Casting

We do not have a resident or repertory company of actors and are always looking for new talent for our stages. We cast for the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre, in addition to various readings, workshops, and special events. Most of our work is based in Los Angeles, but occasionally we have projects that are based in New York or elsewhere.

Are you currently performing in a show? We always look forward to seeing new talent. Please send invitations to casting@centertheatregroup.org.

Audition Information

Actors' Equity Association (AEA) Required Auditions

Details for all AEA calls are given to Equity at least two weeks prior to the auditions.

Equity Monthly Local Open Calls

Our next series of General Auditions will be on the following Mondays:

  • December 12, 2016

We hold Equity general auditions at The Music Center Annex (our administrative offices). Doors open at 9am, and we see the first 25 people who sign up. Sign-up is first come, first served; no reservations will be taken. Sign-up ends at 9:30am.

You must be a member of AEA or EMC in good standing

You should prepare one monologue or two contrasting monologues no longer than three minutes total. We prefer contemporary monologues (non-Shakespeare; not from a movie/TV show; no self-written pieces) from published plays performed without accent. Also, please bring one stapled picture and resume.

Please note that if you have auditioned within the last six months we do not need to see you again and would appreciate your abstaining from attending so that we may get to know new people. Check this page or the AEA site before coming to make sure the auditions have not been canceled or rescheduled.

Equity Principal Auditions/Equity Chorus Calls (EPA/ECC)

We hold Equity Principal Auditions periodically—usually once a season in the fall in Los Angeles and often in New York. Once the Equity general audition dates are announced, you can either make an appointment at the Equity office or come the day of the audition. All aspects of these calls are monitored by Equity, and not Center Theatre Group Casting. If you have questions, you must contact Equity.

When we are producing musicals or shows with music, we also hold separate required musical auditions—EPA and ECCs.

Open Calls (Non-Required)

On occasion—for select projects—we hold open calls for actors, musicians, and other artists. Please check back periodically for notices.

Casting FAQ

Casting FAQ

Find answers to your questions and more information about our casting process.

Audition Materials

Audition Materials

Our goal is to offer free and accessible materials so actors can be well-prepared for the audition process. Sides & Script via Password...