We Welcome All Actors To Our Auditions!


Scripts for all upcoming shows are available in the Box Office, located in the Main Stage theatre. Call (904) 261-6749 or stop by during Box Office hours to check out or read a script.


Auditions are closed, so usually you'll audition by reading scenes from the show's script for the director and casting team in the auditorium while the other actors wait in the lobby. If you cannot attend the audition on the scheduled date, contact ACT to arrange an alternate date. Some characters may be announced, precast roles.

All volunteer positions onstage and offstage are open to everyone, regardless of race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or previous experience. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged.

Auditions for
Originally Written by Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest

Main Stage

Audition Dates are February 18-21 by Appointment.

Contact ACT to reserve a 15-minute audition time slot. Call


or email us!

Directed by  Tener Wade


You may also request a script to read in advance and/or the audition sides, from the theatre.


April 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, May 1 at 8:00 pm

April 18, 25 at 2 pm


Appropriate for most audiences.


John (Jack/Ernest) Worthing, J.P.   20-40   M   The ward of Cecily Cardew and an adopted bachelor in London who has fallen in love with Gwendolen Fairfax under the pretense of being named Ernest.

Algernon Moncrieff   20-35   M   A dear friend to John, nephew of Lady Bracknell, and cousin of Gwendolen Fairfax who contrives to fall in love with Cecily Cardew under the pretense of being named Ernest.

Gwendolen Fairfax   20-40   F   Algernon’s cousin, Lady Bracknell’s daughter, and member of society in London who falls in love with Jack, who she fully believes to be named Ernest.

Cecily Cardew   20-35   F   Jack's ward who has become incredibly infatuated with "Ernest" whom John says is his terribly wicked brother living in London.

Lady Bracknell   50-80   F/M   The intensely overbearing mother of Gwendolen Fairfax who desires nothing more than the most financially advantageous and socially stable husband for her daughter.

Miss Prism   50-80   F   Cecily Cardew's governesses who continuously pronounces shame upon the wicked Earnest and attempts to persuade Rev. Chasuble to the more appropriate state of marriage.

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.   50-80   M   Sought by John and Algernon to christen them the name of Ernest while going on long chaste walks with Miss Prism.

Lane/Merriman   40-80   F/M   The consummate butler figure who observes the disastrous and chaotic with a perpetual calm and sardonic wit.



The play can be largely played in a socially distanced fashion. It is expected that the performances will be done without masks. ACT's current precautions include temperature checks for all cast members at every rehearsal, mask requirement until final dress rehearsals and performances, MERV-13 rated air filtration, socially distanced audiences, and daily surface sanitization. The show will have an in-house audience (based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines) and will be livestreamed.


Box Office Hours

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Box Office is open 90 minutes before performance times.

207 & 209 Cedar Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034     (904) 261-6749

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