Auditions are open to everyone in the community. Roles are unpaid.
Of a recent season’s total 136 roles, 73 roles, including principals, were cast with actors who had not previously acted at Theatre in the Round.
TRP hires professional artistic directors for each production. These directors conduct their own auditions and callbacks, so the process varies from show to show (e.g., readings from the script vs. prepared monologues). Casting decisions are made solely by the director. The theatre encourages its directors in diverse casting (ethnic/racial background, gender, disability, etc.).
Scripts are available to read at the theatre during weekday business hours and at the audition. Scripts cannot leave the building.
Unless otherwise noted below, the front door is unlocked at 6 pm and auditions begin at 7 pm, continuing until everyone is seen. No appointments: people are seen in the order they arrive.
Enter the building through the main entrance on Cedar Avenue (do not park in the lots adjacent to the building) and register with the Board member at the reception table. We encourage you to bring an acting resume and headshot (non-returnable).
If you need access services, please call ahead.
Directors need to know all conflicts BEFORE they can cast a show. List all your possible conflicts on the audition form.
Please read TRP’s minor policies (both minors in the company as well as those accompanying adults in the company).
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The 68th Season
THE BIRDS by Conor McPherson
(from a story by Daphne du Maurier)
Famed playwright McPherson adapts Daphne du Maurier’s novelette (which inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s film) into a drama of three survivors holed up in a remote cabin – a gripping look at humanity in the face of the collapse of civilization.
directed by Seth Kaltwasser
performs September 6 – 29, 2019
auditions for 2 women and 2 men on June 3 & 4. CLICK HERE for details.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare
Wherefore art thou – Frankie and Annette?! The action of Shakespeare’s first comedy fits right into a beach-party movies of the 1960s, so look for long-lost twins on the beach, with biceps, bikinis, and surfer rock music!
directed by Kari Steinbach
performs October 11 – November 3, 2019
auditions for 5 women and 15 men on June 10 & 11. CLICK HERE for details.
TOWARDS ZERO by Agatha Christie
A boisterous argument at a gathering of friends and family at an English seaside mansion is followed by murder – and all the twists and turns of a mystery by Dame Agatha Christie.
directed by Wendy Resch Novak
performs November 15 – December 15, 2019
auditions for 4 women and 7 men on August 12 & 13; details pending
BLACK COMEDY by Peter Schaffer
It’s a pitch-black comedy – especially after a fuse blows in the apartment of an artist and his girlfriend. A classic British comedy by Peter Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus).
directed by Paul Reyburn
performs January 10 – February 2, 2020
auditions for 3 women and 5 men on September 23 & 24; details pending
DOG LOGIC by Tom Strelich
This quirky and dark comedy is a surreal look into the mind of young Hertel Daggett, the reclusive owner and caretaker of a run-down pet cemetery – which is threatened with development into a shopping mall.
directed by Miriam Monasch
performs February 14 – March 8, 2020
auditions for 2 women and 2 men; dates and details pending
GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Barbara Field
(based on the novel by Charles Dickens)
A crisp re-telling of the story of Pip and his transformation from a poor orphan to a man of means in this adaptation of the famous tale by Charles Dickens.
directed by George M. Roesler
performs March 20 – April 12, 2020
auditions for 4 women, 6 men and 3 children; dates and details pending
PRINTS by John Middleton
We follow two reporters hot on the case of the kidnapping of beer tycoon William Hamm in 1933 in this fun mish-mash of fact, fancy, and St. Paul history.
directed by Lynn Musgrave
performs April 24 – May 17, 2020
auditions for 3 women and 5 men; dates and details pending
PUTTING IT TOGETHER musical revue by Stephen Sondheim
A dinner party in a Manhattan penthouse is the setting for this revue of nearly thirty songs celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim, one of theatre’s greatest composer/lyricists.
directed by Dan Foss
performs May 29 – June 21, 2020
auditions for 5 roles; dates and details pending
JEEVES AT SEA by Margaret Raether
(based on the stories of P.G. Wodehouse)
Bertie Wooster revels in life aboard the Vanderley yacht. But in no time at all, he faces doom, or – even worse – marriage. Have no fear; Jeeves will sort it all out.
directed by Dann Peterson
performs July 3 – 26, 2020
auditions for 2 women and 4 men; dates and details pending
All titles and dates subject to change.