Audition at ACT

Upcoming Auditions

for Mainstage & Readers Theatre Showcase

NOTE: All audition dates subject to change due to schedule shifts caused by COVID-19.
All roles at ACT are open to anyone in the community! No experience is necessary to audition. Here are a few tips to help you understand our audition process:

Check out ACT’s updated COVID policies: https://ashevilletheatre.org/about/covid-policies-and-info/

Auditions are held over two nights, and you may choose either night to audition. Auditions for are held on our Mainstage. For Mainstage or Readers Theatre Showcase show, there’s no need to make an appointment – we’ll get you signed in when you arrive! Some 35below shows do offer audition sign-ups (and we’ll list that by show).

We list approximate age ranges of the characters – but it’s always a good idea to come by and check out the script so you can get a feel for the characters. Note: scripts for musicals are not available to check out.

For musical auditions, please prepare 16 bars of music and bring your sheet music to the audition in the key in which you will be singing. We will provide an accompanist. No one may sing along to a CD or other recording.

For non-musical auditions, please see guidelines below the specific show you’re auditioning for. Generally, you will be asked to memorize and prepare a monologue or to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and another reader.

But what happens when you walk in the front door? What to Expect at ACT Auditions 

Note: Asheville Community Theatre policy prohibits participation by anyone on any sex offender or sexual abuse registry to any activity sponsored by Asheville Community Theatre. The only exception is being a member of an audience of an event sponsored by ACT.


MAINSTAGE

Native Gardens

PLAY

By Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Candace Taylor

AUDITION DATES: UPDATED: Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm, CALLBACKS moved from Thurs. 12/1 to TBA. Those called back will be notified via email. 
Sign up for an audition time slot with this Audition Form.

PRODUCTION DATES: February 10 – February 26, 2023; Performances: Fridays February 10, 17, 24 and Saturdays February 11, 18, 25 at 7:30pm and Sundays February 5, 12, and 19 at 2:30pm. Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS:
Tania – W, early 30s; smart, likeable, positive, passionate, highly-energized, pregnant PhD candidate and gardener; should appear to be of Latin or Afro-Latin descent
Pablo – M, early 30s; smart, likable, ambitious, savvy young attorney; Spanish language dialect a plus, should appear to be of Latin or Afro-Latin descent
Virginia  – W, 60 to mid-70s; smart, likable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer; should appear to be Caucasian
Frank – M, 60 to mid-70s; smart, likable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented federal employee and gardener; should appear to be Caucasian

ABOUT THE SHOW: Tania, a very pregnant PHD candidate, and Pablo, her high-powered lawyer husband, realize the American dream when they buy a house with a backyard in Washington, DC. Living next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank is great – until a disagreement arises over a long-standing fence line between their homes. The conflict spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. With witty humor and engaging real-life drama, Native Gardens showcases conflict – and the worst and best ways to work it out!

AUDITION MATERIAL: See sides below.

Tania/Pablo 1

Tania/Pablo 2

Virginia/Frank

Frank/Virginia/Tania/Pablo

First Vignette

Second Vignette

Fifth Vignette


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

Outside Mullingar

By John Patrick Shanley; Directed by Wendy Strauss

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2022; 10:30 am-2:30 pm in 35below

PRODUCTION DATES: October 28-30, 2022; All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at Asheville Community Theatre, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays & Thursdays October 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 4: 2M, 2W

Hay Fever

By Noel Coward; Directed by Marianne Lyon

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm on the Mainstage

PRODUCTION DATES: March 17-19, 2023; All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at Asheville Community Theatre, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays & Thursdays February 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, and 16, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 9: 4M, 5W

The Good, The Bad and The Guilty: A Trio of One-Acts

The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory
Trifles by Susan Glaspell
In the Shadow of the Glen by J.M. Synge

Directed by Margaret Crowell

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm on the Mainstage

PRODUCTION DATES: April 14-16, 2023; All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at Asheville Community Theatre, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays & Thursdays March 28, 30, April 4, 6, 11, and 13, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS:
The Rising of the Moon – 4M
Trifles – 3M, 2W
In the Shadow of the Glen – 3M, 1W

Office Hours

By Norm Foster; Directed by Ellen Pappas

AUDITION DATES: Tuesday, May 2, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm on the Mainstage

PRODUCTION DATES: May 26-28, 2023; All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at Asheville Community Theatre, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA

REHEARSALS: Tuesdays & Thursdays May 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, and 25, 2023; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: 3M, 2W playing 16 characters


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No audition dates posted at this time.