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ACTORS' THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE SEASON - Actor's Theatre of Charlotte Auditions

Posted: March 31, 2015

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Actors' Theatre of Charlotte Season - NC EPAs

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte | Charlotte, NC

Date of Audition:
4/25 and 4/26/2015

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT (2 days)

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 AM to 5 PM. Lunch break 11 to 12.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
2 PM to 10 PM. Dinner break 6 to 7.

Tier 3; $300/week AEA min

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
650 East Stonewall Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-2608
Free parking available. Enter lobby.

Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming 2015-16 season.

See breakdown

Note: There is no housing available for out-of-town performers.

Prepare 2 short contrasting monologues and a short musical selection of an upbeat rock/country/pop . Piano accompanist provided.

Bring picture and resume.


Artistic Director: Chip Decker
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

AEA members Contact Tyler Mitchell at or leave contact information via voicemail at 704-342-2251 ext.71.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


2015-16 SEASON:

See THIS breakdown for info on


See notice ‘Actors’ Theatre of Charlotte 2nd Half Breakdown’ for


by Chris D'Arienzo
Rehearsal June 29- July 22
Run July 23- August 15
Directed by Chip Decker
Musical Direction by Mike Wilkins
Choreography by Tod Kubo
Casting 8 men, 5 women

Male. 20s. An appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams. Vocal range: Db3-D5

Caucasian Female. 20s. Pretty, in shape, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, strong dance. Vocal range: G3-F5

Male. 30s. The narrator of the piece, charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Strong, honest comedic timing/improv skills, and strong rock vocals. Vocal range: D3-D5

Male 40’s. Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Vocal range: D3-G4

Male. 20s-30s. Stacee is a sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice. This actor will also play Sherrie’s father. Vocal range: C3-Eb5

African American Female. 30s-40s. Justice is a commanding woman who runs the strip club where Sherrie ends up when the going gets rough. She is sultry, maternal and a sexy madam with strong vocals and belt. This actress will also play Sherrie’s mother. Vocal Range: G3-Db5

Male. 30-60. He is an attractive, uptight, German business man who is looking to take over Sunset Strip. He is our villain. Needs to have a commanding presence with a strong voice and great comedic timing. He needs to have a good German accent. Vocal Range: F3-G#4

Male. 20s-30s. Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing. Vocal Range: Db3-E5 (Strong Falsetto)

Female. 20s. Regina is a granola girl who has strong comedic timing. She is a hilarious, tree-hugging fighter who will stop at nothing to protect the Sunset Strip. She also doubles as a stripper at the strip club, so must be a strong dancer comfortable in dance club attire. Vocal Range: A3-Eb5

Male. 20s-40s. A strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance ability. Vocal Range: D3-B4

JOEY PRIMO/ensemble
Male. 20s. A young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong dance ability.

Late 20’s-early 30’s. Strong and sassy with comedic timing and a strong voice. Dancer. Any ethnicity.

Early 20’s. Young, sexy, trashy with a strong voice. Dancer. Any ethnicity.


by Diana Grisanti
Rehearsal August 10- September 2
Run September 3- 26
Directed by Elissa Goetschius
Casting 4 women, 2 men.

All roles require strong sense of comedic timing.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition for ALL roles.

Female. 20s-30s. A Customer Service Specialist. Full of regrets.

Female. 40s-50s. The grand specter of a pop psychiatrist. Also plays MARLA, a call center rep and JUDITH GARCIA, an academic who plays by the rules.

Female. 30s-40s. Ada’s immediate superior. Believes in the American Dream. Also plays DEAN ROSALYN DUNLOP, a breaker of glass ceilings.

Female. 20s. Ada’s former classmate. Young for a grad student. Also plays NIKKI HARTSGROVE, a woman in trouble.

Male. 20s. A year or two out of college. Ada’s coworker. Still learning the ropes. Also plays BILL, a property manager.

Male. 30s-40s. An attractive and charismatic religious studies rockstar. Also plays MAN ON PHONE and TRIP, Nikki’s husband.


by Joshua Harmon
Rehearsal September 28- October 21
Run October 22- November 14

Casting 2 women, 2 men.

