New Work Festival Staged Readings – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 01.16.21)

Columbus, OH

Job Details



Salary to be determined (no less than $271/week)

Auditions will be viewed by Leda Hoffmann (Artistic Director) and Rowan Winterwood (Casting Coordinator).

Callbacks will be held on January 19th and 20th.

Prima Donna rehearses Feb 1 – 6, with a reading on Feb 6.

20K Leagues Under the Sea rehearses Feb 8 – 13, with a reading on Feb 13.

All rehearsals and readings will be conducted virtually.

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 submit.

SEEKING: Equity actors for roles in workshop readings of Prima Donna and 20K Leagues Under the Sea during CATCO’s New Works Festival (see breakdown). Ohio actors are particularly encouraged to submit.


Prima Donna by Chris Leyva

Irene Adler (she/her): 30s – 40s. An opera singer with a flair for the dramatic at all times. Any race.

Pamela Proctor (she/her): 30s – 40s. Cunning and whip smart, waiting for her day in the sun. Any race.

Wilhelm Von Ormstein (he/him): 30s-40s. The crown prince (and later king) of Bohemia. He’s charming, but has his own issues. Any race.

Godfrey Norton (he/him): 40s. A lawyer and confidant to Irene and Pamela. Any race.

Sherlock Holmes (he/him): 40s. A detective with a penchant for disguises and observation. Any race.

John Watson (he/him): 40s. A doctor and assistant to Sherlock. Any race. Also plays Clergyman and Proper Drunk Man.

20K Leagues Under the Sea
adapted for our time
from the novel by Jules Verne
by Alexandria Rayford West, Carlos Washington, and Matt Foss

Aronnax: Professor of science from a museum in Paris. BIPOC, any age, any gender.

Captain Nemo: Builder of the Nautilus and Champion of the Oppressed. Black, any age, any gender.

Ned Land: A master harpooner. A terrible scarecrow of a puppet. Any age, any gender, any race.

Worldbuilders: Ensemble roles. Any age, any gender, any race.

Please send a headshot, resume, and video of a contemporary monologue of not more than two minutes to [email protected] by Saturday, January 16th. Send your video to [email protected] by Saturday, January 16th at the latest.

Deadline: 01/16/2021

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