Posted by: northeastnation | August 28, 2013

Open auditions for The Odyssey set Sept. 4-5

Be a part of Greek theater when the Northeast State Community College Department of Theater stages The Odyssey Abridged: A Puppet Journey of Epic Proportions.

Actors daring to be caught between the Scylla and Charybdis are invited to two open auditions scheduled Sept. 4 and 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts (WRCPA) on the main campus at Blountville.  THE ODYSSEY Abridged: A Puppet Journey of Epic Proportions is an original adaptation created by Northeast State’s own Brad McKenzie.

The Odyssey opens this fall at Northeast State.

The Odyssey opens this fall at Northeast State.

Northeast State Theater stays true to its reputation as the most innovative theater department in the region with an elaborate production of actors and technical design. Based on The Odyssey by Homer and the translation by Samuel Butler, the play tells the story of Ulysses’ long journey home to after the Trojan War. The Odyssey tells of this perilous trip fraught with giant puppet monsters, singing sirens, dangerous men, and the meddling gods of Mount Olympus.

The auditions are being held at the main campus, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.  Call backs will be made on Sept. 6 between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Performers are asked to gather in the lobby of the WRCPA Theater. All actors should be familiar with the story and are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue to be read at the audition.

For more information, contact Northeast State Theater at 423.354.2479 or e-mail

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