The Public Theatre is a Professional Equity Theatre (SPT category 9).
Audition appointments for specific roles will be held throughout the season in NYC and at the theatre. With the exception of the open EPA calls, auditions throughout the season are by appointment only, with readings from the script we are casting.
As we use an in-house casting director, if you would like to be considered for any role in our season, we suggest sending us your picture and resume for our files. Prior to setting up our audition calls, we look through our files, submissions from breakdown services and the Equity hotline.
Our rehearsal schedule is generally 12 - 8pm Tues - Sun. The producers are open to non-traditional casting, minorities are encouraged to submit themselves for all projects.
DO NOT E-MAIL YOUR PICTURE AND RESUME UNLESS WE REQUEST IT.
INSTEAD, MAIL US A HARD COPY OF YOUR PICTURE AND RESUME, (or a note or postcard if you have previously auditioned for us), mentioning the role(s) you would like to be considered for to:
The Public Theatre
31 Maple Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
The producers are open to non-traditional casting. Minorities are encouraged to audition and to send pictures/resumes.
The local EPA will be held at the theatre Monday, July 29, 2019 - 11 am - 4 pm. Auditions will be held on a first-come first-served basis, with Equity members having priority. Equity members may schedule a specific audition appointment by calling 207-782-2211.
The NYC EPA will be held at the AEA audition center TBA this summer.
by Wendy MacLeod
Contract dates: September 30 thru October 27, 2019
Performance dates: October 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
ALL ACTORS NEED GREAT COMIC CHOPS FOR THIS PROJECT
Director: Christopher Schario
MARY - 40’s, has a college age child, divorced, a librarian, “still” pretty, politely looking for the positive side of things, a peacemaker, a bit of a worrier and stickler for details, an English major in college.
JO - 40’s, has a college age child, divorced, best friends with Liz and Mary, a publicist, sardonic. CAST
LIZ - 40’s, has a college age child divorced. Divorced, she is dating Jackson. Totally “boy crazy” over him, she is following her libido potentially off a cliff, but who cares because it feels so great to have sex again!
AMANDA - 19, Liz’s daughter, an exceptionally pretty college student with a “porn star body” whose SAT’s were in the single digits. Spoiled. If she could, she would probably be an “influencer” with her own u-tube following
TRENNER - 19, a snowboarder, sweet but not too bright. Think Keanu Reeves in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
JACKSON/ SGT. KIRK SPONSÜLLAR - 40’s, He plays Liz’s new “odd” boyfriend Jackson and the diligent Sgt who is trying to solve the murder case. Jackson is a very successful dentist with a dark sense of humor, bordering on “creepy” in the similar style of Christopher Walken. The Sgt is a typical strong/silent hardnosed detective type with a crush on Mary.
adapted by Christopher Schario
Contract dates: December 3 − December 16, 2019
Performance dates: December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019
Director: Adam Blais
This adaptation features a small cast playing multiple roles and one actor playing Scrooge. All actors perform narration of Dickens’ text, as well as scene work. Both British dialect and Standard American Speech are used in this adaptation. Show requires versatile actors who make playful choices and are good with language.
All AEA roles (Scrooge, Bob Cratchit/Marley, Xmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit) are CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
by Michele Riml
Contract dates: January 6 thru February 2, 2020
Performance dates: January 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, February 1, 2, 2020
Director: Janet Mitchko
ALICE – 50s CAST, She’s been married 25 years, she wonders if her husband is still sexually attracted to her, and she wonders what happened to the young woman she remembers being but no longer sees in the mirror.
HENRY – 50s CAST, Married 25 years, he enjoys the comfort of a long-term relationship. People take his sense of responsibility and steadiness for granted and he often feels overlooked and underappreciated.
by Lauren Gunderson
Contract dates: February 24 thru March 22, 2020
Performance dates: March 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2020
Director: Christopher Schario
CASTING NOTE: THE RACE OF THESE CHARACTERS IS NON-SPECIFIC. THE PLAYWRIGHT IS CLEAR THAT THE ONLY ESSENTIALITY IS THAT THE CHARACTERS NOT BE THE SAME RACE. ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITY SHOULD APPLY FOR EITHER ROLE.
CAROLINE –17. Smart, quick, sarcastic, snarky (all to protect her vulnerability) but ultimately likable. She is emotionally available and vulnerable underneath it all, but she has to protect herself and uses her anger to fight off the struggle with mortality and her ongoing illness.She can no longer attend school due to health concerns and has created a creative world of her own at home.
ANTHONY –17. A popular, intelligent, patient, easy-going, charismatic high school student, Athletic, academically successful (sort of a nerd with studies) and a musician with a passion for jazz, he still has an awkwardness around girls. Caroline, snide but admiringly, calls him “a senator.” He is emotionally mature for his age, able to handle, deflect, challenge and penetrate Caroline’s snarkyness and armor.
by Dan Clancy
Contract dates: April 13 thru May 10, 2020
Director: Janet Mitchko
MIDDLETOWN is a humorous and poignant story of two couples, Tom & Peg Hogan and Don & Dotty Abrams, from Middletown, NJ performed in a style similar to Love Letters. The play explores their friendship of 37 years, their marriages, the births of their children and grandchildren, their disappointments and their joys. ALL ACTORS SHOULD BE 50+
PEG HOGAN - Tom’s wife, ages from 37 to 82
TOM HOGAN - Peg’s husband, ages from 41 to 83
DOTTY ABRAMS - Don’s wife, ages from 35 to 75
DON ABRAMS - Dotty’s husband, ages from 39 to 72