Virginia Stage Company strives for an inclusive creative work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups to audition.
Auditions for Matilda & Fun Home
Saturday, June 2, 10AM - 3PM
at the Wells Theatre
The Virginia Stage Company is seeking actors to fill the roles of the precocious and plucky Matilda from Roald Dahl’s incredible work, Matilda, as well as the inquisitive and curious Little Alison in Alison Bechdel’s captivating graphic novel adaptation, Fun Home.
Small Alison - 10-13, Female Identifying, Caucasian and/or Mixed Race. Alison Bechdel as a child. Precocious, curious, imaginative, intelligent, and confident girl. She desperately wants her father’s approval even as she is beginning to develop her own sense of identity, and has different opinions from him on how girls should dress and behave. Must be able to move effortlessly from speech to song. Alto.
Matilda - 8-13, Female Identifying, Any ethnicity. An extraordinarily precocious five-year-old with telekinesis. Actual telekinesis not required, actual precociousness a must. Matilda is a complicated, fierce, clever child living who deals with her neglectful surroundings by escaping into books. A strong singer and good mover, she's used to being the smallest and smartest person in whatever room she's in.
Please come prepared to sing: ‘Ring of Keys’ for Little Alison or ‘Naughty’ for Matilda. You may audition for either or both. An accompanist will be provided. First audition is singing only. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment no later than Friday, June 1.
Auditions for Our Town
Friday, June 8, 12PM - 6PM
Saturday, June 9, 10AM - 3PM
at the Wells Theatre
Virginia Stage Company is seeking actors to be cast in our 40th Season’s Production of Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, to be directed by Chris Hanna.
STAGE MANAGER - Male or Female, 35-65. Charming and confident storyteller.
DR. GIBBS - Male, 40-55. Amiable and knowing.
JOE CROWELL - Male, 9-12. Smalltown paperboy
HOWIE NEWSOME - Male, 25-40. Small town milkman.
MRS. GIBBS - Female, 35-50. Warm hearted and fun loving.
MRS. WEBB - Female, 35-50. Serious and very competent.
GEORGE GIBBS - Male,18-22. Young man learning how to grow up.
REBECCA GIBBS - Female, 9-12. Younger sister who wants her say.
WALLY WEBB - Male, 9-12. Younger brother who wants his say.
EMILY WEBB - Female, 18-22. Open to the world around her.
MR. WEBB - Male, 40-55. Well educated newspaper editor.
SIMON STIMSON - Male, 45-60. Choirmaster with a drinking problem.
MRS. SOAMES - Female, 35-55. Town gossip.
CONSTABLE WARREN - Male, 35-60. Policeman who knows his town well.
SAM CRAIG - Male, 25-35. Good natured.
JOE STODDARD - Male, 35-50. Town undertaker.
Please select ONE character to read a side for from the list of sides provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Please contact email@example.com to make an appointment no later than Thursday, June 7 at 5PM.
Equity Principal Auditions
Friday, June 1, 10AM - 6PM
at the Wells Theatre
Prepare a brief monologue, or a brief song, or a one-minute monologue with 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment no later than Thursday, May 30, at 5PM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I audition for a Virginia Stage Company production?
Virginia Stage Company employs both Equity (LOA referencing LORT) and Non Equity Performers. All positions are paid. Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.
Q. How often are auditions held?
Auditions are held throughout our season, typically beginning in August. The best way to know when auditions happen is to sign up for email notifications, see above. (You will only receive emails about upcoming auditions.)
Q: What do I prepare for the audition?
For individual show auditions, please prepare the side that is appropriate for your character. We will provide a reader to interact with you when presenting your audition. While you are not required to have the lines memorized, we recommend that you at least be highly familiar with them. Make sure to check individual audition listings for recommended sides and show-specific requirements.
Q: What if I can’t make it to the audition?
If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-Mail email@example.com for more information.
Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?
Yes please! E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the show you are interested in as the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Virginia Stage Company, PO Box 3770, Norfolk, VA 23514.
Q: What if I do not have a headshot/resume?
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.
For specific inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
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