Gloucester Stage will be holding open Equity auditions on February 11th at Gloucester Stage and at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on February 15th. Non-Equity performers will also be seen subject to time availability.

Season includes “Dancing At Lughnasa” (Brian Friel, playwright; Benny Sato Ambush, dir. Rehearsals begin May 15; runs June 8-30), “Cyrano” (Brenda Withers & Jason O’Connell, new adaptation by. Rehearsals begin June 12; runs July 6-28), “True West” (Sam Shepard, playwright; Joe Short, dir. Rehearsals begin July 10; runs Aug. 3-25), and “The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and. Frederick Douglass” (Mat Smart, a new play by. Rehearsals begin Aug. 7; runs Aug. 31-Sept. 30).

To schedule an audition please send an email to and include the following information:

  • Your name and phone number
  • Whether you are a member of Actors Equity
  • Two or three preferred times you’d like to audition.  Also, please specify which of the two locations you plan on attending:
    • Gloucester Stage Company on Sunday, February 11th – 10am to 6pm
    • Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on Thursday, February 15th – 9am to 5pm
We will respond confirming your audition time and the address of the venue you have selected.
Madame Defarge, a world premiere by Wendy Kesselman based on the novel “Tale of Two Cities.” Rehearsals begin 4/17/18, Performances May 11 – June 2.

Date of audition: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Call type: Equity Principal
Times: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
By appointment: email or call 978 281–4099
Location: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Preparation: Please prepare 16 bars of one ballad and one up-tempo song An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music.
Please bring a headshot & resume stapled together.

If you are unable to attend, please submit your photo & resume to:
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St. Gloucester, MA. 01930, or email

Other: performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
For all roles listed as ‘cast’, actors will be considered for possible replacements. No understudies
will be cast. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

THERESE DEFARGE – She is a tricoteuse, a tireless worker for the French Revolution, and the wife
of Ernest Defarge.
SYDNEY CARTON – Sydney Carton is a central character in Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two
Cities. He is a shrewd young Englishman and sometime junior to his fellow barrister C.J. Stryver.
DOCTOR MANETTE – He is Lucie’s father. a brilliant physician, and spent eighteen years “in secret”

as a prisoner in the Bastille prior to the French Revolution.
LUCIE MANETTE – young daughter to Dr. Manette
CHARLES DARNAY – a wealthy gentleman
ERNEST DEFARGE – husband to Therese
MISS PROSS – Miss Pross is Lucie Manette’s no-nonsense governess and friend.
The play takes place in France and England before and during the French Revolution