Hartford Stage Announces Equity Principal Auditions for 2018-2019 Season

Hartford, CT – May 21, 2018 – Hartford Stage will hold Equity Principal Auditions for its 2018-19 season on Tuesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the event that all audition time slots fill to capacity, an additional day of Equity Principal Auditions will be held onWednesday, June 6. Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage offices located at 942 Main Street in Hartford on the second floor.

Equity Actors should email auditions@hartfordstage.org no later than noon on Monday, June 4, to arrange for an appointment. Please include contact information, phone, email, and preferred audition appointment time. All Equity actors without an appointment will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-Equity actors and Equity Membership Candidates are welcome to attend and will be seen, as time permits, on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are especially seeking local actors who live within a 50-mile radius of Hartford Stage.

Actors are asked to prepare a brief contemporary or classical monologue and bring two copies of a headshot and resume, stapled together, to the audition. Actors may also prepare 16 bars of a song from either musical theatre or opera and bring sheet music; a piano accompanist will be provided. Total time should not exceed two minutes.

Equity stage managers should submit resumes by mail to: Bryan Holcombe, Production Manager, Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street, Hartford CT 06103.

Hartford Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.

Children’s auditions for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas will be held in the fall.

To receive information about all auditions at Hartford Stage or other performance opportunities throughout Connecticut, please sign up for email notices at www.hartfordstage.org/auditions.


Now in our 54th season, Hartford Stage is under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. One of the nation’s leading resident theatres, Hartford Stage is known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 73 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches close to 21,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011 the theatre has presented the world premieres of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Tresnjak; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Reverberation by Matthew Lopez.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans’ Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger’s Children; and Tea at Five.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

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