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.

Open Casting Call—The Secret Garden

Mary: Lead, Female, 10-13
Female, all ethnicities, 10-13 years old. Must be between 4'1" and 5'1" in height. Strong singer-actor. She speaks with a British accent. She is a survivor, who was abandoned in the ultimate way—through the death of her family. Thrust into a new lonely world, she finds inner strength, joy, and compassion. A stubborn, intelligent, funny, sensitive, and charming child. Also seeking understudy.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Colin: Lead, Male, 10-11
Male, all ethnicities, 10-13 years old. Must be 4'1" - 5'1" tall. Strong singer-actor. He speaks with a British accent. Bedridden and convinced he is dying (because he's been told he's fragile and frail), he feels as isolated as Mary, and has discovered the only path to attention is through tantrums. Curious, sensitive, and resilient. Though desperate for affection, he is capable of great joy and wonder. A charming, funny child. Also seeking understudy.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo

Open call October 19 from 10:00 am–6:00 pm (sign up starts at 9 am—first come, first served) at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A.

More details available HERE

Center Theatre Group 2022-23 Season—Equity video submissions

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We are currently seeking Equity actors for roles in Center Theatre Group 2022-23 Season, including Clyde’s and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at the Mark Taper Forum, Fetch Clay, Make Man, and Our Dear Dead Drug Lord at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and 2:22 – A Ghost Story and The Secret Garden at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Please prepare a contemporary monologue and submit it as an attachment. Audition videos may not exceed 2 minutes. If singing, please pick a SHORT song of your choice that shows vocal range. You may also vocalize using the track at Please submit one copy of your headshot and resume.

Deadline: 09/29/2022

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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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

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