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 no audition opportunities at this time.



City Theatre, Pittsburgh’s leading home for the development and production of new and contemporary plays, is excited to launch the 2019-2020 Artistic Fellowship program. Taking place from August 2019 – June 2020, this initiative will offer two Pittsburgh-based emerging arts leaders the opportunity to build a personalized relationship with the City Theatre artistic staff and creative teams, and gain hands-on experience learning and working in a major regional theater. The ideal candidate has a clear interest and experience in directing, dramaturgy, and/or producing and is seeking to pursue a long-term career in arts administration and creative leadership.


Each fellow will:

  • Receive personalized mentorship from Artistic Director Marc Masterson via regular professional development meetings.
  • Assistant Direct one production in the 2019-20 season, receiving access to pre-production meetings, casting discussions and auditions, rehearsal, tech, and performance as a vital member of the creative team.
  • Work closely with Artistic Producer Reginald L. Douglas on line-producing, casting, and event management for all facets of City’s 2019-20 season, including City’s six-show subscription season and annual fundraiser event The Bash.
  • Work closely with Director of New Play Development Clare Drobot on new play development activities, including work as a producing assistant on the Momentum New Play Festival and year-long Momentum New Play Reading Series; script logging and distribution; and hosting at least one post-show discussion throughout the season.
  • Work closely with Director of Education & Accessibility Kristen Link on City’s education initiatives including providing administrative and creative support for City’s annual Young Playwrights Contest and Festival.
  • Help produce community and audience engagement efforts throughout the season, including planning and implementation of show-specific community outreach initiatives, blog writing, and curating and attending Greenroom: Art & After Party Nights.
  • Observe the curation and producing of the 2020-2021 season, with access to script reading, casting, budgeting, and hiring discussions.
  • Co-curate and co-produce City’s annual In Their Own Voices event, working closely with local writers and City staff to create the annual celebration of local playwrights.


In addition, the fellow will:

  • Have access to the production processes of all facets of the company’s producing life.
  • Be invited to attend Board and staff meetings when appropriate.
  • Have private mentorship meetings with staff, guest artists, and local artistic leaders.
  • Receive a $1,000 stipend in appreciation for their year of service.


Other duties will be assigned and additional opportunities offered as needed and desired by both staff and the fellows.


Preferred skills and experience are:

  • Sustained directing, dramaturgy, and/or producing experience.
  • A clear desire to strengthen their already-growing skills as an artist and leader based upon at least 2 years of professional or semi-professional arts experience in their chosen field.
  • Willingness to work and participate in the full breadth of City Theatre programming throughout the year.


This fellowship is a year-long engagement with City Theatre. While it is not a full-time position, ideal candidates will have a flexible schedule that allows them to fully participate in the breadth of City Theatre’s programming, which will include working during both day and evening hours over the course of the season. It is City’s hope that by the year’s end, selected fellows will have gained a deepened understanding of professional arts administration, directing, dramaturgy, and new play development, making them especially well-suited to thrive as a professional artist and leader. In this way, City Theatre is supporting the next generation of talent and fostering a stronger local arts community.


City Theatre values diversity in all of its forms and we greatly encourage artists of all backgrounds to apply. Interested parties should submit a resume; 1-page cover letter detailing their interest and experience or similar materials that demonstrate your passion and capabilities; and contact information for a professional reference via email to by Friday, May 31st. No applications will be considered after that time.


Due to the highly competitive nature and limited availability of this program, only the strongest candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Artistic Producer Reginald L. Douglas at