Audition Information

Auditions at A2CT are open. 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.



Thank you to all who auditioned. There was so much talent - thank you for making it tough on us!


OLIVE - Emily Fishman
MARCY - Hallie Fox
LOGAINNE - Keshia Oliver
CHIP - Nick Rapson
CONEYBEAR - Nathan King
BARFEE - Connor Rhodes
RONA - Allison Ackerman
PANCH - Brandon Cave
OLIVE'S MOM - Allison Ackerman
OLIVE'S DAD - Nick Rapson
LOGAINNE'S DADS - Nick Rapson and Connor Rhodes

The role of Mitch has not yet been cast. There will be an additional audition for this role on Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 PM. Location TBD.

Please email the director, Wendy Sielaff at to accept or decline your role.


Upcoming Studio and Event Auditions

Audition dates: Sunday, July 17 at 4pm; Tuesday, July 19 at 5pm* at the A2CT Studio (*Those who can’t make 5pm can arrive by 6pm, if needed—contact the office)

Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm (LOCATION TBD)

Production Dates: September 30-October 2, 2016 at the A2CT Studio Theatre

Those auditioning should attend one of the regular auditions and should be available for callbacks. No preparation or pre-registration required.

Rehearsals: begin the week of August 8. 

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script.

Synopsis: (From the Dramatists site) Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Character Descriptions

Sylvia (early 20’s-early 30’s): Sylvia is a dog. She speaks English but has the mannerisms of a canine. Sylvia is perky, fun-loving, and excitable. She has a dark side, however, and can be rude, sarcastic, and sly.

Greg (40’s-mid 60’s): Greg is an affable, regular guy. He is caught in a job he doesn’t like and is at a loss about how to navigate the next chapter in his life.

Kate (40’s-mid 60’s): Kate is a driven, confident career woman. She embraces the empty nest and has no patience for Greg’s lack of direction or for Greg’s new dog, Sylvia.

Tom (30’s-mid 60’s): Tom is a fellow dog owner Greg befriends in the park. He’s a guy’s guy, and has plenty of advice for Greg about dogs and life.

Phyllis (40’s-mid 60’s): Phyllis is a college chum of Kate’s. She is a name-dropping striver who has a tenuous hold on her new sobriety.

Leslie (30’s-late 60’s): Leslie is a therapist. Leslie is exploring gender identity and can be played by a man or a woman. Leslie’s calm, therapist’s demeanor hides latent anger issues.

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

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