Contemporary, Life-affirming Theatre in Maine.

The Public Theatre is a Professional Equity Theatre (SPT category 9) that entertains, inspires and delights audiences with contemporary and Broadway-quality shows. We regularly work with trained Equity actors and provide housing for those who are joining us from out of state. The Public Theatre is open to non-traditional casting and encourages minorities to submit for all projects.

Audition Information

Auditions are held annually in both NYC and Lewiston.  All auditions are by appointment only (with the exception of the open EPA calls). Auditions are for specific roles and consist of readings from the script we are casting. Interested actors are asked to submit hardcopy photo and resume for our in-house casting director to keep on file.


Maine Auditions

The local EPA will be held at the theatre. Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis, with Equity members having priority. To find out more information or for Equity members to schedule an audition appointment, please call (207) 782-2211.


New York Auditions

The NYC EPA will be held during in the summer. Please call (207) 782-2211 or email for date and location.

Submission Policy

We accept hardcopy photo and resume only (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

Do-not email your picture and resume unless requested.

We are an equal opportunity theatre and encourage all to audition for any role.

2022-23 Season Auditions


Coming soon!


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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Business: (207) 782-2211
Tickets: (207) 782-3200