Lee Street theatre announces auditions for “The Parchman Hour”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

leestreetlogoLee Street Theatre will hold auditions for The Parchman Hour: Song and Stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders by Mike Wiley, December 6 and 7 at 7:00PM each evening.

The play features a wide variety of roles, ranging in age from 18-50 for Caucasian and African American actors including biographical roles such as Stokely Carmichael and other members of the Freedom Rider movement.

Actors interested in auditioning should prepare a musical piece of 16 bars, preferably of blues, folk or gospel genres to be sung acapella and be dressed to move in a short choreographed piece.  Callbacks to read for specific roles will be held on Wednesday, December 8 at 7PM.


Rehearsals begin January 10 and is scheduled for performances February 25 through March 5.

Adrian Smith serves as Music Director and Craig Kolkebeck directs this play with music, “commemorating the civil rights activists known as the “Freedom Riders.”  In 1961, the original 13 riders boarded a bus in Washington, DC bound for New Orleans via Mississippi and Alabama. They barely made it out of Alabama alive. Over the course of the next three months, approximately 300 other riders took up the mantle and followed the path of those first brave few. Mobs brutally assaulted many. Others were arrested and, instead of posting bail, chose to serve sentences in one of the most brutal prisons in the South, Parchman Farm, proving the Freedom Riders and the movement to desegregate interstate travel would not be deterred.

Presented in the style of the variety shows of yesteryear, this moving production explores three of the most tense months of 1961. The Parchman Hour brings to the stage powerful oral histories and conversations from the Freedom Rides’ most iconic protagonists and antagonists.

For more information, visit www.leestreet.org, email info@leestreet.org, or call 704-310-5507.

Theatre In The Park announces auditions for “The Underpants”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

theatre_in_the_park_email_header_finalTheatre In The Park will hold auditions for The Underpants by Carl Sternhiem, adaptation by Steve Martin, on December 5th from 3pm to 6pm.

This production will be directed by Ira David Wood IV.

Available roles are for 2 Women and 4 Men.

Please prepare a short, comedic monologue. You may be asked to read from the script as well.

Auditions are by appointment only and are assigned by the first available opening. Please call 919 831 6936 to schedule your audition time.

Perusal scripts are available and require a $10 deposit.

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks actors for nuVoices New Play Festival

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
actors theatre of charlotteActor’s Theatre of Charlotte is seeking both Equity and non-Equity actors to take part in our fourth annual nuVoices New Play Festival. The festival will take place Sunday, January 10th, 2016 – Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at Actor’s Theatre, located at 650 E. Stonewall St., Charlotte, NC.
ABOUT nuVoices: 
The mission of the nuVoices play festival is to foster emerging playwrights and workshop new works in a collaborative environment. During the festival, the playwrights and directors will work together to create a concert reading of each new work. After four days of rehearsals, the festival will conclude with two readings for each of the four plays.


1) Auditions will be held Saturday, December 5th 10:00am-1:00pm at Actor’s Theatre.
2) Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
3) The audition will be in two parts: a general audition for all four directors and callbacks for specific directors.
 4) The callbacks will take place at 2:00pm. All available roles will be cast that day. We will be casting up to 30 actors. All ethnicities and all ages 18 and over are encouraged to apply. All -those auditioning must bring four copies of their headshot and resume.
5) Please come prepared to perform a one minute COMEDIC monologue and a one minute DRAMATIC monologue.
Before scheduling an audition time, please consider carefully the following guidelines.


Actors MUST attend ALL the following events:
1)  Sunday, January 10 6pm-8pm. Meet & Greet and Kick-Off Celebration. This will be a chance for all Playwrights, Directors, Casts, Sponsors and Patrons to meet, mingle, and party followed by a company meeting in which the goal’s for the week will be discussed.
2)  January 11-17. Rehearsals and performances will be held at Actor’s Theatre, during the days and evenings. You must have open availability during both days and evenings, Monday through Sunday, 10 am until 11 pm. Your exact rehearsal schedule is TBD.
3)  Each reading will be performed twice. There will be 2 plays performed on Thursday night, 2 on Friday night, 3 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. (Your particular show could perform, for example, once on Friday night at 7pm and again on Sunday at 1pm.) The exact schedule is TBD.
4)  Sunday, January 17th, 4:30 pm. Closing Celebration is suggested but not mandatory.
All actors cast in the festival will receive a $250 stipend.


If you can attend all the listed events, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carriec@atcharlotte.org for an appointment time and any further questions.

