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Upcoming Auditions:

The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess

presented by WCLOC Theater Company in partnership with The Worcester Historical Museum and The Worcester Black History Project

Virtual Auditions for The Niceties

March 23 and March 24; audition slots starting at 7:00 pm

Callbacks on March 25, starting at 7:00 pm.

Sign up here: Audition Sign-up Form

Prepare for your audition with the following audition materials: Audition Packet

Questions?: Please email director Eric Butler at



At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone. Written with powerful truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess. The Washington Post hailed this deeply resonant work as “a barnburner of a play,” adding that it’s “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”



Janine Bosko: Female, white early sixties. A college professor.

Zoe Reed: Female, black, twenty. A college student.



Production Dates: June 18-20 

Performance Location: 

Jean McDonough Performing Arts Center

The BrickBox 

20 Franklin Street
Worcester, MA 

Intended to be performed for a limited live audience and streamed online.


Supported by The Worcester Arts Council and The Massachusetts Cultural Council