Equity & Non-Equity Casting Information

Gloucester Stage Company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit. You can learn more about how our company is taking action build a more anti-racist culture online here: gloucesterstage.com/action-plan

Gloucester Stage Company remains committed to providing a safe environment for all of our volunteers, artists, and staff. We are proud adopters of the The Chicago Theatre Standards, and part of the #notinourhouse movement. Read more about the standards online here: gloucesterstage.com/standards

Creating theater this summer will not be normal – we are making significant investments in the safety of artists and staff to make in person performances possible. To learn more about Windhover Performing Arts Center, our outdoor venue, click here. A full artist-facing COVID safety plan will be presented to you before accepting an offer, you can find an overview online here.

Gloucester Stage Company 2021 Season Casting Call

Video Auditions for In-Person Outdoor Performances

Seeking – Equity & Non-Equity actors for roles in 2021 season (see breakdown). Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to submit. For all roles listed as ‘cast,’ actors will be considered for possible replacements. No understudies will be cast.

If you submitted a video in 2020, or have previously auditioned for Gloucester Stage Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, you are welcome to just submit an updated photo and resume pdf and identify the roles/shows for which you would like to be considered. You do not need to re-submit an audition video. Due to housing challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, local actors are particularly encouraged to audition.

Please prepare and video a 90-second, contemporary monologue. Please submit a headshot, resume and 1.5-minute video electronically to: auditions@gloucesterstage.com

Actors are welcome to submit via platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube or any other vehicle that is accessible. Be sure to include passcodes that may be necessary to access your video.

Please submit materials before April 15th, 2021

Production Breakdowns:

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw
Rehearsals begin: 5/21/21
Performances: 6/11 – 27/21
Sugar: female, forties, any ethnicity, cast
Letter Writer #1: male, forties, any ethnicity, cast
Letter Writer #2: female, twenties, any ethnicity, cast
Letter Writer #3: male, twenties, any ethnicity, cast

SEARED by Teresa Rebeck
Director: Victoria Gruenberg
Rehearsals begin: 7/13/21
Performances: 8/6-22/21
Harry, 45, a big guy in every way. He dominates a clean but cluttered kitchen. Any ethnicity.
Rodney, 21, African American, skinny, good natured, on the move.
Mike, 40’s, smart, business minded. Any ethnicity.
Emily, 27, bright, confident, personable, enthusiastic. Any ethnicity.

Director: Robert Walsh
Rehearsals begin: 9/10/21
Performances: 10/1 – 17/21 (with option to extend)
Jim ‘Buddy’ Chum: candidate for mayor, cast
Mayor Selma Townie: incumbent, cast
MAN: businessman / Ensemble, cast
Dolores: Jim’s wife / Ensemble
Pal: Jim’s son / Ensemble

Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Director: Jim O’Connor
Rehearsals begin: 6/8/21
Performances: 7/2 – 25/21
Sherlock Holmes: Male, mid 30s to late 40s. Self-possessed, very intelligent, full of energy. Crisp, precise, articulate. Idiosyncratic. Any ethnicity.
Doctor Watson: Male, mid 40s to late 50s. Personable, reliable, solid, but a bit of a babbler. Any ethnicity.
Actor 1: male, 20s to mid 40s. Very flexible skills, plays multiple and very different characters. Flexible
with dialects. Very good sense of play and fun. Any ethnicity.
Actor 2: male, 30s to-40s. Same as above. Any ethnicity.
Actor 3: female, Female, 20s to 30s. Same as above. Any ethnicity.

REPARATIONS by James Sheldon
Director: Myriam Cyr
Rehearsals begin: 8/10/21
Performances: 9/3-19/21
Reg Ambrose—African-American, late 30s, cast
Ginny Pleasance– Caucasian, mid-50s, cast
Alistair Jacobs—Caucasian, English, early 60s, cast
Millie Jacobs– Nigerian, 40s, cast