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.

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions.


By Tom Stoppard

directed by Melissa Freilich

General Auditions: February 8 & 9 @ 7:00 PM at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104)

Callbacks: February 10 @ 4:00 PM at the A2CT Studio

Performance Dates: April 19-22, 2018

Auditions will take place on Thursday February 8 from 7-10pm and Friday February 9 from 7-10pm at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Those wishing to audition should sign up for one 1-hour block during either of the general audition sessions. Callbacks are scheduled for Saturday February 10 from 4-7pm . Performance dates are April 19-22, 2018, at the Arthur Miller Theatre on UM’s North Campus.

Arcadia opens in an English country house in 1809, when Thomasina asks her tutor Septimus some uncomfortably difficult questions (ranging from the definition of carnal embrace to a formula which defines the universe) while Septimus attempts to duck out of duels over love affairs or poetry.  In the present day, researchers dig through the records of the house, sparring with each other over their interpretations of what must have taken place.  In the flashbacks, the audience sees the truths that the characters can only guess at.  Arcadia, called “possibly the greatest play of our age” and, “a masterpiece” finds the fun in the human quest to outwit the universe.

Actors should prepare a short monologue (no more than 2 minutes), memorized is preferred. Cold readings will be available for those without a monologue; however, a prepared piece is recommended. Monologues in the style of Stoppard (or Wilde, Shaw, Coward, etc) are helpful.  Actors may sign up for a 1-hour block (starting on the hour) during either of the general audition sessions using the form below
 or by calling the A2CT office during business hours. You need only attend one. Actors will perform prepared monologues and take part in cold readings and other activities during each 1-hour block. 

Please come prepared with your calendars! So long as full information is provided at auditions, conflicts may be able to be accommodated. However, conflicts after Monday April 9 will be highly discouraged and no conflicts may be accommodated for tech week (beginning Sunday April 15)

Arcadia Audition Sign-Up


In 1809:

Thomasina Coverly, age 13 (later in the play, 17)—An extremely bright, perceptive and articulate girl, but still with a childlike joy. 

Septimus Hodge, 20s—The tutor of Thomasina.  Very smart, with a wry sense of humor and always ready with a quick retort.  However, he is not immune from sentiment.

Jellaby—Butler to the Coverly family.

Ezra Chater—A blundering poet with more enthusiasm, self-regard, and bluster than talent. 

Richard Noakes—The landscape architect redesigning the Coverly’s grounds in the “modern” Gothic style.  More enthusiastic about his work than aware of other people’s reactions.

Lady Croom—The matriarch of the Coverly household.  Very proper, even imperious, with a cutting sense of humor.

Captain Brice—The brother of Lady Croom.  A soldier, manly, perhaps a bit dense.


In the present day:

Hannah Jarvis, 20s or 30s—An author and researcher.  Passionate about the pursuit of knowledge.  Skeptical of easy answers.  Sarcastic and caustic but also deeply earnest.  More interested in answers than romance.

Chloe Coverly, 20s—The daughter of the modern Coverly family.  Energetic and charming.

Bernard Nightingale—An author and researcher.  Swaggering, confident and charming.  An almost boyish enthusiasm for his own ideas. 

Valentine Coverly, 20s or 30s—The son of the modern Coverly family.  A Ph.D. student researching the mathematics of grouse populations.  Fascinated and excited about the possibilities of his research but also frustrated by the difficulty.  Intrigued by Hannah.

Gus Coverly/August Coverly, 15—The same actor plays Thomasina’s brother and the silent but brilliant brother of Valentine and Chloe.



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Ann Arbor Civic Theatre,
Aug 20, 2017, 2:15 PM
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Aug 20, 2017, 2:16 PM