Auditions for Da

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 19, 1 – 4 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220.

Please e-mail to request an appointment .

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Sides will be available for download by Thursday, February 16 from the Virginia Rep Website. We will update this post to add a link to sides once available.

Rehearsals begin June 19 for a run of July 14 – August 20, 2017 at Hanover Tavern.

All performers will be paid.

Please direct questions to

Casting the following roles:
CHARLIE TYNAN 40’S A middle-aged writer
OLIVER 40’S Charlie’s childhood friend
DA 60-80 Charlie’s recently deceased adoptive father
MOTHER 50-70 Charlie’s long-deceased adoptive mother
YOUNG CHARLIE 19-30 Charlie as a boy and as a young man
DRUMM 50-60 Charlie’s former employer and mentor
MARY TATE 25-30 A young lady with a low reputation
MRS. PRYNNE 50-60 Da’s former employer

More about the show

On-Camera Audition Workshop

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is pleased to offer this workshops taught by Airline Highway‘s Emma Orelove.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Virginia Repertory Children’s Theater at the Shops at Willow Lawn
Ages: 14 and up
Cost: $30
*Space is limited

Get the experience of working in a one-on-one classroom setting in NYC! You will work on-camera with Instructor Emma Orelove, using a specific side she has provided. These sides will be sent in advance to the class, and you will choose one. Emma will then work with you on your prepared piece, providing feedback and adjustments, including the technicalities of putting an audition on tape. Your scene will be recorded by John Moon and emailed to you following the class! Please come with your sides audition-ready.

Emma OreloveEmma Orelove has had a crush on the theatre since age 7. Born in Richmond, she was raised through SPARC and Virginia Rep. She has over 22 years of experience and has worked professionally in a dozen of the States and in Italy. Upon moving to New York, Emma’s pursuits expanded to include screen work. She has since shot 3 films, starred in 3 music videos, filmed an industrial, started her own production company, and recently wrapped a feature film as a principal. She is currently working with one of the largest commercial agencies in NYC and working towards becoming the next Wendy’s girl. Until then, you can catch her back in Richmond in Airline Highway running at Virginia Rep through February 12th!


To register, call (804) 282-2620

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Notes on New Orleans

Notes from Jason Sandahl, the dramaturg of Airline Highway and a Louisiana native

Jason Sandahl
Jason Sandahl

Louisiana is like no other place in the world. It’s hard to see that sometimes, when you live there. You realize it when you go somewhere else and stroll the aisles of the grocery store looking for Zapps, Kleinpeter milk, community coffee, and (around January) any semblance of a  King Cake; when you are astounded that you have to go to a completely different store to buy liquor (it’s not just behind the counter at every single gas station?); when you go out with friends and make yourself a drink for the walk to the bar, or ask your waiter for a margarita to go and people look at you like you have three heads; or when you get a King Cake shipped for your birthday and explain to your friends that they need to be careful when eating it because there is a tiny plastic baby hidden in it. Read more