Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte Auditions: THE MERMAID HOUR by David Valdes Greenwood

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte announces auditions for THE MERMAID HOUR by David Valdes Greenwood. This script was a finalist in ATC’s most recent nuVoices New Play Festival and has become a rolling world premiere with the National New Play Network. This production will include direction by Laley Lippard. Rehearsals will be weekday evenings and weekends beginning April 5, 2018. THE MERMAID HOUR is scheduled to run April 26-May 19, 2018.


Auditions will be held Saturday February 24th 10:00am-5:00pm by appointment only. Auditions will be  located at Queen’s University Hadley Theatre, 2132 Radcliffe Avenue. Audition material will be shared in pdf form upon scheduling an appointment. To schedule an audition time, please fill out the form located at:

After submitting the form, we will contact you to schedule an appointment time. If you have any further questions, or are unable to access form, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford to schedule an audition at



Pilar and Bird are navigating the challenges of raising their 11-year-old daughter Violet as she asserts her identity as a transgender girl. When impulsive Vi makes a YouTube video that pushes everyone’s buttons, her parents wrestle with all of Vi's choices and confront the gaps between them as a couple-- which they'll have to overcome to see them all through. This brutally honest play is timely, poignant, and hilarious.



(All roles compensated)

Violet Bardisa-Nickerson “Vi”, a girl born a boy, almost 12 going on 15, mixed ethnicity (A strong preference for casting a transgender teen)

Bird Nickerson, 30s, Vi’s dad, any race

Pilar Bardisa, 30s, Vi’s mom, Latina

Jacob Endo, Vi’s crush, 12, Asian-American

Mika Endo, 40s, Jacob’s mother, Asian

Crux Dumay/Merperson, 30s, genderqueer, Latinx


While we recognize that there can be no interference with the artistic integrity or contractual rights of the author, we commit ourselves to equality. It is the policy of Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to provide opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. ATC endorses the goals of equality, diversity, inclusion, and the principles of equal opportunity in all of its practices.



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