Fall 2020 Theatre Livestream Series

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Imperial Centre Theatre is excited to announce its Fall 2020 Livestream Series, with opportunities for local playwrights and performers.  Whether you want to participate in a staged reading, radio play, or contribute to our weekly LIVE from the Imperial Centre on Fridays at 6:00 PM, we have something for you! 

Please read below or visit Get Involved! for complete information about play submissions and auditions. Visit Livestreams for links to view any of our Fall 2020 Livestream productions. These events are free to the public.


Call for Talent

Every week we are looking for performers for Friday’s LIVE From The Imperial Centre livestream. Singers, Musicians, Stand Up, Monologues, Dancers, and short plays are all welcome!

Please contact Brooke Edwards at brooke.edwards@rockymountnc.gov if you would like to participate. We will meet beginning at 4:00 PM on stage to rehearse each Friday, before performing live at 6:00 PM.

These events are free to the public. Visit Livestreams for links to view.


Announcing Auditions for the
Samuel Beckett Radio Play Series

Auditions will be held on July 30th for six radio plays, written by Samuel Beckett, to air via livestream over the course of our 2020 Fall Season. We are seeking women and men ages 18+ for roles in all six plays.

For more information about the content of these plays and to schedule your audition, please email Brooke Edwards at brooke.edwards@rockymountnc.gov if you would like schedule an appointment. Auditions will be held by appointment only on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 between 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

These events are free to the public. Visit Livestreams for links to view.

Our livestream schedule for the Samuel Beckett series will be as follows:

  • All That Fall, October 1st
  • Embers, October 8th
  • Words and Music, October 15th
  • Rough for Radio I, October 29th
  • Rough for Radio II, November 5th
  • Cascando, November 12th

Announcing the 3rd Annual
Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series

The Imperial Centre Theatre will present the 3rd Annual Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series this fall. Local playwrights in the Eastern North Carolina region are asked to submit their original works, i.e. Full Length or One-Act Plays, to be read and judged by committee. The chosen works will be given staged readings in the Imperial Centre Theatre during our regularly scheduled LIVE from the Imperial Centre livestreams on Friday, September 18th, Friday, October 9th, and Friday, November 6th.

These events are free to the public. Visit Livestreams for links to view.

Call for Plays

This series is open to all playwrights in the Eastern North Carolina region. All entries must be original dramatic works. We accept full-length, one-act, and ten-minute plays. Please limit full-length plays to 90 pages or less. We will not accept musicals. Submissions will be accepted July 15, 2020 through September 15, 2020. Digital submissions may be made by emailing manuscripts to brooke.edwards@rockymountnc.gov. Please note, we are only accepting digital submissions this year.

Call for Actors

Local actors wanting to participate in the staged readings may contact Brooke Edwards by email at brooke.edwards@rockymountnc.gov. Roles will be determined by the selected manuscripts.

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