despite its heavy themes, this play is full of heart, warmth, and bittersweet joy.