Theatres: Fringe Theatre
The 14/48 Projects
2204 W. Emerson St.
Seattle, WA 98199
Contact: Shawn Belyea, Executive Director. Founded in 1997, the 14/48 Projects was formed to produce and expand the reach of their signature event–14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival and other social theatre experiments. See website for an explanation.
1100 E. Pike St. (entrance on 11th Ave at E. Pike St.)
Seattle, WA 98122
1122 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122-3934
Contact: Catherine Blake Smith, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1986, Annex Theatre produces new scripted plays, radical re-interpretations of the classics, devised performances, spectacles, and more. Annex runs monthly cabarets Spin the Bottle (every 1st Friday) and Weird & Awesome with Emmett Montgomery (every 1st Sunday).
Auditions are announced on social media and the TPS website. Actors are paid a small stipend.
Akropolis Performance Lab
13538 27th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Admin: (206) 363-2005
Box Office: (800) 838-3006
Contact: Joseph Lavy & Jennifer Lavy, Artistic Directors.
P.O. Box 22733
Seattle, WA 98122
Contact: Producing Artistic Director Kyle Baiz.
Founded in 2009 Fantastic.Z is one of Seattle’s LGBTQ theatre companies. It is an artist founded and run company presenting the Puget Sound with quality theatre focused through a queer lens. In addition to our community outreach and education programs, Fantastic.Z strives to bring Seattle fierce, entertaining and passionate theatre while giving a voice to the LGBTQ community and it’s allies.
Each season Fantastic.Z presents two fully produced main stage productions and a new works festival. Submit director and designer resumes and new plays through their website.
Fantastic.Z attends the TPS United General Audition and posts other casting opportunities on their website, social media, and the TPS Audition Listing Service.
Forward Flux Productions
3518 Fremont Ave N. #297
Seattle, WA 98103
Contact: Andy Buffelen, Managing Director.
Forward Flux strives to connect audiences with art in unexpected ways. Founded in New York in 2010 and moved to Seattle in 2015. Produces 8 to 10 shows a year. Performances are in various theaters, on the streets, and outdoors.
Auditions announced on the TPS Audition Listing Service. Non-Union
Ghost Light Theatricals
2220 NW Market Street,
Seattle, WA 98107
Contact: Beth Raas, Artistic Director. Founded in 2003, Ghost Light Theatricals is dedicated to producing classical and classically-influenced plays. GLT announces specific auditions on the TPS website and pays all artists associated with productions a small stipend.
Live Girls! Theater
Contact: Meghan Shalom Arnette, Artistic Director. Live Girls! is dedicated to producing and developing new works by women.
Auditions are announced on the TPS website. LGT attends the TPS general auditions.
Macha Monkey Productions
PO Box 46012
Seattle, WA 98146
Contact: Kristina Sutherland, Executive Artistic Director.
Founded in 2001, Macha Monkey's work features powerful themes, strong humor and rough and tough female characters. MM's season runs from September to June. Macha mounts full productions of new plays, curates a reading series of new plays in progress called The Distillery, and offers innovative education programs for students of all ages.
Auditions are announced on social media and Macha's website. (See Ch.1: Women's Theatre)
2915 Rainier Ave S Ste 316
Seattle, WA 98144
Contact: Brandon Ryan, Artistic Director.
MAP Theatre is a nomadic, independent company which favors local work and comedy that hurts a bit.Auditions announced through the TPS Audition Listing Service.
Outsider's Inn Collective
25 W. Highland Drive #26
Seattle, WA 98119
Contact: Gregory Berry, Artistic Director.
Outsiders Inn produces 1 (new works and/or contemporary plays and forgotten classics) per season, focusing on small casts plays, 3 to 7 actors with the scale weighted towards women.
To audition, send headshot and resume via e-mail. Auditions are announced on social media and the TPS website. Outsiders Inn attends the TPS general auditions. Actors are paid a small honorarium, based on box office receipts.
Rehearsals are held on weekday evenings and weekend days (usually Friday thru Monday) for 4 to 5 weeks. Performances are Friday and Saturday and Sundays.
The Pocket Theater
8312 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Second Performance Location
(Inside the Inscape Arts Building)
815 Seattle Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98134
Slate contact: Jeff Nickels, email@example.com
Pocket contact: Sarah McKinley, firstname.lastname@example.org
General contact: Clayton Weller, email@example.com
Founded in 2013 with a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Pocket Theater produces fringe theater in two venues: a 50-seat theater in Greenwood and the 40-60 seat Slate Theater in the Inscape Arts building in the International District. (the old Immigration Jail)
PT foots the bill for up and coming producers and they impress with truly unique and fun shows. Performances happen every week Thursday - Sunday.
Classes happen all week long. Plus, rehearsal space is available at a competitive rate when it's not being used otherwise.
