New Village Arts is casting its Spring 2018 production of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed. Honoring writer Jaclyn Backhaus’ note on casting: "The characters in MEN ON BOATS were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.” We are searching for artists/actors who are racially diverse, female-identifying, genderfluid, and or non-gender-conforming. 

Please note that the audition and production will involve rigorous movement, training and vocal work, including Suzuki and Viewpoints. We look forward to seeing your work!
Rehearsals start February 13, 2018, previews begin March 16, opens March 31, and closes April 22.
NVA will be holding auditions on Monday, August 21st.  Please submit your headshot and resume to for consideration.  Please put “Men on Boats Submission” in the subject line.  Those actors that will be invited to auditions will be contacted. 

To be added to the audition notice list, contact Ross Barrientos, Director of Operations, at

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