Auditions

Mr. Dickens’ Christmas Carol by Bo Wilson
November 28 – December 20, 2014
Directed by Gary Hopper
Rehearsals begin on October 27, 2014
Performance location: Grace Street Theatre

The music, joy, and poignant warmth of the season grace our stage in this, the greatest Christmas ghost story of all time. Just four actors play all the roles in our original adaptation, as Charles Dickens crafts the gripping tale of Ebenezer Scrooge facing Christmases past, present and future in a mystical journey of transformation and redemption.

Character Breakdown

  • Charles Dickens (M 35-40): A frustrated, brilliant author who creates, and then becomes, Ebenezer Scrooge, the flinty, sharp-tongued miser.
  • Spirit of the Past (M 50+): Casual yet courtly, kind, content, and accepting that no one ever listens to him.  Plays other characters.
  • Spirit of the Present (F 25-45): Alive only in this moment.  Compassionate, courageous, and almost unbearably honest. Plays other characters.
  • Spirit of the Future (M/F 30-50): Coolly patient, quietly wise, a bit mysterious. Knows what cannot yet be known. Plays other characters.

Audition Information

Dates: Monday, August 11 or Tuesday, August 12 from 6pm to 10pm. Callbacks: Wednesday, August 13 at 6pm.
Location: Gay Community Center of Richmond – 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Requirements:

  • Please prepare a memorized one-minute monologue that you feel deeply connected to.
  • Bring one headshot and resume
  • All acting positions are paid.
  • No Equity contracts are available.
  • Absolutely no rehearsal conflicts will be accepted in the two weeks prior to opening week.

To schedule an audition, please contact Brittany Keegan at: Bkeegan@HenleyStreetTheatre.org.  Please indicate the date you would like and show(s) you are interested in auditioning for.  Actors will be given an audition slot. No phone calls please.

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The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
February 5 – 28, 2015
Directed by Jon Kretzu
Rehearsals begin: Jan 4, 2015
Performance Location: VMFA – Leslie Cheek Theatre

In a family scuffle over succession to England’s throne, King Henry II of England squares off against three malcontented sons and his banished queen, the notorious Eleanor of Aquitaine. The kingdom teeters on the brink of bloody war, but the conniving members of this power-hungry tribe maneuver precariously for power, in this darkly hilarious modern take on medieval royals.

Character Breakdown

  • John (M, 16-22): Henry and Eleanor’s youngest son, sulky and immature, easily manipulated.
  • Geoffrey (M, 18-25): The middle son, attractive, charming, intelligent, but also cold and scheming.
  • Richard the Lionheart (M, 22-30): The eldest surviving son, handsome, strong, a true soldier.
  • Alais (F, 20-30): King Henry’s mistress, strong and intelligent, underestimated because of her beauty.
  • Phillip II, King of France (M, 18-30): King of France, physically impressive, full of dark desire, growing in his powers of manipulation.

Audition Information

Dates: Saturday, August 16 from 10am to Noon or Sunday, August 17 from 6pm to 9pm.
Callbacks: Monday, August 18 at 6pm.
Location: Gay Community Center of Richmond – 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Requirements:

  • Please prepare a memorized one-minute monologue; contemporary preferred but classical accepted.
  • Please bring one headshot and resume.
  • All acting positions are paid.
  • No Equity contracts are available.   
  • No conflicts will be accepted 2 weeks prior to opening week.

To schedule an audition, please contact Brittany Keegan at: Bkeegan@HenleyStreetTheatre.org.  Please indicate the date you would like and show(s) you are interested in auditioning for.  Actors will be given an audition slot. No phone calls please.

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SAM AND CAROL: a play where everything is true by David L. Robbins
April 2 – 25, 2015
Directed by Jan Powell
Rehearsals begin: March 2, 2015
Performance location: Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage

In this world premiere of a new work by renowned Richmond novelist, David L. Robbins, the story is at once personal and universal. Based on his own parents’ lives, the story starts during WWII, ends in modern day Richmond, and is a tour-de-force for two actors playing twenty-nine different roles.

Character Breakdown

  • Sam: Male, late twenties to early forties. Must be capable of playing over twenty different characters, spanning a wide variety of ages, types and dialects, from the 1940′s to present day.
  • The role of Carol has been cast.

Audition Information

Dates: Saturday, August 2 from 10am to Noon or Sunday, August 3 from 1pm to 3pm.
Callbacks: Saturday, August 9at 1pm
Location: Gay Community Center of Richmond – 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Requirements:

  • Actors may prepare a memorized one-minute monologue, or read from the script.
  • Please bring one headshot and resume
  • All acting positions are paid.
  • No Equity contracts are available.
  • No conflicts will be accepted 2 weeks prior to opening week.

To schedule an audition, please contact Brittany Keegan at: Bkeegan@HenleyStreetTheatre.org.  Please indicate the date you would like and show(s) you are interested in auditioning for.  Actors will be given an audition slot. No phone calls please.