Long Wharf Theatre works under the LORT (League of Regional Theatres) contract with Actors Equity Association (the actors and stage managers union). The union determines the number of Non-Equity actors in any production.

Equity auditions are generally held in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, depending on the needs of the production. Auditions are arranged through agent submissions, and scheduled by a casting director in that city.

Long Wharf holds open auditions for Equity and Non-Equity actors both in New York City and in New Haven. These occur once annually, usually during the late spring or summer. Check back here for announcements.

Actors may send a photo and resume to:

Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(Electronic correspondence is preferred.)

Long Wharf Theatre as an Equal Opportunity Employer recognizes the need for expanding the participation of ethnic minorities (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native American), women Actors and Actors with disabilities in their artistic process and will make an effort to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane.

Long Wharf Theatre as a general rule does not employ understudies.

Literary Policy

Long Wharf Theatre has a proud and rich history of commissioning, developing, and producing new work. Many of these works have become part of the modern American canon with more than thirty Long Wharf Theatre productions transferred to Broadway or Off-Broadway runs.

We are revitalizing our commitment to playwrights at all stages in their careers, and are now welcoming scripts from unrepresented playwrights as well as agents. To submit a play for consideration:


Please Note: We are only accepting scripts by electronic submission at this time.

The body of the email must include:

The attachment of the email must include: 

Type of Materials: Full-length, One act, 10-minute scripts, Musicals, Adaptations, Translations, Virtual/Zoom Plays

Special Interests: Plays by BIPOC writers, plays centering cultural narratives, stories of joy and resilience, multi-disciplinary work, and theatrical innovation

Submission Period: Year-round

Response Time: 4–6 months

Accountability: If the response time has been exceeded, we invite follow-up emails.