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Theater Emory: Replacement Auditions for WOODEN NICKELS

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Theater Emory announces Equity auditions for Wooden Nickels



Wooden Nickels, by Joseph Skibell, adapted from the story, “Wooden Nickels” that appears in his novel “My Father’s Guitar & Other Imaginary Things,” a collection of true stories.  At the request of their uncle, two brothers travel to a chicken farm in upstate New York to check out a barn full of the earthly goods left behind by their father’s eccentric first cousin, Jack Tiger, who produced and directed some very odd films.  The brothers, one a writer and the other an actor, are now rehearsing a play based on these events and on their family’s history.

Directed by Tim McDonough.



Please note that these roles are already cast.  We are auditioning Equity actors for potential replacements, should any become necessary for the production.



  • Replacement auditions for Equity only, first come – first served (no appointment) on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00PM – 6:00PM.
  • Rehearsals start on Feb. 11, 2020 and the production runs Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2020. 



  • 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 205 on the second floor of the Rich Building, at 1602 Fishburne Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322 – Emory University.
  • Google Maps and Waze are both reliable navigation tools
  • See also this Emory map:
    • Rich Building (#7) at the bottom of the map. 
    • Park in Fishburne Parking deck (#P-1)
    • Park in faculty/staff areas, which open gates to the public on weekends and after 6:00PM on weekdays. 
    • Deck Entrances: 
      • faculty/staff entrance on N. Decatur Road
      • separate visitor & faculty/staff entrances on the campus side (north side) of the deck.
  • If needed, call the check-in desk direct (404-727-6718) during audition hours.
    • You may call for directions or other questions





  • 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 welcome at Theater Emory auditions.
  • 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 (,,,
  • Questions or concerns:  Contact casting coordinator, Robert Schultz    Email is preferred, or you can call 404-727-6462.



Character Breakdown/Description:



JOSEPH – CAST.  Auditioning actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.  40s, male, Jewish.  A writer who is uncomfortable performing. He has his doubts about the whole project.



ETHAN – CAST.  Auditioning actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.  40s, male, Jewish.  A successful New York actor who is not sure he should have accepted his brother’s invitation to work on this show.