seeking actors to consider for the 23/24 season (TBA) and beyond
ArtsWest’s mission is to produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination, and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. We value our community and staff not just for the work they do, but for all that makes them who they are. We recognize that identity contains multitudes and is fluid, intersectional, and at the heart of how the individual creates.
ArtsWest recognizes that actors are on the frontlines of our work, bringing their hearts, minds, and stories to bear every time they step into the audition room or onto the stage.
At all steps of the process, we seek to create brave, supportive spaces in which actors can thrive and create incredible work. We practice identity-conscious casting and producing, an idea coined by Lavina Jadhwani in her fantastic HowlRound article as an evolution of the practice of color-conscious casting. When offers are made, we disclose who else is on the team and keep all updated as artists continue to join the project.
ArtsWest employs mainly non-union actors with limited SPT Tier 5 contracts for AEA actors. Currently, ArtsWest provides at least one AEA contract per production.
Bainbridge Performing Arts
BPA will be casting for our 2023/2024 inaugural season, in the newly-renovated Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts.
THE PROM- Oct. 12-29 2023
BEAUTY & THE BEAST- Nov. 30- Dec. 17, 2023
THE BOOK OF WILL- March 7-24, 2024
CABARET- April 25-May 12, 2024
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM- TBD Summer, 2024
BPA's team of theatre professionals work with volunteer cast members from Bainbridge, Kitsap, Seattle and beyond to produce professional quality, well supported and attended shows in our 230 seat facility on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge is a beautiful 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle and the theater is a short walk from the dock. Currently in our 67th Season, BPA produces five Mainstage shows a year, including a summer Shakespeare production at nearby Bloedel Reserve, and is home to The Edge Improv, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and BPA Theatre School.
Big Fish NW Talent Representation LLC
Big Fish NW Talent proudly represents principal talent available for on-camera roles throughout the Great NorthWest region.
Our talent can be found in films ranging from indies to theater blockbusters, regional & national commercials, training videos, gaming, voice-overs and many other projects.
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Book-It's mission is to transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire our audiences to read.
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Book-It Repertory Theatre has built a 30-plus year legacy of creating new, evocative plays from some of the most compelling books on the shelves. By creating theatre exclusively from literature, Book-It strives to inspire a love of reading through a live, communal experience.
Today, with over 150 original adaptations to its credit, Book-It is widely respected for the consistent artistic excellence of its work. We are proud of our interpretations of classics by authors from the Western canon of literature—Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Bram Stoker, Miguel de Cervantes, Kate Chopin, and Herman Melville, among many others. And we are thrilled to bring new, or often excluded, voices to that list of exceptional authors: N.K. Jemisin, Octavia Butler, Jamyang Norbu, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Imbolo Mbue, to name a few.
Additionally, our Arts Education program brings children across our state diverse works by authors such as Yuyi Morales, Mem Fox, Derrick Barnes, Jon Scieszka, Patricia Polacco, Matt de la Peña, Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, and Francísco Jiménez. We have toured throughout the greater Seattle area and over the mountains, partnering with both schools and public libraries.
Though we produce our work primarily in the Center Theatre of Seattle Center’s historic Amory building, our work has been shown in multiple local venues including ACT, Intiman, Seattle Art Museum, Town Hall, Freehold, North Seattle Community College, Northwest Asian American Theatre, Hugo House, On the Boards, Café Nordo, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Our adaptations have been performed in theatres across the country, including the Hartford Stage, Center Stage Baltimore, Children’s Theatre Company, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Portland Center Stage, and others.
The joy of sharing stories with our community continues to inspire us, and we look forward to the growing list of voices we will experience together.
Our Mission: To transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire our audiences to read.
Our Vision: To be a nationally-known theatre arts center where Book-It’s partnership of theatre, literature, and education nourishes the literacy and the artistic vitality of our community.
Bridges Stage Company
Bridges Stage Company is dedicated to producing world-class, multi-ethnic theatre that builds awareness, understanding and acceptance of all people and cultures. Its programs explore our similarities and celebrate our differences in the hope of bringing us closer together.
Centerstage is looking for actors from all over the Puget Sound area for our 5-show mainstage season. We believe in breaking down barriers to live theatre, both onstage for our artists and offstage for our patrons and community. We produce plays and musicals that vary in genre and era, from classical to new works.
Copious Love Productions
Copious Love Productions seeks to amplify traditionally marginalized voices through emotionally truthful, psychologically deep, and authentic storytelling. Our programs focus on developing new work, supporting emerging voices, and creating a collaborative community of artists and audiences.
Founded in 2010, Copious Love Productions has been committed to producing seasons of entirely original Seattle works. Our programs include main stage theatrical productions, workshops, play readings, and community events. We seek to bring artists into deeper community with one another, and we strive to promote equity, cultivate new voices, and amplify the creativity so abundant right here in the Puget Sound area.
Dacha is a Seattle-based theater company that specializes in devised, immersive, and playful work.
