Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one may
become a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning.

All auditions  are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. unless otherwise noted. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.

Auditions-at-a-glance: Barefoot in the Park - February 21&22, The Wedding Singer - March 27&28

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions.

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

by Sarah Ruhl  |  directed by Melissa Freilich

AUDITION DATES: Friday, September 23, 7-10 PM and Saturday, September 24, 2-5 PM

CALLBACKS: Sunday, September 25, 7-10 PM

REHEARSALS BEGIN: Monday, October 31. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: January 19-22, 2017 at the Arthur Miller Theatre

Set in the 1880s, In the Next Room centers around Dr. Givings, a young doctor fascinated with using the new technology of electricity to treat his patients for hysteria, and his wife Catherine, who struggles with her role as  a wife and mother as she begins to wonder about the noises coming from her husband's office. It explores how this new therapy affects his entire household and those of his patients. This play contains adult themes.

Those wishing to audition should sign up for a 1-hour block of time during either of the general audition sessions using the form below, or by calling the A2CT office at 734-971-2228.  Actors should prepare a short contemporary monologue (no more than 90 seconds), memorized is preferred. Cold readings will be available for those without a monologue; however, a prepared piece is recommended.  Actors will perform prepared monologues and take part in cold readings and other activities during each 1-hour block. Actors should be available for callbacks on 9/25. Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 31. The general rehearsal schedule will be Sunday 2-5 PM, Monday through Thursday 7-10 PM.  No rehearsal from Friday 11/18 until Saturday 11/26, resume Sunday 11/27, no rehearsal from Friday 12/16 until Monday 1/2, rehearsal resumes Tuesday 1/3, tech Saturday 1/14. Character descriptions are below.  Please email or call the office with any questions.

In The Next Room Auditions

Dr. Givings, 30s to 40s—A specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders. Fascinated by science and the latest technologies. A good doctor.

Catherine Givings, 20s to 30s—The doctor's wife, a new mother, not at all shy around people but feeling a bit lost at the moment. 

Sabrina Daldry, 20s to 30s—A patient, frail and worried at first, but more vivacious as her treatments proceed. 

Mr. Daldry, 30s to 50s—Sabrina Daldry's husband, more bluster than bad intention. 

Annie, 30s to 40s—Dr. Giving's midwife assistant, a practical woman and skilled nurse. 

Elizabeth, 20s to 30s, African American-A wet nurse, having recently lost her child. A strong will despite a difficult situation. 

Leo Irving, 20s to 30s—Another patient of Dr. Givings, an English painter who has been unable to paint until his treatments help him once again be inspired by every beautiful person he sees.


Upcoming Studio and Event Auditions

Upcoming Junior Theatre Audition information is now available by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page

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