Auditions and Employment

City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Depending on the available roles for any given production, City Theatre hires both equity and non-equity actors.


There are currently no available positions at City Theatre.


City Theatre Company
2015 Young Playwrights Festival Auditions

Artistic Director: Tracy Brigden
Artistic Producer/Festival Director: Reginald L. Douglas
Managing Director: James McNeel

Date: Wed, July 29, 2015
From 10:30 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: City Theatre Company
Charles Morris Building Rehearsal Hall (Second Floor)
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Seeking: City Theatre Company is hiring an ensemble of 10 diverse, professional actors to comprise the casts of this year’s Young Playwrights Festival (see below). Actors will play multiple roles in these six wonderfully different, one-act plays so we are seeking imaginative, outgoing creative spirits who can easily shift from comedy to drama. Additionally, City Theatre is committed to non-traditional casting and encourages actors of all backgrounds to audition.

Schedule: Rehearsals run from Tues, September 15th – Sat, September 26th (6 pm – 10 pm on weeknights; 12 pm – 8 pm on weekends. Call times will vary; exact schedule TBD). Tech will take place on Sun, September 27 & Mon, September 28, 10–10. The show runs Tues, September 29 – Fri, October 9 with performances during the day (student matinees) and also at night on weekends (open to the public).

Compensation: Company members will be paid an $800 stipend for their participation.

We are only seeking Non-Equity actors at this time.

How to Audition:

Auditions are by appointment only. Interested actors must email with headshot and resume by Friday, July 24th to request an appointment.

Only actors who fit the roles available will be given audition appointments. We appreciate your understanding.

If invited to attend, actors will be sent specific sides to prepare; monologues are not required.

2015 Young Playwrights Festival plays

by Tara Marsh

Who are you sitting next to on your morning commute? This theatrically inventive play follows the threads of a chance connection forged by two strangers waiting for their morning bus in a touching investigation of love, fate, and hope.

by Korey Grecek

Set against the backdrop of New York City, Central Park Days is the story of star-crossed friends Peter and Maggie. Peter is the product of a broken home and Maggie is suffering from a potentially fatal illness. When they meet in the park they become inseparable, but forces conspire to drive them apart. This dramatic tale is told by broken-hearted adult Peter, but begs the questions–is all hope lost?

by Kalin Jeffers

Top Hat is a legendary, but altruistic bank robber who finds himself caught in a small town jail. With the help of fellow prisoner James, he plots his escape and forges a bond with the Sheriff’s daughter. It’s not your typical bedtime story, but this rollicking tale shared between a grandfather and grandson might just have a kernel of truth to it.

by Sasha Edwards

Tony has a lot on his plate for a 19-year old pizza dough stretcher. Between securing housing for his mother who has mental health issues and providing for his grandmother and kid sister, he doesn’t have a lot of time for fun. When his best friend moves to Philadelphia, Tony must choose between family responsibilities and the chance to spread his wings.

by Ciara Sing

Freya’s Jamaican restaurant is the heart and soul of her neighborhood. When threatened with foreclosure, she must find a way to raise twelve thousand dollars in ten days. Will the community rally around her or will she be forced to compromise her principals in order to save the business? The Lord’s Prayer is a heart-warming family drama that follows one woman’s story of perseverance.

by Michelle Do

Set against the backdrop of New York City’s roaring 20s, Orchids in Manhattan is a rollicking romance. Jane’s father is beside himself trying to find a suitable husband for his feminist daughter Jane and offers to pay down-on-his-luck  reporter Don for dating her. When sparks fly between the two, Don is forced to choose between doing the right thing and following his heart

Additional Info


To reach City Theatre’s artistic team, please contact
Reginald L. Douglas, Artistic Producer, by email or by calling: 412.431.4400 x274.