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Opportunity Type
Auditions
Discipline
Performing
Location
Atlanta, GA
Published
Jul 30, 2019
Closes
Aug 21, 2019

Theater Emory: Auditions for THE NETHER

Theater Emory

Theater Emory announces professional auditions for The Nether

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

 

 

WHEN

  • 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. 

 

PREPARATION

  • 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.

 

LOCATION & SCHEDULING

  • 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 meghan.truhett@emory.edu.  If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404-727-5323.  Email preferred.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • 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 https://opportunity.art. Notices for productions with Equity actors are also posted online in "Casting Call" at https://www.actorsequity.org. Equity then forwards those notices to the various trade publications (Backstage.com, Playbill.com, Showbusinessweekly.com, Broadwayworld.com).

 

 

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.