Female. 22. Jewish, Liam & Jonah’s first cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Daphna is very connected to her Jewish heritage. She is highly opinionated and easily let’s her defensiveness turn into aggression towards her opponents. Subtlety is not in her nature. Despite all of her relentless arguing, the actor must have the ability to approach it from a sense of humor and wit. Must have strong comedic timing.

Male. 25. Daphna's cousin: his mother is the sister of Daphna's father. Wire-rim glasses. U of Chicago Asian studies Ph.D. student. Former Fulbright scholar in Japan. Has as much of a sense of humor as an overdue library book.

Female. 21. Liam's younger brother. Sometime-UVM sophomore. Less lanky than his brother. Less brainy. More brawn. More heart.

Female. 24. Liam's girlfriend. Very clearly not Jewish. Blonde hair which she wears with a barrette. Extra cute. Mousy. She looks like someone who would have been abducted when she was nine but returned to her parents unharmed. Very level-headed, a peacemaker, has a positive outlook on life.


Book By Betsy Kelso, Music and Lyrics By David Nehls
Rehearsal November 9- December 1
Run December 2- 27
Directed by Chip Decker
Musical Direction by Mike Wilkins
Choreography by Tod Kubo

Casting 4 women, 2 men.

Female. Late 20s-30s. Darlene is a year-round "Scrooge." Strong belt vocals.

Male. Late 20s-30s. Rufus is best described as a redneck with a heart of gold. Well-liked around the trailer park, he spends most of his downtime fashioning "art" out of found objects.

Male. 30s-50. Jackie is a self-made man and an all-American success story. He took a simple idea and turned it into a thriving local breastaurant chain.

Female. 40s-50s. Betty has lived at Armadillo Acres for at least 20 years. Part hard-ass, part Mother hen, she's the leasing manager at the trailer park and she makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through.

Female. 30s-40s. Mostly known as just "Lin," she was formerly a death row wife until the state of Florida flipped the switch on her husband Earl and made her a death row widow. Generally speaking, Lin is the fieriest of all the girls.

Female. 20s. Donna got the nickname "Pickles" when she became afflicted with a hysterical pregnancy that turned out to be a real pregnancy that resulted in her giving birth to a baby with an entirely different complexion from her husband's. She is now single. New to motherhood, Pickles is often tired, but she still finds energy to embrace the joy of the holiday season. Pickles is a devout believer in Santa Claus and of all "The Girls," she is the most airy and wide-eyed.
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Rehearsal January 25- February 17
Run February 18- March 12

Casting 8 men, 2 women.

African American Male. 30s-50s. Pleasant singing voice.

Oldest Old Man:
African American Male. 60s-70s. a slave, Hero’s adoptive father, old beyond his years, but he hasn’t grown soft in his old age, may be physically fragile, but still possesses the soul and inner fire of a young man, proud of his son.

Chorus of Less Than Desirable Slaves/Runaways:
2-3 African American males and females. Although in part 1, the characters are referred to as "Chorus' these are separate and distinctive roles. The old, the sick, the weak, the women. When the Rebel Army took the youngest and strongest men to the war, these are the rag-tag group of folks who were left behind. Seeking vivid character actors to play these “less than desirable slaves.” In part III, the same actors will play the Runaways, a group of runaway slaves taking sanctuary on the Colonel’s plantation. They anxiously wait for news about the war, as the outcome could change their lives forever.

Caucasian Male. 50s-60s. Ability to play banjo is a plus. Good story teller.

African American Male. 30s-40s. a slave, handsome, stubborn, determined, proud, the Master’s favorite, has been promised his freedom if he will follow his Master into war, a born leader of men, but hesitant to assume that mantle and claim the responsibility that comes along with it, has been presented with something that is unimaginable to most others in his position--a choice, and he is unsure how to proceed.

African American Female. 30s-40s. a slave, Hero’s wife, strong, generous, compassionate, patient and understanding, but not a pushover, in love with Hero, but her love and her patience have their limits, sensible & down-to-earth.

African American Male. 30s-40s. a slave, rash, impulsive, hot blooded, ran away from the plantation so many times that his master had his foot cut off, outspoken and opinionated, love and respect for Hero is profound, but unafraid to go toe to toe when he disagrees with him.

