Theatres: Partial Equity Theatre
Arts West (SA)
4711 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116-0152
Contact: Laura Lee, Managing Director.
ArtsWest produces 6 mainstage productions, both plays and musical, each season. Auditions are announced on the TPS website as well as the AW website.
AW also attends the TPS general auditions. Actors are paid minimum wage for rehearsals and performances. 2-4 AEA Special Appearance Agreements are available per season. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatre)
Contemporary Classics (GA)
14018 Somerset Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact: Brandon Ivie, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2003, Contemporary Classics produces original and contemporary musicals year-round. CC operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
2655 49th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Box Office: (206) 931-9521
Contact: Karen Kinch, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2002, DramaQueen develops new works written by women. Actors interested in being considered for script development workshops are invited to send headshots and resumes to DramaQueen at 1609 SW Roxbury, Seattle, WA 98106. DQ operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Eclectic Theater (UA)
Contact: Rik Deskin, Artistic Director.
Eclectic Theater began in 2000 as The Green Theatre Project at Cornish College and evolved into the ET in 2006. Auditions are announced on the TPS website and Seattle Theater Artists Facebook page. ET attends TPS general auditions. ET has operated under an AEA contract twice in ten years.
Icicle Creek New Play Festival (PP)
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Snowy Owl Theater
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
(509) 548-6347 or toll-free 1 (800) 265-6026
Contact: Allen Fitzpatrick, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2007, playwrights come to Icicle Creek Center for a week of intensive workshopping with the support and help of a skilled team of theater professionals. The week ends with a presentation of the plays and feedback to the playwrights. The new plays then go to ACT in Seattle as part of ACTLab, where they receive feedback from Seattle audiences.
Casting for this Festival is through ACT Theatre's casting office. Send headshot, resume and cover letter indicating interest in the Festival to Margaret Layne at ACT Theatre. Actors are also welcome to send headshot & resume to Artistic Director Allen Fitzpatrick at: firstname.lastname@example.org. ICTF operates under an AEA Periodic Performance Agreement.
LANGSTONFormerly Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
In 2017, the Langston Hughes Perfroming Arts Center changed its name to LANGSTON and became an independent arts organization supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Check website, email, or call for latest information.
Latino Theatre Projects
PO Box 24082
Seattle, WA 98124
Contact: Fernando Luna, Artistic Director
Founded in 2011, Latino Theatre Projects (LTP) presents Latin American and Spanish theatre in the Puget Sound region as well as the rest of Washington State. LTP produces thought-provoking "useful theatre" or "Teatro Util." LTP engages the Latino community a variety of theatre-based activities to empower and integrate its members through these artistic expressions. LTP also partners with government and community organizations to provided theatre arts education to underserved Latino youth.
Auditions announced on social media and the TPS Audition Service.
Mirror Stage Company ( LOA-SPT, Staged Reading Code)
2212 Queen Anne Ave N #294
Seattle, WA 98109-2312
Contact: Suzanne M. Cohen, Managing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1991, Mirror Stage Company is a professional theatre company presenting staged readings and performances. MSC attends TPS general auditions and operates under an AEA Letter of Agreement in reference to the Small Professional Theatre Agreement and the AEA Staged Reading Code.
Northwest Playwrights Alliance (SA)
P.O. Box 1088
McCleary, WA 98557
Contact: Bryan Willis, Playwright-in-Residence.
The Northwest Playwright Alliance, a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the production, growth, and fellowship of playwrights and other theatre artists in our region. NWPA meets the second Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The Northwest Playwrights Alliance hires actors for readings and operates under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement.
On the Boards
100 W Roy St.
Seattle WA 98119
Contact: Charles Smith, Producer.
On the Boards is a non-profit contemporary performing arts organization which develops and presents performance art, theatre, dance, and music by regional, national, and international artists. OtB operates under an AEA Guest Artist contract Tier 3.(See also New Play Festivals)
Seattle Public Theater (SPT)
7312 W Greenlake Dr N
Seattle, WA 98103-4816
Admin: (206) 524-1300 ext 10
Box Office: (206) 524-1300 ext 2
Contact: Kelly Kitchens, Artistic Director
Seattle Public Theatre performs at the Bathhouse Theatre on Green Lake. Auditions are announced on the SPT website. SPT operates under AEA Small Professional Theatre Agreement.
Showtunes Theatre Company (LOA)
PO Box 19845
Seattle, WA 98109-6845
Admin: (206) 971-4646
Box Office: (425) 893-9900
Fax: (206) 216-0003
Founded in 1999, Showtunes! Theatre Company presents musicals in concert format in order to bring neglected or "lost" musicals to the public as well as showcase Seattle talent. Auditions are posted on the TPS website. Showtunes operates under an AEA Letter of Agreement.
