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Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

If you would like to join us please see the opportunities below for more information and who to contact.

 

General Casting Information

Audition listings are posted as they become available for specific productions. For an audition appointment in response to an audition posting, please contact Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at pmensky@therep.org

“Plays in Progress” Reading Series – Casting Notice

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces auditions for its upcoming presentation of the “Plays in Progress” reading series in collaboration with the Rolling River Playwright’s Collective.  The series includes staged reading of 3 new plays: Unemployment by Werner Trieschmann (presented October 6), Life Science by Judy B. Goss (presented November 3), and Blood Moon by John Haman (presented December 1).  All performances will be at 7:00PM. Rehearsals will take place the evening before and the day of each of the performances.  Actors may be cast in more than one reading. Seeking a diverse company of actors age 16 and up for the following roles:

 

Unemployment by Werner Trieschmann:

 

WILL – mid-20s, husband to SASHA, fastidious and trying to keep it together – barely doing so

 

MAURA – 30s, only occasionally employed, no issues living on societal fringe, suspicious of upper class

 

SASHA – mid-20s, wife to WILL, works in pharmaceutical sales, mind is often elsewhere

 

SYLVIA – mid-40s, boss of SASHA, seen-it-all, in love with her Lexus

 

CAPTAIN – late 50s but looks and behaves older, SASHA’s father, former Navy man, salty, no social filter and doesn’t care

 

CARL – late 20s, a big human, veteran, landscaper and shy

 

Life Science by Judy B. Goss

 

JANIS BRIGHTON – 38, Teacher swearing by science

 

ROY STURDIVANT – 38, Preacher fighting for God

 

PAUL STURDIVANT – 17, Student pursuing achievement

 

PHOEBE BRIGHTON – 15, Cheerleader living through poetry

 

BEN BRIGHTON – 39, Weather reporter spotting the silver lining (Skills: simple magic, balloon figures)

 

VICTOR AKINS – 16, Black basketball player shooting at life

 

EZEKIEL AKINS – 45, Black minister depending on science

 

Blood Moon by John Haman

 

KEITH GAMMON – Male, head of NASA, 40s-50s.

 

JUNE PORTER/MARIE GRIFFIN – Female. The primary character in the play. June, an alias, is a waitress at the pie shop. Her real identity is Marie, homemaker and former actress, wife of an aeronaut. Longs for her own identity. 30s. Clever, with an active fantasy life.

 

DETECTIVE LINDA WOMBLE – Female, investigator for D.C. Police. Late 20s to 30s. Smart, empathic officer who takes a backseat, at first, to her male counterpart, but becomes the leader.

 

DETECTIVE JACK TANNER – Male, investigator for D.C. Police. Late 30s to 50s. Astute but unimaginative detective.

 

HANS KINDLER – Male, owner of the pie shop. 40s-50s. A charismatic German and former soldier for Rommel who knows one of June’s secrets and uses it to extract sexual favors.

 

CAPT. JANET PEARSON/THE WOMAN – Female, technical expert, Space Command. Promoted to Major in the second act. Early 30s to early 40s. Ruthlessly pragmatic, she is the intellectual force behind Project Horizon.

 

GEN. FRANCIS DELACHAMPS – Male, director of engineering, U.S. Army. Later Chief of Staff, Unified Space Command. Early 50s, gung-ho anti-communist who hopes to create his own militarized space agency.

 

SECRETARY THOMAS YATES – Male, U.S. Secretary of Defense. 50s to early 60s. Military man who has been somewhat neutered by bureaucracy.

 

BOB GRIFFIN – Male, Aeronaut/engineer with U.S. Space Command. Early to mid 30s. Family man, father of Aly, Husband of Marie. An innocent. erstwhile aeronaut.

 

RAY TRAVIS – Male, Aeronaut/engineer with U.S. Space Command. Early to mid 30s. A bit of a joker with a close relationship to Bob, though he is sleeping with Bob's wife anyway. 

 

ALY GRIFFIN – Female, daughter of Bob and Marie.  Seen in the first act as 10 years old, then as 17 in the second act. Has a sense of mystery about her.

 

BETINA/ROBIN – Female. Soviet spy operations control. An illegal in Georgetown. Robin is an alias. 30s to 50s. The intellect behind the spy plan, and a sucker for Russian lit. She abuses her leverage over Geoffrey.

 

GEOFFREY – Male, American grad student in Russian lit and Russian spy. Mid to late 20s. Somewhat a victim of the play's circumstances. A poet, so to speak, who becomes a spy to prevent his country from ever using nuclear weapons again.



