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215 St. Paul's Blvd
Norfolk, VA
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Auditions: "The Pillowman"

by Martin McDonagh

Director: C. Anthony Robinson

Dates and Times of Audition:
Auditions will be January 11th, 12th, and 13th each night at 7:00pm. We will audition with cold-reads from the script.


See - Auditions will be in the Generic Theater performance space underneath Chrysler Hall, accessible through the Little Hall in the lower level of the Scope parking garage.  You can park in the garage ($3 fee after 6pm) or use the stairway through the red door to the right of the Chrysler Hall box office.

PARKING ADVISORY: The Scope garage now charges for parking at night, so be prepared to spend $3, or do as we do and park free on Bute Street and walk across the street. Parking Map


Rehearsals will be determined based on availability of cast...probably 4 nights a week.


at Generic Theater
March 4-6, and March 17-April 3.


The Pillowman tells the story of Katurian Katurian, an author who is arrested because a series of recent child-murders bear striking similarities to his unpublished stories.


Generic Theater is seeking non-union actors to fill roles below. Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. Be prepared to provide all scheduling conflicts through April 3. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.


Katurian - Male. 30s. Strong and artistic. Important that he be able to tell a story that captivates the audience.

Michal - Male. 30s. Katurian's brother. Mentally challenged due to childhood trauma.

Tupolski - Male or Female (preferably casting female). 30s-40s. Lead detective. Tough, in charge, but also the "good cop".

Ariel - Male. 30s-40s. Hard-nosed, brutal detective. No-nonsense type.

Young girl - Female. Must be over 18, but play a young girl.

We will also be casting "movement" performers. Dance not necessary.


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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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