Auditions and Registrations

UPCOMING AUDITIONS AND REGISTRATIONS

Auditions are held Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol. Additional details will be added to this page by each director for the auditions, such as the audition music selected, so please check back prior to auditions. Auditions are open to anyone. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to move in. Be sure to bring your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances.

Theatre Bristol’s COVID-19 Policy


Winnie-the-Pooh – February 18 & 19, 2023

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for “Winnie-the-Pooh.” Roles are available for children, men, women, and teens. Please read the audition information carefully.

Readings will be provided and no preparation is necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes. Be sure to have your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances. Break a leg!

AUDITION TIMES (please arrive 15 minutes early to check in)

February 18, 2023 at 10:30 AM
February 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM
February 19, 2023 at 2:30 PM
Callbacks are February 20 & 21, 2023 in the evening as needed.

Free audition workshop on February 11 from 4pm to 6pm. Registration at TheatreBristol.org/tbarts

Auditions and rehearsals are held at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN, 37620, USA.

If you have any trouble filling out this form, please email volunteers@theatrebristol.org.

Roles:

  • Voice
  • Christopher Robin
  • Piglet
  • Owl
  • Eeyore
  • Kanga
  • Rabbit
  • Animals
  • Roo

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet – April 24 & 25, 2023

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for “The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet.” Roles are available for children and teens. Please read the audition information carefully.

Readings will be provided and no preparation is necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes. Be sure to have your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances. Break a leg!

AUDITION TIMES (please arrive 15 minutes early to check in)

April 24, 2023 at 6:30 PM
April 25, 2023 at 6:30 PM
Callbacks are April 27, 2023 in the evening as needed.

Auditions and rehearsals are held at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN, 37620, USA.

If you have any trouble filling out this form, please email volunteers@theatrebristol.org.

Oklahoma! – June 2-4, 2023

More information coming soon!

A Christmas Carol – August 25-27, 2023

More information coming soon!

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve – By appointment

Thank you for your interest in “Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve” presented by Theatre Bristol.

Please fill out the audition form and we will contact you to schedule an audition.

There are two roles, a man and a woman, but we will potentially have more than one cast as we will have a number of performances. Performances will run in February and then periodically during the year. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances are held at 506 State Street, Bristol, TN, 37620, USA.

We’re glad to answer more questions about how the process works and thank you for taking the time to share your interest and experience.

To Kill a Mockingbird – TBA


The classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” directed by Camille Gray, takes the ARTspace stage TBA. Audition dates are TBA for men, women, and children.

Please come to the audition having recently read Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.” The script is very close to the book and it is important to be familiar with the content and language. If cast in the show, actors are requested to read the book again during the first week of rehearsals. In addition to the heavy topics of racism, and murder, the n-word is used by some characters at different times in the show. Due to legal obligations the script is used as written. Rehearsals and performances will be a safe, academic space and we will be diligent in separating actor life from character life. Theatre Bristol is working with community groups and individuals and will be hosting talkbacks on the production.

Please fill out the online audition form before auditions begin. Readings will be provided and no preparation is necessary. Be sure to bring your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances. Break a leg!

AUDITION OPTIONS (please arrive 15 minutes early to check in on the day of your choosing):

  • TBA

Callbacks are in the evening as needed.

Rehearsals are Sundays at 2:30 PM, and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:30 PM. Although you may not be needed for all rehearsals, please prepare to be present. Tech week is TBA and performances run Friday, Saturday, Sunday for three weekends TBA. Potential school show days include Thursday and Friday mornings. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or the performances.

Auditions and rehearsals are held at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN, 37620, USA.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Character descriptions with assistance from Dramatic Publishing Company:

Need a refresher on the opportunities available in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and how you can be involved in this important classic? Here are the roles and a few details:

To Kill a Mockingbird calls for strong child actors in three principal roles and adult actors of different races who can play principal and supporting roles as young as 19 years old and as old as 70 or 80 years old:

