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.
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.