Long Wharf Theatre to hold local Equity and non-Equity auditions August 21 and 23

NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre will hold local auditions for Equity and Non-Equity performers ages 18 and up, on August 21 and 23. 

Actors must have access to local housing. Actors will be seen at the theatre on the following dates: Equity members on Friday August 23 from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm; and Non-Equity performers on Wednesday August 21 from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Actors should prepare either: 1) a brief contemporary monologue; or 2) a brief song; or 3) a one minute contemporary monologue and 16 bars of a song 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 Box Office (203-787-4282) between 10:00am and 5:00pm.  

For more information: www.longwharf.org.

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 roles for the 2013/2014 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.


Casting the following roles for our 2013-14 Season:

THE UNDERPANTS *. By Steve Martin. Adapted from the play by Carl Sternheim.

Director: Gordon Edelstein.

* Co-Production with Hartford Stage

1st rehearsal: September 17, 2013. Runs (LWT) October 16, 2013 – November 10, 2013. (HSC) January 9, 2014 – February 2, 2014.


Louise Maske – Very pretty, mid-twenties, Theo’s wife.

FENCES **. By August Wilson.

Director: Phylicia Rashad.

** Co-Production with McCarter Theatre.

1st rehearsal: October 29, 2013. Runs (LWT) November 27, 2013 – December 22, 2013. (McCarter) January 17, 2014 – February 16, 2014.


Troy Maxson – 53 years old, a large man with thick, heavy hands.

Jim Bono – Troy’s friend.

Rose – Troy’s wife. Early 40s.

Lyons – Troy’s oldest son from a previous marrage. Mid-30s.

Gabriel – Troy’s brother. 46. Injured in the war.


THE CONSULTANT. By Heidi Schreck.

Director: Kip Fagan.

1st Rehearsal December 10, 2013. Runs January 8, 2014 – February 9, 2014.


Amelia – early 20s, whip-smart but awkward small-town girl who has just moved to NYC to pursue a Ph.D in Public Service and save the world. Constantly broke, she moonlights as an ESL teacher. Great comic sensibility, weirdness and attention to language important.

Jun Suk – late 30s, Korean American, former star at his advertising firm who is now going through a nasty divorce and about to lose his job. Deeply depressed, he cannot fathom how his life came to this but masks his despair with a dry sense of humor.

Tania – late 30s, acerbic, overeducated receptionist who is open to her life changing in a profound way, but unsure how to go about it. Confident, sexy and intensely fragile.

Mark – late 30s, early 40s, successful ad exec who is determined to save his friend Jun Suk’s job. Outwardly arrogant and a little dickish, he actually spends most of his time caring for his sick mother.

Barbara – 50s, 60s, a former ad exec who quit Corporate America to relentlessly pursue her bliss. She is voluble, passionate and full of life- changing advice for anyone who cares to listen. Facility with language very important.

4000 MILES. By Amy Herzog.

Director: Eric Ting.

1st Rehearsal January 21, 2014. Runs February 19, 2014 – March 16, 2014.


Leo – 21, male, lanky, fit, has a broad smile.

Vera – 91, female, tiny and frail but not without fortitude.

Bec – 20, female, strong, beautiful and hale, not chubby, somewhat strung out.

Amanda – 19, but maybe looks younger? Chinese-American.


Director: Gordon Edelstein.

1st Rehearsal February 25, 2014. Runs March 26, 2014 – April 27, 2014.


Oupa *** – An ailing old man in his 80s.

*** (This role is cast and will be played by Athol Fugard.)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS. By Jason Robert Brown.

Director: Gordon Edelstein.

1st Rehearsal April 8, 2014. Runs May 7, 2014 – June 1, 2014.


Jamie Wellerstein

Catherine Hiatt


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.