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Theater Emory: Auditions for THE NETHER

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Theater Emory announces professional auditions for The Nether



The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. 

The play explores mature content.

Playwright- Jennifer Haley.  Director- Ibi Owolabi.




  • Equity auditions by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 6:00PM. 
  • Non-Equity auditions by appointment on Sunday, Aug. 18 20 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 6:00PM.
  • Callbacks, if needed, on Monday evening, Aug. 19. 
  • Rehearsals start on Oct. 1, 2019 and the production runs Nov. 1 – 17, 2019. 



  • Actors will read sides from the script to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance.   
  • Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.



  • Auditions are in room 210 on the second floor of the Rich Building, at 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322 – Emory University.  Parking available in the Fishburne Parking deck.
  • To schedule an appointment send email to  If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404-727-5323.  Email preferred.



  • Theater Emory casts almost entirely from the Atlanta/North Georgia area.  Housing is generally not available to out-of-area performers.
  • Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
  • Actors are paid for rehearsal and performance. 
  • Theater Emory operates under a SPT contract with Actors Equity Association. 
  • In addition to this website and Theater Emory's social media postings, audition notices are posted locally on the C4 website Notices for productions with Equity actors are also posted online in "Casting Call" at Equity then forwards those notices to the various trade publications (,,,



Character Breakdown/Description:


Sims / Papa – 50’s, male, any ethnicity.  Sims is a businessman who created and maintains a realm in the Nether called the Hideaway.  He is under investigation by Morris.  Papa is Sim’s online persona in the Hideaway. 


Morris – early 30’s, female, any ethnicity, a young female detective, Morris works for an investigative unit of the Nether.  She is charged with investigating the activities of Sims and Doyle.


Doyle –  mid 60’s, male, any ethnicity, Cedric Doyle is a middle school science teacher who makes additional money on the side through his employment at the Hideaway.  Under investigation by Morris.


Iris – young female, any ethnicity.  Described as a “shining little girl”, Iris is an inhabitant of the Hideaway.  Although perceived as pre-pubescent, the actress cast in this role can be no younger than 16 years of age. 


Woodnut – mid 20’s or older, male, any ethnicity.  Described as “fresh-faced”, Thomas Woodnut is admitted to the Hideaway as a guest, but he is an undercover agent working with Morris to investigate the activities of Sims and Doyle in the Hideaway.