Audition Information: 

To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen at

Cape Fear Regional Theatre employs both Equity (Guest Artist Tier 3) and Non Equity Performers.  All positions are paid, the Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.

Season Schedule: 

DREAMGIRLS: September 14 – October 8, 2017

WAIT UNTIL DARK: October 26 – November 12, 2017

SEUSSICAL: February 1 – 25, 2018

DISGRACED: March 15-25, 2018

SENSE & SENSIBILITY: April 12-29, 2018

CROWNS: A GOSPEL MUSICAL: May 17 – June 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I can’t make it to the audition?

A: If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-Mail Ashley at for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?

A: Yes please! E-Mail it to Ashley at with Audition Submission in the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Cape Fear Regional Theatre. 1209 Hay Street. Fayetteville, NC 28305.

Q: What if I do not have a headshot/resume?

A: We will be taking a photo of you with your audition number at the auditions, but we’d always appreciate a good quality & recent shot of you in lieu of a professional headshot. If you do not have a resume, there will be a space on our audition form for you to fill out any theatre experience you may have.

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Disgraced Auditions

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM (by appointment only)

Callbacks- Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

 Where: Glass Block Room, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: It was supposed to be the time of his life.  Amir, a South Asian lawyer, is on the brink of a huge promotion at his work.  His wife, Emily, is about to book her first major gallery showing.  They were on the fast track to success, until Amir agrees to defend an Islamic Imam pro-bono.  His impeccable image starts to morph in the eyes of his colleagues, with all the implications any modern-day Muslim navigates.  Meanwhile the secrets his wife has been keeping reveal themselves in a moment that upends their marriage completely.

Even if you distance yourself from your culture, will the outside world ever see you as anything but what their pre-conceived notion of it is? (Drama)

Written by: Ayad Akhtar

Directed by: Dani Keil

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Previews: Thursday, March 15, 2018 & Friday, March 16, 2018

Opening: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Closing: Sunday, March 25, 2018


Rehearsals are typically on nights and weekends.  We rehearse up to 42 hours per week.  Your schedule and hours called will vary pending the size of the role.


To Request and appointment, please email:, with your headshot, resume, audition form, and role you would like to be seen for.


What to prepare: Please prepare the side provided for the role you are auditioning for. Sides are found with the character breakdown below.

Roles and sides:

Emily Early 30’s, white woman, lithe and lovey, married to Amir.  An early career artist on the cusp of her big break, her artwork draws inspiration from Islamic culture, much to the consternation of her husband.  She earnestly asserts Arabic influence on art traditions needs to no longer be ignored but celebrated.  Emily communicates more with Abe, Amir’s nephew, than Amir does, and supports Abe’s involvement with the local mosque. Emily naively loves the beauty and wisdom of the Islamic tradition and fetishes the exotic; she wants the world to embrace Amir and even more so revere Islamic culture.  She is as openhearted and gracious as she is ignorant to her naivety. Emily Side

Amir 40-year-old man of South Asian origin, born and raised in the United States.  Amir has achieved his success as a lawyer, beginning as a public defender but now working in mergers and acquisitions.  He has not only assimilated to American culture by changing his name, but he has also renounced the Muslim faith, a point of contention with his wife, and hidden his Pakistani background, not correcting his boss who believes he is Hindu.  Amir is obsessed with status symbols like expensive shirts and their Upper East Side apartment and believes he is very close to partnership at the law firm because he has been working around the clock and covering his boss’s workload.  He wants to achieve the logical success of his hard work and sacrifices and to move beyond the issues of the culture his has renounced.  Amir Side

Abe 22-year-old young man of South Asian origin, as American as American gets in vibrant and hip clothes at the beginning of the play.  Amir’s nephew, Abe was born in Pakistan but immigrated to the states when he was eight years old and has recently Americanized his name.  He spends a lot of time at the mosque and is trying to persuade Amir to help the Imam who has been accused of raising money for terrorism.  Abe looks up to Amir and believes Amir will return to the faith one day; this is reflected in Abe’s objective to be a good Muslim kid and also assimilate to American culture.  By the end of the play, Abe’s admiration for Amir and his desire to assimilate are both jaded.  Abe Side

Isaac 40, Jewish-American man, smart, attractive and an art curator married to Jory, though it isn’t a particularly warm relationship.  Isaac is confident and has impeccable taste, but he is intrusive and lacks a sense of boundaries.  He is intrigued by Emily’s earnest and fresh perspective on Islamic art but are his motives pure when he agrees to feature her work in his next show?  Isaac tests and provokes to reveal people’s emotional reactions, and he is quite a braggart, at times exaggerating his involvement, status or experience.  Isaac Side

Jory mid to late 30s, African American woman who is commanding, forthright and intelligent. Having been raised in the ghetto, she is upfront about her preference for order over justice.  She undercuts her husband and bluntly inserts her black and white opinions.  Jory works at the same law firm as Amir, and they have a comradery at work as the token minority lawyers. Now Jory must find a way to tell Amir she has received the promotion to partner he so desperately wanted and believes he deserves. Jory Side

In Attendance: Dani Keil– Director, Mary Kate Burke– Artistic Director