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.


Directed by David Widmayer

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, August 7 @ 4 PM and Monday, August 8 @ 7 PM | Callbacks Wednesday, August 10 @ 7 PM

TEXT WORK beginning Wednesday, August 24 | REHEARSALS beginning Sunday, September 4

PRODUCTION DATES: October 27-30, 2016 @ Arthur Miller Theatre

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre announces auditions for Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Othello, directed by David Widmayer.  Auditions take place Sunday, August 7 at 4:00 PM and Monday, August 8 at 7:00 PM at the A2CT Studio (322 W. Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104).  Callbacks are scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 10, location TBA. Text work will begin Wednesday, August 24, and rehearsals start Sunday, September 4. Production dates are October 27-30, 2016 at the Arthur Miller Theatre on UM’s North Campus.

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is seeking ten to fifteen diverse actors for their production of Othello. With the original Shakespearean language intact, this production will be set at a lavish hotel in Saigon during the height of the Vietnam War. A new cut of the script by director David Widmayer emphasizes the role of war abroad and dramatic social change at home in shaping the characters’ attitudes and actions. No stage combat experience is necessary - actors will all have the opportunity to work with Melissa Freilich, a stage combat professional.

Actors must be age 16 or older to audition. Many roles will be available to actors of any gender identity. We hope that the cast will represent the growing diversity of the desegregated armed forces in the Vietnam War era, and strongly encourage actors of all ethnic backgrounds to audition. Auditioners may prepare a short (1-2 minute) Shakespearean monologue of their choice, or receive a monologue at auditions for a cold reading. At the audition, it is most important that actors demonstrate their ability to clearly convey the story - not just using the text, but using their body and range of emotional expression as well.


Upcoming Studio and Event Auditions

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