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.
Special note about minors:
Please read TRP's minor policies (both minors in the company as well as those accompanying adults in the company.
If you'd like to receive e-mail notices a week before auditions, CLICK HERE.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale by local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, with one actor portraying the good doctor and others showing Hyde’s faces of brutality, cruelty, and lust.
directed by George M. Roesler
performs September 9 – October 2, 2016
auditions for 4 women and 4 men on June 13 & 14
CLICK HERE for details
ROMEO AND JULIET
directed by Kari Steinbach
performs October 14 – November 6, 2016
audition dates and details pending
MURDER ON THE NILE
A bevy of colorful characters on a Nile cruise are all suspects -- except Canon Ambrose Pennefeather, the clergyman who uncovers an audacious plot in this classic Christie.
directed by Dionne Laviolette-Dabelow
performs November 18 – December 18, 2016
auditions for 6 women and 7 men; dates and details pending
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller
Eddie Carbone’s world implodes when his niece Catherine falls in love, leading to chaos, betrayal and violence in this classic tragedy by Arthur Miller.
directed by Allen Hamilton
performs January 13 – February 5, 2017
auditions for 3 women and 12 men; dates and details pending
DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin
Playwright Sidney Bruhl is struggling to overcome a dry spell when one of his students submits a script that’s a surefire hit -- and he invites him over.
directed by Shanan Custer
performs February 17 – March 12, 2017
auditions for 2 women and 3 men; dates and details pending
THE THREE MUSKETEERS adapted by Ken Ludwig
“Ken Ludwig’s new version of the story simply refreshes it, distilling its energy and strengthening its timeless appeal” The Guardian
directed by Benjamin S. Kutschied
performs March 24 – April 16, 2017
auditions for 4 women and 8 men; dates and details pending
110 IN THE SHADE musical by Schmidt, Jones & Nash
This simple, poignant musical version of The Rainmaker features a lively score from the creators of the The Fantasticks.
directed by Paul Reyburn
performs April 28 – May 21, 2017
auditions for 3 women and 10 men; dates and details pending
PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward
Even though divorced, how can Amanda and Eliot resist picking up their marital battles where they left off? They can’t.
directed by Dann Peterson
performs June 2 – 25, 2017
auditions for 3 women and 2 men; dates and details pending
A screwball romantic comedy, a hard-boiled mystery, and a total spoof of film noir movies, the Cold War, and America in the ‘50s.
directed by Lynn Musgrave
performs July 7 – 30, 2017
auditions for 3 women and 3 men; dates and details pending
All titles and dates subject to change.