Actors and Stage Managers



Actors and Stage Managers


Theatreworks USA, America's largest theatre for young and family audiences, seeking performers. Shows tour under Equity's TYA contract. Actors will be signed on as Assistant Stage Managers.

Please check for audition listings.


You may send all submissions to:

Theatreworks USA
151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Stage Managers please send resumes to:

Bob Daley, Production Manager
Theatreworks USA
151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Theatreworks USA Auditions

Q: Is there a minimum age to audition for Theatreworks USA?

A: Yes. You must be at least 18 years of age to audition.

Q: Do you have to live in New York City to audition?

A: Theatreworks USA is a New York based touring company & all auditions and rehearsals are in NYC.

Q: If I'm cast can I get my Equity card?

A: Yes. We work under the Equity TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) contract. You must be or become a member of the union to perform under this weekly contract.

Q: Do I need to be an Equity member to audition?

A: No. When we hold auditions, there are both Equity AND Non Equity calls unless specified.

Q. I always read in Theatreworks USA casting notices "actors will be signed as Assistant Stage Managers." What does this mean?

A: Assistant Stage Manager duties include load-in and load-out responsibilities for all performances. It also requires actors to handle props and costumes along with the set. This is part of the Equity TYA weekly contract.

Q: I've auditioned for Theatreworks USA in the past and have gotten many call backs but was never cast. Should I continue to audition?

A: We encourage actors to audition for us again in the future. Casting (sometimes up to fifteen shows per tour semester) is very much like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes one particular actor may be called back five or six times within a two week period! Please understand it is not because we at Theatreworks USA are so indecisive. Fifteen shows require fifteen different directors and writers and each show will have its own call back day. It's as if you've gotten five call backs for five different shows and five different directors and not five call backs for the same casting director. That's a great audition record! KEEP COMING TO YOUR CALL BACKS! That fifth or sixth call back may be the one that gets you cast.

Q: How long does a Theatrework USA tour last?

A: The tours can last anywhere from 2-6 months. Our tours correspond with the school year. So fall tours are usually September -December and spring tours can last anywhere between January -June.

Q: When does Theatreworks USA usually hold their auditions?

A: We usually have auditions year round. These auditions are advertised in Backstage. Keep your eyes peeled.




Click HERE for Marketing Internship information.
Click HERE for Casting Internship information.

Theatreworks USA is the nation’s largest-serving non-profit theatre for young audiences. With over 56 years of experience and an annual audience of 1.5 million kids, Theatreworks USA is a prolific producer of theatre that commissions up to three productions per year and produces 27 tours annually that travel to 46 states.

Theatreworks USA relies on support staff throughout the year and interns play a critical role in helping various departments complete day-to-day needs and long-term projects. Interns are treated like staff members and are expected to take their responsibilities to Theatreworks USA seriously. All interns are paid hourly or receive college credit for their work.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to the appropriate department contact. No phone calls please. Theatreworks USA is an equal opportunity employer.



Marketing Department: Seeks an intern for summer

Interns at Theatreworks USA become an integral part of the Marketing department interacting with hundreds of theaters and schools across the country.  Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Assisting in preparation for regional and national conferences
  • Assembling press and publicity packets
  • Contributing to the creation of new marketing materials, such as flyers and brochures
  • Maintaining ongoing relations with customers
  • Contract entry and database maintenance
  • General support for marketing reps

Candidates should have an interest in theatre management or arts administration, good phone manner, experience working on a PC, knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel.   Theatreworks USA is offering industry contacts, responsibility and the chance to find out if a career in arts administration and/or arts education is right for you. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to  No phone calls please.


Casting Department: Seeks an intern for summer

Become part of a busy department that works on as many as 30 shows a year.  Henry Winkler, Roger Bart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Lloyd Young, Lauren Molina, John Tartaglia, Jeff Marx & Bobby Lopez, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are some of the many talented actors and writers that got their start with us!  Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Reviewing actor submissions
  • Scheduling & confirming auditions
  • Corresponding with agents
  • Assisting in audition process
  • Supporting Casting/Artistic Team

Ideal candidate will have a passion for theatre and/or previous casting internship experience. The position includes administrative duties such as typing, heavy phone coverage, & assisting with daily office operations. Work with theatre professionals and when time permits even sit-in on auditions.  Make amazing contacts, be a part of the theatrical process, and have fun!

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to   No phone calls please.