At Dacha, we believe everyone has a story worth telling, and that live communal experience is vital for our humanity – which is why audience interaction is woven into the fabric of everything we do. We are constantly in pursuit of new ways to tell old stories and ways to make new stories resonate, whether it is through our original immersive shows, our innovative "Dice" takes on Shakespeare and classic texts, or our movement-driven stagings of new works. We are committed to creating a welcoming community at every level of our organization, from pay-what-you-can tickets for all events, to audition workshops to empower diverse storytellers of all backgrounds to work with us. Dacha Theatre is run by an eight-person producing staff and supported by a company of 40 artists and creators.
We are looking for new collaborators at every level, and particularly excited about artists with interest in generative work, movement, and storytelling.
Drama Dock Theatre Company
Drama Dock is Vashon Island’s longest running theatre company with a 46 year history. Drama Dock is led by Producing Artistic Director Lisa Peretti and produces 2-3 MainStage productions per year. 2022 saw record success with the production of a new full length musical, Winghaven Park, directed by Kelly Kitchens, followed by the classic rock show Buddy-the Buddy Holly Story. Production crew and actors are paid a stipend and travel. Housing provided for off island actors on an as needed basis.
2023, Drama Dock will be producing An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley in June at Vashon Center for the Arts and a British farce in late August at the 265 seat VHS theatre.
eSe Teatro, Seattle Latinas Take Stage
About eSe Teatro:
Empowering local Latin@ artists to create, produce and promote professional theater in English, Spanish, bilingual and Spanglish. Providing a voice for Latino and Latina artists as well as communities by sharing culturally and socially relevant stories through our innovative programming, workshops, and initiatives.
Founded in 2010, eSe Teatro honors self-definition and inclusion, striving to represent everyone within our Latinidad and beyond. Our affiliated artists range from immigrants to U.S. born, Spanish-speaking and non Spanish-speaking, representing cultures and heritages from all over The Americas and Caribbean.
Exploring language, shared history, and cultural roots, through adaptations of classics as well as new works and script development.
eSe Teatro is looking for actors and designers for our next main stage. Please see TPS post for more information: https://theatrepugetsound.org/job_and_audition/looking-for-actors-and-designers-for-ese-teatros-main-stage-in-october/
Island Shakespeare Festival
Our mission is to provide accessible classical theatre, realized for a contemporary audience.
We seek company members who are ready and willing to bring a positive and collaborative attitude to the uniquely challenging process of outdoor rotating repertory theatre. ISF is committed to intersectional inclusion and representation, and we are actively working to dismantle systems of oppression in our organization and the work we share. We seek to build an ensemble who will embrace and enhance these values.
Our 2023 season includes William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, directed by Olena Hodges (she/her), and Hannah Cowley's Bold Stroke for a Husband, directed by Emily Lyon (she/her). This production is in partnership with Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre's Expand the Canon program.
About ISF: ISF is a Pay-What-You-Will company located on rural Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. Whidbey is the ancestral home of Coast Salish peoples including the Swinomish, Snohomish, Suquamish, and Lower Skagit tribes, who were forcibly relocated with the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.
Housing and Pay: Visiting artistic collaborators are housed locally in home-stays. Visiting actors will be cast in both productions unless otherwise arranged. Actors cast in both shows will be paid $400 per week, bi-weekly. Actors cast in one production will be paid $200/week. Pay is subject to state and federal income taxes. The term of the contract is (roughly) 13 weeks, June 7-September 12, 2022. ISF offers a modest travel reimbursement stipend for visiting non-union artists.
Our Casting Ethos:
We believe classic theatre belongs to everyone, and we strive for inclusion and representation of the scope of humanity in our audiences and in our company. We recognize that as a classical theatre company, we primarily produce plays written from a narrow cultural perspective in a very different historical context from our own. We believe the expanse of humanity available in these plays transcends those contexts and we are determined to define space in these stories for the rich variety of humans and experiences that exist in our world today. We invite all artists to submit for opportunities and roles that ignite their creative spirit.
We recognize that most characters we encounter in classic theatre are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns. We invite gender non-conforming, gender queer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for all roles with which they most identify, and which ignite their creative spirit. We will specify when characters have specific gender criteria.
We seek to represent all races and ethnicities on our stage and in our company and invite actors of all racial and ethnic identities to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit. We will specify when characters have specific racial/ethnic criteria.
We invite actors who identify as differently abled and/or disabled to submit for all roles which ignite their creative spirit. We will specify if characters have specific ability criteria.
We believe the characters that exist in these stories may be portrayed by any and everyone, and invite actors of all body shapes and sizes to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit. We will specify if characters have specific physical criteria.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
Inspired by language developed by Kevin Kantor (they/them) and Emily Tarquin (they/them), adapted for our casting process by Olena Hodges (she/her) with contributions from Kyle Haden (he/him), Ada Karamanyan (she/her), Mickey Rowe (he/him), K. Woodzick (they/them), and others.
Island Stage Left
We are a small professional theatre on San Juan Island. This is our 24th year. "Shakespeare under the Stars" is our summer tradition and we also perform small cast modern dramas, indoors, in the fall and winter.
We are looking for people with imagination, an affinity for language, a sense of humor and the ability to move easily on stage. We hire both Equity and non-Equity. Experience in good theatres is always a plus, though not essential, especially if the actor is newly out of a PATP or graduate training program. We accept head shots and video auditions throughout the year.