Auditions will be held on the morning/afternoon of Saturday, September 15th at Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Education Annex located at 518 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.  Actors will be required to bring 3 headshots/resumes and prepare sides which will be provided when actors request an appointment.  To obtain an appointment, please email Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Resident Casting Director, at pmensky@therep.org and put ‘Play Reading Appointment’ as the subject line of the email.  Please note that the plays contain adult language and subject matter.


 

Local Auditions in Little Rock:

Arkansas Rep regularly holds auditions in Little Rock throughout the year. Auditions are announced here on our website as well as in local newspapers, and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in auditioning for an upcoming production, please check the auditions page regularly, and “Like” Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s page on Facebook for casting updates. Once auditions are announced, you may email to schedule an audition appointment. 

 


New York Auditions: 


EPAs:
Season EPAs are scheduled once a year and take place in Chicago or New York City. These EPAs are announced on www.actorsequity.org and in Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com.

Chorus Calls:
Chorus calls are scheduled for each chorus musical. These calls are posted on www.actorequity.org and in Backstage Magazine, www.backstage.com.

Auditioning for a specific production:
Arkansas Rep announces our New York City auditions on www.actorsequity.org , Backstage Magazine www.backstage.com and www.actorsaccess.com. Generally, we hold auditions on a show by show basis, and these auditions are by appointment only. To obtain an audition appointment for a particular production, you may submit your picture and resume either electronically through www.actorsaccess.com or by sending your picture and resume directly to the casting department through regular mail.


Scripts:
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to offer internships for its upcoming 2019-2020 season. Our internships are ideal for college graduates who are actively pursuing a career in professional theatre. All interns receive weekly compensation plus housing, along with the invaluable experience of working in a professional theatre setting.

Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, provide three professional references, and (when applicable) samples of work in electronic form. Please apply by emailing all aforementioned information to lkwallek@therep.org. Please place desired position in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Any individuals being considered for a position will be contacted by management. No phone calls, please. Available positions are:

 


 

EDUCATION INTERN 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Education Department is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a teaching assistant in classes, camps, and workshops for students ages K-adult, support the department with administrative duties, help develop marketing and social media content, implement outreach, and assist with the planning and implementation of education programs and events. Ideal applicants will have knowledge and experience in theatre as well as education. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Anna Kimmell at akimmell@therep.org.

 

ELECTRICS INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an Electrics Intern for our 2019 season.  Responsibilities include assisting Master Electrician with the hang-and-focus of all shows and respective changeovers; all electrical devices and pyrotechnic effects; oversee the execution of electrical wiring for all show practicals, etc.; duties include equipment maintenance. This position is expected to actively participate in all changeovers for shows. Other responsibilities, such as running crew duties, are assigned by the Production Manager per show basis.   College or equivalent experience is required.  Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019.  This is an intern position paid minimum wage, plus housing, benefits are available. Please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager: lkwallek@therep.org.   No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

SOUND INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a Sound intern for our 2019 season.  Responsibilities include assisting the resident Sound Designer/Engineer with the sound requirements for all shows.  Duties will include maintenance of sound related equipment and storage spaces. This position is expected to actively participate in all changeovers for shows.  Other responsibilities, such as running crew duties, are assigned by the production manager on a per show basis. Positive attitude is essential. College experience or equivalent is required.  Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019.  This is an intern position paid minimum wage, plus housing, benefits are available.  Please email resume and reference list to:  Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT INTERN
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking two bright, hardworking upcoming stage managers to serve as Production Assistants for our 2019 Season.  Our PA’s will assist our AEA Stage Managers in the preparation, rehearsing and running of all shows.  Other responsibilities will be assigned by the Production Manager.   Positive attitude and a good sense of humor are essential.  Experience in stage management at college or small theatre level is also necessary.  The opportunity to enroll in AEA apprentice program is available.  Ideal starting date is Jan. 16, 2019.  This is a minimum wage job, plus housing, benefits are available.  To apply please email cover letter, resume and reference list Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager. lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

COSTUME INTERN 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Costume Intern for its 2019 season.  Responsibilities include costume construction and alteration, craft work and wardrobe crew responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing self-starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Positive attitude is essential. College or equivalent experience is required. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. This is a minimum wage job, housing is provided. Benefits are available. This position works weekends and evenings. Please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org  No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer. www.therep.org.

