The Kalevala , 2016

The Kalevala, 2016


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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.

When you book your audition, you will receive a link to a form to upload your headshot and resume. If you do not have digital ones, you may bring a printed 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.

Lost in the taiga

nimbus will hold auditions for its winter 2019 show on July 11 & 13, 2019.

Thursday, July 11: 7 - 10pm
Saturday, July 13: 2 - 5pm
Callbacks - Tuesday, July 16: 7pm

Lost in the Taiga will be a new play, written by nimbus co-Artistic Director Liz Neerland and directed by Josh Cragun. The show will explore the real-life story of the Lykov family, a group of Russian Orthodox ‘Old Believers’ who fled into the Siberian wilderness in the 1930’s, driven by persecution from the Stalinist regime. In the late 1970s, a group of geologists spotted their enclave, and scientists parachuted in to meet the family. It was their first contact with the outside world in almost 50 years. Today, Agafia Karpovna Lykova, aged 75 and the last of the family, still lives in isolation from the world at her family’s homestead.

An ensemble-based work, the play will be built around a group of actors who will work together to shape the narrative and the characters in it. The work of the ensemble will be partly grounded in historical research about the Lykov family, but doesn’t necessarily intend to be a straight biographical play.

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 5 to 7 actors, that we want a wide range in age, that all roles will be for adults, and that we insist upon ethnic and gender diversity in all of our shows.

Important dates (some dates subject to change):

July 11 & 13 - Auditions
July 16 - Callbacks

August 26 - 29; September 4, 7, 11, 14, 16, 18 - all weeknight rehearsals 7-10pm, weekend 2-5pm - Table/Script work (dates subject to change based on cast availability)
September 19 - 7-10pm Eye opener (staged reading)

September 30 - regular rehearsals begin
Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday evenings, 7-10pm

November 3 - 10 out of 12 rehearsal
November 4 - 7 - Tech rehearsal 6-11pm

November 8 - Preview 8pm
November 9 - Opening Night
November 24 - Closing Night

Performances are Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 3pm, with one Monday show on at 7:30pm. All performances are at the Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE