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2015-2016 Season Audition Announcement 

ST. PETERSBURG, FL: American Stage Theatre Company, Tampa Bay's oldest and most award-winning professional theatre, is announcing Equity Principal Auditions for their 37th season. Auditions will be held by appointment for two days, Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2, 2015 from 10am-5pm.

A minimum of 60% of all casting will be AEA actors; A maximum of 40% will be non-AEA.
SPT-7 scale next season will be approximately $475/wk.
Non-AEA contracts pay a stipend between $150-$250/wk.

How to Audition:
Prepare two contrasting monologues.  Auditions should not exceed 3 minutes.

An accompanist will not be provided at these auditions. Local Equity auditions for the LOA production of SPAMALOT in the Park will take place at a later date.

Non-Equity actors will be placed on a waiting list and will be seen whenever there is no Equity Member auditioning or waiting. There may be callbacks at a later date.

Please note, auditions will be Monday, June 1, 2015 and Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 10-5.

Auditions are by appointment and can be made by emailing Leave your name, union status and phone number and two one-hour time frames that will work for you. You will receive a return confirmation. Please do not call the theatre to inquire about auditions.  Please do not email headshots and resumes at this time. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

Location:  Auditions will take place at American Stage’s Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Ave. North, downtown St. Petersburg across from Williams Park.

If you are unable to attend American Stage’s 2015-2016 season but would like to be considered for our upcoming season, please mail your headshot and resume along with the title of the production you are interested in being considered for to: 

American Stage Theatre Company
PO Box 1560
St. Petersburg, FL  33731

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American Stage 2015-2016 Season


by Lynn Nottage

Contract dates:  August 25 – October 11, 2015
(possible extension to October 18)

Director TBD

ESTHER MILLS: F, 35, African American seamstress
MRS. DICKSON:  F, 50, African American proprietor of boarding house for unmarried women
MRS. VAN BUREN: F, 30s, white wealthy socialite
MR. MARKS:  M, 30s, Romanian Jewish immigrant, textile merchant
MAYME:   F, 30s, African American prostitute and dance hall performer
GEORGE:  M, 30s, black laborer from Barbados

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Adapted by Patrick Barlow

Contract dates:  October 27 – December 13, 2015
(possible extension to December 20)

Director TBD

RICHARD HANNAY:   M, 40, “Hitchcock leading-man”
ANNABELA SCHMID/PAMELA/MARGARET: F, 30s, “Hitchcock leading-lady”
CLOWN 1: M, 20s-50s
CLOWN 2:  M, 20s-50s

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by August Wilson

Contract dates:  December 29-February 21, 2016
(possible extension to February 28)

Director TBD

BECKER: M, 60s, African-American, well-respected man who runs the jitney station
TURNBO:  M, late 40s-50s, African-American, Jitney driver, always interested in the business of others
YOUNGBLOOD: M, mid-to-late 20's, African-American, Jitney driver and Vietnam veteran
FIELDING: M, 30s-40s, African-American, Jitney driver and former tailor, has a dependency on alcohol
DOUB: M, 40s, African-American, longtime jitney driver and a Korean War veteran
SHEALY: M, 40s, African-American, Numbers taker who often uses the jitney station as his base
BOOSTER: M, 39, African-American, Becker's son, recently released from prison, in his early 40s
RENA: F, 20s, African-American, Youngblood's girlfriend and mother of their young son
PHILMORE:  M, 50s, local hotel doorman, a reoccurring jitney passenger

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4000 MILES

by Amy Herzog

Contract dates:  February 23 – April 10, 2016

Director TBD

LEO JOSEPH-CONNELL: M, 21, strong and lean, long distance cyclist
VERA JOSEPH:  F, 91, independent and strong minded old lefty
BEC: F, 21, strong & hearty
AMANDA:  F, 19, Fashionable young Chinese American

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This production has been cast.

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by Lee Hall

Contract dates:  June 28 – August 14, 2016

Director TBD

GEORGE BROWN: M, 40-60’s. The oldest & leader of the group, a stickler on details, bossy labor representative.
OLIVER KILBOURN: M, mid 30-40’s. Thoughtful, becomes the most famous and accomplished of the miner/artists.
JIMMY FLOYD: M, 40-60’s. A regular hard-working bloke, timid, curious, always surprised by life.
YOUNG LAD: M, 20’s. Youthful, eager to find regular work in the mines, to find out where he fits in.
HARRY WILSON: M, 45-60. Not able to work as miner since being gassed in WWI, a dental engineer, a Marxist.
ROBERT LYON: M, 40-55. British painter, Art professor, upper class, unintentionally self-involved & elitist.
SUSAN PARKS: F, 20’s. An earnest young art student and life model, later in her 30’s. (very brief nudity)
HELEN SUTHERLAND: F, 40-50. Wealthy, cultured, influential patron of the arts, beautiful, well-meaning.
BEN NICHOLSON: M, 30-40. a famous young British artist, helped found arts colony at St. Ives.

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American Stage Theatre Company is seeking male and female Acting Interns for the Spring season!

The Acting Intern will understudy select roles and serve as crew for all performances. They will also be given master classes during every production, and will observe, collaborate alongside, and make connections with working professionals from around the country. Length of internship: Must be available days from 10-6 for rehearsals, then evenings during technical rehearsals and performances. Shows typically perform 6 times a week, including 2 weekend matinees.

Stipend is $100/wk. Interns must be available for all rehearsals. Interested actors should contact Meg Heimstead immediately at

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