Parkway Playhouse invites professional, volunteer, and student actors to audition for available roles in our 69th Mainstage Season. No previous experience is necessary; however, attending an audition does not always guarantee being cast in a production. There are also numerous opportunities for those interested in the technical side of production, and anyone interested learning about how to get involved with the theatre is encouraged to attend. In addition to actors, singers, and dancers, Parkway Playhouse is seeking musicians, docents, and persons who are interested in working backstage on the scenery, lighting, sound, props, and costume work.
“Auditions are an important and exciting part of the process of creating plays. It is the first time directors, actors, dancers, and singers have the opportunity to come together and start working towards the finished production. We look to put actors into roles where they will be successful and grow creatively, so this is an important and exciting time.”
Artistic Director, Andrew Gall
Reading copies of all six plays are available at the checkout desk of the Yancey County Library for perusal. Specific individual instructions will be available at each of the open auditions, however, actors should be prepared to sing (bringing prepared song to auditions is highly recommended), as well as dance, and read from scenes.
Open Call Audition for actors aged 14 to adult, for available roles in the following productions:
The Quiltmaker; 6 Men/Women 20’s and up (reading prepared scenes, some roles have been cast)
Arcadia: 13 Men/Women aged 16 and up (reading prepared scenes only, some roles have been cast)
Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle: Variety of men/women aged 14 and up. Actors who can play traditional instruments are encouraged to audition. (Singing required, some roles have been cast)
All Shook Up: 20 men and women aged 14 up to adult. (Singing, dancing required; Those wishing to be considered for a soloist role should be prepared with a 50’s style pop/rock song)
Red: 2 men aged 25-60 (This show has been cast.)
The Glass Menagerie: 2 men and 1 woman aged 20-35 (Reading prepared scenes only. The role of Amanda has been cast.)
Please Note: Actors who define themselves as professional or semi-professional are expected to have considerable experience on stage and/or training in theater and is expected to present a professional audition – a prepared monologue (not necessarily from the show being cast) sheet music for an accompanist if it is a musical audition, and an 8×10 photo with attached resume.
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