SSCC Theatre is pleased to announce their upcoming auditions for the spring production of Dead Man Walking, by Tim Robbins.

Based on the successful book and film, Sister Helen Prejean, a catholic nun, receives a letter from a death row inmate by the name of Matthew Poncelet. Poncelet was sentenced to Louisiana’s death row for killing two young teenagers. Although Poncelet was sentenced to death, Carl Vitello, his accomplice, was sentenced to a lesser sentence of life without parole. Poncelet, as depicted by the press, is a volatile criminal who often makes references regarding Hitler as a role model. By becoming Matt’s spiritual advisor, Helen is able to get inside the mind of a convicted killer. With letters and visits, Prejean is able to discover and understand a man that the rest of the world only views as a cold-blooded killer.

Auditions, open to community members and students, will be held on Friday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m. in The Edward K. Daniels Auditorium at the Central Campus of Southern State Community College, in Hillsboro, OH. Those interested in auditioning should prepare and memorize a dramatic one to two-minute monologue. Those interested on working in available crew positions will be asked to complete an interview during auditions. If you’re interested in auditioning, but unavailable to attend the audition date, please contact Rainee Angles ( to schedule an alternate audition date prior to June 1.

Dead Man Walking, directed by Rainee Angles, will be performed July 27 – 29. For more information about Dead Man Walking, available roles, and a rehearsal schedule, please visit