VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 14, 2021
Dates for productions listed in Character Breakdowns below.
SEEKING: Video auditions from actors of all races and ethnicities for the 2021-22 Season.
These are Actors’ Equity Association required season auditions and AEA members are given priority. Non-union actors are welcome to audition.
North Carolina Stage Company is requiring that all employees, including all actors, stage managers, and those who interact with actors and/or stage managers within the course and scope of their employment, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination prior to the first day of rehearsal for all productions. In addition, all employees are required to get a booster shot when eligible.
Rehearsal dates are listed with character breakdown. For information on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster eligibility, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.
PREPARATION: Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting comedic monologues and submit private or password protected links of videos, hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive. For Google Drive, please make a video .mov file. Please state your name and the pieces being performed at the beginning of the submission.
VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS: Please submit your headshot and resume, and provide links to video auditions via the Online Submission Form.
For questions, please email [email protected].
IN-PERSON REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCE LOCATION: North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC 28801
adapted by Margaret Raether
Directed by Angie Flynn-McIver
Production Dates – 9 Week Contract
Rehearses 1/11/22, Previews 2/2/22, Opens 2/5/22, Closes 3/13/22
BERTIE WILBERFORCE WOOSTER (30s-40s) An affluent bachelor with a tendency to get himself into tricky situations. Simply has not grown up and has little understanding of the world around him. Self-centered but very likable and harmless.
JEEVES (40s – 60s) Bertie’s unflappable valet. Level headed. Always thinking 5 steps ahead. Long suffering but discreet and flawlessly mannered.
EUSTACE BASSINGTON-BASSINGTON (30s – 40s) Bertie’s old school chum. Unlucky romantically, socially, and financially. Not the brightest bulb. Anxious and lacks tact especially when under pressure.
AGATHA SPENCER GREGSON (50s – 60s) Bertie’s aunt. A terrifying representative of the type of very opinionated English matriarch who can run an enormous household, meddle in her nephew’s life, and shoot partridges, probably all at the same time. Impatient with what she sees as Bertie’s spinelessness and unwillingness to settle down.
SIR RUPERT WATLINGTON (60s-70s) Eustace’s uncle and provider of his allowance. Gruff, former military in the grand British tradition.
GERTRUDE WINKLESWORTH-BODE (30-40s) Aunt Agatha’s top pick for Bertie’s future wife. A strong woman within the social structure of the time. An intellect and self proclaimed “molder of men.” Recognizes the potential of Bertie as husband material.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, Gordon Farrell
Production Dates – 9 Week Contract
Rehearses 3/22/22, Previews 4/13/22, Opens 4/16/22, Closes 5/22/22
JIM FINGAL (20s-30s) Fact checker. Earnest, well-intentioned and tireless. He does things to the letter of the law and is driven by rules, protocols, and facts. He has a confidence that he draws from knowledge and facts.
JOHN D’AGATA (40s – 50s) One of the world’s greatest living essayists. Feels highly intelligent and often frustrated by lack of “vision” in others. Considers his work to be perfection and without need of editorial oversight. He doesn’t suffer fools and values beauty and creativity above all else.
EMILY PENROSE (40s – 50s) Editor-in-Chief for a high profile Manhattan magazine. Her great ambition is to achieve cultural relevance and commercial success. She’s relentless in her professional pursuits, it’s all or nothing.