Street Theatre Company's ClassAct Dramatics new social issue project, BEING HUMAN, is having auditions on Wednesday August 23rd 2017 for anyone currently enrolled in high school. This is a completely freeprogram for students as well as schools and community centers they will serve. Once cast, students will meet once a week, on Wednesdays from 4-6pm at Eastwood Christian Church in Nashville during September – November and January - April. With the guidance of a teaching artist, students will write and work  on a piece to present on stage, live in front of peers and schools, that deals with issues and topics that are relevant into today’s culture and young people’s lives such as suicide, racism, gender, and bullying. Each year’s piece will be presented to different area schools and community centers, free of charge to them, and will include a questions-and-answer session with the cast where the audience can have those tough discussions in a safe and encouraging environment. The cast will be trained on how to deal with questions related to their theme.

For the audition, please prepare a dramatic, contemporary monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, and be prepared for a short interview about why you want to be in this group and what you think you could offer! No appointment necessary.

Date: 8/23/2017 (Wednesday) from 4pm-6pm

Location: Eastwood Christian

1601 Eastland, Ave Nashville 37206


Street Theatre Company's ClassAct Dramatics program features year-round opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. We offer classes, workshops, audition opportunities, musicals, plays, and spring, fall and summer break camps for ages 5-18 as well as internship opportunities for teens and college age students looking to gain experience working for a theatre company. The heart behind the founding of our youth program can be discovered in the following Core Values:

  • We believe in professional instruction from passionate teaching artists.
  • We believe that arts accessibility and affordability are vital.
  • We believe in a welcoming and nurturing environment for authentic self-expression.
  • We believe in a unique, intelligent production experience designed to develop the whole child.

Erica Lee Haines

Youth Programming Director

Erica Lee Haines is a native of Nashville. She has been Youth Program Coordinator for STC since 2015 and teaching classes since 2010. She worked at Opryland Theme Park as a kid, and knows all about being a performer while still being a kid! After receiving her Bachelor's Degree at Belmont University, she performed with the Broadway tour of “Ring of Fire” and with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She is also part of numerous recording sessions as a performer and casting young voices for the publishing industry receiving several Dove Award Nominations. For the past decade, she has been teaching for universities, area schools, performing troupes, and children’s instruction resources all over the country. She is so excited to mentor and teach STC’s ClassAct Dramatic’s fantastic kids! She makes her home in East Nashville with her four-legged fur babies. Visit for more information.