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.

UNC-Charlotte seeks Costume Lab Manager/Designer

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015


Working Title: Lecturer: Costume Lab Manager/Designer

Classification Title: 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty

College: Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)

Department: Performing Arts Services

Position Designation: Faculty

Employment Type: Permanent – Full-time

Months per year: 9

Primary Purpose of Department: The College of Arts + Architecture Performing Arts Services, in collaboration with the Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Music, seeks to advance the academic and event activities in the College’s performance venues in support of the College’s goals. Through its curricular, production, and operational activities, PAS works with the three performing arts departments to provide high-quality academic, production and performance experiences for CoA+A majors and UNC Charlotte students.

Our faculty and staff are committed to:

Excellence: The measure of high quality of student work in the classroom and in our shops and performance venues are a critical part of students’ theoretical and practical training.

Relevance: The work that we produce with our students should be relevant not only to the training they receive in the classroom, but also connect to our students’ communities both on campus and beyond.

Integrity: We teach and honor the values of collaboration, personal discipline, ethical behavior and respect.

Professionalism: Our faculty and staff are working professionals who teach and model industry standards. Through classroom, practicum, and internship opportunities, we strive to prepare our students to work in the performing arts industry and gain acceptance into graduate programs.

Vacancy Open To: All candidates

Description of Work: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Costume Laboratory Manager/Designer oversees the direction, execution and realization of all costuming elements associated with the College of Arts and Architecture’s productions and performances. Primary responsibilities include construction and/or purchase, maintenance, and operation of costumes for all designs that are assigned to the Costume Lab (50%). This includes working with Faculty and Guest Designers to achieve artistic vision while meeting budgetary requirements. Related duties include tracking and coordinating all costuming­ related production schedules in regard to labor and budgets and attending production meetings and dress rehearsals. The Costume Laboratory Manager manages the Costume Laboratory, costume inventory, and related spaces, supervises and/or trains required costume lab/production personnel (student volunteers, student workers, and part-­time employees) and provides limited design support for arts productions.

The Costume Laboratory Manager/Designer also plays an important role in the education of performing arts students in the College of Arts and Architecture. The Costume Laboratory Manager/Designer is responsible for teaching two to three courses per semester, depending on production design duties. Normative teaching responsibilities include Production Practicum and Introduction to Technical Theatre (this class is typically team taught with faculty focusing on Electrics, and Scenic Arts). Other topics courses, which are determined by the needs of the performing arts departments, have included Introduction to Costume Techniques, Advanced Costume Techniques, Stage Makeup, and Advanced Stage Makeup. In addition to operating as the Costume Lab Manager, this position may be asked to design the costumes for a Dance or Theatre Production during each academic semester (50%).

Minimum Education/Experience: UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education/Skills/Experience: This position requires a Masters degree in costume design and 3-5 years of experience in costume management. Experience with dance, music and theatre in an educational setting and a demonstrated understanding of the relationship between design and production is preferred. Experience designing costumes for Dance with an emphasis in Modern Dance.

This position requires strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. This role will have to manage relationships across multiple disciplines with varying degrees of experience and knowledge, the ability to foster positive, professional relationships are key.

Demonstrated understanding of the industry standard tools and skills of a production costume shop, including but not limited to working knowledge of all costume fitting needs, measurements, standard sewing machine, pattern work, and familiarity with cutter/draper responsibilities.

Special Notes to Applicants: Finalist is subject to a criminal background check. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript of the highest earned degree.

Job Open Date: 07/27/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Date Review of Applications will Begin: 10/15/2015

Proposed Hire Date: 01/01/2016

Contact Information: Chris Buess; Chair, Search Committee; 704-687-0241

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.

East Carolina University seeks Business Services Coordinator-Journey

Monday, November 16th, 2015

ECU_Full_Color_LogoVacancy #: 921301
Salary Range: $31,888-$45,197
Closing Date: 12-01-2015


The Central Ticket Office (CTO) manager independently supervises box-office staff, including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, supervision and evaluation. Ensures that employees are informed about upcoming events, ticket distribution policies and costs, date changes, etc. Prepares a monthly schedule for staff, ensuring that peak activity times and evening events are adequately staffed; approves the payroll for each employee; assesses daily workflow to ensure that staff perform efficiently; evaluates and resolves problems presented by staff; independently authorizes exceptions to CTO policies. Updates job descriptions and performance standards for staff and conducts review and annual evaluations to discuss progress and development plans; trains staff on requirements for ADA compliance and documentation of ADA requests.

This position develops short and long term plans for CTO operations. Interprets, implements, and or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the department, university, or outside entities. Develops rules, regulations, and policies that govern campus and off-campus CTO users. Coordinates night, weekend and after hours operation of the ticket office and remote ticket booths outside of the normal hours of specific facilities. Designs and implements ticketing procedures and trains staff to use ticketing software. Ensures that accurate accounting procedures are followed. Reconciles ticket sales with cash deposits, prepares reports and financial settlements for activities and events, and balances general ledger to computer software totals monthly. Completes monthly sales tax reports. Designs settlement forms for major concerts and events. Contact person between software vendor and CTO for software packages. Ensures that proper security procedures are followed for the safety of CTO staff and assets. Explains policies, fees, and advises clients about proper ticketing procedures. Prepares settlement reports and requisitions check from financial affairs office for settlement. Ensures that over-the-counter, mail and telephone ticket sales are filled in a timely manner and mailed daily. Operates onsite box office at events and facilities. Coordinates alternative payment in regard to patrons whose checks or credit cards are returned by the bank. If unable to collect, CTOM resorts to filing Criminal Summons forms. Organizes and directs the day-to-day operations in the CTO. Attends annual ticketing and software conferences to keep up with ticketing trends. Reviews print materials generated by other staff to ensure accuracy and adherence to university principles and procedures.

This position implements sales promotions in collaboration with University departments and external groups served by the CTO; develops ticketing database, including event setup, information gathering, and ongoing database maintenance to ensure its reliability and accuracy; assists in setting prices for activities and events to be presented; trains staff as marketers; oversees internet ticketing and works in conjunction with the staffs of University departments and external groups served by the CTO to maximize web ticket sales.

This position responds to patrons with customer-service concerns and accommodates their needs within the framework of university and CTO policies and procedures; develops consistent customer-service initiatives that ensures that all customers are dealt with in a friendly, efficient, and businesslike manner; effectively communicates procedures and presents training materials to staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. If candidates are not identified at the Journey level, management may consider candidates at a lower competency level. Pay will be commensurate with applicant’s competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations.

Salary Grade Equivalent: 65 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)
Additional Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see “Application Types Accepted” below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.


Application Types Accepted:

Application (SPA and CSS only)

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 12-01-2015 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #921301 to ECU Human Resources at www.jobs.ecu.edu.


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Visit this job posting at ecu.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79906

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/p9m5xrcsfj

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.