Open Auditions: The Importance of Being Earnest (Part II)

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, December 5 and 6, 2021, at 7:00 pm

Oscar Wilde’s
The Importance of Being Earnest
Directed by Andrea Young

This is the second round of auditions to replace those people cast way back in February, 2020, who are no longer able to commit to our new show dates.

Performance dates: January 28-February 20, 2021, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest (Part II, Electric Boogaloo), on December 5 and 6, 2021 at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. 

***Masks are required while not on stage

No prepared monologues required– expect cold readings from a provided script. The full text of the play can be read here. British dialects are welcome but not required.

Available Roles:

John Worthing – Male, also called Jack. Masquerading as Ernest

Understudies: various roles, you will play the role on certain nights

We are also seeking all sorts of backstage personnel!

Performance dates are January 28-February 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There will be a preview performance Thursday, January 27.

Ages and genders are flexible, at the discretion of the director. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

  • ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
  • our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
  • other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.