by Theatre en Bloc

Dec. 07 - Dec. 10 (2016)

NEVA is set in the winter of 1905. Olga Knipper—Anton Chekhov’s widow—and actors Masha and Aleko gather in a rehearsal room as revolution rings throughout St. Petersburg. Outside in the streets, striking workers struggle against the tsarist regime, while inside, the actors play out scenes from their own lives and try to find the meaning of art in turbulent times.

NEVA is bold, theatrical, funny and fierce—a unique evening of theatre!” 
Best Play of the Year, Art Critics Circle of Chile

THEATRE en BLOC is holding open auditions for NEVA, a savage examination of the relationship between theatre and historical context. It is a sharply funny yet ominous ensemble piece. 


Wednesday, December 7, 5-8 pm, by appointment
Saturday, December 10, 5-7 pm, by appointment

Callbacks: Sunday, December 11, 10 am - Noon

Casting is OPEN to all types, all ethnicities, and actors with disabilities. 
No dialects / No accents.

PAY: All roles are paid. AEA and non-AEA are welcome.

PREP: Auditions will consist of readings from the script

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MASHA: 30s, actress. 
ALEKO: 20s – 30s, actor.
OLGA KNIPPER: 30s-40s, actress, Chekhov’s Widow

*Casting is open to all types, all ethnicities, and actors with disabilities*

Rehearsals will start mid-January
February 16 – March 4 | Performances Thursday - Sunday at 8pm 



Direction | Jenny Lavery
Production Management | Blake Addyson