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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The 67th Season / 2018 – 2019
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WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott (adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher)
directed by Alissa Blaeser
performs September 7 – 30, 2018
auditions for 2 women and 4 men; dates and details pending
Susan Hendrix realizes she may have only one chance to save herself – but she must wait until dark to play out the chilling conclusion to this classic thriller.

GRAND OPENING by Jon Hassler
directed by David Metcalf
performs October 12 – November 4, 2018
auditions for 4 women and 9 men; dates and details pending
The Foster family learns about living in a small town in Minnesota in this popular work by famed local writer Jon Hassler.

GO BACK FOR MURDER by Agatha Christie
directed by Lynn Musgrave
performs November 16 – December 16, 2018
auditions for 4 women and 6 men; dates and details pending
To prove her mother’s innocence, Caroline Crale persuades those who were present at her father’s murder 15 years ago to go back to the scene of the crime.

THESE SHINING LIVES by Melanie Marnich
directed by Linda Paulsen
performs January 11 – February 3, 2019
auditions for 4 women and 2 men; dates and details pending
Based on a true story, this touching drama follows four women who developed fatal radiation poisoning from their work and who fought the company to save the lives of future workers. 

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by Nikolai Gogol (adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher)
directed by Kari Steinbach
performs February 15 – March 10, 2019
auditions for 7 women and 10 men; dates and details pending
In this classic farce, the crooked citizens of a small village prepare for a visit by a government inspector when a case of mistaken identity sends everyone into a panic.

LITTLE WOMEN by Peter Clapham
directed by Seth Kaltwasser
performs March 22 – April 14, 2019
auditions for 7 women and 4 men; dates and details pending
A beautifully dramatized adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel about the four young March sisters coming of age during America’s Civil War.

RED HOT AND COLE music & lyrics by Cole Porter
directed by Mary Cutler
performs April 26 – May 19, 2019
auditions for 13 roles; dates and details pending
A scintillating mixture of biography and song celebrates the great American songwriter Cole Porter, featuring “Night And Day,” “Anything Goes,” and many more of his greatest works.

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton
directed by Brian Joyce
performs May 31 – June 23, 2019
auditions for 1 woman and 6 men on February 25 & 26; details pending
In 1890, Ransome Foster goes west to start a new life. But he ends up beaten and half-dead. Should he run – or fight the vicious outlaw who’s after him?

JEEVES TAKES A BOW by Margaret Raether (based on the stories of P.G. Wodehouse)
directed by Dann Peterson
performs July 5 – 28, 2019
auditions for 2 women and 4 men; dates and details pending
Bertie Wooster brings his charms to America, where he’s soon mixed up with chorus girls and gangsters. Can even his stalwart manservant Jeeves save our hapless hero this time?

All titles and dates subject to change.