Employment and Auditions

Auditions

Audition notices for individual productions and for annual City-Wide Auditions are posted here, on our social media pages, through the New Orleans Theater Network (www.nola-theater.com) and with AEA.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Applications are currently open for the Southern Rep Theatre Acting Company. Opportunity closes September 1, 2017. Learn more and apply online here.

Applications are currently open for the Southern Rep Theatre Table Builders program. Opportunity closes September 1, 2017. Learn more and apply online here.

AUDITION NOTICE:

SOUTHERN REP THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS – posted 8/19/2017

Southern Rep Theatre will hold AUDITIONS on August 30 & 31, 2017 at Loyola University New Orleans (Monroe Hall, Room 603) for its upcoming production of AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Ricky Graham and presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival.

PRODUCTION DETAILS
• Performances run March 21 through April 1, 2018.
• Rehearsals begin March 6, 2018.
• Equity Membership Candidate Program (EMC) points available
• All roles are paid.
• AEA Small Professional Theatre Contract

AUDITION DETAILS
• Auditions are open to the public.
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) auditions will be held Wednesday, August 30 & Thursday, August 31 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email szoghbi@southernrep.com to schedule an appointment.
Non-Equity actors will attend the Open Call auditions on August 30, first come, first served.
• Southern Rep is committed to diverse casting, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, body type, etc.
• Please bring two (2) copies of headshot and resume to the audition(s).
• NO PHONE CALLS.

Roles: (see character descriptions below). Click here for sides and script notes.

Wednesday, August 30
Open Call: 9:00 – 10:00 PM – first come, first served
AEA: By Appointment Only

Thursday, August 31
AEA: By Appointment Only

Only those who are called back will be notified with callback details.

AUDITION LOCATION:
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Monroe Hall, Room 603, Sixth Floor
New Orleans, LA 70118

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Candy Delaney: A successful New Orleans interior decorator and drag queen who is, as Tennessee puts it, “uncomfortably close to her 35th birthday.” She has a grace and slimness that will always suggest a girlish young boy. Smart and clever, she is also madly romantic and idealistic – a survivor with a wounded heart. 34

Karl: Young, handsome, rough-hewn sailor. At first glance he appears to be nothing but a brutish thug – but there’s an unease and sad insecurity underneath. 20-35

Alvin Krenning: The older of two bitchy queens who rent Candy’s upstairs apartment. 25-28

Jerry Johnson: The younger of the upstairs queens – kinder than Alvin, and a bit of a poet. 21-25

About AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS

This posthumously published Tennessee Williams rarity showcases barely contained desires and passions that erupt during a fateful Mardi Gras holiday. Candy, a successful drag queen, picks up a rough sailor and spoils him with money and attention. When he leaves her suddenly, it’s up to the two queens who live upstairs to offer consolation.