conspire :: auditions

Auditions are by appointment only, take approximately five minutes, and consist of cold reading selections from source material or previous nimbus productions. There will be a variety of script samples for selection, and actors will be given time to prepare the material. All readings will be heard privately by the director and one or two members of the production team.

Please bring a resume and headshot to auditions. Actors who are cast in a production should expect to hear back from nimbus within a week of auditions or call-backs. Call-backs are held for most productions. nimbus casting decisions are color blind, unless script needs stringently dictate otherwise. We encourage actors of all backgrounds to audition.

Auditions are publicized on, and through our auditions email list. Actors interested in nimbus are strongly encouraged to sign up for this email list. 

AEA Members: We regret that we are unable at this time to work with members of the Actors Equity Association. However, our organization is growing, and we hope that this will change someday soon. Please keep an eye on our audition notices- we will make sure to keep the community informed when this does change.

Stipends: nimbus pays a small stipend for all roles. Ultimately, we seek to do work that is exciting and fulfilling to artists, in an environment that lets each artist explore, grow, and collaborate. We greatly respect the time, energy, and commitment that goes in to honing ones art and craft, and are dedicated to growing compensation amounts whenever possible.

Appointments: Appointments are scheduled online. At the bottom of this page is a form that may be used to schedule a time to read. Please note that all auditions are by appointment only.

Upcoming Auditions

The River Becomes Sea

nimbus will hold auditions for its winter 2018 show, The River Becomes Sea, by Josh Cragun, on September 12 & 13. 

Wednesday, September 12: 7 -10 pm

Thursday, September 13: 7 - 10pm


Callbacks - Sunday, September 16, 6pm


The River Becomes Sea will be a new play, written by nimbus co-Artistic Director Josh Cragun and directed by Ernest Briggs. Loosely based on Euripede's The Bacchae, the play will be about a dynastic New Orleans family torn apart by religious zealotry and pride. Set in the antebellum era, the play will examine how we balance family and belief in changing times.

An ensemble-based work, the play will be built around an group of actors who will work together to shape the narrative and the characters in it. The work of the ensemble will be grounded in historical research about the antebellum era, New Orleans, and the dynamics of politics and religions of that era.

Available Roles:

This is an ensemble production, and we will be building the show around the actors, not the other way around. That said, we do know that we will want an ensemble of 6 to 8 actors, that we want a wide range in age, that all roles will be for adults, and that we want ethnic diversity representative of New Orleans in the antebellum era. We have roles for all genders, non-binary inclusive.

Important dates:

September 12 & 13 - Auditions

September 18 - Callbacks

September 19, 20, 25, 27; October 3, 4, 10 - all rehearsals 7-10pm - Script work (dates subject to change based on cast availability)

October 11 - Eye opener (staged reading)

October 22 - regular rehearsals begin

Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday evenings, 7-10pm

November 25 - 10 out of 12 rehearsal

November 26 - 29 - Tech rehearsal 6-11pm

November 30 - Preview 8pm

December 1 - Opening Night

December 16 - Closing Night

Performances are Thursdays at 7:30, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm, with one Monday show on December 10 at 7:30pm. 



Auditions will be held at the Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St NE. 55413

Parking and entrance are at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door.



Auditions are cold readings from material selected for appropriateness to the subject matter. Actors are not required to have a monologue prepared, but we will hear prepared material if the actor feels it helps represent their abilities.

You are not required to look at sides before your audition. Printed copies will be provided at auditions and you will be given time to prepare. Memorization is not expected or encouraged. You may be asked to read any of the sides at the director's discretion.