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A Life in the Theatre will not be holding auditions, as it is a re-mount of a previous production. We apologize, but invite you to audition for our next show- Enron- this Fall.

Audition Announcement!
The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
Directed by Tim Samland
September 14 & 15 at 7pm
at 733 Commerce
Callbacks on September 16 at 7pm
M-2 (1 Black Male, 1 White Male, 50s)
Local actors encouraged to audition

"The Sunset Limited involves only two nameless characters, designated "White" (originally played by Austin Pendleton) and "Black" (originally played by Freeman Coffey), their respective skin colors. Offstage, just before the play begins, Black saves White from throwing himself in front of a train. The title, The Sunset Limited, is derived from the name of a passenger train that travels from New Orleans to Los Angeles. All of the action takes place in Black's sparse apartment, where the characters go (at the behest of Black) after their encounter on the platform. Black is an ex-convict and an evangelical Christian. White is an atheist and a professor. They debate the meaning of human suffering, the existence of God, and the propriety of White's attempted suicide." -Wikipedia

Audition Announcement!
The School for Lies by David Ives
Directed by Tom Sanders
Mark your calendars!
June 23 & 24- 7pm,
at Tacoma Youth Theatre
(924 B Broadway, Tacoma)
Callbacks on 6/25 at 7pm
W-3, M-6
Local and minority actors encouraged to audition.

David Ives is an update of Moliere's classic play The Misanthrope, a satiric send- up of the upper class and the timeless farce of litigation culture.

"Ives' mash-up of 21st-century and 17th-century humor is a testament to how little humanity has changed over the years."
- Valois, R.
"I laughed but once at the repeated joke that finds everybody referring to the character Clitander as Clitoris, and if there really is such a thing as a “fecophile,” I don’t want to know about it. "- C. Isherwood

No monologues required. Sides will be available soon. If you would like to set up a special audition, please contact Tom Sanders at tommyd2003 (at) comcast (dot) net

 Audition Sides are available here: audition sides

You may have to stand in line, but you'll always have a fair shot at Working Class Theatre Northwest. 

~ All Auditions are open.
~ We do not, and will not ever pre-cast a show.
~ Apologies on the lateness of audition announcements. We're moving ahead on a permanent theatre space!


Working Class Theatre NW encourages community participation and accessibility through quality theater education and training, and high standards of artistic achievement. In order to meet these goals, all aspects of production must be open, fair and community minded to the maximum extent possible. As casting a show can potentially strain these objectives, this Audition Policy seeks to clarify WCTNW’s expectations about fair and open auditions and casting, while maintaining the Director’s ability to serve the artistic needs of their show.

A show’s Casting Team shall consist of the Director, Stage Manager, and other show staff they designate. The Director and at least one other member of the Casting Team shall attend all auditions, callbacks, and casting meetings. All casting deliberations should be kept in confidence, and not shared with anyone outside the team until final casting decisions have been made. No member of the Casting Team shall be eligible for a role in the production.

I. The Audition Period for each show begins with the publication of the show’s official Audition Notice. This notice shall be made publicly available no later than 30 days prior to the first audition and will include the following information:
1. Cast requirements: number of actors, age range of roles, and specific requirements of each role, if any. Where no eligibility requirements are listed in the script, every role shall be open to all who audition.
2. Dates, times, and locations of all auditions and callbacks.
3. Audition requirements and format, eg. prepared monologue or song required, length of audition, materials provided.
4. Contact information for Director and Stage Manager and times they are available to answer audition related inquiries.
5. Time frame for when the show will be cast.

II. In an effort to respect the time and effort of every participant:
1. Each auditioner shall be notified by phone or e-mail within 48 hours of the final casting decision, whether they are being offered a part or not.
2. Auditions shall run on time.
3.  All actors shall be thanked sincerely for their audition.

III. Each show will hold at least two Open Auditions. All who wish to audition are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the Open Auditions.

IV. Following the Open Auditions, the Casting Team may choose to hold one or more Callback Auditions. Callback procedures and expectations will be clearly explained to all who attend the Open Auditions.

V. A show may conduct Private Auditions for those who are unable to attend Open or Callback Auditions. Shows may choose not to grant private auditions, but if any are granted, they shall be granted to all who seek them.

VI. Only those who audition for the show shall be cast.
1. If the audition pool is insufficient to cast the entire show, roles shall be filled in order from largest to smallest.
2. When casting roles that are unfilled, priority shall be given to those willing to do a Private Audition, or participants in Open Auditions from the previous two shows.
3. Wherever possible, Open Audition participants shall be given priority consideration for all roles that must be filled after the Audition Period has ended.

VII. The Artistic Director is the Theater’s representative in the audition and casting process of each show. The Artistic Director is responsible for the fairness and integrity of this process. Anyone with concerns about the audition or casting process is encouraged to contact the Artistic Director.

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workingclasstheaternw (at) gmail (dot) com

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