Auditions at NC Stage Company

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

ncstagelogo (1)Auditions for JEEVES INTERVENES and ALL IS CALM, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914

Date of Auditions:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015  from  3pm – 7pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 2pm – 5pm

North Carolina Stage Company
15 Stage Lane
Asheville, NC 28801

By Appointment only.
Email casting@ncstage.org or call 828-239-0263 between noon and 5pm Monday through Friday (email preferred)

Charlie Flynn-McIver, Artistic Director
Angie Flynn-McIver , Producing Director

Paid positions

Non-union actors/singers for our upcoming production of “Jeeves Interveens” and “All Is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914”



By Margaret Raether

Rehearses 01/05/16, previews 01/27/16, opens 01/30/16, closes 02/21/16

Rehearsals are are generally 5 to 7 hours per day, 6 days per week, not exceeding 30 hours in a week

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2


Agatha Spencer Gregson
50s-60s. Bertie’s aunt. A terrifying representative of the type of very opinionated English matriarch who can run an enormous household, meddle in her nephew’s life, and shoot partridges, probably all at the same time. Impatient with what she sees as Bertie’s spinelessness and unwillingness to settle down.

Gertrude Winklesworth-Bode
20s-30s. Agatha’s top pick for Bertie’s future wife. A strong woman within the social structure of the time. An intellect and self proclaimed “Molder” of men. Recognizes the potential of Bertie as husband material.

Sir Rupert Watlington
60s-70s. Eustace’s uncle and providor of his allowance. Gruff, former military in the grand British tradition.

Actors will be given sides from the show to prepare for auditions upon confirmation of appointment.

Sides will also be provided at the auditions.


by Peter Rothstein

Rehearses 11/23/15, previews 12/9/15, opens 12/12/15, closes 12/27/15

Performances are : 12/9/15 – 7:30, 12/10/15 – 7:30, 12/11/15 – 7:30, 12/12/15 – 7:30, 12/13/15 – 2pm

12/16/15 – 7:30, 12/17/15 – NO SHOW, 12/18/15 – 7:30, 12/19/15 – 2pm and 7:30, 12/20/15 – 2pm

12/22/15 – 7:30, 12/23/15 – 7:30, 12/24/15 – NO SHOW, 12/25/15 – NO SHOW, 12/26/15 – 2pm, 7:30 12/27/15 – 2pm


Tenor for the male singing ensemble.  E-flat below middle C to high B-flat above middle C.  Has a featured moment as a famous Paris Opera singer who is serving in WWI

Please prepare one song of your choice to be sung a cappella as well as O Holy Night in French.  Music will be provided for O Holy Night upon confirmation of audition appointment.

Bring picture and resume.


Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Auditions for “Superior Donuts” at Hickory Community Theatre

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Hickory Community TheatreSuperior Donuts

By Tracy Letts

A soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn with deep affection.

See more at: http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=4178



7:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, Nov 23 & 24

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, November 25



7 men and 2 women



7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning November 30



10 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

January 15-31, 2016

Auditions at the Gilbert Theater

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Gilbert TheaterAuditions will take place at the Gilbert Theater – 116 Green Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 (2nd Floor)
December 1 and 2 from 6-9 pm. Auditions are done by appointment ONLY! Email adassist@gilberttheater.com for an appointment. Please bring a picture and resume. Be prepared to read from sides.



Male Actor 6 — Quintus, Caius, 1st Goth
Male Actor 7 — Martius, 2nd Goth, Sempronius, Valentine
Male Actor 9 — Alarbus, Tribune, Judge, Aemilius
Male Actor 10 — Chiron, Tribune
Male Actor 11 — Demetrius, Tribune
Male Actor 13 — Young Lucius — a kid. 12-15.


by Henrik Ibsen – adaptation by Preston Lane

George Tesman
Hedda Tesman


by John Patrick Shanley

Billie (F – 30 – 45)
Rhonda Louise (30-45)
Judy (30-45)
Bob – Cast
Duke – Cast


by Eve Ensler

12 women of all shapes, sizes and etc.

Theatre’s Statement

“The producers are proponents of non-traditional casting. Minorities are encouraged to audition and to send pictures/resumes.”

As a live, interactive, embodied art form, theater has the potential to catalyze difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a site for interrogating power dynamics and centering marginalized voices. With this knowledge in mind, the Gilbert continues to actively explore ways to engage with our diverse community in regards to the representation of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and disability on and off stage.

We create more opportunities for actors and other artists who have been historically underrepresented on and off the stage.

Regarding Working at the Gilbert

The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community minded which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities.

Actor Compensation

The theater is unable to compensate actors at a level which recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company might. Compensation ranges from a basic Equity contract to Guest Artist to a simple gas stipend. Housing for out of town guests is available. Equity actors are often brought in one to two weeks before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually. Anyone interested in working backstage or on the crew should inquire on the volunteer page.

***The Gilbert Theater has a noted history of cross-gender and non-traditional casting practices. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend. The Gilbert Theater hires Equity members on a show by show basis. If you are Equity and wish to audition please call in advance to inquire at (910) 678-7186.