  • Scout Finch: A young girl about to experience the events that will shape the rest of her life. Scout is courageous and forthright. If a question occurs to her, she’ll ask it.
    • Age: 8
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Jem Finch: Scout’s older brother. Probably the strongest undercurrent in Jem is his desire to communicate with his father. He is protective and brave.
    • Age: 12
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Dill: Small, blonde, and wise beyond his years. There’s an undercurrent of sophistication to him, but his laugh is sudden and happy.
    • Age: 9
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Jean Louise Finch: She’s Scout, grown older, looking back on the time she was the young Scout.
    • Age: late 20’s-early 30’s
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Atticus Finch: He’s tall, quietly impressive, reserved, and civilized. He’s quietly courageous and without heroics, he does what he considers just. As someone comments about him – “We trust him to do right.”
    • Age: early 50’s
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Calpurnia: Black, proud, and capable, she has raised the motherless Scout and Jem. Her standards are high and her discipline as applied to Scout and Jem is uncompromising.
    • Age: 50-60
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: African American
  • Heck Tate: Heck is the town sheriff and a complex man. He does his duty as he sees it, and enforces the law without favor.
    • Age: 40+
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Maudie Atkinson: A lovely sensitive woman. Though belonging to the time and place of this play, she has a wisdom and compassion that suggests the best instincts of that period.
    • Age: 40’s
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Judge Taylor: The judge is a wintry man of the South, who does what he can within the context of his time to see justice done in court. While he tries to run his court impartially, his sympathy is with Tom.
    • Age: 60+
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Mr. Gilmer: He is a public prosecutor who is doing his job in trying to convict Tom. In many ways his manner is cruel and hurtful. And yet under all this, he too has expressed doubts as to Tom’s guilt, and his heart isn’t really in this conviction.
    • Age: 30+
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Tom Robinson: Robinson is black, handsome, and vital, but with a left hand crippled by a childhood accident and held against his chest. There’s an undercurrent in him of kindness, sensitivity, and consideration.
    • Age: 25
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: African American
  • Mayella Ewell: The oldest daughter of Bob Ewell, she’s a desperately lonely and overworked young woman whose need for companionship has overwhelmed every other emotion.
    • Age: 19
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Bob Ewell: Ewell lives with his large family by the town dump. Bob thinks this trial will make him an important man, and when Atticus destroys his credibility, Bob’s rage and frustration border on paranoia.
    • Age: 40-50
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Reverend Sykes: Sykes is the black minister of the First Purchase Church. He’s an imposing man with a strong stage presence. He should have a strong “minister’s” voice.
    • Age: 50+
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: African American
  • Walter Cunningham: Cunningham is a hard-up farmer who shares the prejudices of this time and place but who is nevertheless a man who can be reached as a human being.
    • Age: 40-50
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Stephanie Crawford: She’s a neighborhood gossip, and she enjoys it to the hilt.
    • Age: 40-50
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Mrs. Dubose: She is an old woman who is ill and walks with difficulty, her pain making her biting, bitter, and angry.
    • Age: 65+
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: White
  • Nathan Radley: He is a thin, leathery, laconic man. Nathan is Arthur’s brother and a neighbor of the Finch family.
    • Age: early 40’s
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White
  • Helen Robinson: She is half numb with the shock of the false charge against her husband Tom; she’s someone caught in a nightmare.
    • Age: 21-25
    • Gender: Female
    • Race: African American
  • Arthur (Boo) Radley: Arthur Radley is a recluse who hasn’t been outside his house in fifteen years.
    • Age: late 30’s
    • Gender: Male
    • Race: White

Interest Forms

The Mockingbird Sings

Thank you for your interest in “The Mockingbird Sings” presented by Theatre Bristol. The process for this production will be little different from other auditions.

We will first be collecting interest and availability and then later setting audition dates for an anticipated 2023 production.

Roles are available for men, women, and children, and specifically for some actor/musicians. Each of these roles is listed on the audition form. Please read the audition interest information carefully.

The Mockingbird Sings is a musical about the Bristol Sessions set in 1927 downtown Bristol. It tells the story of the first recordings of Country Music and the discoveries of Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, and many others. It was written by Dr. Nancy Hamblen Acuff, Terry Harkleroad and Sharon Cort.

Rehearsal information will be announced with the audition dates and other audition information.

Rehearsals are anticipated to be Sundays at 2:30 PM, and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:30 PM, though actors are not called for every rehearsal. It is vital to make those called rehearsals so we will ask actors for conflicts in advance of auditions. Potential school show days include Thursday and/or Friday mornings. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or for the performances. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances are held at 512 State Street, Bristol, TN, 37620, USA.

We’re glad to answer more questions about how the process works and thank you for taking the time to share your interest, experience with acting and music, and your preference on the available roles for this production.


Theatre Bristol COVID-19 Policy

Your safety is our priority. As a non-profit organization that receives a state project grant each year, we are unable to require vaccinations and masks. However, Theatre Bristol encourages vaccines and boosters.

Performers speak and sing in close proximity for extended periods of time. In order to keep the cast and crew healthy and make sure our production gets to the stage, vaccination is encouraged. Although the cast being exposed to COVID-19 is inevitable, vaccination and boosters are proven to reduce the risk, severity, and length of being infected.

Theatre Bristol devotes a great deal of time, energy, and money to each production and requests that our volunteers support that effort by being vaccinated, boosted, and taking care of themselves during the rehearsal process.

Theatre Bristol cannot be held responsible for exposure to COVID-19.

This policy is updated as more information becomes available.

If, at any point, the Theatre Bristol Board of Directors determines that it is not prudent to proceed with the production, the show will be cancelled.