Auditions for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and Drama Desk Award for Best Play nominee, COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies

WHEN: Sunday, July 30 @5:30 pm

Invited Callbacks if needed on Tuesday, August 1 @7 pm

WHERE: Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn, located at the corner of Park Blvd. and Butterfield Road.

WHAT: Auditions will be readings from the script; sides will be available on the VTG website. Chemistry between the two actors will be key here. Casting for the role of Ruth will depend on the casting for the role of Lisa, and vice versa.  Because of this, the age ranges listed above are from the script, but they do not exclusively represent the age of the actors who will be considered for these roles. Actors of all identities are encouraged to audition. We are committed to  representing authentic diversity for this production.

Collected Stories takes place in Ruth’s Greenwich Village apartment from 1990 to 1996.

For more information, please email Kevin Taylor: [email protected]


  • 12 Total Performances
  • Fridays and Saturdays – October 20, 21, 27, 28, and November 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8 pm
  • Matinees at 2 pm October 22, 29 and November 5, 11


Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons OR evenings and two weekday evenings,
depending on conflict schedules. The read-through is currently scheduled for Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., and rehearsals will begin immediately after. There will be a one-week break in mid-August. Please bring all known conflicts to the audition. 


Lisa Morrison is thrilled to be under the mentorship of her literary idol, Ruth Steiner. Over the years, Lisa becomes Ruth’s personal assistant and gradually her friend. But as Lisa’s career begins to flourish and Ruth’s begins to fade, can their friendship survive ambition, rivalry, and eventual betrayal?

Collected Stories by Donald Margulies explores the complicated relationship between two independent women as they struggle to define what, if anything, is off-limits when it comes to art.

Directed by Kevin Taylor

Produced by Karen Bronson

roles/character descriptions

Ruth Steiner (F) – (55-61) a writer and university professor.

Lisa Morrison (F) – (26-32) graduate student and Ruth’s protégé.