Jobs at CTC
Position: Contract Actor (ages 18+)
Project: IDEAS Staged Reading Series at CTC
Description: Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is seeking several actors for the next installment of the IDEAS Reading Series. Paula O. Lockhart returns to direct AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts. Actors ages 18+ of all races, ethnicities, national origins, gender expressions, LGBTQ+, body types and abilities are encouraged to audition.
Dates: December '22 / January '23
- One Table read will take place the evening of December 13, 2022
- Rehearsals will take place in the evenings M-F, and in the afternoon on Saturdays.
- Rehearsals Week 1: January 9, 2023-January 14, 2023
- Rehearsals Week 2: January 16, 2023-January 17, 2023
- Tech Rehearsals: January 18, 2023- January 19, 2023
- Show Dates: January 20 & 21, 2023
Rates: Contract Actors will be compensated via stipend.
To Submit: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition appointment. If able, please include your headshot and resume. Auditions are scheduled Tuesday, November 15 / 6pm-9pm at 1123 Payne Street. Sides from the play will be provided upon receipt of submission.
We encourage all races, ethnicities, national origins, gender expressions, LGBTQ+, body types and abilities to apply. CTC is committed to growing in our DEIA awareness and practices. Please reach out to us with any questions or requests so that we can coordinate your audition.
About Commonwealth Theatre Center (Louisville, KY): CTC’s mission is to develop youth and our community through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance. Through its nationally-recognized theatre programming and outreach efforts, CTC serves over 55,000 students and adults region-wide each year. For more information, please visit www.commonwealththeatre.org
Commonwealth Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any qualified candidate will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
About IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Awareness Society (IDEAS) at CTC is a student-led group where members can learn from and engage with diverse communities through theatre. Created out of the need to broaden our ideas about the collective theatre experience, IDEAS will help students reimagine the way we see theatre, from classical to contemporary, using our own individual experiences for markers of success.
About the Playwright: Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug and Man from Nebraska which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre COmpany, where August: Osage County premiered.
About the Play: A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
About the Director: Paula O. Lockhart is an artist-scholar from Saint Marys, GA. She holds an MFA in Performance from University of Louisville and BA in Theatre and Communication from Wesleyan College (Macon, GA). She is passionate about introducing children, especially children of color, to theatre. In the past she has directed at St. Andrews Montessori School and performed with UofL’s Repertory Company. When not on stage, Paula spends her time exploring Louisville, writing, and working out.
More About CTC: Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) is a regional non-profit arts organization focused on youth and community development through excellence in comprehensive theatre education and performance. CTC provides youth and adult theatre training through its world-renowned and award-winning Walden Theatre conservatory, as well as a diverse array of high-quality educational outreach programs reaching 55,000+ individuals each year through its Blue Apple Outreach. CTC’s Conservatory program utilizes a holistic approach to theatre education with both classical and contemporary training where students gain acting, directing, and producing experience. CTC’s Conservatory was the first youth conservatory in the world to complete Shakespeare’s canon and continues to host an annual Young American Shakespeare Festival. CTC’s Outreach programs are driven by data and best practices for how theatre can make a positive impact.
Beyond inspiring students to their own next level and helping them gain 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, initiative, creativity, and problem-solving, CTC’s programs have a strong focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Aside from DEIB programming, CTC has a Connecting Cultures program aimed at bridging community divides, a Resiliency program helping students develop emotional literacy and mindfulness, and an IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Awareness Society) program focused on reimagining the collective theatre experience.
CTC engages in many community partnerships, including the Jefferson County Public School system, state agency schools, community organizations focused on diverse populations, local universities, and other arts organizations.
For more information about Commonwealth Theatre Center, please visit www.commonwealththeatre.org.