Auditions for Fox Den Theatre Company’s original adaptation of Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex, Oedipus the Tyrant 

In this modern retelling of the classic story, Thebes is a country in turmoil. With the new king having suddenly risen to power, the people of Thebes are increasingly discontent. Obsessed with discovering what is poisoning his subjects against him, Oedipus is willing to give up anything, sink to any low, to recover the lost greatness of Thebes.

Auditions Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th

Location:  Space Rehearsal and Recording, 7915 Manchaca Road  Austin, Texas 78745.  

Time: Friday April 26th 6:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday April 27th 6:00pm-9:00pm. Ten-minute slots by appointment. To schedule, email us at

Show Dates: June 6th-8th and 13th-15th at 8pm.

Preparations: For your audition, please prepare one of the following: two contrasting contemporary monologues (not to exceed one minute each), two improvised monologues (you will be provided a prompt), or a cold read from a selection of the script.  If available, please bring a headshot and resume.

All roles are open to any performer, regardless of race, gender, age, or physicality. All roles are paid. 

Casting the roles of: 

Oedipus, the newly elected King of Thebes. He is a deeply egotistical, profoundly proud individual. Having been elected on the back on a surge of popularism, he seek to reform Thebes in his image. He is quick to aggression, believing that a great ruler is a fierce ruler. 

Creon, Brother-in-law to Oedipus, and his most trusted advisor, Creon’s ambition for political power is clear to everyone. Creon believes that the only way for Thebes to prosper is under the complete control of a great king. He is conniving and underhanded, willing to do whatever it takes to further his agenda.  

Tiresias, the seer, is the person who has their finger on the pulse of Thebes. 

Jocasta, Oedipus’s Queen claims to hold no desire for power, but is currently Queen to her second King. Jocasta, like her son, is a deeply proud individual, believing herself to be the voice of reason in a turbulent country. 

Polynices, Son of Oedipus, hopes to one day jointly rule Thebes with his brother, Etecoles.

Etecoles, Son of Oedipus, hopes to one day jointly rule Thebes with his brother, Polynices.

Directed by Christopher Anderson and Nichole Bennett.

Email to set up an appointment. 

The Crew of Oedipus the Tyrant

Nichole Bennett, Director

Nichole Bennett, Director

Christopher Robyn Anderson, Artistic Director / Director

Christopher Robyn Anderson, Artistic Director / Director

Nichole Bennett (Director) researches science communication in the Ph.D. program with The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. She is also an improv performer, instructor, director, and technical designer and has won three B. Iden Payne awards. Nichole teaches improv to neurodivergent youth through The Hideout Theatre’s Building Connections Program and created STEMprov, where she teaches scientists improv to boost their communication skills (

 Christopher Anderson (Artistic Director / Director) is the founder of Fox Den Theatre Company. He considers it a privilege to be able to work consistently with such talented artists, and is grateful to all of the members of Fox Den productions, past, present, and future.