Auditions

Audition Information: 

To schedule your audition or for more information, email CFRT Company Manager Ashley Owen at auditions@cfrt.org

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: 

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 auditions@cfrt.org for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?

A: Yes please! E-Mail it to Ashley at auditions@cfrt.org 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: auditions@cfrt.org, 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:

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

Sense & Sensibility Auditions

 Auditions: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 PM- 8:00 PM (by appointment only)

Callbacks: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

 Where: Glass Block Room, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC

About the show: Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. The Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—are left financially destitute and socially vulnerable after their father’s sudden death. The family is forced to move to a distance cottage and the sisters become entangled in heart-wrenching romances.  They are forced to ask themselves, “When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. (Comedy)

Directed by: Mary Catherine Burke

Important dates:

Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Previews: Thursday, April 12, 2018 & Friday, April 13, 2018

Opening: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Closing: Sunday, April 29, 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: auditions@cfrt.org, 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. Familiarize yourself with all sides listed for each track (note that how much of the material you are asked to do during the audition will be dependent on the time constraints of the day). A reader will be provided.

Roles and sides:

Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood/Lucy Steele/Gossip/Others: Female. Late 20-30’s.   Fanny is Edward’s sister and John Dashwood’s wife.  From very comfortable means.  She is nasty and covets position, society, and wealth. Lucy Steele is a young woman with no resources. Fanny & Lucy Sides

Colonel Brandon/Gossip/Others: Male. 40’s +.  Col Brandon is a bachelor. A serious exterior, as necessitated by his military career, masks a romantic interior.  Honorable, devoted, he would do anything for those he respects.  Willing to put his own needs to the side in favor of giving others happiness. Col. Brandon Sides

Marianne Dashwood: Female. 20-30’s. The middle Dashwood sister.  She is passionate and wears her emotions on her sleeve.  She yearns for a romance like no other.  She marches to the beat of her own drum.  She deeply loves her family. Marianne Sides

Elinor Dashwood: Female. 20-30’s. The oldest Dashwood sister.  Elinor obeys the rules of society, but she still has a strong ember that burns bright.  Think Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone, if Romancing the Stone were a period play! Elinor Sides

Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/Gossip/Others: Male. Late 20-30’s.  Edward is kind, sensitive and the romantic lead- all while being mildly introverted and lost, without a sense a direction.  I suspect his favorite literary character would be Laura from The Glass Menagerie, because he would feel a kinship to her.  He is not smooth.  He feels things deeply.  He doesn’t fit in with his family.  Robert Ferrars is the inverse of his brother.  He has a very high opinion of himself. He is a handsome dandy who knows what he is serving up. Edward & Robert Sides

John Willoughby/John Dashwood/Gossip/Others: Male. 30’s +.  John Willoughby is like Alexander Hamilton, reliable with the ladies.  He loves ‘em and leaves ‘em till it catches up with him.  Handsome to the max. John Dashwood is the half-brother to the sisters; his father remarried Mrs. Dashwood.  He is a pawn, easily manipulated by his wife.  He is bombastic and pompous while being hen-pecked.  A funny clown. John Dashwood & Willoughby Sides

Margaret Dashwood/Anne Steele/Gossip/Others: Female. 20’s +.  Margaret is the youngest Dashwood sister.  She, like Rudolph, is perpetually kicked out of all the reindeer games.  She yearns to be a part of the whirlwind and torrents of love. Anne Steele An indiscrete gossip and social climber who is a deft manipulator. Margaret & Anne Sides

Mrs. Dashwood/Mrs. Ferrars/Gossip/Others: Female. 40’s +.  Mrs. Dashwood is mother to Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret.  Recently widowed she makes the best of her situation.  Principled. Maternal. Optimistic.  Mrs. Ferrars is Fanny, Robert, and Edward’s mother.  A grand dame concerned with keeping the wealth in the family. Mrs. Dashwood Side

Mrs. Jennings/Gossip/Others: Male. 40’s +.  Mrs. Jennings is Sir John Middleton’s mother-in-law, played by a man in drag.  She relishes everything in life a little too excessively.  Her volume is always at 11.  She delights in gossip.  She loves to create a scene.  She is good natured and kind and is there for her family when they are in a crisis – she isn’t caustic, but she does love to stir the pot.  If you are thinking of the film The Birdcage– you are in the right ball park! Mrs. Jennings Side

John Middleton/Doctor/Thomas/Servant/Gossip/Others: Male. 40’s +. Sir John Middleton is a distant relative to Mrs. Dashwood.  He is a boisterous fellow who is generous and kind, but likes gossip and drama a little too much, which makes him uncouth.  Doctor for Marianne’s illness. Thomas is a doting servant. John Middleton Sides

In Attendance: Mary Catherine Burke, Director and Artistic Director