McCarter Theatre


Emily Mann, Artistic Director/Resident Playwright

Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director

W. W. Lockwood, Jr. , Special Programming Director

Adam Immerwahr, Associate Artistic Director

Emilia LaPenta, Literary Manager

Chelsea Adams, Producing Associate/Local Casting Director

Manda Bliss, Executive Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors

Mara Isaacs, Artistic Consultant

Tom Miller, Director, PR

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Submission Policy:

McCarter Theatre has several opportunities for non-Equity actors throughout the season. Constantly looking for up-and-coming, non-equity talent and accept submissions year round. To submit a general submission, mail a hard copy of your headshot, resume, and cover letter.

Calls for Equity headshot/resume self-submissions are posted through Actors’ Equity Association’s NYC audition department on a show-by-show basis.

Script Submissions:
McCarter Theatre employs a search, rather than submission, method when scouting new work. Does not accept submissions. This includes submissions from agents, writers, and other theater artists. More focused and directed approach benefits both McCarter and the artists the theater serves.

McCarter Theatre is committed to nurturing new plays and artists through commissions, readings, workshops, retreats, and productions. We identify new artists by carefully following the work around us through contact with other theaters, festivals, graduate programs, and playwright development organizations, and through conversations with our colleagues around the country. Agents and artists with a relationship with McCarter who have a project they believe will be of particular interest to McCarter are invited to contact the artistic staff. If the project fits our needs and we believe it may be a possible fit for development or production in the next few seasons, we will respond with a request to read the script.

Theater Types:

LORT, Equity, Musical, Classical, Contemporary Plays


McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing, and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating, and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse, and provocative programs across disciplines.

Matthews Theatre: LORT B+
Berlind Theatre: LORT C-2