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2018-2019 Season Auditions

On Saturday, June 2, The NOLA Project will host an open-call audition for its 2018-19 Season. Auditions will be held at Lusher High School (entrance located on Nashville Ave.) between 10am and 5pm. 10-11am is reserved for AEA auditions. EMC actors are asked to select a time in the general call (11am-5pm). All pertinent show information, including rehearsal/run dates* and casting breakdowns, is listed below.

*Please pay careful attention to the dates of these productions as we cannot accommodate actors with excessive rehearsal conflicts and TNP does not employ understudies.


2018-19 Productions

THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Joanna Russo
• Rehearses July 27-Sept 3
• Runs Sept 4-30 in NOMA’s Great Hall
• Auditioner: Joanna Russo
• Cast breakdown: 4F

  • Olympe De Gouges – badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never married to ensure her personal freedom. 38
  • Charlotte Corday – badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness. Never been kissed. Has a pocket watch she keeps checking. 25
  • Marie Antoinette – pretty badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated. Totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend. 38
  • Marianne Angelle – badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband, Vincent. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all. 30s


• Sides and full script provided. Interested actors are asked to prepare a side of their choice.



THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh, directed by Mark Routhier
• Rehearses Sept 17-Oct 17
• Runs Oct 18-Nov 10 at Lusher’s Lion’s Gate Theatre
• Auditioner: Mark Routhier
• Cast breakdown: 2 M/F, 2M, 1F, 2 children (M & F)

  • Tupolski - Oddly-touchy police interrogator in an unnamed totalitarian state. M or F 30s-60s
  • Ariel - Hot-tempered police interrogator in an unnamed totalitarian state. M or F 30s-60s
  • Katurian - Writer of disturbing children's fairytales. A natural storyteller. Being interrogated for crimes related to his stories. M 20s-30s
  • Michal - Katurian's mentally disabled brother. Under investigation for murder. M 20s-30s
  • Father - Silent character in stylized reenactments of Katurian's fairytales. M 30s-40s
  • Mother - Silent character in stylized reenactments of Katurian's fairytales. F 30s-40s
  • Boy - Silent character in stylized reenactments of Katurian's fairytales. M 10-12 (in appearance)
  • Girl - Silent character in stylized reenactments of Katurian's fairytales. F 10-12 (in appearance)

• Auditionees are asked to prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue

• Full script provided


STOCKHOLM SYNDROME by Adam Szymkowicz, music by Skyler Stroup & Jack Craft, directed by A.J. Allegra
• Rehearses Dec 10-Jan 15
• Runs Jan 16-Feb 9 at Little Gem Saloon
• Auditioner: A.J. Allegra
• Cast breakdown: 6M, 6F

  • BRIAN, male, the manager, thinly veiled desperation. 30s
  • MEL, female, chipper, excited to serve you. 20s
  • JANE, female, anti-establishment, not excited to serve you, MEL’s twin sister. (They don’t have to look alike.) 20s
  • ANGIE, female, been there too long. 40s-50s
  • RED, male, the cook, smokes a lot of pot. 30s-40
  • LYNX, female, the radical crew’s leader. 20s-30s
  • RAZOR, male, the silent type, dangerous, large. 20s-30s
  • MARTYNA, female, psychotic, Eastern European accent. 20s-40s.
  • SUE JEAN, female, sad suburban housewife. 40s-50s
  • MARTY, male, sad suburban husband. 40s-50s
  • WILLIAM, male, efficient, all business, personal assistant to Jimmy. 40s
  • JIMMY, male, the boss, the legend. 50s-60s

• Auditionees are asked to prepare a one-minute song of complaint (with or without accompaniment)

• Full Script provided


THE HENCHMAN by Michael Aaron Santos, directed by Kristin Shoffner
• Rehearses April 1-May 7
• Runs May 8-31 in NOMA’s Sculpture Garden
• Auditioner: Kristin Shoffner, Michael Aaron Santos
• Cast breakdown: 6M, 6F

  • Thaddea: A maiden of India. F 20s
  • Jacob: Prince of India, Healer of men, “Henchman” to Oberon. M (teens-early 20s)
  • Puck: Robin Goodfellow, trickster, spritely servant of Oberon. M/F any age
  • Esau: Prince of India, Hunter of men, Brother to Jacob. M 20s
  • Crantzrosen: Constable of a city in India. M/F any age
  • Sternguilden: Deputy Constable and brother to Crantzrosen. M/F any age
  • Oberon / Theseus: King of the Fairies / King of Athens. M 30s-60s
  • Titania / Hippolyta: Queen of the Fairies / Queen of the Amazons. F 30s-60s
  •  Peaseblossom / Antandre: Fairy / Amazon warrior. M/F any age
  • Cobweb / Phoebe: Fairy / Amazon warrior. M/F any age
  • Mustardseed / Thermodosa: Fairy / Amazon warrior. M/F any age
  • Steward / Mote / Captain / Third spear-carrier on the left / Fate. M/F any age
• Auditionees are asked to prepare a Shakespeare sonnet and be prepared to read from sides at the audition

Sides-and-Scripts


Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, email NOLA Project Associate Artistic Director James Bartelle at jbartelle@nolaproject.com. Include which shows you wish to be considered for and a preferred time slot. In the event that all time slots are full, you will be placed on a Wait List and contacted if an actor should cancel.

Please bring one copy of your headshot/resume for each show you wish to audition for. If you do not have physical headshots, you are welcome to email one. The NOLA Project DOES accept video auditions – these can be emailed to jbartelle@nolaproject.com by Saturday, June 2.

The NOLA Project is an ensemble-driven company seeking diverse performers of all ages, races, genders, backgrounds, and abilities. All are encouraged and welcome to audition.