Open Auditions: The Nether

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, February 24 & 25, 2019, at 7:00 pm

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

The Nether
By Jennifer Haley
Directed by Jennifer Hutton

Performance dates: April 26 – May 12, 2019

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for The Nether by Jennifer Haley.

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment in a realm called The Hideaway, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, February 24 & 25, 2019, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. Callbacks will be the latter part of the second night. No prepared monologues required–- expect cold readings from a provided script. Please also dress comfortably and be prepared to move and have a great time!

Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, April 26 – May 12, 2019.

Available Roles:

Detective Morris: head of the investigation of The Hideaway. A 30-40, F

Sims/Papa: creator of The Hideaway. A 40-60, M

Doyle: an older man who has a connection to The Hideaway. A 40-60, M

Woodnut: a frequent visitor at The Hideaway. A 20-35, M

Iris: young girl who works at The Hideaway. A 9-15, F *

*Actresses under 18 who are interested in playing the role of Iris are required to have a parent or guardian attend the audition. For any parent/guardian who would like to learn more about this role and meet the director in advance, please reach out to

NOTE: The Nether is a play that deals with an uncomfortable, adult subject matter. Cast members will need to be willing to engage in frank conversation about the situations in which their characters find themselves.

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.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions for The Nether!

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.