The Fleetwood Project, Inc.

the Spitfire grill

The Spitfire Grill presented by The Fleetwood Project Inc.

The following non-equity roles are available.


Percy Talbott: 25+

Pretty, if a bit rough-edged, her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/county belt to ‘D’, some head voice required.

Hannah Ferguson: 55+

A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range.

Shelby Thorpe: 25+

A plain, soft-spoken creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt to ‘D’.

Caleb Thorpe: 30+

Out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge (Top ‘G’).

Sheriff Joe Sutter: 25+

A young small-town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a ‘G’ (touches an ‘A’).

Effy Krayneck: 40+

Postmistress and busybody, a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range.

The Visitor: 40+

A mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body. 

Note: All characters (besides Percy) speak in “standard Mid-Western” speech, without “countrified” intonations.

Audition Dates

Sunday, March 26th from 2pm - 6pm

***Callbacks will be held Monday night, June 27th, from 7pm - 9pm.

To sign up for auditions, please click on one of the “Audition Form” buttons.

Auditions will be held at Farr-Best Theatre, 109 N. Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063.

Callbacks will be held at 1200 Delaware Dr., Mansfield, TX 76063.

For the audition, please prepare an audition song that showcases your vocal abilities in the style of Forever Plaid (1960s/Pop).

You will also be asked to do cold readings from the script.

Please bring a headshot and resume with you to the audition.

Performance Dates

June 2nd - 11th, 2023

Tech Week starts May 27th

Rehearsals start April 4th and are Tues/Thurs 6:30-9:30pm and Sat/Sun 2pm-5pm

The Show...

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill wins. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow and things really start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.