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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.

See below for Theatre Bristol’s COVID-19 Policy

To Kill a Mockingbird – December 5-7, 2022

Update on To Kill a Mockingbird

Thank you to everyone who came and auditioned for To Kill a Mockingbird!

We saw an incredible amount of talent but we are still needing more people to audition, including for the roles of Calpurnia, Dill Harris, Tom Robinson, and Reverend Sykes.

The classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” directed by Camille Gray, takes the ARTspace stage March 3-19, 2023. Auditions are December 5-7, 2022 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 several characters multiple times in the show. Due to legal obligations and the importance of its educational use, the script will be 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.

Regarding COVID-19, Theatre Bristol follows CDC guidelines. As this is a musical, we urge participants to be vaccinated and boosted, and to recognize that you assume the risks of participating. Additionally, we cannot guarantee physical distancing and as a Tennessee state-funded organization, we cannot require vaccines or masks. If you or your family are immunocompromised, you may want to refrain from participating. COVID-19 is in our community and it spreads easily.

Please fill out the online audition form before auditions begin. Readings will be provided and no preparation is necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes. 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 TIMES (please arrive 15 minutes early to check in)

Callbacks are December 12-14 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 February 26-March 2 and performances run Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 3-19. 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.

The creative team, by their own volition, is vaccinated. Theatre Bristol devotes a great deal of time, energy, and money to each production and invites our volunteers to support that effort by being vaccinated.

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:

Theatre Bristol COVID-19 Policy

Your safety is our priority. We are taking a cautious leap with our 2022 productions, keeping in mind how it affects our community and local hospitals. 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.

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