Theater Auditions in Memphis, Tennesee

By | July 15, 2021

Artifice by Anne Flanagan

Location: Memphis, TN

Type: Theater

Dukes Eye Productions is now casting for their Memphis debut production of “Artifice” by Anne Flanagan to be directed by Bryan Foshee. Artifice will be presented as a limited engagement fundraising event benefiting Paint Memphis and will be performed August 27, 28, & 29 at The Evergreen Theater in Midtown.

“Struggling artist Payne Showers finally gets his Big Break. He dies. Fortunately, Payne’s death greatly inflates the value of his work. Unfortunately, his estranged wife, Maggie, must sell it all to avoid bankruptcy. Just days before the auction, Maggie and her high-strung gallery manager, Richard, host a private showing. The guests of honor are influential newspaper maven Judith Fontaine; the fabulously rich real estate mogul Mick Fitzgerald; Trent, a gorgeous but dim-witted soap opera actor; Graciela, a streetwise cocktail waitress; and Emma, a humorless art critic. To Maggie’s delight, Mick Fitzgerald buys dozens of paintings. At this point, the only thing that could go wrong would be if Payne Showers were to walk through the door. Then Payne Showers walks through the door. Artifice is a farcical take on celebrity and success and an affectionate tribute to loyalty and love.”

Auditioning for the following roles:

Richard (Male 30s-40s, any ethnicity) Maggie and Payne’s uptight and witty best friend/art gallery manager who is “always in a fashionable suit”.

Graciela (Female, 20s, any ethnicity) A tough no-nonsense city girl, with a “killer body and an attitude to match”, filling in as a bartender for her cousin.

Trent Matlock (Male 20s-30s, any ethnicity) A handsome, dim-witted soap opera actor; Maggie’s boyfriend

Judith Fontaine (Female 50s+, any ethnicity) A rich and famous newspaper tycoon covering the story of the art sale

Mick Fitzgerald (Male 50s+, any ethnicity) An uncouth, yet extremely successful real estate developer who is also a member of the Irish Mob

Payne Showers (Male 30s-40s, any ethnicity) Maggie’s husband; An adventurous artist who went missing in the Himalayas and was presumed to be dead, until now. Must be willing to have facial hair.

Please note that the roles of Maggie La Rue and Emma have already been cast.

Rehearsals will be held in the evenings (afternoons on Sundays) at Christian Brothers University, Sundays-Thursdays starting August 3rd, with a read through on July 22nd.

Auditions will be held by video submission only with no callbacks. Video auditions are due no later than 7 pm on Sunday July 18th. If interested in auditioning, please email to receive the audition form, sides, and instructions for the video submission. Your final submission should include a headshot, resume, audition form, and video of at least one side (you may submit additional sides if you wish).

Please reach out to producer Liz Pegg at with any questions or visit our website at

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Memphis, TN
Please submit to: by 2021-07-18
Video submissions only; no callbacks. Email to receive sides and audition form. For your final audition submission, please email with your headshot, resume, completed audition form (including conflicts), and video(s) of side reads

This casting notice was posted by: Duke’s Eye Productions

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