*All Interns are assigned other duties that include, but aren’t limited to, running crew positions and assisting in all strikes. Some duties will require the ability to lift up to 50lbs.*

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LEAD CARPENTER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is looking for a Lead Carpenter for the 2019 season. We are currently producing a five show season.  Our scenic shop also supports an educational program with workshops and scaled down productions. The ideal candidate should possess experience in all aspects of scenery construction, in-depth knowledge of shop tools as well as the ability to solve problems and work independently. Metal working/welding skills a plus. Ability to read plans a must.  Additional duties include loading, installation, strike of all shows, attending technical rehearsals and previews as needed. This position includes assisting in general maintenance of facilities and equipment. Candidate must be a good team player willing to assist other departments if and when needed.  This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Position opened until filled. Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019. Please email cover letter, resume, three references and electronic portfolio to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep. is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

CARPENTER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Scenic Carpenter for its 2019 season. The ideal candidate should be experienced in scenery construction, knowledge of standard shop tools, including hand tools as well as the ability to solve problems and work independently. Metal working /welding is a plus.  Candidate must be a team player willing to assist other departments if and when needed. Positive attitude is essential. College or equivalent experience is required. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits.  Position open until filled. Ideal start date is Jan 2, 2019. Please email cover letter resume, three references and electronic portfolio to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

PROPERTIES ASSISTANT 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Properties Assistant.  The ideal candidate will assist the Props Master with shopping and fabrication of all props and set decorations for each production.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to attending tech rehearsals and previews as needed.  Computer graphics skills are essential; ability to paint and basic sewing skills are a plus; furniture carpentry skills are a must.  Those applying must have a valid driver's license, be able to routinely lift at least 30—50 pounds and do ladder work. Positive attitude is essential. This candidate must be a good team player, willing to assist in other departments as needed. College or equivalent experience is required.  This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. To apply please email cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.      

 


 

SOUND DESIGNER/ENGINEER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks a motivated & experienced Sound Designer/Engineer to join our staff of professional artists, we currently produce 5 Mainstage shows a season. The ideal candidate will excel at collaborating with Directors and other members of the production team. Experience in scheduling, planning, computer, and organizational skills are required. Expertise in wireless set up and operation, mixing live orchestras/musicals, reinforcement, recording, equipment maintenance, and troubleshooting is a must. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sound design for all productions, rentals and other special events. The sound designer/engineer also supports an educational program with workshops and cabarets. Other responsibilities include load in, strike, budgeting, and sound system maintenance.  Positive attitude is essential. A minimum of two years of professional Sound Design and mixing experience is required.  MFA in Sound Design and Technology preferred.  This is a year round position with benefits. Ideal start date is Dec. 1, 2018 or before. To apply please email resume and reference list to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager,  lkwallek@therep.org. Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

 


 

COSTUME DIRECTOR
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking a full-time Costume Director to supervise all aspects of an active costume department. The ideal successful candidate must be a well-organized and communicative professional with strong budgeting and organizational skills, experience managing the build of multiple shows, and ability to work with designers to successfully achieve their vision. This is a full time, year round position that directly supports a five show season, an educational program and annual gala fundraiser. Duties include the daily supervision and hiring of staff and over-hire personnel, maintenance of budget, coordination of costume rentals, collaboration with designers and choreographers, creation of all costume paperwork and overseeing the maintenance of costumes during performance runs. While this is primarily a management position, the Costume Shop Manager will also have costume build and maintenance responsibilities and must have draping, patterning, craftwork and construction skills. Design opportunities possible but not required. Experience working with dance costumes is preferred but not required. Ideal start date is Nov. 28, 2018. Competitive benefits package. Please email cover letter, resume, three references and examples of construction work to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

CUTTER/DRAPER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Cutter/Draper.  Applicants must have a minimum three years practical experience as a Cutter/Draper in professional theatre, with a minimum five years of professional costume construction experience.  Responsibilities include patterning, supervising the construction of costumes, fittings and overseeing alterations and reworking of all built, rented or pulled costumes.   Candidates must show proficiency in draping, flat patterning and “sculptural” use of fabric.  Expertise in creating period, modern and unusual costumes desired. Other requirements include excellent understanding of fabric types, characteristics, uses and limitations as well as working knowledge of costume history.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational skills a must. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. Ideal start date is Jan. 2, 2019. To apply please send cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org.  No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.  

 


 

WARDROBE SUPERVISOR/STITCHER 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre seeks an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher to insure smoothly-run performances and preserve the integrity of the original costume design for each production.  Responsibilities include coordinating and conducting costume changes, training all dressers, maintaining and repairing costumes, and organizing strike.  This position requires knowledge AEA theatrical practices. When not in production, the Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher assists in the costume shop as needed and must have stitching and basic costume and craft construction skills.  The ideal candidate must excel at meeting deadlines, be dependable, flexible, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills. Strong organizational and computer skills are a must.  Basic wig maintenance is required. Positive attitude is essential. This is a full-time, year-round salaried position with benefits. This position works evenings and weekends. Ideal starting date is Jan. 2, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. To apply please email cover letter, resume, references, and electronic portfolio samples to: Lynda Kwallek, Interim Production Manager, lkwallek@therep.org. No phone calls please. The Arkansas Rep is an equal opportunity employer.

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