Cold Case Casting Call

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Cold Case by Cathy Tagnak Rexford 
Directed by DeLanna Studi

Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for an upcoming world-premiere production of Cold Case by Cathy Tagnak Rexford, a recipient of the Stavis Playwright Award and producer for True Detective: Night Country. Those auditioning will receive sides from the play and will be asked to record and submit a self-taped video for consideration. 

Juneau Rehearsals: Jul 30 – Sept 5, 2024
Juneau Performances: Sept 6 – Sept 22, 2024
Anchorage Rehearsals: Oct 8 – Oct 10, 2024
Anchorage Performances: Oct 11 – Oct 20, 2024

Perseverance Theatre provides round-trip travel, housing, and local transportation when away from your home city.


Cold Case depicts the heartbreaking story of an Iñupiaq woman in rural Alaska as she fights to recover her aunt’s body from an Anchorage morgue. The play is focused on the subject of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), an issue that is painfully real and devastatingly present in the state of Alaska and throughout the rest of the country. The unusual structure and simplicity of writing and the play’s unique representation of life in an off-road Alaska Native village brings home the claustrophobia of being smothered, not just by a blizzard but by the bureaucracy and circumlocution of a government intent on dismantling village life. 


Looking for non-union actors to play the roles listed below. The priority deadline for submissions is June 28, 2024.

To request audition sides, please email with a headshot/photo and resume/experience.


JOANNA  – Late 20s – late 30s, Iñupiaq woman. Responsible. Humble. Fierce but fun. She’s the type that gets things done but often without any acknowledgment or recognition of her efforts. Her current situation is pushing all her buttons and possibly driving her to the edge.

Note about below characters: 
While some of the roles will be performed live, some will also be backstage camera work or voiceover.

ALASKA NATIVE FEMALE OFFSTAGE CHARACTERS Alaska native, plays many roles. Must be able to differentiate characters vocally. Characters voiced: Voice on the Phone, Phone Recording, Paralegal, Airline Agent, Facetimer, & Magnolia (the deceased aunt).

ALASKA NATIVE MALE OFFSTAGE CHARACTERS – Alaska Native, plays many roles. Must be able to differentiate characters vocally. Characters voiced: Facebooker, Random Radio User, & Texter.

MALE OFFSTAGE CHARACTERS – Plays many roles. Must be able to differentiate characters vocally. Characters played: KBRW Radio Man, Voices on the phone, & Lawyer

We hope to see your audition! Please reach out to with any questions.