Stone Soup Theatre
1414 North 42nd Street
Seattle, WA, 98103
(206) 633 - 1883
Contact: Carolynne Wilcox, Office Administrator. Stone Soup produces 3 to 4 one-act plays and 3 youth conservatory productions per season.
- To audition for one-acts, email a headshot and resume. Stone Soup holds general auditions in June and attends the TPS general auditions. Auditions are announced on the SST and TPS websites. Rehearsal commitments are weekday evenings and some weekend days. Performances are in the evening, Thursday-Saturday, with Sunday matinees for 4 weeks. Actors are paid a small stipend. Some AEA Umbrella Agreements are available each season.
- Youth conservatory productions are for performers ages 8-20. Auditions are announced on the SST and TPS websites. Rehearsals run 1 weekday after-school and 1 weekend day, though more rehearsal time is added closer to the show opening. Performances run for 2 weekends in evenings.
(See Ch.1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatre. See Also Ch. 4 Young Actor: Studios, Summer Programs, Year-Round Classes, Home-School Curriculum, Christmas, Mid-Winter and Spring Vacation Camps)
Strawberry Theatre Workshop (SA)
PO Box 20245
Seattle, WA 98102
Admin: (206) 427-5207
Box Office: 800-838-3006
Contact: Greg Carter, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2003,
The Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents 2 to 3 productions per season. Rehearsal periods run 6 weeks for 22 hours per week. Performances run 5 weeks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Actors are paid. Strawberry Theatre Workshop operates under a Special Agreements with Actors Equity. Auditions are by invitation, but cover letters expressing interest are accepted.
Taproot Theatre Company (SPT)
PO Box 30946
Seattle, WA 98113
Admin: (206) 781-9705
Box Office: (206) 781-9707
Contact: Karen Lund, Associate Artistic Director.
Found in 1976, today Taproot is Seattle’s largest mid-size theatre company. Taproot engages the minds and deepens the understanding of over 150,000 people annually throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- Taproot presents 6 mainstage and as many as 8 touring productions per season as well as performances in their studio theater.
- For its Mainstage and Studio productions, Taproot Theatre attends Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) general audition and holds an annual Equity general audition. For more information about TPS, check out their website at tpsonline.org. Email your headshot and resume to Karen Lund.
- For the Road Company, Taproot holds auditions in the spring in Seattle and at national conferences, with casting completed by early summer. Road Company applicants have additional interviews and must submit references. Email your resume and headshot to Karen Lund.
- Rehearsal periods run 4 weeks, Mondays through Saturdays, 3-5 hours on weekday evenings and 5 hours on Saturday days.
- Mainstage Performances run 5-8 weeks, Wednesday through Saturday evenings, with occasional Tuesday evening performances, weekday matinees and weekly Saturday matinees.
- Equity actors are paid on an SPT contract. Non-union actors are paid on an hourly scale.
- Taproot operates under a transitional AEA Small Professional Theatre Contract.
6519 NE 61st Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Contact: Cornelia Moore, Casting Director.
TU strives to produce plays that dance on the line between comedy and tragedy. Produces about 1 play a year. AEA SPT Tier 3 contract; non-union by contract. Calls posted on the TPS Audition Listing Service.
3419 14th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Contact: Corey McDaniel, Producing Artistic Director.
Founded in 2013, Theatre22 strives to serve our culturally diverse area by producing thought provoking, belief challenging works. T22 produces 4 to 5 shows and readings per year.
Auditions announces on Facebook, the T22 web pages, and the TPS list-serv.
Trinity Parish Church
609 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Contact: Charles Waxberg, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2007, Theatre9/12 is for Seattle’s trained and working actors, both union and non-union, who long to develop their talents and skills through workshops and performance.
Invited Theatre 9/12 members take the Company Class between projects on a purely “pay what you can” basis. Workshops will be selected specifically for the Seattle working actor and taught by credentialed professionals. Actors participate under the AEA Members Project Code.
theater simple (SA)
1620 SW Trenton St.
Seattle, WA 98106
Tel: (206) 784-8647 ext. 1
Founded in 1990, theater simple travels both nationally and internationally and produces 3 to 5 shows per season. To audition, send a headshot and resume via regular mail. theater simple attends TPS general auditions. Time commitment and pay scale depend on the project. When possible, theater simple operates under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatre, Touring Theatre)
Harlequin Productions (GA, SA)
202 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98501
Box Office: (360) 786-0151
Contacts: Linda Whitney, Artistic Director, and Scot Whitney, Managing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1991, Harlequin Productions owns their 200 seat State Theater performance space in downtown Olympia. Harlequin produces a seven show, year-round season of eclectic production selections ranging from Shakespeare and American classics to modern plays and original musicals. About 30 percent of the productions are world, west coast, or northwest premieres.
Auditions are announced on the HP website and the TPS list-serv. Harlequin also attends the TPS general auditions and operates under AEA Special Appearance and Guest Artist Agreements.
Lakewood Playhouse (SA)
PO Box 99041
Lakewood, WA 98496
Contacts: John Munn, Managing Artistic Director; or James Venturini, Associate Artistic Director.
Founded in 1938, Lakewood Playhouse performs in a 180-seat theatre at the Lakewood Towne Center near Tacoma. Lakewood Playhouse produces 6 plays and/or musicals per season.
Auditions are announced on the LP and TPS websites. Lakewood Playhouse attends TPS general auditions. Actors are paid. LP operates under AEA Special Appearance Agreement.
(See Ch. 1 Theatres: Non-Union Professional Theatres, Musical Theatre)
Peninsula and Islands
Island Stage Left ( SA)
1062 Wold Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Contact: Helen Machin-Smith, Artistic Director
Launched in 1997, Island Stage Left produces 3 classic, contemporary and/or new works each year, plus the outdoor, "Shakespeare Under the Stars" shows every summer.
To audition, email headshot and resume. Private audition appointments can be scheduled in February. Island Stage Left attends the TPS General Auditions. University of Washington PATP graduate students and alumni are encouraged to schedule an audition
Rehearsals are held 6 days a week for 1 to 3 hours. Performances are Thursday-Sunday in the evenings. Actors are paid. Island Stage Left offers several AEA Special Appearance or Guest Artist Agreements per season. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Shakespeare Theatre)
Paradise Theatre (TYT, SA, GA)
3114 Judson St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Contact: Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director.
Founded in May of 2000, Paradise Theatre serves the arts community by providing both theatre education and professional grade entertainment to the Puget Sound Area. Paradise Theatre produces plays and musicals for adults and children year-round.
Audition information can be found on the audition section of the website. PT directors attend TPS general auditions.
Columbia Gorge School of Theatre (GA)
9215 NE 316th St
La Center, WA 98629
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Jan James BlueMoon91@aol.com
Jesse Merz email@example.com
Contacts: Jan James, Executive Director and Jesse Merz, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1997, the Columbia Gorge School of Theatre (CGST) is an actor training summer program for youth 8 to 18 who love theatre. Every year, The CGST seeks a professional staff made up of theatre artists and experienced professionals for its summer performing arts camp.
Check their web page for details. Equity contracts are possible (CGST currently uses a Guest Artist Contract See Ch.4: Young Actors: Youth Studios).
Broadway Rose Theatre Company (GA)
PO Box 231004
Tigard, OR 97281
Admin:. (503) 603.9862
Contact: Sharon Maroney, Producing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1992, Broadway Rose Theatre Company produces 6 mainstage musicals and 2 children's shows and a teen workshop production per season. BRTC holds general auditions in March and October.
Auditions are announced on the BRTC, PATA and PDX Backstage websites as well as in The Oregonian callboard. Broadway Rose also attends the PATA general auditions. To audition, email headshot and resume.
Rehearsals are on weekday evenings and weekend days for 3 weeks. Performances run 3 weeks on Thursday-Saturday evenings as well as Sunday matinees. Performers are paid $1500 and up per show as well as out of town non AEA is negotiable. Broadway Rose operates under AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Imago Theatre (SA)
PO Box 15182
Portland, OR 97293
Admin: (503) 231-3959
Box Office: (503) 231-9581
Contact: Carol Triffle, Co-Artistic Director. Imago Theatre began in 1979 performing exclusively mask theater in small communities around the Northwest and has progressed toward creating and staging experimental works, original text works and contemporary adaptations of classics. Auditions are announced on the IT website. IT operates under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement.
Lakewood Theatre Company (GA)
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Admin: (503) 635-6338
Box Office: (503) 635-3901
Contacts: Steve Knox, Executive Producer and Andrew Edwards, Executive Director.
Founded in 1953, Lakewood Theatre Company is a non-profit, member owned company. It is the oldest continuing operating theater company in Portland. LTC produces 6 to 9 shows a season plus the Lost Treasures Collection. The Lost Treasures Collection is a series of obscure and rarely performed musicals presented in concert/cabaret version for one weekend only on the LTC Side Door stage.
Lakewood's auditions are posted on their web site where you can sign up for audition email updates. Calls are also forwarded to the Oregonian's callboard, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance and other local media. LTC operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Miracle Theatre Group (Teatro Milagro)
425 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Contact: Roy Antonio Arauz, Producing Creative Director, Milagro
Founded in 1985, and dedicating its entire energies to Hispanic works of theatre since 1992, Miracle Theatre Group (Teatro Milagro) is an active component of Portland's Hispanic arts community. MTG produces an array of programming including world premieres, public performances as well as specialized touring and education projects. Milagro presents one production in Spanish with English subtitles every season.
Northwest Children’s Theatre and School (GA)
1819 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209-2189
Contact: Sarah Jane Hardy, Artistic Director.
Northwest Children’s Theatre and School produces family-friendly shows featuring child and adult actors. Auditions are announced on the NWCT website. Actors are paid. Northwest Children's Theatre operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Children's Theatre. See Also Ch.4 Young Actor: Studios)
Oregon Children’s Theatre
Studios and Offices:
1939 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Newmark & Winningstad Theaters
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Contacts: Stan Foote, Artistic Director and Dani Baldwin, Education Director.
Oregon Children's Theatre produces 5 professional plays for children and families each year. OCT casts age-appropriately (youth for youth roles, adults for adult roles) and all actors are paid. The OCT Young Professional Company produces 3 shows a season by teens at our studio location. OCT performs weekday school and weekend public shows. All cast members will be expected to be available for all performances.
Auditions are announced on the OCT website. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Children's Theatre, Community Theatre, & Musical Theatre, and Ch. 4 Young Actors: Youth Studios).
Portland Actors Ensemble
PO Box 8671
Portland, OR. 97207
Contact: Michael Godsey, Artistic Director.
Each summer since 1970, Portland Actors Ensemble presents 2 to 3 Shakespeare productions for free in Portland metro area (and surrounding environs) parks, colleges, museums, and wineries.
To audition, email or send headshot and resume. PAE announces auditions on their website, in the PDX Backstage Blog, on the PATA website, and attends PATA general auditions.
Rehearsals are 4 to 6 weeks and are, predominantly, on weekday evenings. Performances are presented Thursday through Saturday in the evenings with some performances held in the afternoon on Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day.
Portland Actors Ensemble is non-union and pays a minimum of $600.00 per run. PAE can arrange a Letter of Agreement contract for union members with enough advance notice.
Readers Theatre Repertory
C/O Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Contact: Mary McDonald-Lewis, Co-Artistic Director.
The Readers Theatre Repertory produces 9 staged readings of one-acts per season (September to May). To audition, email headshot, resume and/or sample of past work. RTR announces open-call auditions on PDX Backstage and PATA.
The time commitment is 3 rehearsals and 2 staged reading performances. Non-Equity actors are paid $25/performance and Equity actors are paid $30/performance. The Readers Theatre Repertory operates under an AEA Letter of Agreement.
Clackamas Repertory Theatre (SA)
19600 South Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR
Contact: Jayne Stevens, Company Manager.
Clackamas Repertory Theatre produces 3 to 4 plays and/or musicals per year. Auditions are announced on the website and on pdxbackstage. CRT operates under a Special Appearance Level II contract and every actor is paid.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre (DTGA)
241 Hargadine Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Box Office: (541) 488-2902
Contacts: Valerie Rachelle, Artistic Director & Rick Robinson, Managing Director.
Founded in 1986, Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents more than 270 performances of 5 shows each year. Follow on twitter to get the latest casting notices and news. Dinner Theater Guest Artist Contracts with AEA. OCT provides it’s out of town non-union performers with a salary, housing, and a travel stipend.
Coeur D'Alene Summer Theatre (LOA, GA)
PO Box 1119
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
The Kroc Center
1765 W. Golf Course Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Contact: Jadd Davis, Artistic Director.
Established in 1967, Coeur D'Alene Summer Theatre produces 4 to 7 full-scale Broadway musicals the months of June, July and August. CST performs in Kroc Center Theatre in scenic Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Auditions are announced on the CDAST website and on Backstage.com. Operates under AEA Letter of Agreement and the Guest Artist Agreement.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (GA)
P.O. Box 174120
Bozeman, MT 59717-4120
Contact: Joel Jahnke, Artistic Director. Founded in 1972, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is a professional touring company in residence at Montana State University. Auditions are held in Chicago, IL, Missoula, MT and Spring Green, WI, and are announced on the website and PerformInk. MSIP operates under an AEA Guest Artist Agreement.
Perseverance Theatre (SA)
914 3rd St
Douglas, AK 99824
Admin: (907) 364-2421
Box Office: (907) 463-8497
Contact: Art Rotch, Artistic Director. PT operates under an AEA Special Appearance Agreement.