Auditions

Photo of stage door signAuditions are open to everyone in the community. Roles are unpaid.

All roles in each production are available — none 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. 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.).

auditions1Scripts 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.

Scheduling Conflicts:
Directors need to know all conflicts BEFORE they can cast a show. List all your possible conflicts on the audition form.

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.


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Audition Postings

TAKING STEPS by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Dann Peterson
Mayhem on every floor of this old Victorian manse is even funnier in-the-round in this ingenious and delightful farce by renowned comic playwright Alan Ayckbourn
Performs September 8 – October 1, 2017
Auditions for 4 men and 2 women on July 10 & 11. CLICK HERE for details.


SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Allen Hamilton
Anne Meacham witnessed her cousin’s unbelievably shocking death, and is breaking under the strain of her memories, in one of Williams’ starkest and most poetic works.
Performs October 13 – November 5, 2017
Auditions for 2 men and 5 women on August 14 & 15. Details pending.


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie
Directed by Brian Joyce
Eight guests who have never met each other are marooned on an island, in one of the most popular mysteries by Agatha Christie.
Performs November 17 – December 17, 2017
Auditions for 8 men and 3 women on September 11 & 12. Details pending.


RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by George M. Roesler
Everyone in a small town are turning into rhinoceroses, in Ionesco’s absurdist classic set in today’s America.
Performs January 5 – 28, 2018
Auditions for 11 men and 6 women on October 30 & November 1. Details pending.


EMMA by Jane Austen
Directed by Miriam Monasch
Mischievous Emma Woodhouse is a matchmaker in the remote English countryside, who nearly misses out on true love herself, in this classic by Jane Austen.
Performs February 9 – March 4, 2018
Auditions for 6 men and 6 women. Dates and details pending.


THE CANTERVILLE GHOST by Marisha Chamberlain (based on the story by Oscar Wilde)
Directed by Lynn Musgrave
A no-nonsense American family buys an old mansion in rural England, scoffing at warnings of its resident ghost, in this adaptation of a tale by Oscar Wilde.
Performs March 16 – April 8, 2018
Auditions for 6 men and 3 women. Dates and details pending.


THE METROMANIACS adapted by David Ives
Directed by Kari Steinbach
Mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and a fight for true love all lead to a happy ending in this adaptation of a classic 1738 French farce.
Performs April 27 – May 20, 2018
Auditions for 5 men and 2 women. Dates and details pending.


POSTMORTEM by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Lynn Musgrave
William Gillette, an actor who has portrayed Sherlock Holmes for more than 30 years, plans to solve an actual crime in this mystery/thriller that has delighted audiences across the country.
Performs June 1 – 24, 2018
Auditions for 4 men and 4 women. Dates and details pending.


JEEVES IN BLOOM by Margaret Raether (based on the stories of P.G. Wodehouse)
Directed by Dann Peterson
The peaceful English countryside may never be the same after Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves pay a visit!
Performs July 6 – 29, 2018
Auditions for 4 men and 2 women. Dates and details pending.


All titles and dates subject to change.