Thank you for your interest in Penobscot Theatre Company!
As a professional theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company engages both union and non-union performers. The theatre operates on a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) agreement and works with members of Actors Equity Association (AEA), United Scenic Artists (USA), and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC). We offer a variety of union and non-union contracts throughout the season.
UPCOMING SEASON 22-23 AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES:
Penobscot Theatre Company announces an open casting call for their newly announced 2022-2023 Season! Extending from September through July, Season 49 will include seven professional productions with a variety of roles available. Actors of all ages, races, and gender identifications wishing to be considered are encouraged to attend. Auditions will be held Saturday, July 23 from 10:30am to 6:00pm and Sunday, July 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Bangor Opera House at 131 Main St in Bangor, Maine. Auditionees will be pre-scheduled in ten-minute slots.
Penobscot Theatre Company is a fully professional theatre company that employs members of Actor’s Equity Association as well as the local community artists. For more information about Penobscot Theatre’s 49th Season please visit: https://www.penobscottheatre.org/2022-2023-season/
Individuals should bring a headshot and resume stapled together and prepare either two contrasting 90-second contemporary monologues OR one 90-second contemporary monologue & 32 bars of music from a song of their choosing. An accompanist will be provided for vocalists, but individuals must bring sheet music. Cold readings from provided material may also be requested.
Penobscot Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director, Jonathan Berry, shares, “I am so excited to get to know the wealth of talent this community has to offer. I’m thrilled for this season and I look forward to collaborating with the local talent to see it enacted.”
Interested parties must send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “General Audition Request,” and include in the body of the email the name, age, and phone number of the individual (and accompanying guardian if applicable) who wishes to audition and whether or not they will sing. Please note day preference and any time conflicts within the audition window. Digital Submissions will also be considered. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Digital General Audition Request” for more information. Requests may take up to five days to process and time/day preferences will be filled as received.
BIPOC, AAPI, and individuals of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to attend.
Callbacks will take place throughout the late summer and early fall.
Please no phone calls.
Requirement for proof of vaccination/negative test.
Everyone entering the audition venue (i.e., venue employees, Equity members, nonmembers, casting personnel, creatives, producers, musicians, COVID Safety Managers, etc.) will be required to undergo a symptom check and provide one of the following prior to entry into the venue:
-Proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated,” as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine.
-Proof of a negative PCR test result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entry into the audition venue.
-Proof of two negative antigen test results (e.g., the first taken the night before and the second taken no less than 2 hours) prior to entry into the venue. Results of non-proctored at-home antigen tests will not be accepted.
· Two-ply cloth face masks, surgical masks, singer’s masks and respirators (N95, KN95 or KF94) will be allowed for face coverings. Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Everyone in the holding room and audition room will always wear a face covering as described above, except for the actor when they are actively auditioning. The time spent unmasked should be as minimal as possible. Face coverings must be worn correctly (covering the nose and mouth). Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/
· If the risk level for Penobscot County is trending upwards and may rise to High (Red) we will contact those auditioning with appointments at least 24 hours before the first audition appointment time to let them know there is a chance that the auditions may need to be postponed or cancelled. All with appointments will be notified if the auditions must be postponed or cancelled.
· We encourage members to prepare for their audition at home, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.
PLAY SUBMISSION POLICY
We accept plays about Maine and our region at any time. Please send synopsis, development history and a ten-page sample to Jonathan Berry, Artistic Director at email@example.com.
No other submissions will be accepted at this time or are guaranteed a response.
Please note that Penobscot Theatre Company does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we do not intend to develop or produce.
Please no phone calls.