Theatres: Non-Union Professional 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: Partial Equity)
Deaf Spotlight Presents
P.O. BOX 20191
Seattle, WA 98102
Contact: Ryan Schlecht, Artistic Director
Founded in 2011, Deaf Spotlight is a non-profit organization serving the Deaf community, fostering artistic and cultural awareness and experience in a variety of areas including cinema, literature, visual arts and performing arts. Deaf Spotlight inspires, encourages, and showcases creative works of, by, and for Deaf people in the Pacific Northwest through events that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
Begun in 2013 and continuing every odd year, Deaf Spotlight Presents will produce a theatrical show or a festival featuring works written by Deaf playwrights. Deaf Spotlight will hire Deaf directors and Deaf cast to bring the story onto the stage. Not only that, the technical and backstage crew (Deaf and/or people who are fluent in ASL) will be hired to support the production. (See also in Ch. 1:Ethnic and Foreign Languagel Theatre, Fringe Theatre, and New Play Festivals)
Intergenerational Theatre Company
c/o Silver Kite Community Arts
4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98188
Merrill Gardens First Hill
1421 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Contact: Zoe Wilson, Intergenerational Theatre Company Manager.
Silver Kite use life stories as a basis for art-making—using creative play, storytelling, movement, and visual arts to share experiences, boost self-esteem, foster empathy and strengthen connections to self and community.
The Intergenerational Theatre Company (ITC) uses the company member's life experiences and stories to develop original scenes, songs, and movement sequences. It creates 4 productions a year.
Rehearsals are twice a week and each show gives 15-20 performances in local retirement communities, assisted living communities, hospitals, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. ITC holds one hour group auditions. All ages and experience levels are welcome.
Prepare a 3-5 minute monologue based on a personal story. The audition also includes: informal personal story sharing, improvisational theatre exercises, and performance of personal story monologues. Actors paid a stipend of $600.
(formerly The Repertory Actors Theatre)
1122 E Pike St #1111
Seattle, WA 98122
Contact: David Hsieh, Managing Artistic Director.
Started in 1993 as The Repertory Actors Theatre, React Theatre produces 1 to 5 plays per season and employs multi-ethnic and non-traditional casting in every show.
To audition, send a headshot and resume via regular mail to the address listed above, Attn: Casting. Auditions are announced on social media, and the ReAct and TPS websites. ReAct attends the TPS General Auditions.
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Crown Hill Center, G & S Suite
9250 14th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117-2306
Contact: Mike Storie, Producer. The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society produces 1 musical each year. Auditions are held in February or March and are announced on the SGSS and TPS websites.
To audition, submit contact information by telephone, fax, email or regular mail. Rehearsals begin at the end of March or early April and are held on weekday evenings with some weekend commitments.
Each production has 11-14 performances beginning the second weekend in July. Actors are paid a small stipend. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Gilbert & Sullivan Theatre and Musical Theatre)
Seattle Musical Theatre
7400 Sand Point Way NE Ste #101N
Warren G. Magnuson Park
Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle Musical Theatre produces 3 to 4 musicals per season. Auditions are announced on the SMT and TPS websites. SMT also attends the TPS general auditions. Rehearsals run 4 to 5 evenings per week for 6 to 8 weeks. Performances run 4 weeks. Actors are paid a small stipend. (See Ch. 1 Theatres: Musical Theatre)
theater simple (SA)
1620 SW Trenton St.
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 784-8647 ext. 1
Contact: Llysa Holland & Andrew Litzky, Co-Founders.
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)
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.
Burien Actors Theatre
(Formerly Burien Little Theatre)
P.O. Box 48121
Burien, Washington 98148
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Burien Community Center Annex
14501 Fourth Ave S.W.
Burien, WA 98148
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Contact: Maggie Larrick, Managing Director,
or Eric Dickman, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1954, Burien Actors Theatre produces 4 mainstage plays and/or musicals each year. Every 2nd or 3rd season, one of the main-stage shows is a playwrights festival that workshops brand-new plays by Washington state playwrights.
Auditions are announced on Facebook, their website, TPS, the B-Town Blog, and other online resources. BAT also attends TPS general auditions.
Last Leaf Productions
322 N Madison St
Monroe, WA 98272
Contacts: Alexandra Clark or Patricia Haines-Ainsworth, Artistic Directors.
Since 1999, Last Leaf Productions has produced and performed entertaining and/or educational touring productions for children and families.
To audition for any the LLP programs, email headshot and resume or attend Last Leaf's general auditions in April. Individual show and general auditions are announced on the TPS and LLP websites and social media.
- Interactive Children's Theatre - Performance schedule is based on number of bookings. Daytime availability is required for children's productions. Children productions pay $50 per performance.
- Summer Shakespeare in the Park - Last Leaf produces 2 Shakespeare productions per season and performers receive an equal share of the "pass the hat" donations. Evening and weekend availability is required for actors working Shakespeare productions.
- Reader's Theatre Productions - These shows travel to residential senior homes throughout Washington state.
(See Ch.1 Theatres: Children's Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Readers Theatre)
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 Theatres: Children's Theatre)
Woodinville Repertory Theatre
PO Box 2003
Woodinville, WA 98072
Denali Slab & Tile Studio
16120 Woodinville Redmond Road NE, Ste 12
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact: Hjalmer Anderson: Artistic Director
Founded in 1998, Woodinville Repertory Theatre produces 2 to 3 plays per season. Auditions are announced on the TPS Audition Service. Actors are paid a stipend.
1600 B SW Dash Point Road, #271
Federal Way, WA 98063
Knutzen Family Theatre
Dumas Bay Centre
3200 SW Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA 98023
Contact: Angela Bayler, Managing Director.
Each season CenterStage Theatre produces 4-6 shows, both musicals and plays, some family-friendly. Auditions are announced on the Centerstage and TPS websites. Centerstage! also attends the TPS general auditions. (See Ch. 1 Theatre: Children's Theatre, Musical Theatre & Interactive/Murder Mystery Theatre.)
Lakewood Playhouse (SA)
PO Box 99041
Lakewood, WA 98496
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: Partial Equity Theatres, Musical Theatre)
Renton Civic Theater
507 South Third Street
Renton, WA 98057
Contact: Bill Huls, Managing & Artistic Director.
Founded in 1987, Renton Civic Theatre features classical musicals, comedies, and dramas that are family-friendly. RCT produces 8 to 10 shows per season.
Auditions are announced 3-4 weeks before the audition date on the RCT and TPS websites as well as social media and in The Seattle Times and the Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Burien, and Seatac community newspapers. Actors are paid a small stipend.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
7116 Sixth Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
Contact: Jon Douglas Rake, Managing Artistic Director.
Founded in 1994, Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents 6 mainstage musicals with live orchestra, specialty shows, and 5 children's musicals adapted from children's literary classics.
TMP holds general auditions in July and August and callback auditions are held for individual shows. To audition, email headshot and resume. Auditions are announced on the TMP and TPS websites.
Rehearsals run 5 weeks on evenings and weekends. Performances run 4 weekends with evening and matinee show times. Actors are paid stipends under a non-union contract. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Children's Theatre, Musical Theatre, Touring Theatre)
Tears of Joy Theatre
1444 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood OR 97410
Comedy Sportz Portland
1963 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-0557 x107
Contact: Tim Giugni, Artistic Director.
Founded in 1971, Tears Of Joy Theatre produces 3 to 5 puppetry based productions per season. TOJT has local shows in Portland and Sherwood, Oregon, tours the U.S., and internationally. Seasons run roughly August to June. Internships inquires are always welcome and appreciated.
To audition, performers should send a email of inquiry, headshot, and resume. You need only a strong voice and physical acting skills to audition. For building opportunities, a portfolio of puppet theater or video construction is required.
They also offer beginning to master puppetry classes for the Actor through meetup.com/Portland-Puppetry-Meetup. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Touring Theatre, Puppet Theatre)
8405 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97216(503) 254-5104
Contact: Fayra Teeters, Artistic Director.
Founded in 2002, Masque Alfresco produces Commedia dell'arte renderings of Molière and Goldoni updated with modern political and social satire. Shows travel to parks in Clackamas and Washington counties during the summer.
To audition, email headshot and resume by May each year. MA announces auditions on social media and PDX Backstage Blog. Masque Alfresco produces 2-3 shows per year.
Rehearsals run 5 weeks with varying meeting times dependent on actors' schedules. Performances run 6 weeks. Masque Alfresco is a co-op and profits are divided evenly. (See Ch.1 Theatres: Commedia Dell'arte Theatre)
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
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, Musical Theatre. See Also Ch.4 Young Actor: Studios)
Portland Theatre Works
P.O. Box 8582
Portland, OR 97207-8582
Contact: Richard Kotulski, Artistic Director. Portland Theatre Works develops and produces 3 to 4 new plays per season. PTW gives playwrights the time, space and support to develop and refine new works.
Actors are paid a stipend for participating in LabWorks workshops. Portland Theatre Works attends PATA general auditions.
(See Ch. 1 Theatres: Playwright Theatre)
Quintessance Language & Imagination Theatre
7025 N. Burrage Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Contact: Connor Kerns, Artistic Director. Quintessance posts audition notices in The Oregonian and attends PATA auditions.
3155 SW Moody Ave #201
Portland, OR 97239
2110 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Theatre Vertigo's mission is to engage audiences through compelling, ensemble-driven theatre with a focus on producing and developing new and rarely seen works.
Bigfork Summer Playhouse
PO Box 456
Bigfork, MT 59911
Box Office: (406) 837-4886
Audition information is posted on the Bigfork Summer Playhouse website.
Virginia City Players
338 W. Wallace St.
PO Box 81
Virginia City, MT 59755
338 W Wallace St
Virginia City, MT 59755
Tel: (800) 826-2969 ext 2
Contact: Bill Koch, Artistic Director.
Virginia City Players perform melodrama and vaudeville in the Virginia City Opera House in the historic Old West town Virginia City, Montana. VCP specializes in authentic 19th century entertainment and is Montana's oldest summer stock company. The Virginia City Players perform nightly (with the exception of Monday) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (See Ch.1: Summer Stock)
VSA Arts of Alaska @ Out North
3800 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK 99508-2011
24/7 Info: (907)-279-3800
Established in 1985, VSA Arts of Alaska @ Out North is a progressive multi-arts organization offering a mix of contemporary visual, performing, literary and media art. VSA engages in arts activism, human rights, housing issues, community development and life-long education. Stipend or box office split is paid to artists.