If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact us, or send us your resume and headshot to admin@gilberttheater.com or via snail mail.

Auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” at Clayton Youth Theater

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

clayton youthDate/Time: November 20, 2015 @ 6:30pm and November 2, 20151 @ 10am

Who: Clayton Youth Theater

What: Winter Play Auditions – “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

Where: The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton, NC  27520

Contact phone: 919-553-1737

Website: www.claytonyouththeater.com

BLURB: Students in 7th-12th grade are eligible to audition for Clayton Youth Theater’s winter play, You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman. Auditions will be held at The Clayton Center on November 20 @ 6:30pm and November 21 @ 10am. Visit www.claytonyouththeater.com for detailed audition information.

Synopsis: Meet the Sycamore family. Whether writing plays, making firecrackers, collecting snakes, playing the xylophone, or dancing ballet, each member of this loveable yet eccentric family marches to his own drummer. The one member of the household that is in touch with the outside world is Alice, the youngest daughter. When Alice gets engaged to Tony Kirby and invites her new fiancé and his conservative parents over for dinner, the straight-laced Kirbys meet the zany Sycamores. Anything can happen… and it probably will!

Judson Theatre Company will hold auditions for “On Golden Pond”

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015



Judson Theatre Company, an Equity Theater located in Pinehurst, NC seeks AEA and non-AEA submissions for the following roles for their production of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond.




Charlie Martin: (40’s) The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and the only native of Maine in the play. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea. In his simple, rustic, thoughtful way, he is actually quite charming. He does not understand the subtlety of Norman’s sarcasm, although he is drawn to Ethel’s hospitality.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: (40’s) Chelsea is the only child of Ethel and Norman and divorced. Chelsea still feels a bit like a little girl around her parents. She talks to her mother openly about her own resentment toward her father, and although she complains that Norman never really talks to her, she is reluctant to talk to him about matters of substance, too.

Bill Ray: (40’s) Chelsea’s fiancé, Bill, is a dentist from California and father to Billy. Bill is a tad self-serious but with a good sense of humor when he remembers to use it. He is out of his element in the woods of Maine. When Norman tries to intimidate him, Bill stands up to him showing maturity and self-confidence.

(Note: The roles of Norman, Ethel and Billy are cast. Please DO NOT submit for these roles.)

On Golden Pond rehearses in Pinehurst, NC March 14-23 with performances March 24-27. All roles are paid, housing available. Submit headshots and resumes to JTCStaff@gmail.com. For more information visit our website at JudsonTheatre.com.

Auditions for “Tuesdays with Morrie” at Green Room Community Theatre

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Green-Room-Community-Theatre-300x112The Green Room Community Theatre excitedly announces auditions for Tuesdays with Morrie, which will play in the Black Box Theatre January 22 – February 7, 2016.  Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, November 8 and Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00pm both evenings.  Auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

There are roles available for one man age 50 or over and one man in his 30’s or 40’s who can play the piano. No prepared monologues are necessary, and there will be some cold reading from the script.  You must be able to be at all performances of the show.  Please be prepared to stay for the entire audition time.

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor who is now battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  It is produced by Automated Machine Design, Inc. and is directed by Jonathan Ray.  Production dates are January 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, February 5, 6, & 7, 2016.

For questions about auditions or any of our programs, please visit our website: www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or call The Green Room’s main office at (828) 464-6583.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Theatre Charlotte will hold auditions for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

theatre charlotteAuditions will be held November 1 and 2, 2015, at 7:00p.m. Readings will be from the script. You only need to attend one of the audition nights. Resumes and photos are not required, but are helpful. Performances: January 22-February 7, 2016.

Thought to be Wilde’s best work, The Important of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, is a hilarious and poignant satire of Victorian era social hypocrisy. Witty and smartly plotted, Earnest is filled with memorable characters; all centred on Earnest, the fabricated brother of Jack Worthing. Earnest’s exploits set off a series of unlikely events that has Jack and others caught up in a web of misunderstandings and mistaken identities all the way to the end. It is a comedy of manners from start to finish.

Seeking the following:

John (Jack) Worthing: Age 29-40. Landowner and bachelor leading a double life.
Algernon Moncrieff: Age 25-35. A man of leisure who is looking for excitement.
Lady Augusta Bracknell: Age 50-65. Upper-crust Victorian matriarch who bullies everyone in her path.
Gwendolen Fairfax: Age 24-30. Lady Bracknell’s daughter and in love with Jack.
Cecily Cardew: Age 18-ish. Jack’s ward. She is given to romantic fantasies
Miss Prism: Age: 45-65 Cecily’s somewhat puritanical governess.
Reverend Chasuble: Age 45-65. Local vicar.
Lane: Age 35-60. Algernon’s servant.
Merrimon: Age 35-60. The butler at Jack’s country estate