The Box Factory for the Arts is casting for the play “Shutting Down Christmas.” Auditions will be held Oct 1st from 3 pm to 8 pm with Call Backs Oct 14th and 15th from 4pm to 7pm. The play, written by Guild member Linda LaRocque, will be directed by Studio Artist Diana Densmore.

About “Shutting Down Christmas”

What’s the point of Christmas if all the joy’s burned out faster than a string of lights? Santa and the Christmas Spirit sadly agree it’s time to close up shop. They have had it with greedy kids and the non-appreciative scourges of the world.  They are shutting down Christmas. That’s right, it’s done. That is, unless an elf, a waitress, and a down on their luck family, can remind Santa and the Christmas Spirit just how much they mean to the world.


Laurie*: (Late 20s – 40s) overworked, overtired, much-loved mother.
Tommy*: (Late 20s – 40s) Starry-eyed dreamer, overwhelmed with his new business, and much-loved father.
Grandma* (50s+) Vibrant, full of life, Grandma
Oldest Child (8 -18) To play younger around age 11. Doesn’t believe in Santa but believes in the spirit of Christmas.
Middle Child (8-16) To play younger around age 8. Wants to believe in Santa.
Youngest Child (6-10) To play younger around age 6. Still believes in Santa.
Christmas Spirit* (Ageless – 18+) The spirit of Christmas
Belle* (18+) The waitress/ waiter at the North Pole diner, loves Christmas
Elf* (18+) A disgruntled Elf
Santa Claus: (30+) Classic Santa, though a bit worse for wear.

General, all roles are open to any Race or Ethnicity.  *Roles with an * may be double cast


We will also need a volunteer crew, including a Stage Manager, Casting Assistant, Production Designer/Scene Painter, Set Decorations/Props, Lead Man (works with Director and Production Designer on construction of set pieces), Wardrobe Stylist, Lighting Design and Sound Engineer.

For full details on Crew assignments, contact Diana Densmore at or 269-743-9794.