Cleveland Play House is committed to casting locally, in New York and occasionally in other cities. CPH conducts an annual open call, generally in the spring, for all union and non-union actors from the local area. Following the open call, individuals may be called in to read for specific productions and other opportunities during the course of the season.
For actors outside the Cleveland area
Cleveland Play House uses a New York-based casting director for each show in our season. Information on how to submit for individual productions will be posted here as it becomes available. Non-local actors should not send materials directly to CPH.
Non-local AEA actors from out of town who are passing through may contact CPH to arrange a general audition, depending on staff availability, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors living in the Cleveland area
CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE HOLDING EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS (EPAs) FOR 2019-20 SEASON
CPH is holding Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for the coming 2019-20 season. These auditions are for local Equity actors only, and by appointment only. (Please note that AEA defines local as actors with housing available within a 50-mile radius of the theatre). EMC/Non-Union actors: please see the note about local auditions at the end of this notice.
For information on CPH’s 2019-20 season: see below
Friday, June 14th from 10:00am-6:00pm, lunch break from 1:30-2:30pm
Monday, June 17th from 10:00am-6:00pm, lunch break from 1:30-2:30pm
Middough Building, Outcalt Rehearsal Hall (Room #545)
1901 East 13thStreet
Please prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds each. You will be auditioning for Laura Kepley, Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House. Please bring one copy of your most current headshot and resume.
APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE BY E-MAIL to email@example.com
Please include your name, union status, phone number, an attachment of your headshot and resume, and your preferred time. You will receive a response within two business days. We will endeavor to schedule you as near as possible to your requested time, pending availability.
EMC/NON-UNION LOCAL AUDITIONS:
Season auditions forEMC/non-unionactors will be held within the same dates and times as described above, based on availability. EMC/Non-union actors should follow the same appointment reservation steps outlined above in order to reserve a spot on thewaiting list. Once available, EMC/non-union appointments will be be scheduled based on availability around AEA appointments and filled in the order of the waitlist.
Auditions for non-union children for CPH’s production of A Christmas Story will be held in August/September 2019.
These are the productions and available roles in the 2019-2020 season:
Into the Breeches!
by George Brant. Directed by Laura Kepley.
First Rehearsal – Aug. 20, 2019. Opening - Sept. 20, 2019. Closing – Oct. 6, 2019
All roles have been CAST.
by Dominique Morisseau. Directed by Steve Broadnax.
First Rehearsal - Sept. 17, 2019. Opening - Oct. 18, 2019. Closing - Nov. 3, 2019.
Laurie (F, Caucasian, 50s)
Dun (M, African American, early-mid 30s)
Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan Macmillen. Directed by Laura Kepley
First Rehearsal - Oct. 29, 2019. Opening - Nov. 29, 2019. Close - Dec. 22, 2019.
Role available: Narrator
A Christmas Story
by Philip Grecian. Directed by John McCluggage.
First Rehearsal – Nov. 5, 2019. Opening – Dec. 6, 2019. Closing – Dec. 23, 2019.
All roles have been CAST
by Sandy Rustin with additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price. Directed by Casey Hushion.
First Rehearsal – Dec. 27, 2019. Opening – Jan. 31, 2020. Closing – Feb. 23, 2020.
Roles available: (all)
Miss Scarlett (F)
Mrs. Peacock (F)
Mrs. White (F)
Colonel Mustard (M)
Professor Plum (M)
Mr. Green (M)
Ensemble Woman (F)
Ensemble Man #1 (M)
Ensemble Man #2 (M)
by Sophocles. Directed by TBA.
First Rehearsal – Mar. 3, 2020. Opening – April 3, 2020. Closing – April 19, 2020
Roles available (all):
Chorus of Theban Men (M)
A Doll's House,Part 2
by Lucas Hnath. Directed by TBA
First Rehearsal – Mar. 31, 2020. Opening – May 1, 2020. Closing – May 17, 2020.
Roles available (all)
Nora (F, late 40s-50s)
Torvald (M, 50s-60s)
Anne Marie (F, 60s)
Emmy (F, early 20s).
Any other inquiry should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Allen, Helen and Outcalt theatres are located at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
Administrative Offices and Education Center
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 400-7000
7401 Detour Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103