Currently seeking actors for our 2023 season, including the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and the Pulitzer Prize-winning labor rights drama, Sweat
AUDITION DATES (All times are MT)
Day 1: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
3 pm – 10 pm
Break 6 pm – 7 pm
Day 2: Wed, Dec 21, 2022
11am – 3pm
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Are welcomed and will be seen between scheduled appointments. However, appointments are encouraged.
Only considering in-person auditions at the moment. Keep visiting our website and social media accounts for information on upcoming video auditions.
Non-Union: $250 weekly minimum
AEA: Pending negotiations
Non-union and AEA actors for roles in Santa Fe Playhouse’s 2023 season mainstage productions. Every level of experience is welcome. This is an opportunity for the Playhouse artistic team to get to know you.
The mainstage productions include The Baby Monitor by David Stallings, Sweat by Lynn Nottage, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder by Freeman and Lutvak, Fiesta Melodrama, On Clover Road by Steven Dietz, and The Night Before Christmas by Anthony Neilson.
Actors who would like to be considered for The Baby Monitor, Sweat, On Clover Road and The Night Before Christmas, should prepare two contrasting monologues. Actors who would like to be considered for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder should prepare a monologue and a brief cut of a song that highlights their vocal range and their storytelling ability.
Santa Fe Playhouse
142 East De Vargas Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Baby Monitor
Written by David Stallings. Directed by Colin Hovde
Written by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Robyn Rikoon
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Book by Robert L. Freeman; Music by Steven Lutvak; Lyrics by Robert L. Freeman and Steven Lutvak. Director TBD
On Clover Road
Written by Steven Deitz. Directed by Robyn Rikoon
The Night Before Christmas
Written by Anthony Neilson. Director Emily Rankin
Expected to attend auditions
Robyn Rykoon, Artistic Director (director Sweat, On Clover Road)
Colin Hovde, Executive Director (director The Baby Monitor)
Emily Rankin (director The Night Before Christmas)
Antonio Miniño, Associate Artistic Director (casting director)
The Baby Monitor
Rehearsals Begin: Feb 6, 2023
Previews: Mar 2 and 3, 2023
Performance Run: Mar 4 – Apr 1, 2023
Rehearsals Begin: Apr 10, 2023
Previews: May 11 and 12, 2023
Performance Run: May 13 – June 10, 2023
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Rehearsals Begin: June 5, 2023
Previews: July 13 and 14, 2023
Performance Run: July 15 – Aug 12, 2023
Rehearsals Begin: July 24, 2023
Performance Run: Aug 24 – Sep 10, 2023
On Clover Road
Rehearsals Begin: Sep 18, 2023
Previews: Oct 19 and 20, 2023
Performance Run: Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2023
The Night Before Christmas
Rehearsals Begin: Nov 6, 2023
Previews: Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2023
Performance Run: Dec 2 – 23, 2023
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of the audition.
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 attend every audition.
THE BABY MONITOR
Synopsis: When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old second cousin are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family’s principles and parenting skills. This topical new play explores same-sex parenting, race, class, and family values in today’s America, as well as the danger of making assumptions. It was a finalist for the 2014 National New Play Network and has been produced in New York, Serbia, Ireland, and Italy.
Claire: Female Presenting, 35-45, White / European Descent. Self-proclaimed liberal with a conservative family history. Married to Josh.
Damon: Male Presenting, 35-45, White / European Descent. Pragmatic, a blend of kindness and self-righteousness. Married to Phillip. Role requires a moment of interrupted intimacy (choreographed with a qualified intimacy director and designed with actor’s boundaries in mind).
Phillip: Male Presenting, 35-45, Latine / Caribbean Descent. Dominican American, educated, gentle, and calm. Married to Damon. Bilingual role: English, some Spanish. Role requires a moment of interrupted intimacy (choreographed with a qualified intimacy director and designed with actor’s boundaries in mind).
Josh: Male Presenting, 35-45, White / European Descent. A pacifist with progressive ideals. Married to Claire.
