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Community Theatre

The Arts Center’s community theatre has been a part of the Rocky Mount community for more than 50 years. The Theatre offers a wide variety of productions, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and children’s theatre, and relies on volunteers to continue its tradition of success.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of production including acting, set construction and painting, sewing and altering of costumes, props acquisition, stage management, and technical operations. For information on how you can be part of the community theatre please call 252-972-1266.

Auditions & Opportunities

Samuel Beckett Radio Play Series

Announcing Auditions for the 2020 Samuel Beckett Radio Play Series!

We are excited to announce auditions for six radio plays, written by Samuel Beckett, to air via livestream over the course of our 2020 Fall Season.

Our livestream schedule for this 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

These livestream events will all be free to the public. Visit Upcoming Shows & Events for livestream links (as they are available) and more information.

LIVE from the Imperial Centre

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 252-972-1156 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.

If you would like to watch a livestream, please tune in Fridays at 6:00 PM for a totally new and original show. Note that these events will be free to the public. Visit Upcoming Shows & Events for livestream links (as they are available) and more information.

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. Please note, these events will be free to the public.

Friday, September 18th, 2020

  • Come Back, Mr. Lincoln by Lela Chesson
  • Scars by Katherine Bortner
  • Musical Chairs by Marilynn Barner Anselmi

Friday, October 9th, 2020

  • Enabler by Jim Lee
  • Know Me by Stephen Moen
  • Perfect Birch by Andrew Michael Neiman

Friday, November 6th, 2020

  • Push Me by Stephen Moen
  • Pillow Talk by Andrew Michael Neiman

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

Call for Actors

Local actors wanting to participate in the staged readings may contact Brooke Edwards by email at brooke.edwards@rockymountnc.gov.

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