Park Square Theatre is hosting an AEA/Non-union General Audition for its 2018-19 Season. All character descriptions will be posted after the season announcement. Joining Artistic Director Richard Cook will be Park Square’s production directors, local area producers, and freelance directors. Area theatres and freelance directors who have committed to attending are:
Jennifer Liestman (Guthrie Theater), Sheena Janson (Children's Theatre Company), Julia Brown (Playwrights’ Center), Amy Rummenie and John Heimbuch (Walking Shadow Theatre), Isabel Nelson and Diogo Lopes (Transatlantic Love Affair), Shelli Place (PRIME Productions), Jack Reuler and Leah Anderson (Mixed Blood), Megan Pence and Hal Cropp (Commonweal Theatre Company), Ben Layne (Freshwater Theatre), Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen (Sod House Theater), Lisa Channer (Theatre Novi Most), John Gigrich (Green Sea Productions), Devon Cox (Artistry), Meg DiSciorio and Damon Runnals (Swandive Theatre), John Haynes (Actor's Theater of MN), E.G. Bailey, Elena Giannetti, Adrian Balbontin, and others.
Park Square is committed to programming for and collaborating with a wide range of talent. Our General Auditions is a color inclusive, ability inclusive, and gender inclusive audition. Please let us know if you will need access services.
While a full season has yet to be announced, specific titles confirmed to be part of Park Square's 2018-2019 season include The Agitators by Mat Smart, Rule of Thumb by Agatha Christie, Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, and The Diary of Anne Frank.
Audition Times and Location
The General Auditions will be held in Park Square Theatre’s Proscenium Stage. Please use the 7th Place plaza entrance, under the marquis. Audition dates are:
- Saturday, January 20th, 9am-6pm *AEA/ EMC featured*
- Sunday, January 21st, 9am-6pm
- Monday, January 22nd, 1pm-10pm *AEA/EMC featured*
- Tuesday, January 23rd, 1pm-10pm
Audition Sign-Up Begins in January
You may sign up for an audition appointment using SignUp Genius. Please note audition sign-up for AEA actors is 12:00 noon on January 3rd, sign-up for EMC actors is 12:00 noon on January 4th, and sign-up for non-union actors is 12:00 noon on January 5th.
Follow this link to reserve your time slot. While Monday, January 22 was initially reserved for AEA/EMC talent, we are now seeing all performers in the remaining time slots.
When Sign-Ups are Full
Because slots may be released and reserved by someone else, we will not be creating an online waitlist ahead of time. Continue checking the sign-up sheets in the hopes of receiving a specific time, as spots do become available with cancellations.
Each day will have a waitlist in case of no-shows or running ahead of schedule. You may arrive at any time and be placed on that day's waitlist in order of arrival. Actors will only be placed on a waitlist by arriving in person; we will not be accepting any waitlist additions via email or phone call. Actors from the waitlist will be seen in order of AEA, then EMC, then non-union.
We are also accepting video submissions for this audition. Please email the provided address below for further instruction.
- Please prepare two contrasting monologues that total no more than two minutes in length. In order for each actor to be seen, these auditions will be timed. My apologies, but it is the most respectful way to protect everyone’s time.
- Please bring one hard copy of your headshot and resume to your appointment.
- Talent Profile: We are asking everyone to create a FREE talent profile on Minnesota Playlist. This profile will be used by directors and producers to view headshots and resumes in the audition room. Instructions will be available when you sign up for your audition appointment.