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All Adult and Youth auditions for Children’s Theatre Company shows are listed here and on MinnesotaPlaylist.com. CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Adult Auditions

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.

 

Youth Auditions

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.

 

TAT Auditions

Some Theatre Arts Training classes and camps require an audition before enrolling.

TAT AUDITIONS

Auditions Listing


Student Casting Call

A New Play by Lloyd Suh
At Children’s Theatre Company (CTC)/Alliance Theatre
Directed by Eric Ting

Korea, 1950: ten-year-old Bina’s family has an orchard in Geochang. As the fighting nears, the family sets off on foot to find safety. Bina carries six apples—one for each member of the family. After an explosion separates Bina from the group, she encounters other displaced people. With each encounter, Bina loses an apple and grows up a little. As the adult forces of communism and capitalism tear a nation apart, a little girl becomes a savvy negotiator and a protector of those even more vulnerable than herself.

Things to Know About the Show:

  • The play is based on the true story of playwright Lloyd Suh’s family.
  •  This show is a world premiere co-production between CTC and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. The actor playing the role of Bina will perform in both cities. The actor playing the role of the Boy will perform in Minneapolis only. Families, we will provide all necessary travel, housing and living allowance for the actor and one chaperone for the time in Atlanta.
  • Although the text contains some Korean words, the characters speak with US accents.

Content Advisory:

  • Within the context of the play, sounds of explosions and war will be present. Evidence of war, including the aftermath of bombing, fires, blood and dead bodies will be referenced.
  • A soldier points a gun at Bina, mistaking her for an enemy.
  • Bina’s fears and frustrations bring her to tears more than once.

Youth Roles:
We are casting Asian/Asian American actors only for this production.

  • (Youth Role) Bina –She is innocent but determined. In the play, she is about 10 – however, we will be casting only youth 12 and up.
  • (Youth Role) Boy – younger and smaller than Bina. He has seen soldiers take his mother and is waiting for her to return. For this role, we will be casting only youth 10 and up.

All roles are understudied. We will be casting 2 youth understudies.

Show Dates:

Minneapolis/Children’s Theatre Company
December 6, 2021 through February 13, 2022

Atlanta/Alliance Theatre
March 4 through March 27, 2022

Audition Dates:

Saturday, June 12
12:00pm – 4:00pm CST

Sunday, June 13
12:00pm – 4:00pm CST

  • We will be holding these auditions in person at the Children’s Theatre Company at 2400 Third Avenue South/Minneapolis 55404.
  • We share the building with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Our entrance for auditions is through the Stage Door on the south side of the building across from the parking ramp.
  • We will be following our COVID protocol for these auditions – everyone will be masked. More information will be sent closer to the audition date.
  • To sign up for a time slot, follow this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FABAA23A5FA7-ctcstudent

What to Prepare

  • Please follow this link https://airtable.com/shrrQ49Ee2JUhuOJV to fill out our audition form.
  • You will be reading a section of the script (“sides”) along with CTC’s Artistic Director, Peter Brosius and CTC’s Production Stage Manager, Jenny Friend. The production’s director, Eric Ting, and the production’s playwright, Lloyd Suh, will be on video, watching and participating.
  • If you are auditioning for the role of Bina, please find sides here: Bina Side 1 and Bina Side 2
  • If you are auditioning for the role of the Boy, please find one side here: Boy Side

To ensure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with our industry union approved protocols throughout the production period. All company members must be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021 (if they are able) and provide proof of vaccination.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to auditions@childrenstheatre.org.

Adult Casting Call

A New Play by Lloyd Suh
At Children’s Theatre Company (CTC)/Alliance Theatre
Directed by Eric Ting

Korea, 1950: ten-year-old Bina’s family has an orchard in Geochang. As the fighting nears, the family sets off on foot to find safety. Bina carries six apples—one for each member of the family. After an explosion separates Bina from the group, she encounters other displaced people. With each encounter, Bina loses an apple and grows up a little. As the adult forces of communism and capitalism tear a nation apart, a little girl becomes a savvy negotiator and a protector of those even more vulnerable than herself.

Things to Know About the Show:

  • The play is based on the true story of playwright Lloyd Suh’s family.
  • This show is a world premiere co-production between CTC and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Actors will perform in both cities.
  • Although the text contains some Korean words, the characters speak with US accents.

Content Advisory:

  • Within the context of the play, sounds of explosions and war will be present.  Evidence of war, including the aftermath of bombing, fires, blood and dead bodies will be referenced.
  • A soldier points a gun at Bina, mistaking her for an enemy.
  • Bina’s fears and frustrations bring her to tears more than once.

What to Prepare:

  • Please follow this link https://airtable.com/shrDfAeQGHOPQvG18 to fill out our audition form. Within the form, you will find a link for two monologues – Mother and Soldier.  Please choose one to record, and you will upload to the form.
  • Please submit by 1:00pm EST/12:00pm CST on June 4, 2021.

Adult Roles:
We are casting Asian/Asian American actors for this production.

  • (Adult Role) Father – mid-30’s, co-proprietor of Moon’s Family Farm and Apple Orchard, attuned to Bina’s point of view.
  • (Adult Role) Mother – mid-30’s, co-proprietor of Moon’s Family Farm and Apple Orchard, tries to keep her family’s spirits up.
  • (Adult Role) Hamee – 60’s, Bina’s grandmother, unsentimental.
  • (Adult Role) Jinsoo – teens, Bina’s brother, Youngsoo’s twin.
  • (Adult Role) Youngsoo – teens, Bina’s sister, Jinsoo’s twin.

Adults double as:

  • (Adult Role) Another Mother – mid-30’s, searching for her missing child.
  • (Adult Role) Soldier – late teens, male, deserter that is worried about being found by either side.
  • (Adult Role) Merchant – any age, female, sells goods to boat passengers and won’t bargain.
  • (Adult Role) Boatperson – any age, any gender, ferries people downriver for a price.

All roles are understudied.  We will be casting 2 adult understudies.

Show Dates:

Minneapolis/Children’s Theatre Company
December 6, 2021 through February 13, 2022

Atlanta/Alliance Theatre
March 4 through March 27, 2022

Callback Dates:

Wednesday, June 9
10:00am – 12:00pm EST/9:00am – 11:00am CST

Thursday, June 10
10:00am – 12:00pm EST/9:00am – 11:00am CST
12:30pm – 1:30pm EST/11:30am – 12:30pm CST

Friday, June 11
10:00am – 12:00pm EST/9:00am – 11:00am CST
12:30pm – 1:30pm EST/11:30am – 12:30pm CST

To ensure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with Equity approved protocols throughout the production period.  All company members must be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021 and provide proof of vaccination.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to auditions@childrenstheatre.org.