Nashville Rep to Hold Open Call Auditions for 2016-17 Season

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Staff
May 9, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre will hold Open Call Auditions on May 18 and 19 at the Nashville Public Television building at 161 Rains Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. Auditions are by appointment only. Casting will be done for the five shows in Nashville Rep’s 2016-17 season. Some of the shows have mature themes.

Audition Time blocks:

Wednesday, May 18 from 2 pm to 10 pm (Accompanist provided this day, 2pm to 6pm only.)

Thursday, May 19 from 1 pm to 9 pm

To make an appointment, actors should visit nashvillerep.org and complete the online form. Appointment slots will be filled in the order requests are received. Five shows will be cast during this process:

* The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
Rehearsals: Aug. 24—Sept. 7, 2016
Previews Sept. 8 & 9, Runs: Sept. 10—24, 2016

* Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Rehearsals: Sept. 24—Oct. 12, 2016
Previews Oct. 13 & 14, Runs: Oct. 15 — Nov. 5, 2016

* A Christmas Story adapted by Phillip Grecian
Rehearsals: Nov. 13 — 23, 2016
Preview Nov. 25, Runs: Nov. 26 — Dec. 21, 2016

* Posterity by Doug Wright
Rehearsals: Jan. 21 — Feb. 8, 2017
Previews Feb. 9 & 10, Runs: Feb. 11—25, 2017

* A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Rehearsals: Feb. 4—March 22, 2017
Previews March 23 & 24, Runs: March 25 — April 22, 2017

A cast breakdown for each show and audition requirements can be found online at http://nashvillerep.org/theatre-auditions

Auditions are for adult, professional actors, Equity or Non-Equity. To be considered for a role actors must be available to rehearse during daytime hours, must be available for all performance dates, and must be available during the rehearsal and performance timeframe.

Nashville Rep operates on an SPT7 contract with AEA. The theatre is seeking local performers, as no housing is available. It is anticipated that casting will be complete by the end of June 2016.

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.

Nashville Rep’s 2016-17 season sponsors include The HCA Foundation of behalf of HCA Tristar, Ingram Charitable Fund, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, and Tennessee Arts Commission.

About Nashville Rep

Nashville Rep is a non-profit theatre bringing classic and contemporary theatre to Nashville that inspires empathy and prods intellectual and emotional engagement in audiences. The season concludes with the Ingram New Works Festival in May, a showcase of new works created in Nashville for the American Theatre.

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