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 email@example.com.
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.
God of Carnage– Local Casting Notice
Arkansas Repertory Theatre announces auditions the evening of March 19 for its upcoming production of Yasmina Reza’s, “God of Carnage,” translated by Christopher Hampton, and directed by Cliff Baker. Rehearsals begin May 15, opening is June 8 and closing is June 24 with a possible extension to July 1, 2018. All roles paid.
Seeking union actors for the following roles:
Veronica – Female, early 40’s. Wife of Michael and mother of Henry. A cultural anthropologist and author who strives early on to keep peace and harmony. She ultimately loses her cool, and her façade of civility unravels.
Michael – Male, early 40’s. Husband of Veronica and father of Henry. Congenial and welcoming at first, he jokes and bonds with his guests. Later he reveals himself as an uncouth xenophobe who dismisses modern parenting practices.
Annette – Female, early 40’s. Wife of Alan and mother of Benjamin. The pressures of motherhood and lack of attention from her husband have eroded her self-confidence to a point that she is constantly on the verge of a panic attack.
Alan – Male, early 40’s. Husband of Annette and father of Benjamin. A lawyer who is constantly interrupting the evening by taking business calls on his cell phone. He believes his son is a savage and beyond repair, women’s capabilities are limited, and every human will always choose their own self-interest over the needs of others.
Auditions will be held by appointment only at Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Education Annex on the evening of March 19. Actors will be required to bring a headshot and resume and read scenes from the play, which will be provided in advance of the audition. To set up an audition appointment, please email Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Resident Casting Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘God of Carnage Local Request’ as the subject line of the email.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. The Rep is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Rep are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, creed, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. The Rep will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
New York Auditions:
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 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.
Arkansas Rep is not currently accepting scripts for future productions.
Ever wonder what goes on backstage at The Rep? Join the crew for one of our shows and find out! Gain professional theatre experience with a number of different jobs, and earn some money too. Contact Linda Parlier, Assistant to the Production Manager, via email. No phone calls please.
Contact: Linda Parlier
If you can sew, we want you! You can earn some extra cash, too. We are looking for talented sticthers to assist us in the construction of costumes for our shows. Contact Rafael Castanera, Production Manager.
Contact: Holly Payne
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is pleased to offer internships for its upcoming 2018-2019 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 email@example.com. 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:
Electrics Intern (1)
Start Date- July 09, 2018
End Date- June 24th, 2019
Our Lighting Department is seeking an individual to assist with the instrument hang and focus for all productions, as well as constructing and wiring practicals. Applicants should have extensive experience with conventional and intelligent lighting fixture repair, DMX troubleshooting, and a working knowledge of basic wiring practices. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of electrical, rigging, and power tool safety practices. Extensive knowledge of theatrical lighting terminology is a must. A thorough knowledge of the EOS family of consoles is desired. This intern also serves as run crew for all productions as either the console or followspot operator.
Production Assistant Intern (2) Eligible for EMC points on qualifying productions
Production Assistant 1: Start Date- July 30, 2018
End Date- April 29, 2019
Production Assistant 2: Start Date- September 24, 2018
End Date- June 24, 2019
Our Production Department is seeking two individuals to assist the Production Stage Manager with all rehearsals and performances. Applicants should have experience in the area stage management, a knowledge of theatrical rehearsal processes, exceptional attention to detail, excellent paperwork and communication skills, prior run crew experience, an ability to take and carry out detailed instruction, and a strong knowledge of theatrical terminology. Other duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the set up/ break down of all rehearsal areas, creating and maintaining production paperwork, assisting with the general upkeep of all performance and rehearsal spaces, as well as assisting with the hospitality and care of our cast members. Samples of self-created, Stage Management paperwork should be included with the application.
*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.