Printer's Devil Theatre
PO Box 20536
Seattle, WA 98102
Contact: Stephen Hando, Artistic Director.
Rebate Ensemble Theatre Group
Contact: Rojo Davis, Managing Director.
REBATEnsemble produces contemporary, classical and original plays with an experimental twist for the greater Seattle area. Our work blends theatre with other artistic mediums in unconventional and non-traditional spaces such as cafes, parks, and teahouses.
Actors encouraged to email interest using form on the contact page of the website. Casting calls announced on social media.
Seattle Jewish Theater Company
Contact: Art Feinglass, Artistic Director. Seattle Jewish Theater was launched in 2011 to bring contemporary Jewish theater to Seattle. Actors do not have to be Jewish to audition or be part of the cast.
300 Lenora St, #161
Seattle, WA 98121
2125 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: Doug Staley, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1992, Theater Schmeater's has produced great plays simply and fostered a love of theater as an art form in future audiences. Theater Schmeater is in production year-round, annually presenting 5-6 mainstage shows, free Classic-in-the-Park, and special events.
Auditions announced on social media. TS attends TPS general auditions. Currently, TS is only able to hire only non-equity actors.
Washington Ensemble Theatre (WET)
P.O. Box 20834
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Samie Detzer, Artistic Director.
Operating on Capital Hill since 2004, Washington Ensemble Theatre produces 3 contemporary shows "never seen" in Seattle, per season, with an ensemble of trained actors and designers.
The Ensemble attends the annual TPS United General Auditions each February and has in-house Ensemble General Auditions every other August on odd years. The Ensemble General Auditions are non-Equity and open to the public, but space is limited and appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Auditions for mainstage shows and workshops are reserved by invitation only. To be considered for future auditions, please send a hardcopy of your headshot and resume to the attention of Leah Pfenning at the Ensemble's mailing address. Auditions announced through the TPS Audition Listing Service. Actors paid a stipend.
7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250
Redmond, WA 98052
Admin: (425) 498.2244
Box office: (425) 881-6777
Contact: Jen Kloe, Managing Director.
Since its opening in October of 1999, SecondStory Repertory has offered a year-round season 3 to 4 contemporary and/or classic shows as well as 3 to 4 children's theatre productions.
SecondStory's Theater for Young Audiences series reaches grade school children ages 4 to 10.
To audition, send a headshot and resume via regular mail or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions are announced two month before a show's opening on the SSR newsletter, the TPS website, www.seattleactor.com and social media. SecondStory holds general auditions in the spring and sometimes attends the TPS general auditions. Actors are paid a small stipend. (See Ch.1: Non-Union Profesional Theatre)
New Muses Theatre Company
The Dukesbay Theater
Inside the Merlino Arts Center
508 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Niclas Olson, Managing Artistic Director.
Founded in 2009, New Muses Theatre Company produces up to 5 shows a season. New Muses balances re-interpretations of classic works with contemporary plays and challenging works featured in their One-Night-Only staged reading series. Auditions announced on website, TPS, and social media. Email a headshot and resume to email@example.com. (See Ch.1: Reader's Theatre)
Theater Artists Olympia
218 Milroy St NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Pug Bujead, President. Founded in 2003, Theatre Arts Olympia produces 3 to 5 experiemental interpretations of classics each year. Auditions are announced on the TAO website and list-serv.
Bump in the Road Theatre
2143 SE 54th Ave
Portland, OR 97215
Contact: Carmela Lanza-Weil, Artistic Director. Founded in 2001, Bump In the Road Theatre is dedicated to exploring life's difficult challenges through the production of new and existing plays. *Currently on hiatus.
4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Contact: James Moore, Co-Artistic Director. Founded in 2000, Defunkt produces experimental theatre.
Northwest Senior Theatre
PO Box 25264
Portland, OR 97298
Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
6149 SW Shattuck Rd
Portland, Oregon 97221
Contact: Betty Merrill, Publicity Director.
Founded in 2001, Northwest Senior Theatre is a group of singers, dancers, actors, musicians and production folks who still thoroughly enjoy performing despite being 55 and older.
NWST develops two major shows each year and present four performances of each at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in May and November. Each show is complete with costumes, scenery, choreography, and music. NWST also develops touring shows of various lengths to perform in local venues.
Audition information is posted on the NST website.
Portland Story Theater
3333 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97212-2306
2393 NE Fremont
Portland, OR 97212
Contacts: Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, Founders.
Founded in 2004, Portland Story Theater builds community, promotes understanding, and fosters radical empathy by giving voice to the real, true stories of ordinary people. Portland Story Theater produces Urban Tellers®, Armchair Adventurer, and Mainstage shows and also offers workshops to help people find their story and refine their voice.
8420 SW Canyon Lane #13
Portland, OR 97335
Contact: Don, Managing Director.