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Actors who define themselves as professional or semi-professional are expected to have considerable stage experience and/or training. Actors in this category may include theater undergraduate and graduate students, actors with theater degrees, and actors who have appeared on stage in the region (or elsewhere) in leading or character roles over a number of years.
An actor in this category is expected to present a professional audition – a prepared monologue (not necessarily from the show being cast), 16 bars of sheet music for an accompanist for a musical audition (musical pieces from the show we are casting are acceptable), and an 8x10 photo with attached resume. Actors not prepared in this way may audition as volunteers.
Parkway Playhouse is unable to compensate professional and semi-professional actors at a level which truly recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time. The level of compensation generally ranges from $20 - $50 per performance, depending on the size of the role, and the actors experience. This is negotiated within a budget. This limited compensation is offered primarily to help define the role as “professional” on a resume, and to acknowledge the value of the actor’s training and experience.
Gas Stipends: Professional or Semi-Professional actors in a cast traveling from over 30 miles (one way) to Parkway Playhouse may apply for a gas stipend of up to $200 to help defray some of the cost of commuting to the theater. These stipends are discretionary.
Actor’s Equity Association Members
Parkway Playhouse on occasion employs actors who are members of Actors Equity Association under a Special Appearance contract.
Actors who define themselves as volunteer actors are offering to donate their time on stage as volunteers. They may be cast in any role including leading parts. Actors in this category may or may not have experience and/or training. Experienced actors may simply be electing to donate their time and talent. When auditioning, volunteer actors will be asked to cold read from the script. They are not expected to have photos or resumes, but should bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment for a musical audition.
Directors, Designers, & Creative Production Team
For consideration, please send resume, cover letter and references, along with relevant reviews and work samples to:
Seasonal, Part-time, & Non-Performance Positions
For information about seasonal, part-time, and non-performance positions go to our employment opportunities page.
2017 SEASON AUDITIONS
Parkway Playhouse will cast more than 80 roles in its 2017 Mainstage season. We will hold open auditions for student, professional, and volunteer actors on the following dates/times:
Callback Audition Date: TBD
All actors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Professional actors should be prepared as described on this page. Actors may be asked to read from pre-selected scenes from shows.
VIDEO AUDITIONS / AUDITION BY APPOINTMENT
Actors who are unable to attend either of the open audition dates should contact the theatre by email at email@example.com to request a video audition or an appointment. Requests need to be made before February 18. (Email only, no calls please.)
We will be casting roles in the following shows (see Casting Information and Sides at the bottom of this page for more information):