The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby- Actor Headshot/Resume/Self Tape Submissions

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby- Actor Headshot/Resume/Self Tape Submissions

CATEGORY: Performer

River & Rail Theatre Company
Knoxville, TN 37902

Job Details



"The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby"- meant for the virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing alike, this musical dares to take the nativity story at it's word with whimsy, humor, and humanity. There really was a pregnant virgin. There really were shepards, angels, and foreign dignitaries. There's no room at the inn, and there's an oppressive empire whose menacing shadow hangs over everything.

Contract Info: Pending AEA Guest Artist Tier II

Salary: $473/week, $196/week per diem.
Housing and Travel provided.

First Rehearsal: 11/01
Previews: 12/08,12/09
Performances: 12/10-12/19
with possible extension to 12/23

Written by Don Chaffer and Chris Cragin-Day


River & Rail's Mission Statement:
Through the power and beauty of theatre, we seek to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity.

In July 2020, We See You White American Theatre (WSYWAT) published their well-considered and comprehensive list of demands, and River & Rail has been and will continue to use this document as a guide in our efforts to become an actively antiracist theatre company. Our values and commitments can be found at

Actively seeking performers of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. All body types encouraged to submit.

Mary: 20's, Female. High Energy, passionate, and optimistic. Constantly wrestles with being true to her faith and her purpose.

Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano-like voices.

Joseph: 20's-30's, Male. Measured, caring, conflicted. Joseph keeps trying to arrive at what his part of this larger story is. Bari-Tenor/Tenor-like voices

Submission Instructions:

Please send headshots/resumes to with your name and union status in the subject line. We will email back with sides and access to demos and accompaniment tracks.



November 1, 2021 - December 23, 2021







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