March 3rd - 20th

CCT Studios, Columbus OH

177 East Naghten St.

Runtime – 30 minutes


THURSDAYS @ 9:30AM, 11AM, & 1PM

FRIDAYS @ 9:30AM, 11AM, & 1PM


SUNDAYS @ 1PM, 2:30PM, & 4PM

CCT is following CAPA’s COVID-19 venue policy. Masks are required for all patrons ages 3 and up AND proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test is required for all patrons ages 12 and up to attend. You can read more about CAPA’s COVID-19 venue policy and what type of test results are accepted here:

About the Show

Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) is a movement that is gaining visibility in the U.S. and aims to transform adults’ ideas about theatre in the process. Geared toward children ages 0-5, TVY shows are only 30 minutes in length and can be wordless, devised, sensory-friendly, interactive, and immersive dropping the traditional “fourth wall” in theatre.

In this production young audiences will be immersed into the world of insects following the story of a caterpillar on their journey to self-discovery and navigating friendships along the way!

Audition Information

CCT is now accepting submissions for our Theatre for The Very Young productions:
“Crawls Flies and Squirms” & “Think Spring” 
Directed and written by Kelsey Hopkins


Seeking adult actors ages (18+) with daytime availability. CCT encourages performers of all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, abilities, sizes, ages, and experience levels to audition.

Actors may submit for one or both TVY productions.

All actors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and pass a background check provided through CCT. Training and experience in movement techniques, theatre education, clowning, and puppetry is a plus but not required.

Non-Union. $250/wk.



To submit; send headshot, resume, demo/showreels (optional) and all rehearsal conflicts to

Submission Deadline is  January 28th

Once you have submitted we will reach out to you for a Zoom or an in-person audition the 1st week of February at a time that’s best for you.

***Do not forget to include in your email submission if you would like to be considered for one or both TVY productions, and all rehearsal conflicts between the hours of 9AM – 8PM on the rehearsal dates noted in the Production calendar (CLICK HERE). This is a short rehearsal process, and although the schedule is subject to change, additional conflicts may not be approved after callbacks, and could risk possible grounds for being recast.


“Crawls, Flies and Squirms” Breakdown:
  • 3 Actors
  • All actors will manipulate puppets that represent different bugs and take on their own unique personalities to support the narrative. Actor 1 will play the lead role of the caterpillar the whole show. Actors 2 & 3 will play different bugs such as a pill bug, ladybug, grasshopper…
  • Rehearsals begin February 15th, Tuesday – Friday (Rehearsal times TBD based on cast daytime/evening availability.)
  • Show runs March 3rd – 20th, with performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30AM, 11AM, and 1PM, and on Sundays at 1PM, 2:30PM, and 4PM.
“Think Spring” Breakdown:
  • 2 Actors ( 2 actors from “Crawls, Flies…” have the opportunity to extend contract.)
  • Actor 1 will play the “Caterpillar” from the last show, now transformed as butterfly exploring the world above ground. Actor 2 will play “Nature” and manipulate spring magic around the stage.
  • Rehearsals begin March 15th, Tuesday – Friday. (Rehearsal times TBD based on cast daytime/evening availability.)
  • Show runs March 31st – 16th, with performances on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30AM, 11AM, and 1PM, Sundays at 1PM, 2:30PM, and 4PM, and Saturday March 16th at 1PM, 2:30 and 4PM.