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

As part of its mission, Long Wharf Theatre is committed to the development, advocacy and production of new plays for the American stage. Our literary policy is as follows…

Submission procedure: agent submission or professional recommendation only, no unsolicited scripts or samples. 
Types of material: full-length plays, translations, adaptations. 
Special interests: dramatic plays and comedies about human relationships, social concerns, ethical and moral dilemmas, works of theatrical innovation. 
Best submission time: year-round. 
Response time: 6 – 9 months.

All inquiries should be sent to: