EQUITY PRINCIPAL (GENERAL) AUDITIONS: 2023-2024 SEASON AND BEYOND
ACT – Contemporary Theatre is currently scheduling Equity Principal (General) Auditions for local AEA and 4A Union member actors on
Monday, May 8, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday May 9, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Auditions will be held at ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA.
All contracts offered for the 2023-2024 Season will be LOCAL, i.e. they will not include travel, housing, or transportation stipends. By accepting a contract, Actors will affirm their understanding of these terms and that they are being hired as a local Seattle actor.
You can find details about season schedule and roles available by scrolling to the bottom of this post.
Audition presentation should be 3 minutes: 1 classical/1 contemporary monologue, or 2 contrasting contemporary pieces.
Please sign up for your preferred date and time here:
When you’ve scheduled your appointment, please upload your headshot, resume, and additional information to this Airtable: https://airtable.com/shrkSKOIMzD1YeMkm
Note: In the event that you’re unable to audition in person, or unable to keep your appointment on the day, you may also use the Airtable to share your audition on video instead.
Callbacks will be scheduled as needed on a per-show basis. If you receive a callback, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
COVID information for auditions: Masks are required in ACT’s building at all times except when Actor is auditioning. Auditors will remain masked and socially distanced. Approved face coverings are: N95, KN95, KF94, or ASTM Level 3 certified three-ply medical masks. Single- or two-ply face masks, cloth masks, gaiters, and bandanas are NOT acceptable face coverings.
Available roles on the season are open to actors of all races/ethnicities, gender identities, disabilities, and neuro-diversities, except where particular identities are specified by the playwright and/or director as integral to character and/or narrative. Gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary actors, please submit for the roles you most identify with.
If you’ve worked with us before, please feel free to reach out directly to Artistic Director John Langs (email@example.com) or Casting Coordinator Margaret Layne (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know if there’s an opportunity that particularly interests you. You may also note this on your Airtable form.
**COVID INFORMATION FOR ACT: ACT does not require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Effective June 1, 2023, ACT anticipates moving to mask optional and no regular surveillance testing.
To ensure the well-being of artists, collaborators, board members, and staff to engage in the spirit of an ever-improving process, ACT has created the following documents that express ACT’s cultural values, accountability, commitments, and agreements.
Production Commitments and Agreements
2023-2024 SEASON – PRODUCTION DETAILS/AVAILABLE ROLES
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (LORT C2) by Lauren Yee
(co-production with 5th Avenue Theater in association with Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Center Theater Group)
Featuring music by Dengue Fever
Directed by Chay Yew
1st reh: 9/19/23
1st perf: 9/29/23
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gregory A. Falls
Directed by R.Hamilton Wright
1st Reh: 10/31/23
1st Perf: 11/24/23
Roles and understudy positions available:
(With the exception of SCROOGE, all actors play more than one role. Only the primary role is listed for each track)
SCROOGE, 50-80, embittered, miserly, misanthropic, but in the end transformed to be full of joy, warmth, and playfulness
BOB CRATCHIT, 30-50, Scrooge’s clerk, a family man, kind, hopeful, optimistic
FRED, 25-40, Scrooge’s nephew,outgoing, friendly, positive,
MRS FEZZIWIG, F, 40-60, warm, lively, motherly
MIDDLE SCROOGE, 25-35, Scrooge in younger days, engaging, ambitious, but already showing signs of misanthropy and greed
BELLE, 20-30, Scrooge’s one-time fiancée, wise, lovely, open-hearted
MARLEY’S GHOST, 40-60, ghost of Scrooge’s late partner, angry, tortured, scary
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT, any age, larger than life, boisterous, bountiful, commanding
6 youth actors under 15 to play CRATCHIT CHILDREN and LONDONERS
3 understudies, 25+, any gender, tracks TBD but can include any adult role, excluding SCROOGE. Some roles are covered internally by cast members
1 understudy, under 15, for youth actor roles
A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by John Langs
1st Reh: 1/9/24
1st Perf: 2/2/24
KEITH, mid-to-late 30s, Black, male presenting/male identifying, a mortgage broker
RYAN, mid-to-late 30s, White, male presenting/male identifying, a factory worker
STEW by Zora Howard
1st reh: 2/20/24
1st perf: 3/15/24
LIL’ MAMA, A Black girl in her pre-teens
NELLY, A Black girl soon to be 18
LILLIAN, A Black woman in her 30s
MAMA, A mature Black woman. Don’t ask how old she is.
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY by Stefano Massini (Eng. translation by Mirella Cheeseman)
Directed byJohn Langs
1st Reh: 4/2/24
1st Perf: 4/26/24
All roles available and open to all gender identities:
HENRY LEHMAN, 35+, the eldest Lehman sibling
EMANUEL LEHMAN, 35+, the middle Lehman sibling
MAYER LEHMAN, 35+, the youngest Lehman sibling
(Note: all actors play multiple characters)