Seeking non-union actors of all backgrounds, ages and genders who have experience in Shakespearean verse and can play musical instruments and/or sing.
Seeking musicians of all backgrounds, ages and genders who play guitar, bass and/or trap or percussion instruments, feel comfortable with small speaking roles and/or being part of an Ensemble experience.
Exact casting for roles will occur after the Ensemble is chosen and all members will play multiple roles. This is a professional, non-union opportunity and performers will be compensated.
Community Tour Auditions will be held by appointment only.
Actors please prepare:
- Two contrasting Shakespeare monologues up to 90 seconds each, at least one in verse, and
- A song in any style a cappella or accompanied by your own musical instrument up to 90 seconds. Actors are encouraged to bring in as many musical instruments as they feel represents their abilities.
Musicians please prepare:
- a 90s rock or alternative song up to 90 seconds
To schedule an appointment, please submit availability on the audition dates, updated headshots and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Community Tour Auditions” in the subject line. We will email back to confirm a scheduled your appointment. The exact title is not available for publication at this time but read About the Community Tour for more information on how the tour works.
Please, no phone calls.
North Carolina Stage Company Community Tour is dedicated to bringing dynamic professional performances to audiences who traditionally experience barriers to attending live theatre.
Venues include homeless shelters, correctional facilities, community centers, low income senior centers and locations throughout rural Western North Carolina. Part of the tour will include school performances and workshops with students. The Community Tour also offers a series of ticketed performances for audiences at NC Stage.
The 2018 Community Tour brought Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT to over 1,000 residents of WNC. Community partners included Avery-Mitchell Correctional, Mitchell Senior Center, Haywood Street Congregation, Mountain Heritage High School, Cherokee Central Schools, and Estes Elementary School.
Members of the Community Tour Ensemble are artists committed to equity, integrity and excellence for audiences of all experiences and backgrounds, as an ensemble and within themselves. We will be performing in a wide variety of spaces, with all the lights on, and with only what we can easily carry in terms of props and costumes. Live sound and music will play an integral role in how the story is told.
The Community Tour is inspired by the work of Ten Thousand Things in Minneapolis, MN. Interested artists are encouraged to research Ten Thousand Things, their founder Michelle Hensley and their model of performance to decide if this opportunity is right for them.
The 2019 Community Tour is funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council Rural Outreach Grant.
Rehearsal & Performances (subject to adjustment)
Rehearsals: February 26 – March 24, May 1 – 4 (school version), May 25 – 28 (NC Stage)
Community Stages: 8 performances in the community between March 26 – April 7th
School Performances: 4 school performances between May 6 – May 10 (weekday only)
Performances at NC Stage: 10 performances May 29 – June 9, Wed – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:00pm