Central Square Theater 2019-20 Season – Cambridge, MA EPA (05.23.19)

Central Square Theater
Cambridge, MA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Category 6 Contract; $473 a week

The Nora Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner, and/or Underground Railway Artistic Director, Debra Wise, will be in attendance.

A Musical EPA for the show AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ will be held on a later date TBD.


An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for various roles in Central Square Theater’s upcoming 2019-20 season. See breakdown.

SM and ASM positions are available. See separate notice on Casting Call for information.


!!All Dates Are Subject to Change!!

by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage and directed by Debra Wise CoProduction Underground Railway Theater (Debra Wise – Artistic Director) & The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner – Artistic Director) First rehearsal: November 4/5 or November 11/12, 2019

Production run: November 29 – December 29, 2019

NOTE. This is a revival of the 2018 production, and at least four of the eight roles will be played by the original cast. Ensemble driven. Interested actors should ideally exhibit skills in singing, playing instruments, and/or dance. Roles potentially available below.


Scrooge – 55-70. Male. Fears the world too much. He needs to change, for all of our sakes.

Belle, Martha Cratchit, and Ensemble – 20-35. Female.

Mrs. Cratchit, Charwoman, and Ensemble – 35-50. Female.

Marley, Old Joe, and Ensemble – 35-55. Male or Female.


by Kate Hamill
Produced by Underground Railway Theater, Debra Wise – Artistic Director
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: December 30, 2019
Production run: January 23 – February 23, 2020

NOTE. Though not required to audition, it is a plus if actors interested in this production have proficiency on the piano.


Amelia Sedley – Female, 20’s-30’s, bit of a sap. A generous heart and true.

Becky Sharp – Female, 20’s-30’s, bit of a brat. A survivor. Terrifically smart.

Actor 1 – Male or Female, plays multiple roles (Manager, Miss Matilda Crawley, Lord Steyne)

Actor 2 – Male, plays multiple roles (Rawdon, Mr. Sedley, Fairgoer, Coachman, General Tufto, German Fairgoer 1)

Actor 3 – Male, plays multiple roles (Dobbin, Miss Pinkerton, Rose Crawley, Gentleman 1, Servant 2, Servant 3)

Actor 4 – Male, plays multiple roles (George, Lesser Pitt, Miss Briggs, Lady Bareacres, Servant 1, Landlord, German Fairgoer 2, Gentleman 2, Sheriff)

Actor 5 – Male or Female, plays multiple roles (Joe, Sir Pitt, Mr. Osborne, Miss Jemima, Lady Chesterton, Auctioneer, King)

by Dominique Morisseau
A co-production between The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner – Artistic Director) and WAM Theatre (Kristen van Ginhoven – Artistic Director)
Director: Dawn Simmons
Berkshire first rehearsal (at Central Square Theater): October 1, 2019 *Rehearsals will move to Shakespeare and Company on October 18, 2019
Berkshire production run: October 24 – November 9, 2019
Boston first rehearsal: February 24, 2020
Boston production run: March 5 – March 29, 2020


Nya – Black woman, mid to late 30s. A single mother

Omari – Black, late teens

Jasmine – Black or Latina, late teens

Xavier – Black man, mid to late 30s. Single father

Laurie – This role has already been cast.

Dun – Black man, early to mid 30s


by Lauren Gunderson
Produced by Underground Railway Theater,
Debra Wise – Artistic Director
A Catalyst [email protected] Production
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: March 16/17, 2020
Production run: April 9 – May 10, 2020

NOTE. Though not required to audition, it is a plus if actors interested in this production have proficiency on the piano – especially, though not limited to, Ada.


Ada Byron Lovelace – 18-36, curious and brilliant, a woman of our time stuck in hers.

Actor 1 – plays Lady Anabella Byron – Ada’s mother, harsh and strict, but realistic; and Mary Somerville – a woman respected for her math and science, Ada’s mentor, age 35-60

Actor 2 – plays Lord Lovelace – Ada’s future husband, wishes he was more rich, proud; and Byron – a brooding self-aware poet, age 25-45

Charles Babbage – 40-60, genius, Ada’s “soul-mate” in London


Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller,
Lyrics by Various Artists,
Book by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Director: Maurice Emmanuel Parent
A co-production between The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner – Artistic Director) and The Front Porch Arts Collective (Dawn Meredith Simmons – Artistic Director)
First rehearsal: May 4/5, 2020
Production run: May 28 – June 28, 2020

Auditions for this production will be held on a later date TBD


Charlaine – Black, female (Lead), Mezzo-Soprano; sweet, young and innocent

André – Black, male (Lead), Baritone; a party hound and bit of a womanizer

Ken – Black, male (Lead), Tenor; cheerful, jovial, larger than life

Nell – Black, female (Lead), Alto; confident and charming, a knowledgeable woman of the
world Armelia – Black, female (Lead), Soprano; sassy and strong-willed


Appointment slots are three minutes each. To make an appointment, please email your available times and the productions/characters that interest you to Kate Kelly at [email protected] . You will be sent a confirmation email and any requested sides (a reader will be provided).. AEA members without appointments are seen as time permits. Non-union actors who drop in will also be seen if there are empty slots.



Audition Information


Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139-4106

Auditions will be held on the Mainstage on the 23rd, and in the Conference Room on the 29th

Thursday, May 23, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lunch 12:30 to 1:30


Please prepare 1-2 monologues and/or a side from a CST season script (sides can be requested with appointment confirmations). Bring TWO (2) copies of your headshot/resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult