Jonesborough’s long-running monthly radio show, A Night with the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange, which performs the fourth Monday of each month at the International Storytelling Center, will be holding open auditions for anyone interested in participating in the program. Auditions will be held Saturday, March 25 from 1-3 pm.
A Night with the Yarn Exchange is a scripted, story-based radio show, filled with humorous and heartwarming sketches, all based on local stories and lore, past and present, and features a new musical guest each month.
Those interested in participating in this program, now in its sixth season, will have an opportunity to meet director and writer Jules Corriere, music director and composer Brett McCluskey, stage manager Phyllis Fabozzi, sound engineer Michael D’Avella, and Foley operator Gary Degner, along with the rest of the current cast.
There are several ways to participate in the radio program, auditions or the program, contact Jules Corriere at 423-794-6320 or JulesC@jonesboroughtn.org.
BE AN ACTOR
The radio show performs live each month at the International Storytelling Center. The program is always looking for actors of all ages and backgrounds to participate from month to month. Stage veterans as well as those who have never acted before are welcome. The program strives to be inclusive for anyone who has a passion for performing.
BE A STORY CATCHER
A Night with the Yarn Exchange is a story-based radio show, featuring tales that have been gathered from community members in Jonesborough and the Tri-Cities region. Those who love listening to people tell their stories, and would like to help capture oral histories on digital audio recorders, can become a story catcher. A short training session will be provided, as well as the necessary equipment.
BE A RADIO WRITER
Jules Corriere, originator of the program, works with writers on stories to submit to the program. Anyone wishing to learn about writing for the radio, and have their work performed on the program to 55,000 regional listeners, may participate in the writing mentorship offered at the McKinney Center through the Creative Circle Writers Group.
BE A MUSICIAN
A Night with the Yarn Exchange features a special musical guest each month. Those interested in performing as a musician on the program in 2018 will have an opportunity to meet with the director and music director. Those interested should have a link to their work or provide a disc for consideration.
The McKinney Center, site of the auditions, is located at 103 Franklin Avenue, at the corner of East Main Street and Franklin Avenue. A Night with the Yarn Exchange is part of Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and is sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance and the Tennessee Arts Commission. For more information about auditions or the program, contact Jules Corriere at 423-794-6320 or JulesC@jonesboroughtn.org.
Photo by: Whitney S. Williams