'Born Yesterday' - March, 2008

Born Yesterday
March, 2008

Audition Notices

ACT 1 is thrilled to announce auditions for its first production of the 2018/2019 season:

Stupid Fucking Bird

Auditions will be Saturday, August 18th (12-3pm) and Sunday, August 19th (6-9pm) at Darkhorse Theater (4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209).

Synopsis: An aspiring young playwright/director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and résumés are helpful, but not required. Ability to play a musical instrument is a plus.

Roles are available:

  • Conrad: 20s. Male. Wildly idealistic young theater artist. In love with Nina.
  • Dev: Late 20s/early 30s. Male. Conrad’s guileless best friend. In love with Mash.
  • Mash: Late 20s/early 30s. Female. Free-spirit cook/housekeeper for Emma. Always wears black. Must play the ukulele. In love with Conrad.
  • Nina: Early 20s. Female. Wide-eyed young actress. In love with Conrad but falls in love with Trigorin. (Must be comfortable with full or partial nudity.)
  • Emma Arkadina: 50s. Female. Fading Hollywood and Broadway star. In love with Trigorin. (Must be comfortable with full or partial nudity.)
  • Doyle Trigorin: 40s. Male. Dashing novelist at the height of his popularity. In love with Emma but falls in love with Nina. (Must be comfortable with full or partial nudity.)
  • Dr. Eugene Sorin: 60s. Male. Emma’s waggish older brother. Sees all. In love with life.

Stupid Fucking Bird is directed by Mark Cabus. Performances will be September 28-October 13, 2018 at the Darkhorse Theater.

For additional information, please see our Facebook event.