Audition Info and Postings
Auditions are open to everyone in the community (except members of Actors' Equity Association). All roles are unpaid.
All roles in each production are available — no roles are pre-cast. 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. The artistic directors conduct their own auditions and callbacks, so the process varies from show to show (e.g., readings from the script vs. prepared monologues). All 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 or current photo for the director's use (non-returnable). If you need access services, please call ahead.
Details will be posted here as they become available. You can also call the theatre anytime at 612-333-2919 and press extension 4.
Special note about conflicts:
Directors need to know all possible conflicts BEFORE they can cast a show (keep in mind that some directors will not accept conflicts submitted after the first readthrough). Please bring your calendar to the audition so you can list all your possible conflicts.
If you'd like to receive e-mail notices a week before auditions, CLICK HERE.
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
area premiere directed by Lynn Musgrave
performs September 11 – October 4, 2015
auditions for 3 women and 15 men on June 15 & 16; details pending
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
directed by Dona Werner Freeman
performs October 16 – November 8, 2015
auditions for 1 woman and 5 men on July 20 & 21; details pending
directed by David Coral
performs November 20 – December 20, 2015
auditions for 4 women and 9 men; July 13 & 14; details pending
directed by Linda Paulsen
performs January 8 – 31, 2016
auditions for 7 women and 17 men on October 19 & 20; details pending
directed by George M. Roesler
performs February 12 – March 6, 2016
auditions for many women and men; dates and details pending
THE SECRET GARDEN (non-musical)
directed by David Metcalf
performs March 18 – April 17, 2016
auditions for 5 women and 5 men; dates and details pending
HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
directed by Benjamin S. Kutschied
performs April 29 – May 22, 2016
auditions for 6 women and 4 men; dates and details pending
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
area premiere directed by Kari Steinbach
performs June 3 – 26, 2016
auditions for 13 women and 6 men; dates and details pending
directed by Dann Peterson
performs July 8 – 31, 2016
auditions for 2 women and 4 men; dates and details pending