Callbacks are scheduled for Jan. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

Performers may audition for one or both of the plays, “Atomic Bombers” and “Plays: A Play.” Roles are available for ages 20 and over, open to gender and ethnicity. 

Theater arts professor Russ Vandenbroucke wrote and directs “Atomic Bombers.” The play dramatizes the behind-the-scenes lives of the extraordinary team of international physicists who raced to make an atomic bomb during World War II. Play dates are Feb. 29-March 4 at the Thrust Theatre.

Eight male parts are open, including those of Richard Feynman, Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi and other key members of the scientific team. The cast also will include two women (wives of Feynman and Fermi) and a chorus of three multipurpose actors. The characters range in age from 20 to 40. Actors may audition for more than one part. Rehearsals begin Jan. 17.

Theater students wrote “Plays: A Play” based on stories and interviews from sports fans and players in and around UofL. The story depicts a community-based ensemble of actors as they traverse the sports world to find how to win a high-stakes game. Amy Steiger, assistant professor of theatre, directs. Play dates are April 18-22 at the Playhouse. 

Five roles (male or female) are open: a mascot, coach, corporate ogre and his or her minion, and “Bradyman,” a superhero version of Tom Brady, football quarterback for the New England Patriots. Rehearsals begin March 1 with meetings twice a week beginning Jan. 20.

Scripts are available at the Department of Theatre Arts office, 2314 S. Floyd St. For more information, call 502-852-7682.