COTU is an AWARD WINNING collection of artists who wish to bring innovative works to their world.

  We are: THEATRE BY ANY MEANS! Our goal is to bring new talent and audiences to our local community plus give opportunities to existing talents to showcase their work while increasing skill sets. Citizens of the Universe is a non- profit 501(c3). [EIN #: 56-1922771] and is a proud member of the Metropolitan Arts Council, the CL Syndicate and supports the Metrolina Theatre Association..

COTU News:

Citizens of the Universe will be holding auditions for our production of "The Lion in Winter”, May 1st from 5:30- 6:30 plus the 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 5:30 until 8pm at Tommy's Pub- 2007 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205.

Please note the change on Friday's audition times!

Come join us for “The Lion in Winter ", a tale of sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons. James Goldman’s modern day classic tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom during a gathering at Christmas in 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs…”.

The plays run at SEEDS, July 9th- 12th & 15th - 18th, 8pm.
Auditions will be held at Tommy's Pub- 2007 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
May 1st- 5:30- 6:30, the 2nd & 3rd between 5:30pm and 8pm.
Cold readings and movement exercises. Monologues will be accepted but are not required.
Rehearsals begin June 1st.

The following is available:
2 female, 5 male.

HENRY II - King of England
ALAIS - a French Princess
JOHN - the youngest son
GEOFFREY - the middle son
RICHARD LIONHEART - the oldest son
ELEANOR - Henry's wife
PHILIP - King of France

AGAIN, AUDITIONS FOR "The Lion in Winter" ARE:
~ May 1st 5:30- 6:30. 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 5:30 until 8pm @ Tommy's Pub
2007 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205.
~ Contact: for more information or to set up an audition time.
~ Performances for "Lion in Winter” are July 9th- 12th & 15th - 18th, 8pm at SEEDS in NoDa.

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*The Rocky Horror Show
May 20th- 30th.
*The Lion in Winter
July 8th-18th
July 12th-25th


*An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein
Sept 2nd-5th
*2nd Carolina Arts & Theatre Awards
Sept. 6th.

*A Disturbance in Whitchapel
Sept 20th- 27th.

*Queen City Fringe Festival
Sept 24th- 27th.

*Nosferatu: A Silent Experience
Oct 21st- 31st.
*The Mouse Trap

Dec. 3rd- 13th.

Show lineup may change depending on
availability of rights and any other odd thing.
Request for rights are open and available for viewing
to the public by clicking on the title.
All tickets are suggested donations.
All the time. 

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and Madeleine Bock

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To those who saw our last show!


Durang v. Ives: The New Director's Night!

  We had a blast!
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