Everyone is Welcome


Once more, with enthusiasm …

TKD seeks to create an environment where everyone in the community feels welcome to participate and contribute.

We encourage everyone to audition for roles in our productions, regardless of your level of experience on stage. Our casts frequently include a wide diversity of ages, ethnicities, talents and skills.

The only thing we really demand is enthusiasm!


Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon

Directed by Rebecca Gomez

Runs: Feb 21 – Mar 8, 2020


Audition Times

  • Saturday, Jan 4, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Sunday, Jan 5, 3:00-5:00 pm


Auditions will held at the theatre, 800 S. Central Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

  • Corie Bratter (20s): “lovely, young, and full of hope for the future”; impulsive and fun-loving; a “doer”
  • Paul Bratter (20s): newly married to Corie; sensible and practical lawyer with a dry wit; “proper and dignified”; a “watcher”
  • Ethel Banks (40s-60s): Corie’s widowed mother; “pretty, but has not bothered to look after herself these past few years”
  • Victor Velasco (50s-60s): Corie and Paul’s eccentric and adventurous upstairs neighbor
  • *Harry Pepper (25+): good-natured telephone repair man; provides some comic relief in 2 scenes
  • *Delivery Man (preferably 50+): walk-on role with a comedic moment

*Ideally these two roles will double as movers who complete a set change in character. They will also assist backstage.

Audition Requirements

  • No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A headshot and resume are recommended but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for Jan 13 – Mar 8.


Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job.

After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

NOMINEE – 1964 Tony Award for Best Play

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