Corrib Theatre is holding auditions for all roles in our 2023-2024 season.
General Auditions will take place on Sunday, July 30th from 10:00AM-2:00PM at 21Ten Theatre. Actors should prepare a contemporary 1-2 minute monologue. Email gro.ertaehtbirroc@ylloh with a headshot and resume to set up an audition time.
Callbacks will take place on Sunday, August 6th from 10:00AM-2:00PM at 21Ten Theatre. Actors who have worked with Corrib Theatre before may request a callback without attending general auditions.
Actors unavailable to audition in person may submit self-tapes to gro.ertaehtbirroc@ylloh by midnight on July 30th. Private youtube links preferred.
All roles are paid. AEA and non-AEA welcome. Actors of all genders, ethnicities, ages, nationalities, and body types encouraged to audition!
Plays and available roles listed below.
Woman and Scarecrow by Marina Carr
Directed by Holly Griffith
Rehearsals begin Sept 6. Performances Oct 6-29.
Afflicted by a mysterious ailment, a woman lies on her deathbed in what should be the prime of her middle age. In her existential haze, a fierce and darkly witty figure called Scarecrow appears at her bedside. The pair banter, argue, and laugh about the bittersweetness of being alive. Meanwhile, something monstrous rattles from inside the woman’s wardrobe, clawing at the doors to be released.
Woman: A woman on her deathbed. Ailing, bitter, but a fighter. Seeking actors with strong stage presence, skill with witty dialogue and complex language. Middle aged, any ethnicity, appropriate lived gender experience.
Scarecrow: A mirror/foil/shadow to Woman. Witty, omnipotent, trickster. Seeking actors with strong stage presence, skill with witty dialogue and complex language. Any age, ethnicity, or gender, but with comfort and skill embodying feminine presentation and experiences.
Him: Woman’s husband. Middle aged to elder, any ethnicity, appropriate lived gender experience. Actors who can play piano are ideal, but not a requirement.
Auntie Ah: Woman’s aunt. Middle aged to elder, any ethnicity, appropriate lived gender experience. Actors who can play piano are ideal, but not a requirement.
Spear by CN Smith
Directed by Joy Nesbitt
Rehearsals begin January 15, 2024. Performances Feb 16-Mar 10, 2024.
Three white Irish men meet at their childhood athletic field to catch up, drink, and discuss the recent Olympic success of their former Black friend, Amir. Their vulnerabilities, jealousies, and perceived failures seethe below the surface as they recall their teenage years. In a parallel reality, the young men wrestle with flashes of the past when they enact scenes from Amir’s diary.
Sean: 20s-30s. White. Working class. The fun guy. Optimistic, jovial, friendly, but has a tendency to mask his insecurities.
Joe: 20s-30s. White. Working class. Positions himself as the alpha, but struggles with guilt, jealousy, and unrealized ambition.
Nate: 20s-30s. White. Gay. Working class background, but an emerging successful writer and editor of an edgy magazine.
Seeking actors comfortable dealing openly with themes of racism, whiteness, homophobia, and misogyny.
From a Hole in the Ground by Ken Yoshikawa
Directed by Holly Griffith and Matthew Kerrigan
Rehearsals begin March 25, 2024. Performances April 26-May 19, 2024.
Commissioned by Corrib Theatre, From a Hole in the Ground is an original work by Portland-based playwright, poet, and actor Ken Yoshikawa, inspired by Irish folklore. Corrib will collaborate with Alberta House to develop the play, which will include mythic figures like ghosts, fairies, giants, and even the Púca, a morally ambiguous trickster creature from Celtic lore.
Someone, some thing, has returned from the grave hell bent on a long due confrontation, upsetting the world of the good folk, and set to bring chaos to mortals too. An exploration of fairytale, time, and connection.
2 performers, any age, ethnicity, gender.
Seeking collaborative, inventive, playful performers adept at transforming their body and voice to play multiple characters.