Caucasian Male. 30s. a Yankee prisoner, captured by the Rebel soldiers, intelligent, curious, and direct, an idealist, shares an important secret with Hero, which forges a strong connection between the two men, has seen more of the world than Hero, and is excited to share his stories with him. Is actually of African decent, passing as a white man.

Chorus/Odyssey Dog:
African American Male. 20s-30s. a member of the chorus of “less than desirable” slaves in Part 1; Odyssey Dog is Hero’s loyal dog in Part 3, playful, possessing boundless energy and an unflappable spirit, follows Hero to war and back again.


Conceived by Kim Rosenstock Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock
Rehearsal March 20- April 13
Run April 14- May 7
Directed by Chip Decker

Cast 5 men, 2 women.

Male. Mysterious and charismatic, he plays many different characters both men and women of all ages and backgrounds, must be able to make strong, clear physical and vocal choices and shift effortlessly on a dime, someone we want to follow into the unknown, must have excellent timing and be good with comedy as well as being able to clearly tell the story; rock baritenor.

Male. 20s. Awkward and unsatisfied, nevertheless got a hopeful, yearning energy about him, looking for someone or something to push him to break out of his shell, not a traditional leading man but he must be someone that we root for, excellent actor who is good with comedy; must play guitar; rock baritenor.

Female. 20s. Miriam’s sister, an aspiring actress who has had success in her small town and wants to make it big in New York, ambitious, and bursting with confidence and drive, also possesses a real humanity and vulnerability, excellent singer/actress who is great with comedy; strong pop belt.

Female. Late 20s-30s. Daphne’s sister, a dreamy waitress who was content with simple pleasures of her small town life, but accompanies her sister to New York, an astronomy nerd and has a special understanding of her place the universe, possesses a quiet radiance that draws the audience in; sweet indie rock sound.

Mr. McClam
African American Male. 50s-60s. Harold's father, a former marine who silently loves his son and is lost since losing his wife Cecily, his true love, solid actor who has something about him that is sincerely loveable as well as a stoic strength, must be excellent singer; baritone.

Male. 50s-60s. A sandwich shop owner and former air traffic controller in World War II, frustrated with his life and has an endearingly grouchy edge, strong comic character actor; baritone.

Joey Storms
Male. 20s-30s. A charming, charismatic, self-doubting playwright who is crumbling under the tremendous pressure of being from a family of great writers, his fear of not living up to his family’s legacy manifests itself in a manic energy, strong comic actor; baritone.


by Sarah Ruhl
Rehearsal May 9- June 1
Run June 2- 24
Directed by Ann Marie Costa

Casting 4 men, 3 women.

Female. 40s. A leading lady, vulnerable, open, commanding on stage, with a sense of irony, able to be in an old-fashioned stylized drama or act with effortless naturalness, capable of passion, emotional and physical.

Male. 40s. A leading man, dashing, sexy, naughty, with a sense of irony, able to be in an old-fashioned stylized drama or act with effortless naturalness, capable of passion, emotional and physical, a bit of a mess emotionally, the kind of man who a mother would think "Uh-Oh" about if presented with dating her daughter.

Male. 30s-60s. A director. A goofy intellectual, takes himself seriously, but is ridiculous.

Male. 20s-30s. an attractive gay man who, in the play within the play, is a terrible actor, and plays many parts, a natural comedian. The reader, also plays the understudy and the doctor and the butler.

Male. 40s-50s. A man who is able to be in a stylized Noel Coward play, or can break your heart with his emotional simplicity and light touch, a man who you could believe would be a stable pillar in a marriage, who would be outwardly less of a romantic type, but capable of great love, and great selfless love.

Female. 18- early 20s, who can believably play a teenager. A saucy teenager who could also be funny as a maid in a 1930s comedy, able to play authentic rage, but with the intrinsic underlying hopefulness and optimism of a teenager.

Female. Late 20s-30s. In the first act, plays a 1930s siren socialite, in act 2 plays a cheerful no-nonsense kindergarten teacher from the midwest who has moved to New York and lives with a man who is trouble (He.)

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