2017-18 Open Call AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Sunday, April 29, 2018
11AM – 7PM
Break from 4PM – 5PM
Accompanist provided this day after 12:30PM

AND

Monday, April 30, 2018
1PM – 9PM
Break from 5PM – 6PM.
Accompanist provided this day after 2:30PM.

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. See INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES below.)
  • You must be available to rehearse during daytime hours to be considered for a role. 
    • (For internship candidates, see INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES below.)
  • 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, housing is not provided.

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 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE it is recommended that proficiency with British dialect is demonstrated.

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 AFTER 12:30pm on Sunday and ONLY AFTER 2:30p on Monday of auditions. 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

  • Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time
  • Please bring up to three current headshots and resumés, 1 for each director for whom you are auditioning. (1 for Avenue Q director, 1 for Topdog/Underdog director, and 1 for Doll’s House Part 2—Shakespeare in Love director.) If not already printed on the back of your headshot, please staple your resume to the back of your headshot, back to back.
  • 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 1 and May 8.

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 2018.


Roles available for Nashville Repertory Theatre 2018-19 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.
Nontraditional casting will be considered.  Actors of all races/ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

AVENUE Q

music & lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty.
Director: Lauren Shouse. Music Director: Jason Tucker.

Rehearsals:  Aug. 13—Sept. 5, 2018.  Previews Sept. 6 & 7.  Runs: Sept. 8—22. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: An ensemble of seven (3-5 male, 3-4 female).

  • Brian, a laid back guy

  • Christmas Eve, a therapist who moved here from Japan

  • Gary Coleman, yes, that Gary Coleman, superintendent on the Avenue.

  • Kate Monster/Lucy - CAST

  • Princeton/Rod

  • Nicky/Trekkie/Bad Idea Bear

  • Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear

A Doll's house, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath. 
Director: Rene Copeland

Rehearsals:  Sept. 22—Oct. 10, 2018.  Previews Oct. 11 & 12.  Runs: Oct. 13—Nov. 3, 2018. Anticipating 4 AEA contracts.
Seeking 1 male, 3 female.

  • Nora Helmer

  • Torvald Helmer

  • Emmy Helmer, the daughter of Nora and Helmer (seeking an actress of color)

  • Anne Marie, the Helmer family’s nanny

A Christmas story

ADAPTED BY PHILLIP GRECIAN. FROM THE MOTION PICTURE BY JEAN SHEPHERD, LEIGH BROWN, AND BOB CLARK
DIRECTOR: RENÉ COPELAND.

Rehearsals: Nov. 12—21, 2018.  Preview Nov. 23. Runs: Nov. 24—Dec. 22, 2018. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
All roles CAST: The Old Man, Schwartz, Ralphie/Ralph, Randy, Mother, Flick, Scut

Topdog/underdog

by Suzan-Lori Parks. 
Director: Jon Royal.

Rehearsals:  Jan. 19—Feb. 6, 2019.  Previews Feb. 7 & 8.  Runs:  Feb. 9—23, 2019. Anticipating 2 AEA contracts.
Seeking: 2 males

  • Lincoln – CAST

  • Booth

Shakespeare in love


based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall.
DIRECTOR: RENÉ COPELAND.

Rehearsals:  Mar. 2—20, 2019.  Previews Mar. 21 & 22.  Runs: March 23—April 20, 2019. Anticipating 5 AEA contracts.
Seeking: 12 males, 3 females.
Actors who play musical instruments are encouraged to audition. Actors of all races/ethnicities are encouraged to audition for this show.

  • Will Shakespeare, poet and playwright

  • Kit Marlowe, colleague, friend, and inspiration

  • Fennyman, the money

  • Henslowe, owner and manager of the Rose Theatre

  • Richard Burbage, lead actor of the Chamberlain’s Men

  • Lord Wessex, betrothed to Viola

  • EdmundTilney/Sir Robert De Lessups, the Lord Chamberlain/Viola’s father

  • Viola De Lesseps, disguises herself as actor Thomas Kent

  • Nurse, servant to Viola

  • Queen Elizabeth I/Molly (a tavern whore)

  • Ned Alleyn, lead actor of the Admiral’s Men

  • Ralph, actor

  • Robin/Frees, actor/Fennyman’s henchman

  • Nol/Lambert, actor/Fennyman’s henchman

  • Wabash, Henslowe’s stammering tailor and actor

Internship roles not being cast at open call: Webster, Sam, Peter, Adam/Boatman, Catling, Kate.


INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES:

Student Acting Internship roles are available for:

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

6-7 internship roles will be available.
1-2 of those roles would be appropriate for an advanced high school actor (male).

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 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 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.

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.

Audition form