CASTING ALERT: 6 Theaters Casting 2019 Seasons on the East Coast

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Get your new year into gear and land a role in one of the upcoming 2019 regional theater seasons. Shakespeare on the Green in Omaha, Nebraska is casting NYC actors for two shows this summer, a playhouse in Rhode Island is casting singers, dancers, and actors for principal and ensemble roles, and regional theaters in Forestburgh, New York, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, and Kent, Ohio are casting as well. Find a role that works for you and start 2019 off right.

BILL HANNEY’S THEATRE BY THE SEA 2019 SEASON
Bill Hanney’s Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck, Rhode Island is casting Equity actors, singers, and dancers for its 2019 season. The season includes “Love and Other Fables,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” Disney’s “Newsies,” and “Saturday Night Fever.” Roles are available in the cast and as understudies for actors, singers, and dancers (strong tappers a plus), aged 18–66. Talent will be paid $515 per week under an Equity LOA Contract ref. to COST. An Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Feb. 11 and an Equity Chorus Call is scheduled for Feb. 12 in New York City. Apply here for the EPA and here for the ECC.

TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON
Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania is casting Equity actors for roles in its 2019 season. Shows include “Sheer Madness,” “Souvenir,” “Wrong Turn at Lungfish,” and “A Christmas Carol.” Roles are available for male and female talent, aged 18 and older. Talent will be paid $691 per week under an Equity COST Agreement. An Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Jan. 14 and 15 in Fayetteville. Apply here!

PORTHOUSE THEATRE 2019 SEASON
The Porthouse Theatre in Kent, Ohio is casting Equity actors and singers for its upcoming 2019 season. The season includes “Man of La Mancha,” “Tintypes,” and “The Music Man.” Roles are available for male and female talent, aged 18 and older. Talent will be paid $654 per week under an Equity URTA Tier 2 Agreement. An Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Jan. 18 in New York City. Apply here!

NEBRASKA SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN 2019 SEASON
Shakespeare on the Green is casting its 2019 season. Productions of “All’s Well That Ends Well” with an all-female cast and “Hamlet” with a 50-50 split between male and female performers will be performed in repertory. Leading and supporting roles are available for performers, aged 20–65. All rehearsals and performances will take place in Omaha, Nebraska. Shakespeare on the Green employs both Equity U/RTA Agreements and nonunion contracts. However, union contracts are available only to female performers with roles in both casts. Auditions are by appointment on Feb. 2 and 3 in Omaha, but the team is seeking talent from NYC as well. Apply here!

STAGE MANAGER FOR FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2019 SEASON
The Forestburgh Playhouse is seeking Equity stage managers to serve as the resident PSM for its 2019 summer season. The season rehearses and runs in Forestburgh, New York, and includes the shows “Mystery of Irma Vep,” “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story,” “Me and My Girl,” “Hair,” “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “The Producers,” and “Venus in Fur.” Stage managers will be paid $672 per week under an Equity LOA reference to COST Contract. Apply here!

THE AMERICAN MIME THEATRE 2019 SEASON
The American Mime Theatre is casting one role for its 2019 season. The director describes American Mime as a new art form and talent must have good acting skills with motivated movement. The theater is casting the role of Intolerant for a Caucasian or ethnically ambiguous male performer, aged 27–32. Talent should be available now to start work on the 2019 season, with rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The role includes a monthly stipend payment per performance. Apply here!

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