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Mainstage audition info!

Mainstage Auditions!


Performances Fall 2021
By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Sharon Ott

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. 

SELF TAPES due Wednesday September 8th : SELF TAPE INFO HERE
In-Person Call backs September 10-12th

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Submission link coming soon.


Spring 2022 Touring production 
By Lisa Wolpe
Directed by Mary Hodges

This is Lisa Wolpe’s celebrated adaptation of Macbeth with a four character cast! The director—Mary Hodges—is not only a VCUarts Theatre Alum, she starred in the premiere (that’s Mary on the far right and Lisa on the left in the photo above)! Wolpe specializes in adapting Shakespeare with a keen eye on gender, race, and sociopolitical power.  She is a pioneer in non-traditional casting, and has directed dozens of gender-bent adaptations of classical plays.  

SELF TAPES due Wednesday September 8th. //In-Person Call backs September 10-12th 
For self-tapes, please perform any part of the play that you like, not to exceed 2 minutes. Note that if called back, you may be asked to do the same selection from your self tape with adjustments, in addition to new material chosen by the director

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Submission Link coming soon


Performances February 2022
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates

Set in 1905 in turn of the century New York, INTIMATE APPAREL tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. There is warm affection between her and the Orthodox Jewish man who sells fabrics to her, but any relationship between them, even a touch, is completely forbidden. Seeking love and romance, Esther eventually embarks on a letter writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. When he moves to New York they embark on an unhappy marriage, leading Esther to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges.

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Audition deadlines coming soon.