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Norfolk, VA
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The Generic Theater is holding auditions for "BOOM" and "Or,"
BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtreib/Or, by Liz Duffy Adams

Presented by Double Dog Theatre and Generic Theater
Directed by Brendan Hoyle

Dates and Times of Audition:
Mon., Oct. 27 - 7:00pm
Tues., Oct. 28 - 7:00pm

Important! Audition is not held at Generic Theater this time! Audition to be held:

At the Hackney Theater at Norfolk Collegiate School
7336 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505


- December 1 through January 29
- No rehearsals December 21-28


At Generic Theater
- January 30 through February 15

Auditionees will read from the scripts.  Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required.  Please check in at 7:00 on the day you wish to audition.

Seeking 2 women and 1 man. The cast of 3 actors will perform in both full length plays. The plays will be presented at alternating performances. Actors will be paid a percentage of the net profit.

Information at



Jo - female - an undergraduate journalism student. Twenties, strong, skeptical, physical. (Played by Actor 1)

Barbara - female - A natural history docent. Forties, buoyant, vulnerable, passionate, grand. (Played by Actor 2)

Jules - male - a marine biology graduate student. Late twenties, uncomfortable, excitable, literal. (Played by Actor 3)


Aphra Behn - female -Playwright, late 20s. (Played by Actor 1)

Nell Gwynne - female - Actress, 20s. (Played by Actor 2)
Maria - female - A Spanish Servant, 50s. (Played by Actor 2)
Lady Davenant - female - Female Aristocrat, 60s. (Played by Actor 2)

Jailer - male - (Played by Actor 3)
Charles II - male - King of England, 30s. (Played by Actor 3)
William Scot - male - Double Agent, 30s. (Played by Actor 3)


by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
2 women, 1 man

Sex to Change the Course of the World"—A grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of "no strings attached" sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is that woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one's life, and life as we know it on the planet.

by Liz Duffy Adams
2 women, 1 man

OR, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors' prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell's charms, save Charles' life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy from the playwright The San Francisco Bay Guardian called "an artist of playful and highly literate imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor."


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Audition FAQs

So you're interested in auditioning and not sure what to expect. Here are some the more common questions we receive. If we do not have the answer to your question here on this website then please send us an email at

Remember the most important thing about auditioning at the Generic Theater is that you have Fun.

Who can audition?  

Ready for this... ANYONE can audition.

Do I need a head shot?  

Headshots and resumes are strongly encouraged.

What should I bring?  

Interested actors are strongly encouraged register for an audition; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first. Bring registration confirmation email, your headshot and resume (encouraged but not required), and a list of potential conflicts with you at the determined check-in time.

How do I prepare?  

Electronic scripts are usually available for you to peruse. This will provide you an opportunity to get to know and understand the character(s) that you wish to audition for. We also encourage you to do an internet search to better understand the script.

Please contact us using the information in the audition notice if you are interested in perusing a copy of the script.

What should I expect?  

On the first night of auditions, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to give you ample time to complete a short questionaire. The questionaire is designed to let our directors get to know you and your acting strengths.

Upon completing the questionaire, you will be asked to wait in a designated waiting area until you are called into the theater to meet the director. The director may choose to speak with you one-on-one or with a small groups. You will 'cold read' samples taken from the script. You may be asked to read multiple times with different groups of actors. For musicals or plays containing singing, you will be asked to provide a vocal sample; check above for details.

Auditions typically run for two days with a third day reserved for call backs, or in some cases for three days with a weekend callback. Call backs require additional readings from the script and may involve other actors.

This is a mere guideline into what you may expect during an audition. Auditions are conducted by the director, so dates and times may fluctuate. Please check the website or call the theater for the current dates and times of the production you wish to participate.

The only hard rule we have at the Generic Theater is have FUN.

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