Auditions

Auditions

Auditions

Season submission for the 2021-2022 mainstage season at Theatreworks Colorado Springs, an AEA SPT theatre, are currently closed. We expect to hold season auditions for our 2022-2023 season in late February 2022. More information will be posted here and through Actors Equity.

Free-For-All: Tempest:

We are still accepting submissions for non-Equity actors who live in the Pikes Peak region for our community tour, Free-For-All: Tempest directed by Caitlin Lowans. The tour will rehearsal in March & April, go into schools in April & May, and tour the community May-June 2022.

For our non-Equity community tour work, Free-For-All, the rehearsal week is 20 hours. Non-Equity actors are paid a weekly stipend of $250 during rehearsals. During performances, the per performance stipend for TEMPEST is $65.

We are seeking a cast of 7-8 actors in a 75-minute adaptation of The Tempest. Each actor will learn two tracks in a highly physical work. Gender is fluid. Excitement about and experience with direct address, community and youth audiences, heightened language, highly physical acting work, and comedy are all a plus. We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, identities, genders, and abilities to audition for the roles they are most interested in. Actors will be asked to play across age and gender.

Twelfth Night:

The priority submission period for Twelfth Night directed by Kathryn Walsh closed on December 13, 2021. If you are interested and did not submit by them, you may email a headshot and resume to theatreworks@uccs.edu and we will respond if there is interest. Thank you.

Twelfth Night will be a riotous and joyful exploration of love, gender, and how we play (or not) by the rules. We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities to audition for the roles they are most interested in. We invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

Twelfth Night will be an outdoor, AEA SPT-4 production with AEA salary of $416/wk and non-AEA salary of $315/wk. Non-Equity actors are paid a weekly stipend of $315. Equity Stage Managers are paid a weekly salary of $503 for rehearsals and performances. The rehearsal week is 30 hours. Limited housing is available for out-of-town artists. If you have questions, please email theatreworks@uccs.edu.

Equity Mainstage Productions:

 

Twelfth Night (Spt-4)

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kathryn Walsh

Rehearsals begin June 14, 2022

Performs July 7-July 31, 2022 (Wednesdays-Sundays)

Contract is 7 weeks long

Twelfth Night will be a riotous and joyful exploration of love, gender, and how we play (or not) by the rules. We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities to audition for the roles they are most interested in. While we have noted the genders of the characters below, decisions about character gender will be made during the casting process and are not set in stone. M = Male-identifying, F = Female-identifying, NB = Non-binary, ALL = actors of all genders encouraged to audition and/or the gender of the character will depend on the identity of the actor cast.

ORSINO (M) 20s-40s — The lovesick Duke of Illyria. He’s listened to too much emo music and read too much Keats and is therefore lacking a real-world understanding of how love works. Myopic but compassionate, he’s actually doing his best.

VIOLA (F/NB) 20s-30s — Sebastian’s sister, who disguises herself as Cesario, a boy in service of Duke Orsino, after losing her brother in a shipwreck. A girl in mourning, who falls head over heels for Orsino, and who might be discovering she’s more excited about life as Cesario than she expected. She’s got a lot going on, but she’s a quick thinker, so she’s hoping she can think her way out of it.

SEBASTIAN and others (M) 20s-30s — Viola’s brother. Jumps into things with both feet. Confident, brave, and a little naive.

ANTONIO (M)/ MARIA (F) and others (ALL) 20s-40s — When you are the smart, practical one surrounded by agents of chaos. Sometimes you use your powers for good, and sometimes you don’t. The actor cast in this track will be playing characters of two different genders.

SIR TOBY (ALL) 30s-50s — Sir Toby drinks a lot, but then again, most people they love have died recently. Looking for fun in all the right and wrong places. Starting to lose the guardrails.

SIR ANDREW (ALL) 30s-50s — The unluckiest in love. The sweetest clown in town.

MALVOLIO (M) 40s and up — Believes that moral rectitude and an upright life should result in earthly rewards. Abhors mess of any kind. Rules are his best friend.

FESTE(ALL) 30s and up — A cynical Fool. Sees through all the illusions and kind of wishes they could go back to a time when they didn’t. A musician and singer is needed for this role.

OLIVIA (F) 20s-40s — A highborn lady constrained by her position. In deep mourning. Has no idea what to do with her life and isn’t even sure she’s allowed to ask that question. Extremely tired of wearing black.

We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities to audition for the roles they are most interested in. The genders given are the genders of the characters. They do not need to be the genders of the actors, but because stories of access to power, it is essential that the gender of the characters be clearly legible to audiences and actors paying those parts must be comfortable taking on those stories.

Non-equity Additional Productions:

 

FREE FOR ALL: Tempest (Non-equity School and Community Tour)

by William Shakespeare

directed by Caitlin Lowans

Rehearsals begin late March 2022

Performances in schools late April-May 2022; performances in community May-June 2022.

Seeking a cast of 7-8 actors in a 75-minute adaptation of The Tempest. Each actor will learn two tracks in a highly physical work. Gender is fluid. Excitement about and experience with: direct address, community and youth audiences, heightened language, highly physical acting work, and comedy are all a plus. We encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, identities, genders, and abilities to audition for the roles they are most interested in.