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215 St. Paul's Blvd
Norfolk, VA
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The Generic Theater is holding auditions for "Tartuffe: or The Imposter"
by Moliere

Director: Ryan McIntire
Asst. Director: Tucker Nelson
Adapted by: Patrick O'Leary & Tucker Nelson

Dates and Times of Audition:
Mon., Aug. 25 - 7:00pm
Tues., Aug. 26 - 7:00pm
Wed., Aug. 27 - 7:00pm

Check-in begins 15 minutes prior

Or by special appointment: e-mail mcintire.ryan.q [at] 

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Please review the entire notice carefully.

Call Type:
Open Non-Union

Registration is strongly recommended; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first.

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Other Dates:
POSSIBLE Callback Date T.B.A. if necessary

Peformance Dates:
November 14 - 22, 2014 (Thurs/Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30 pm)

Rehearsals: Flexible: likely to be Mon-Thurs evenings, Sat mornings

Generic Theater downunder Chrysler Hall
215 St. Paul's Blvd, Norfolk, VA

Description & Notes

A pious fraud dupes a well-meaning fool. When his family devises a plan to catch the hypocrite in the act everything gets a little crazy! This new adaptation is a fast-paced and full of farce, slapstick, puppets, and more than a few dirty jokes.

The Characters

3 Men
2 Women

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

  • Orgon (35+) Sure of himself, boisterious, and foolish.
  • Tartuffe (25+) A larger than life hypocrite that pretends to be pious. 
  • Elmire (25+) The wife of Orgon. Smart, sexy and has a biting wit.
  • Mariane (15 - 25) Orgon's daughter. Young, naive, deeply in love with a young, handsome man.
  • Damis (15 - 25) Orgon's son. Hot-headed teen that knows Tartuffe is a fraud.

Each actor will have one main character they play as well as minor characters they portray through physical poses and mask.

Come ready to make big, outlandish choices!


   General Notes:

Auditioners will be asked to read sides and be prepared to do physical work. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to move (i.e., no skirts, unless with leggings). Monologues are welcome.

Auditionees are asked to provide all conflicts they may have through closing night. A more specific rehearsal schedule will be provided once cast.

Those interested in auditioning should plan to attend the auditions on one of the scheduled nights. You need only attend one night. If callbacks are necessary, you will only need attend if asked by the director. 

If you can't make these audition dates, please e-mail contact [at] We will do our best to accommodate your schedule.

For questions about the script or what the director is looking for, e-mail We're happy to answer questions!

Registration is strongly recommended; walk-ins are welcome and will be asked to register. Those pre-registered will be auditioned first.

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~~  Break a leg!

Please review casting notice carefully. Registration is strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome but are not guaranteed a slot and will be seen after all registered participants are seen. By auditioning you acknowledge that performers do not receive an honorarium for this production and agree to abide by Generic Theater's code of conduct.


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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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