Auditions Announced for 2021-2022 Season at The Nerve

TN_The Playground rebrandPlease note that all actors auditioning for our season must be fully vaccinated.

How to audition for our season

  • Step 1: Please film a video of yourself performing a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue, (preferably from a play, film, or TV show written in the last 20 years). Before beginning your monologue, please say your name and where your monologue is from.
  • Step 2: Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Step 3: Send an email to and include a link to your video audition, as well as your headshot and resume. Also include which shows/roles you would like to be considered for and tell us a little bit about yourself.

* The deadline to submit your audition is Friday, August 13th!

** Actors submitting for an audition must be available for callbacks on Sunday August 15th between 12pm and 6pm. Callbacks times for specific shows will be sent to you if you receive a callback.

*** We make it a point to respond to everyone who submits an audition regardless of whether or not we invite you to callbacks. You will hear back from us one way or another. We won’t leave you hanging 🙂

A Note About Casting
Dayton is an incredibly diverse community with artists from all walks of life. In casting this season, we would love the makeup of persons in our show to reflect that diversity and, in turn, show audiences a more honest, beautiful representation of this city we call home. In that spirit, BIPOC actors, actors with disabilities, trans/gender non-conforming actors are all encouraged to audition for whatever roles speak most accurately to their truth. Ignore your preconceived notions of “type.” Think of yourself as originating the role(s) you are auditioning for. We want to see you shine through the language of the character. We want to feel your most authentic self in the margins of every page.

For a breakdown of available roles visit



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