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Tour 73 Auditions


How to Audition

Tour 73 auditions will be held by video submission! To audition for our Tour 73 company, please send a video submission including two contrasting monologues (one Shakespeare, and one American classic) as well as a section of you telling us about yourself and why you'd like to be a part of National Players' Tour 73.  Videos, along with your headshot & resume, should be emailed to Auditions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you submit the more slots we'll have available.


How to Apply to be our Stage Manager

To apply to be Stage Manager for our Tour 73 rep, please submit a resume and a video telling us about yourself, your Stage Management and any sound experience (this position includes audio mixing the tour as well though we can certainly train you), and why you'd like to work with National Players. These will also be reviewed on a rolling basis.


About National Players

National Players is a nine-actor/one Stage Manager touring and teaching ensemble presenting classic stories in fresh ways for contemporary audiences. The company performs a repertory of shows and educates audiences around America (currently Tour 72 is on the road with A Raisin In the Sun and Midsummer). The contract for Tour 73 (Fences and Much Ado About Nothing) runs 11 months, from mid-June 2022 to mid-May 2023.

In National Players, company members perform in both plays, run educational workshops, and operate all onstage and technical elements with support from staff at Olney Theatre Center. The desire to hone one's craft on- and off-stage is an essential component for all Players.


    A Brief History of National Players:

    Celebrating its 73rd season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theatre to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration. National Players has performed in 42 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for more than 3 million people.

    Check out the videos below for more information about the National Players. If you have further questions or would like to submit a video audition, please email

    Tour 72 Information: Introductions

    What life is like as a National Player

    Technical Skills

    Being a Teaching Artist

    What Tour 72 will be like

    Being a National Player

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