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.


Box Office Associate – Immediate Opening

City Theatre is currently accepting resumes for the position of Box Office Associate. This part-time position is great for someone with daytime, evening and/or weekend availability or a student. The position would start as soon as possible with hours ranging between 15 to 30 hours per week, dependent upon our production schedule. Our 2016 – 2017 Season runs from September 24 to June 4.

Position Description:

This is a part-time, as needed, clerical and customer service position. Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the phone, and the ability to work evenings and weekends are required.

Example of responsibilities:

  • Greet patrons entering the Box Office and answering incoming telephone calls.
  • Process single ticket sales, subscription ticket sales, and subscription ticket exchanges using Tessitura ticketing software.
  • Answer questions and provide information regarding City Theatre and our upcoming performances and events.
  • Perform clerical tasks including filing, copying, and other various office duties.
  • Managing cash, checks, and credit card transactions in a responsible manner.
  • Assists other departments of the organization (i.e. Marketing, etc) with other tasks as assigned.

Professional requirements:

We are looking for motivated employees with experience in customer service and general clerical/secretarial work who possess strong oral and written communication skills. Employees must have excellent customer service skills, the capacity to manage a high volume of customer traffic, the propensity to use independent judgment, and the ability to work flexible hours. We are looking for employees who display strong organizational skills, who work with a high level of accuracy and professionalism, who can maintain confidential information, and who have a basic understanding of various computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook). Experience using Tessitura ticketing software is preferred though not required. A love or appreciation of theatre/the arts is encouraged.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:

Joel Ambrose
Box Office Manager
City Theatre Company

No phone calls.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Thank you.

City Theatre Company 2016-2017 Season
Equity Principal Auditions

City Theatre Company | Pittsburgh, PA
LORT D; starting salary $637/week

Artistic Director: Tracy Brigden
Artistic Producer: Reginald L. Douglas (attending auditions)
Managing Director: James McNeel

Date: April 29, 2016

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

Time: 10am – 7pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm). Appointments strongly encouraged.

Please email for an appointment.

Headshot and resume submission mailing address:

City Theatre Company
Attn: Casting
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

What to bring:
-Please prepare a contemporary monologue under 2 minutes.

City Theatre is committed to non-traditional casting and encourages actors of all backgrounds to audition. 

Audition slots are only granted to AEA members. EMC and non-equity actors are welcome to show up and will be seen as time permits.

Understudies will not be cast.


HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins

Directed by Tracy Brigden

First rehearsal           Tuesday, August 30
Tech                            Tuesday, September 20 – Friday, September 23
Previews                     Saturday, September 24 – Thursday, September 29
Opening                      Friday, September 30
Closing                        Sunday, October 16

JASON/TYRONE – 17 (to be played by an actor 18+). A high school misfit. Shy and mild-mannered, his polite and gentle nature masks deep pain and brewing rage. His puppet alter-ego Tyrone is foul-mouthed, dirty-minded, hyper-articulate, extremely aggressive, and flat out hilarious.

TIMOTHY – 17 (to be played by an actor 18+). The school bad boy and class clown. He is a dominant Alpha male type with secret demons and a biting sense of humor.

MARGERY – 40’s. Jason’s mother and church puppet group leader. Struggling to cope with the death of her husband, she is highly stressed and barely keeping it together. On the surface she is warm and caring, but has a wild passionate side.

JESSICA – 17 (to be played by an actor 18+). A seemingly shy outsider with a dry sense of humor and subtly, sweet disposition. She has a definite sense of right and wrong and, if pushed, isn’t afraid to fiercely speak her mind and hold her ground.

PASTOR GREG – 40’s. Dutiful church pastor. Tries very hard to be the manly, father figure, but is in fact a bit of a buffoon. His wholesome, small-town charm masks his lust and love for Margery.

THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez

Directed by Stuart Carden

First rehearsal           Tuesday, December 27
Tech                             Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20
Previews                      Saturday, January 21 – Thursday, January 26
Opening                       Friday, January 27
Closing                         Sunday, February 12


JAY – 30s, African American. A boxer. The Negro Heavyweight Champion, and he knows he’s the best there is. Charismatic, strong, confident and ready to take on the world against all odds.

