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Cleveland-area Auditions

Both paid and unpaid audition opportunities for community and nonprofit theatres and performing groups. If you have or know of an audition notice not included here, submit your listing as a call for artists. 

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Auditions for "Pajama Party" and "A Guide to the Teenage Zone"

Clague Playhouse Red Barn Youth Theater will hold auditions on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30pm for 2 one-act plays: "Pajama Party" and "A Guide to the Teenage Zone".
"Pajama Party" has 10 roles available for females age 8-12 and will be directed by Richie Lynch.
"A Guide to the Teenage Zone" has 13 roles available for 5 males and 8 females age 12-15 and will be directed by Greg Dziama.
Open auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume, if available. If not, a photo will be taken as needed. Please visit to download and print an audition form. 

Auditions for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Auditions will be held on Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th from 7-9pm
All auditioners are asked to attend prepared to cold read from the script. They also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions.
Rehearsals will begin on June 2nd and typically run Sunday through Thursday evenings.
Performances: July 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th at 8pm and July 14th at 2pm

Auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors"

June 5th, 7 p.m.
June 6th, 7 p.m.
Potential Callbacks JUNE 10TH 7 p.m.

Location: Haddad Theater 144 N Broadway St, Ohio 44256
(Inside the Medina County Admin Building)

Auditions for "A Little Princess"

Saturday, May 25 from 10:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday, May 30 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm; Callbacks - (by invitation only) begin at 8:00pm.

WHERE: Rubber City Theatre’s new venue, 243 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44304

Any issues please email

Auditions for "Live Bodies for Sale"

Playwrights Local is casting for the world premiere production of Live Bodies for Sale, a new play by Cleveland-based author Christopher Johnston. This documentary-style work captures the human trafficking crisis in present-day Ohio, presenting monologues and scenes derived from interviews with real-life survivors, advocates, law enforcement officers, and legal sources. The production will open in November 2019 and will be directed by Terrence Spivey, Scene magazine’s “Best Director” for 2017.

All openings are paid, professional positions compensated on the non-Equity scale.

Audition Dates
• Wednesday, May 29: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
• Saturday, June 1: 11:00am - 2:00 pm
• Callbacks: Monday, June 3: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Auditions for "The Toxic Avenger", "Evil Dead The Musical" and "Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas A DIE HARD Musical Parody"

Audition Date: Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm (Time slots will be assigned every 5 minutes)
What to prepare: Please prepare two contrasting 32 bars or short musical theatre songs in the style of one of the shows. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume to auditions. Headshots and resumes are appreciated, but not required.

Auditions for "Denied Admission"

Denied Admission: a play based on credible fear interviews of asylum seekers. Gum-Dip Theatre prides itself on building performances that give platform to underrepresented voices. Looking for actors / creators of all races, backgrounds, and levels of experience.

AUDITION LOCATION: The Center - 118 West Market St (second floor), Akron, OH 44303
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES: Saturday, May 18 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 20 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION: Please sign up for an audition slot at, email or call / text 330-962-2690.

Auditions for Inlet Dance Theatre's 2019-2020 Season

Audition for: Trainee, Protégé, Apprentice, B Company Member

Inlet Dance Theatre will be holding auditions for our upcoming 2019-2020 season. They are looking for professionals and students who are teachable, willing, and able to assimilate into Inlet's organizational culture and aesthetic. Inlet is a modern dance company with a technical base grounded in Hawkins-based release technique, Pilobolus-based nontraditional partnering, and a collaborative creative process that relies on improvisation skills. Inlet is equally strong in education programming as it is in performing concert and special event work. The company seeks highly skilled dance artists with a desire to educate as well as perform.

Cleveland Act Now Auditions


  • Mon, May 13th, 5pm-7pm
  • Sat, May 18th,  9am-11am
  • Mon, May 20th, 5pm-7pm

PREPARATION: Youth must prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)

Contact Faye Hargate, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207 to reserve a spot
Youth must stay for full 2 hours of time slot
Guardians must be present for the first 30 minutes of audition slot time