Announcing 2011-2012 Non-Equity Auditions

NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Interim Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will be hosting Non-Equity auditions for its 2011-2012 Season. 

Local Non-Equity actors
, ages 18+, are invited to audition for the 2011-2012 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Actors will be seen at the theatre from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 31. Actors should prepare one classical monologue and one contemporary monologue, not to exceed three minutes in combined length. All actors should bring a current resume and headshot. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are strongly recommended and may be made beginning today by calling the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office (203-787-4282) between 10:00am and 5:00pm.  For more information:


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: 


1.  Because Long Wharf holds auditions in NYC for each production, we are especially seeking actors with access to local housing at this call.

 2.  Actors will be seen by Eric Ting, Associate Artistic Director.

 3.  Long Wharf will be casting for all available non-musical roles for the 2011/2012 season at these auditions (see attached list).

 4.  Directions: 

a.       Train: Metro North to Union Station, New Haven, CT, and take a cab to the theatre.

b.      Car: Take Exit 46 off I-95 and follow the signs.


Following are the roles that Long Wharf Theatre is currently casting*:


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – A LIVE RADIO PLAY.  By Joe Landry.  Director: Eric Ting

1st rehearsal: November 8, 2011.  Runs: December 7, 2011 – December 31, 2011

A 1940s period radio drama.


Actor 1: Male

Actor 2: Female

Actor 3: Male

Actor 4: Male

Actor 5: Female

All ethnicities and ages encouraged.



MACBETH 1969.  By William Shakespeare.  Conceived and Adapted by Eric Ting. Director: Eric Ting

1st rehearsal: December 20, 2011.  Runs: January 18, 2012 – February 12, 2012


Soldier 1: Late 20s, Male

Soldier 2: Late 20s, Male

Nurse 1: Early 40s, Female

Nurse 2: Early 30s, Female

Nurse 3: Early 20s, Female

Lieutenant/Radio: 50s, Male

All ethnicities encouraged.



BELL, BOOK & CANDLE.  By John Van Druten.  Director: Darko Tresnjak

1st rehearsal: February 7, 2012.  Runs: March 7, 2012 – April 1, 2012


Gillian Holroyd: 20-35, Female, a modern witch.

Shepherd Henderson: 25-40, Male, Gillian’s love interest.

Aunt Queenie Holroyd: 40-70, Female, Gillian’s aunt.

Nicky Holroyd: 20-35, Male, Gillian’s brother.

Sidney Redlitch: 35+, Male, an author.



SOPHIE’S CHOICE.  By David Rintels.  Based on the novel by William Styron.  Directed by Gordon Edelstein

1st rehearsal: April 2, 2012.  Runs: April 25, 2012 – May 20, 2012


Von Nieman/Ice Cream Man

Larry Landau/Youngstein

Nathan Landau


Sholom Weiss/Sophie’s Father

Morris Fink/Casimir



* subject to change



 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.