WYNTON – 50’s, African-American. Jay’s trainer. His boxing knowledge makes him a hugely valuable asset to Jay, who is his mentee. Confident and noble, but knows exactly how the world works and accepts his lot in life.

NINA – 30’s, African-American. Jay’s fierce big sister. Strong willed, intimidating, and not afraid to wear her past on her sleeve.

FISH – 18, African-American. An amateur boxer with youthful energy and curiosity. He knows he’s pretty good, but still seeks validation.

MAX – 40’s, Caucasian. A fight promoter and referee. Tries to act like he’s in charge, but is easily intimidated by the talent he manages. A good guy in a troubled world.


THE GUARD by Jessica Dickey

Directed by Tracy Brigden

First rehearsal            Tuesday, February 14
Tech                             Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10
Previews                      Saturday, March 11 – Thursday, March 16
Opening                       Friday, March 17
Closing                         Sunday, April 2


HENRY/REMBRANDT – 50’s-60’s. Henry is a dutiful museum guard. Bookish, kindhearted, grieving but in denial. Rembrandt is the famous painter. Brilliant, captivating, grumpy yet genuinely soft-hearted.

DODGER/TITUS – 20’s (to play 13-24). Dodger is training to be a guard. Subversive, intriguing, funny. Titus is Rembrandt’s son. Clever, curious, loves his father, pragmatic.

MADELINE/HENNY – 20’s. Madeline is an art student. Forthright, grieving, sensitive and sweet, but not afraid to argue. Henny is Rembrandt’s partner. Loving, practical, grounded.

JONNY/MARTIN – 30’s-40’s. Jonny is a museum guard. Military background, big-hearted, funny, caring in his way. Martin is a hospice care nurse. He is a strong, knowing, gentle giant.

SIMON/HOMER – 60’s-70’s. Simon is Henry’s husband. A poet with an inherent grace, sense of humor, and strong will. Homer is the ancient poet. A visionary. Crude, crazy, brilliant.

WILD WITH HAPPY by Colman Domingo

Directed by Reginald L. Douglas

First rehearsal            Tuesday, March 14
Tech                             Tuesday, April 4 – Friday, April 7
Previews                      Saturday, April 8 – Thursday, April 13
Opening                       Friday, April 14
Closing                         Sunday, May 7 


GIL – 30’s-40’s, African-American. Sardonic, fiercely intelligent, biting sense of humor. The kind of person who uses comedy and sass to cope with their frustrations and fears. Versatility, nuance and captivating presence required.

ADELAIDE/AUNT GLO – 40’s-50’s, African-American, actor must be able to play 30-60. Actor shifts from the fairy godmother to the evil step-mother. Wide range of kind and good-natured to hell on wheels. Versatility, nuance and captivating presence required.

TERRY and others – 30’s, African-American. Prince Charming. A good looking, very bright spirit. Sensitive, gentle, kindhearted. Versatility and nuance required.

MO and others – 30’s-40’s, African-American. A fierce and magical fairy. Fabulous, vain, and sassy. Masculine-looking and well built, with a dash of ‘lady.’ Versatility and nuance required.

IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok

Directed by Tracy Brigden

First rehearsal            Tuesday, April 18
Tech                             Tuesday, May 9 – Friday, May 12
Previews                      Saturday, May 13 – Thursday, May 18
Opening                       Friday, May 19
Closing                         Sunday, June 4 


DARJA – 30’s-40’s, Polish, actor must be able to play 20’s-40’s. Resilient, equal parts strong-willed and stubborn, the world has dealt her a difficult hand, but she has become stronger for it. Slavic accent.

TOMMY – 30’s-40’s, American. A postal worker, ladies’ man, charmer. Not exactly a stand up guy, although he likes to pretend he is one. When backed into a corner, he shows his true colors, and they’re not so nice.

MAX –20’s-30’s, Polish. Musician, dreamer, Darja’s first husband. Wants a better life, but sees the many obstacles in his way. Slavic accent.

VIC – teenager (actor 18+), American. Preppy teenager and wannabe hustler, kind soul, in need of a good friend.

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.