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.

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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

Due to the ongoing health crisis, our AEA General Auditions are cancelled until further notice. Please check back for any updates.

We hold Equity general auditions at The Music Center Annex (our administrative offices). Doors open at 10am, and we see the first 40 people who sign up. Sign-up is first come, first served; no reservations will be taken. Sign-up ends at 10:30am. Casting directors in the room are Michael Donovan, CSA and Richie Ferris, CSA.

You must be a member of AEA or EMC in good standing. Non-union actors may also audition, after AEA/EMC members have been seen.

You should prepare one monologue or two contrasting monologues no longer than two 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 once a season in Los Angeles. 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.

Please note that the EPAs/ECCs for the 2018/19 Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre seasons have already taken place. However, some of these upcoming shows may have individual casting breakdowns posted at a later date. Should those be scheduled, details would be found on the Equity website and digital casting services such as Backstage, Playbill, etc.

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.