Children’s Theatre Company is seeking young male actors for an upcoming production.

Specifically seeking actors that are Asian-American, Indian American and Latino for an upcoming production. Actors should be between the ages of 13-18. An open call will be held on Wednesday, January 21st at 4 pm at Children’s Theatre Company.

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Performing Apprentice Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking actors to audition for its Performing Apprentice (PA) Program for the 2015-2016 Season.  CTC’s PA Program is one of the most intensive in the nation.  It offers a comprehensive opportunity for gifted young actors ages 19 and older.  PAs have the unique opportunity to perform on our stages alongside our Resident Company members, student actors, and locally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.  PAs perform in lead roles, ensemble roles, understudying, and participate in readings and workshops of new works.

 “The nation’s leading theater for young audiences.”
– The New York Times

CTC is committed to adding excellent new works for young people to the canon.  The company is one of the few in the nation to employ a full time Director of New Play Development.  CTC has collaborated with dozens of national and international artists and playwrights including, but not limited to: Carlyle Brown, Kia Corthron, Nilo Cruz, Jeffrey Hatcher, Naomi Iizuka, Garrison Keillor, Cheryl West, Steve Cosson, Michael Friedman, Greg Banks, Kevin Kling, Joe Tracz, Philip Dawkins and Will Power; directors Charles Randolph-Wright, Rachel Rockwell, Peter Rothstein, Sean Graney; choreographers Danny Buraczeski, Joe Chvala, Shen Pei and Uri Sands; composers Justin Ellington, Michael Koerner, David Mallamud, Joe Iconis and Ruth Mackenzie; and international ensembles from, Sweden, Australia, Scotland and Italy.

CTC is the first theater for young people to win the coveted Tony® Award for Outstanding Regional Theater (2003).  Established in 1965, CTC is the recipient of the Children’s Theater Foundation of America Medallion, the National Governor’s Association Award, the prestigious NEA Access to Artistic Excellence Award for New Play Development for two consecutive years, and was named by Time® Magazine as the number one theater for young people.  CTC is one of the largest professional theater companies in the nation.

Auditions for 2015-2016 Performing Apprentice Program

Male and Female actors, aged 19 and older

Unlike other apprenticeships where you pay to participate, the Children’s Theatre Company Performing Apprentice Program pays YOU. Apprentices are paid a weekly salary of $455, participate in company health insurance and receive 15 weeks EMC credit. There is no crew, strike, or other technical requirement. PA contract for next season is September 2015 – June 2016.


  • Two 1-minute monologues, contrasting in both style and tone
  • Two songs of 16 measures: one up-tempo, one lyrical. Songs can be from the musical theater canon or another genre (e.g. rock & roll, folk, gospel, art songs, opera, etc.); you must bring music for the accompanist if you are auditioning in the Twin Cities or Chicago. If you are auditioning in DC, you will sing acapella.


Washington, DC
            Friday, January 23, 2015 10:00 am-1:00 pm
            Arena Stage; 1101 6th Street SW

            Friday, March 13, 2015 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
            Skowronski Music Hall, Loyola University
            1020 West Sheridan Road
            Chicago, IL 60660
            Located on the 2nd Floor of the Mendelein Center (Room 210)

Twin Cities
            Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11 am - 5:30 pm
            Thursday, March 5, 2015 1pm - 5pm
            Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN – enter at the Stage Door

Please complete the Audition Information form.  Download a PDF of this form here.
Please bring your completed form, including headshot/resume to the audition.

Auditions are by appointment only, no walk-ins.
To schedule an audition please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “PA auditions” and the city you are auditioning in following the (for example “PA Auditions Chicago”). Also include your name, phone number and timeframe you are available to audition. We will respond and confirm your audition time.

If you are unable to attend the PA auditions in person, please submit a DVD audition with the following elements.

  • Four 1-minute monologues: contemporary dramatic, contemporary comedic and classical comedic and classical dramatic
  • Two contrasting songs of 16 measures each, with accompaniment: ballad and up-tempo. Songs can be from the musical theater canon or another genre (e.g. rock & roll, folk, gospel, art songs, opera, etc.)

On your video, please slate yourself: tell us your name and the pieces you’ll be doing.  Please also make certain your name is written directly on your DVD and be sure to send in your headshot/resume and our Audition Form with the recording.  Please click here for the Audition Form.
Note: DVDs will not be returned

Send your audition tape to:
CASTING: Performing Apprentice Program
Attn: Jennifer Collins Ritter
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3597

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

TAT Auditions:

Theatre Arts Training is now taking audition reservations for our Winter Junior Company show, Gulliver+. For actors grades 6-8.

Click Here for more info

General Information

Auditions for youths (student actors) between the ages of 8 and 18 are held at various times during the year depending on the needs of each production. Typically, we hold auditions anywhere from 6-9 months in advance of the production’s first rehearsal. Our auditions for student actors are usually group-style format. Each audition notice will detail the specifics of who we are looking for, what the actor will do (e.g. sing, dance, monologues, etc.) and how to schedule an audition. All auditions are by appointment only. The student actor positions are unpaid.

Auditions for adult Equity and non-Equity actors are held periodically throughout the year. Preparation is needed and based on the specific needs of each production. Adult actor positions are paid.

All auditions are listed here and on

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

For information about TAT auditions CLICK HERE

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