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NCT Auditions for 2016 Mainstage Season and for NCTKids


Equity Auditions
Equity Principal Auditions for NCT's 2016 summer season and general casting files will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts - 122 Green Street, Northampton, MA. The theatre is located on the Smith College Campus.

Non-Equity auditions will take place Sunday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NCT 2016 SEASON and Character Breakdowns


YANKEE TAVERN by Steven Dietz
Directed by Gina Kaufmann
June 16-25


ADAM – Owns the Yankee Tavern - inherited tavern from his father. Late 20s-Early 30s


JANET – Adam's financé - Late 20s-Early 30s


RAY – Adam's dad's best friend and regular in tavern. Conspiracy theorist. 60s.


PALMER – Quiet stanger who visits bar a couple of times. May know more than he lets on. 40s.



Directed by Sam Rush
June 30 - July 9


MAUDE – Boozy ex-bartender living in a trailer park. Late 50s-Early 60s.

LIONEL – Art Expert. Mid 50s-Early 60s



TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies

Directed by Nicole Ricciardi
July 14 - 23


SARAH GOODWIN - Photojournalist recovering from roadside bomb injury suffered in Iraq. Witty with dry sense of humor. Dealing with a lot of conflicting emotions and hates dealing with emotions. 30-49

JAMES DODD- Sarah's partner. A writer and devoted to Sarah. Sarah's experience has forced his desire for a more normal life. 30-49

RICHARD EHRLICH- Photo editor. Great taste in art and in people. A good social peacekeeper. Part of Sarah's "family." 40-59

MANDY BLOOM- Richard'sgirlfriend. A real fish out of water with Sarah, James and Richard's shared past. There a lot more to her than surface beauty. 20-25



JAR THE FLOOR by Cheryl West
Directed by Gilbert McCauley
July 28 - August 6

MADEAR - (Black) Mother of Lola, grandmother of Maydee and great-grandmother of Vennie. Her 90th-birthday celebration is the focus of the play.

LOLA - (Black) Daughter of MaDear, Mother of MayDee and grandmother of Vennie is a woman who does everything in excess but not necessarily in good taste or with tact. Mid 60’s

MAYDEE - (Black) Mother of Vennie, daughter of Lola and granddaughter of MaDear is a professor of African American studies at an unnamed Illinois university, and is waiting to find out if she has tenure. Mid 40’s

VENNIE - (Black)Granddaughter of Lola, daughter of MayDee and Great-granddaughter of MaDear, Vennie is a sexually ambitious dreamer who aspires to be a singer. Late 20’s

RAISA - (White) A “friend” who arrives with Vennie to the 90th birthday celebration. She recently and visibly has had her breast removed due to breast cancer. 30’s

Appointments can be made via phone or email: (413) 587-3933 or emailing


For Main stage season: Please prepare an short (under two minute) contemporary monologue and bring a headshot/resume.

For Family Series:  Please prepare a brief, comedic monologue and an upbeat song, no more than 2 minutes total.

General Audition Note: Walk-in auditions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as time allows. AEA actors will be given first preference.



 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD a musical by Robert and Willie Reale
July 20-23 and August 3-6


Character Breakdown

Caring and loyal. Always looking out for his friends. The calmer, more zen of both he and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured.

A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid

Must possess the blind determination of a nerdy snail and the "cool kid" attitude of a slick lizard.

Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel.

Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel.


Please prepare a brief, comedic monologue and an upbeat song, no more than 2 minutes total.




Sending Information

Actors unable to attend local auditions but interested in being considered for future projects should send headshots and resumes to:

Sam Rush, Producing Director
New Century Theatre
P.O. Box 186
Northampton, MA 01061-0186

Hiring is generally done on a per show basis.

Interested designers can send information to the same address.

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