Performing Apprentice Auditions | Children's Theatre Company 2019-20 Season!

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking actors to audition for its Performing Apprentice (PA) program for the 2019—2020 Season. CTC’s PA program 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 Acting Company members, student actors, and locally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists, who have included Philip Dawkins, Lisa Portes, Henry Godinez, Carlyle Brown, Kia Corthron, Nilo Cruz, Naomi Iizuka, Greg Banks, Jeffrey Hatcher, Lloyd Suh, Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler, Jerome Hairston, and Cheryl West. PAs perform in named roles and as understudies and participate in readings and workshops of new works. They also have an opportunity to participate in other departments at the theatre to help grow their professional development.

The 2019 – 2020 Season will be officially announced in February of 2019. It will feature two world premieres (one by Philip Dawkins and the other by Greg Banks), two major musicals, and a regional premiere of a musical directed by Nataki Garrett.


Non-equity actors from underrepresented communities including, but not limited to, people of color, aged 19 and older


The Children’s Theatre Company Performing Apprentice program is paid. Apprentices are paid a weekly salary of $475, participate in company health insurance, and receive 15 weeks EMC credit. There is no crew, strike, or other technical requirement. The PA contract for next season is September 2019 – June 2020.


Minneapolis, Minnesota



If you are unable to attend these auditions in person, please submit your audition digitally to as a video link with subject line: “PA Auditions – Video”. We can accept DVD submissions as well, which can be mailed to:

Malick Ceesay, Company Manager
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Deadline for submission is February 28, 2019.


Children’s Theatre Company is actively recruiting and seeking performers from under-represented communities including, but not limited to, people of color, performers with disabilities, and LGBTQ performers for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience on stage.

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