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.

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, all audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions. Generally, you will be asked 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

FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD

NON-MUSICAL

By Qui Nguyen

Directed by Josh Batenhorst
About the show

AUDITION DATES: Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30, 2021; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: February 18-March 13, 2022; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 11 (2W, 1M, all other roles gender unspecified). Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script. Seeking actors 18+.

Choreographed stage combat will be a large part of this show; actors will need to be comfortable with energetic movement. All body types are welcome!

AUDITION MATERIAL:
Those auditioning are encouraged to incorporate physical movement into their audition.

J’an Jah
E-V
Commander G’bril/Mikah Monoch
Ya-Wi/Adon-Ra
Zookeeper
E-V/LC-4
Zimlek
General Dan’h
Burnout

THE GIVER

NON-MUSICAL

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

Co-directed by Robert Dale Walker and Shari Azar
About the show

AUDITION DATES: Monday, February 7 and Tuesday, February 8, 2022; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: April 22-May 15, 2022; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

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MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell

Directed by Mark Jones
About the show

AUDITION DATES: Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, 2022; 5:30-7:30 pm

PRODUCTION DATES: July 15 – August 7, 2022; Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm; Cast must plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to show time.

REHEARSALS: Full rehearsal calendar available at auditions – you are able to list any conflicts you have with the rehearsal schedule at this time.

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Actors of any gender identity, race or ethnicity will be considered for any desired role indicated on their audition sheet. All roles will be presented as they are gendered in the script.

 


READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

All performances at 2:30 pm. Friday and Saturday performances are held at Asheville Community Theatre; Sunday performances are held at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA in conjunction with OLLI Asheville.

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson; Directed by RoseLynn Katz

About the show

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, November 30, 2021; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 17-19, 2021; 2:30 pm

REHEARSAL DATES: December 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 2021; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: Cast of 7 (2-3W, 4M, 1 teenage boy) * Note: To attend a face-to-face program at OLLI Asheville, you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Since the Sunday matinee performance is at OLLI, all actors will need to be vaccinated.


Harvey

By Mary Chase; Directed by Marianne Lyon

About the show

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 11-13, 2022; 2:30 pm

REHEARSAL DATES: January 27, February 1, 3, 8, 10, 2022; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD * Note: To attend a face-to-face program at OLLI Asheville, you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Since the Sunday matinee performance is at OLLI, all actors will need to be vaccinated.


An Inspector Calls

By J.B. Priestley; Directed by Margaret Crowell

About the show

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2022; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 18-20, 2022; 2:30 pm

REHEARSAL DATES: March 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 2022; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD * Note: To attend a face-to-face program at OLLI Asheville, you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Since the Sunday matinee performance is at OLLI, all actors will need to be vaccinated.


The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz; Directed by Anita Chapman

About the show

AUDITION DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2022; 10:30 am-2:30 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 20-22, 2022; 2:30 pm

REHEARSAL DATES: May 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 2022; 10:30 am -2:30 pm

DIRECTOR SEEKS: TBD * Note: To attend a face-to-face program at OLLI Asheville, you must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Since the Sunday matinee performance is at OLLI, all actors will need to be vaccinated.


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No audition dates posted at this time.