2017-18 Open Call AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Tuesday, May 23 2017
1PM – 9PM; Break from 6PM – 7PM
Accompanist provided this day, 1pm-6pm only.

AND

Wednesday, May 24 2017
1PM – 9PM; Break from 6PM – 7PM.
Accompanist provided this day, 1pm-6pm only.

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

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Fill out the audition request form, located on the right of this page.

Be sure to fill out the form COMPLETELY or call (615) 349-3217. If leaving a voicemail message, be sure to mention any times you would be unavailable during the posted audition hours, as well as any preference you have (subject to availability).

Online requests, voice messages, and phone calls will all be responded to equally, with appointment slots being filled in the order the requests were received.  To assure this, be sure to provide complete information on online form or in voicemail. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR ONE OF THE AVAILABLE STUDENT INTERNSHIP ROLES (see below), please let us know when you make your appointment.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT

  •  This audition is for adult, professional actors, Equity or non-Equity. (*Internship roles for college students are also available this season.)
  • You must be available to rehearse during daytime hours to be considered for a role.
  • You must be available for all performance dates to be considered for a role.
  • You must be available during the rehearsal and performance time-frame listed.
  • Equity Actors:  Nashville Rep operates on an SPT7 contract with AEA.
  • Nashville Rep is seeking local performers, as no housing is available.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR AUDITION

IF AUDITIONING ONLY FOR NON-MUSICAL SHOWS, please prepare 2 contrasting monologues together totaling no more than 3 minutes.  You will be cut off at three minutes, so please time your audition carefully.  Your time begins with the first word of the first monologue. If you are interested in being considered for SENSE AND SENSIBILITY it is recommended that proficiency with British dialect is demonstrate

IF AUDITIONING FOR SHOWS INCLUDING THE MUSICAL, please prepare 1 or 2 monologues and 32 bars of a song together totaling no more than 3 minutes.  You will be cut off at three minutes, so please time your audition carefully.  Your time begins with the first word of your audition (whether spoken or sung).  An accompanist will be provided ONLY 1P-6P on the audition days. Please bring sheet music in your key and be sure to indicate at the time you request your appointment that you will be using the accompanist.  A capella singing will not be acceptable.

REMINDERS

  • Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. 
  • Bring two current headshots and resumés.
  • PLEASE contact us if you are not going to be able to make your audition.  There is always a waiting list, so please be considerate to other actors and let us know if you can’t make it.  Email chase@nashvillerep.org, even if it’s the last minute.

Callbacks for specific Nashville Repertory Theatre productions will be scheduled between May 25 and June 3. You will be notified by email or phone if you are needed at a callback. It is anticipated that casting will be complete by the end of June 2016.


ROLES AVAILABLE FOR NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON

All performances in the Johnson Theatre, Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
For roles indicated as “CAST”, actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, BY KATE HAMILL. BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JANE AUSTIN. DIRECTOR: RENÉ COPELAND.

Rehearsals: Aug. 19—Sept. 6, 2017. Previews Sept. 7 & 8. Runs: Sept. 9—23. 
Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: An ensemble of ten (5-6 female, 4-5 male). Non-traditional casting will be considered.  

  • Elinor Dashwood – the eldest Dashwood sister, sensible
  • Marianne Dashwood – the middle Dashwood sister, sensitive
  • Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton/Gossip
  • Colonel Brandon/Thomas/Gossip – Colonel Brandon is an older bachelor over 45 
  • Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/Gossip
  • John Willoughby/John Dashwood/Gossip – Willoughby is an unusually handsome young man
  • Margaret Dashwood/Mrs. Ferrars/Gossip – Margaret is the youngest Dashwood sister
  • Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele/Gossip – Mrs. Dashwood is mother to Dashwood sisters
  • Mrs. Jennings/Gossip – Mrs. Jennings is a good-natured, boisterous woman
  • John Middleton/Doctor/Servant/Gossip – John Middleton is a country gentleman
  • Student intern roles are available, 2-3, male and female.
     

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, BOOK BY ALEX TIMBERS MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MICHAEL FRIEDMAN. DIRECTOR/MUSIC DIRECTOR: JASON TUCKER

Rehearsals: Sept. 17—Oct. 11, 2017. Previews Oct. 12 & 13. Runs: Oct. 14—Nov. 4, 2017. 
Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: An ensemble of thirteen (8-9 male, 4-5 female). Non-traditional casting will be considered.

  • Andrew Jackson -- a man’s president, roguish, charming, sexy, violent, arrogant
  • Martin Van Buren/doubles -- Jackson’s right hand man, in over his head, buffoon, lovable
  • Rachel Jackson/doubles – Jackson’s wife, a little older than him, maternal, alluring
  • The Storyteller/doubles – oppressively good natured, she loves history, loves Jackson
  • John C. Calhoun/Andrew – gentleman senator from the South, sinister, brilliant
  • Henry Clay/Black Fox – weasel-ly, over-the-top villain/Native American chief, intelligent
  • James Monroe/doubles – President, old school American aristocracy, foppish
  • John Quincy Adams/doubles – whiny, spoiled, demanding, really wants to be president
  • Student intern roles are available, 4-5, male and female
     

A CHRISTMAS STORY, ADAPTED BY PHILLIP GRECIAN. DIRECTOR: RENÉ COPELAND.

Rehearsals: Nov. 12—22, 2017. Preview Nov. 24. Runs: Nov. 25—Dec. 22, 2017.
Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
All roles CAST: The Old Man, Schwartz, Ralphie/Ralph, Randy, Mother, Flick, Scut
 

SMART PEOPLE, BY LYDIA R. DIAMOND. DIRECTOR: JON ROYAL.

Rehearsals: Jan. 20—Feb. 7, 2018. Previews Feb. 8 & 9. Runs: Feb. 10—24, 2018.
Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: 2 males, 2 females.

  • Valerie Johnston, 24. African American. Recently graduated A.R.T. Acting M.F.A.
  • Brian White, 36-42. White. A professor at Harvard and a neuropsychiatrist.
  • Ginny Yang, 34-40. Chinese and Japanese American. No accent. Only speaks English.
  • Jackson Moore, 28. African American. Harvard Med School. Surgical intern on rotation.


INHERIT THE WIND, BY JEROME LAWRENCE AND ROBERT E. LEE. DIRECTOR: RENÉ COPELAND.

Rehearsals: Mar. 3—21, 2018. Previews Mar. 22 & 23. Runs: March 24—April 21, 2018. 
Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: 8 males, 2 females.

  • Henry Drummond
  • Matthew Brady
  • E.K. Hornbeck, the reporter
  • Rev. Jeremiah Brown, Rachel’s father
  • Sarah Brady, Matthew’s wife
  • Mr. Meeker, the bailiff 
  • The judge/ensemble
  • The Mayor/ensemble
  • Bannister/ensemble
  • Mrs. Krebs/ensemble 

This show is being produced in partnership with Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment and Arts Theatre Department, so the remaining roles are being held pending audition at a later date.


*STUDENT ACTING INTERNSHIP NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2017-18 SEASON!

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.  2-3 internship roles will be available.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. 4-5 internship roles will be available.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERNSHIP ROLE, PLEASE BE SURE TO MENTION IT WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT, AND INDICATE IT ON YOUR AUDITION FORM.

If you are a college 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 responsibilities of 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.

Please stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page for further details on upcoming internship auditions.

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

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