2019-2020 Open Call Auditions!


Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season are now complete! Callbacks are ongoing. Casting will be complete by the end of June 2019.


Auditions are held in Studio A, Nashville Rep’s rehearsal hall at Nashville Public Television, 161 Rains Ave., 37203, one block from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.

Roles Available for Nashville Rep’s 2019-20 Season

All performances in either the Johnson Theater or the Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center. For roles indicated as “CAST”, actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
Full and fair casting consideration will be given to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and actors with disabilities. Performers or all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis

TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Director: Jason Tucker   
Assistant Music Director: TBA  
Choreographer: Pam Atha

Rehearsals:  Aug. 19 - Sept. 14, 2019
Previews Sept. 12 & 13
Runs: Sept. 14 - 29, 2019

Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities to audition for all roles.
Casting: 10 male, 6 female.  Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.

Officer Lockstock – a policeman
Penelope Pennywise – chief custodian at the filthiest urinal in town
Bobby Strong – assistant custodian at the filthiest urinal in town
Little Sally – a poor little girl
Hope Cladwell – Cladwell’s daughter, new in town
Mr. McQueen – Cladwell’s right-hand man
Senator Fipp – a public servant
Officer Barrel – Lockstock’s partner
Caldwell B. Cladwell – president and owner of Urine Good Co.
Ensemble of 7 (4 male, 3 female) to play Old Man Strong, Josephine Strong, poor people, UGC executives/employees, and cops.
(2 internship roles in ensemble will be available)


By Dominique Morisseau

TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Director: Jon Royal

Rehearsals: Sept. 28 - Oct. 16, 2019
Previews Oct. 17 & 18
Runs: Oct. 19 - Nov. 3, 2019

Casting: 3 male, 3 female. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.

Nya – Black woman, mid-late 30s. Single mother. Public high school teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty.  A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damnedest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker.  Holding together by a thread.
Omari – Black man, late teens.  Smart and astute. Rage without release.  Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger.  Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community.  Nya’s son.
Jasmine – Black or Latina woman, late teens.  Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile.  Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment.  In touch with the poetry of her own language.
Xavier – Black man, mid-late thirties.  Single father, struggling to connect to his own son.  Marketing executive. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife.  Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband, Omari’s father.
Laurie – White woman, fifties.  Pistol of a woman. Teaches in public high school and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment.  Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuck-with-me-chick.
Dun – Black man, early-mid-thirties.  Public high school security guard. Fit and optimistic.  Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment.  It’s not easy.


By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Director: Lauren Shouse

Rehearsals: Oct. 28 - Nov 7. 10, 2019
Previews Nov. 8
Runs: Nov. 9 - Nov. 10, 2019

Narrator - CAST

Patrick Barlow’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by Charles Dickens

TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Director: René Copeland

Rehearsals: Nov. 9 - 28, 2019
Preview Nov. 29
Runs: Nov. 30 - Dec. 22, 2019

Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities to audition for all roles.
Casting: 3 male, 2 female. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.

Actor One (M) – Ebeneezer Scrooge
Actor Two (M) – Bob Cratchit, Marley, Young Scrooge, etc.
Actor Three (F) – Martha Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Present, Isabella, etc.
Actor Four (F) – Mrs. Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past, Scrooge’s Mother, etc.
Actor Five (M) – Frederick, Mr. Fezziwig, Peter Cratchit, Tiny Tim, etc.

Actors 2-5 will play various narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, skaters, pieces of furniture, ghostly helpers, etc. and will need both standard British and Cockney dialects. Actors 3 and 5 will also need Irish and Northern English dialects. Actor One needs standard British only. If auditioning for this show, consider demonstrating ability with dialect at open call.


By Nate Eppler

TPAC’s Johnson Theater

Director: TBA

Rehearsals: Jan. 18 - Feb. 5, 2020
Previews Feb. 6 & 7
Runs:  Feb. 8 - 23, 2020

Casting: 2 males, 2 females. Anticipating 4 AEA contracts.

Becca – an artist, 30s, CAST
Dave – her husband, 30s, CAST
Puddles – a former First Lady, CAST
Tumbler – a former President of the United States


By Tennessee Williams

Polk Theatre

Director: René Copeland

Rehearsals: Mar. 5 - 25, 2020
Previews Mar. 26 & 27
Runs: March 28 - April 5, 2019

Nontraditional casting. Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities to audition for all roles.
Casting: 6 males, 4 females. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.

Stanley Kowalski
Blanche DuBois
Stella Kowalski
Harold Mitchell “Mitch”
Steve Hubbell
Eunice Hubbell
Pablo Gonzales

(Internship roles Young Collector and Doctor will be available.)

Internship Guidelines:

Student acting internship roles are available for:

Urinetown The Musical
A Streetcar Named Desire

If you are interesting in being considered for an internship role, please be sure to mention in when you make your appointment and indicate it on your audition form.

If you are a college or advanced high school theatre student interested in gaining experience with a professional production, this audition is open to you.  Typically, during rehearsals we commit to working around a student actor’s class schedule until Tech rehearsals, when the student will need to be able to miss class for the last 3-4 days before the first preview.  The student actor will be required to be at all performances, and will be expected to take on the same responsibilities as any actor in the show: learning lines, music, being on time, and being a full participant in the collaborative process.  It’s a great chance to work with Nashville’s best actors, and learn how a professional company puts a show together.

Full and fair casting consideration will be given to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and actors with disabilities. Performers or all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Ingram New Works Festival

Apply here to be an actor in the Ingram New Works Festival or Labs!

Creating a Safe and Productive Work Environment
Nashville Repertory strives to provide and maintain a work place environment free from discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, and any other class protected by law.  Harassment based on these characteristics is a form of unlawful discrimination when submission to or rejection of this conduct affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. 

Nashville Rep considers discriminatory harassment to be a form of employee misconduct and considers this type of misconduct to be a serious offense which will not be tolerated.  Allegations of discriminatory harassment will be investigated thoroughly and if substantiated, will be met with appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action commensurate with the seriousness of the offense(s), and in accordance with state and federal law.

This policy applies to all employees of the theater, which includes staff and actors hired on a per-show basis; volunteers, and the Board of Trustees, and prohibits harassment, discrimination, and retaliation whether engaged in by fellow employees, by a supervisor or manager, or by someone not directly connected to the theater (e.g., a patron).

All staff, actors, technicians, and volunteers will be asked to review and sign a disclosure of our full policy which will become a part of the employment contract.