Soledad: Female Presenting, 35-45, Latine / Caribbean Descent. Artist & part-time nanny, Dominican immigrant. She has real depth and confusion over the issues in the play. Bilingual role: English, some Spanish.
Shelly: Female Presenting, 25 -35, All Ethnicities. Queer activist. No tolerance for apathy and unafraid of offending anyone.
Synopsis: Rust Belt factory workers share drinks, secrets, and laughs, but when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, two close friends find themselves on opposite sides of a labor battle in this warm-hearted, fast-paced drama that spans generations and includes a cast of characters ages 18 to 70. The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the play explores class, addiction, rage, racism, and the loyalties and betrayals that make up our social fabric.
Jessie: Female Presenting, 40-49, White / European Descent. A steel worker; former hippie, with a warm disposition and easy access to her humor; drowns her sorrows in booze; a sloppy drunk whose anger and disappointment with the cards she’s been dealt, bubble up when she drinks.
Cynthia: Female Presenting, 40-49; Black / African Descent. A steel worker; starting at the plant as a teenager, she and Tracey have been best friends ever since, and have given their lives to the line; focused, ambitious and sturdy; despite the derision of her colleagues, she applies for a promotion and finally escapes the line and becomes a floor manager; Cynthia’s loyalty to her colleagues and friends is tested when the closing of the plant is announced; ultimately she can’t save them or herself.
Tracey: Female Presenting, 40-49; White / European Descent. A steel worker and true company loyalist. She has given her life to the line; funny, brassy, bossy, opinionated and fiercely loyal; as her life begins to spiral out of control she can no longer manage the cocktail of disillusionment and anger that simmers below her surface.
Jason: Male Presenting, 20-30, White / European Descent. He has the strong build of a young man who went from the gridiron straight to the production line; a steel worker with deep working class roots, he is proud of his blue collar heritage and still has faith that his life will be spent in the factory; youthful, tough, funny and charismatic; in prison he hardens into a white supremacist, his optimism transforming into rage.
Chris: Male Presenting, 25-45, Black / African Descent. Jason’s best friend; muscular, charismatic, youthful, warm; a steel worker, with aspirations to educate himself and find a life beyond the steel plant; eventually hardened into a disillusioned ex-con; he turns to religion to help him fight his darkness within.
Stan: Male Presenting, 50-59, White / European Descent. Friendly but stern, a former steel worker who was injured at the plant; is now the bartender at the local bar that the plant workers frequent; he has watched the lives of his customers play out and is deeply empathetic with their struggles; but his word is the rule of law; it would be a mistake to cross this man.
Oscar: Male Presenting, 20-30, Latine/Hispanic. Colombian-American; a busboy at the local bar; he keeps to himself, always conscious that in this community of the disenfranchised and powerless he is at the bottom of the heap; when the steel plant locks out the workers, Oscar is willing to risk everything to cross the picket lines and seize the opportunity to better his life; although he was born in Berks County, he is still considered an outsider.
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
Synopsis: When British, newly orphaned Monty Navarro discovers he’s ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst, he decides to murder every member of the high-society D’Ysquith family standing in his way, all the while keeping a mistress, Sibella Hallward, and courting the young Phoebe D’Ysquith. In this laugh-filled musical, the same actor plays all eight of the doomed heirs. A Gentleman’s Guide won four Tony Awards in 2014, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
This is a high-style, British farce & all roles require strong singers with comic skills. We encourage performers to submit for any roles they are interested in; genders listed are those of the character, not the performer.
Montaque “Monty” Navarro: Male Presenting, 25-40, All Ethnicities. Legit baritone. Unexpected leading man & heir to the D’ysquith family fortune, clever, charismatic, endearing, Monty breaks the fourth wall with ease and serves as the audience’s guide into his story often commenting on the action with great humor.
Sibella Hallward: Female Presenting, 20-35, All Ethnicities. Legit mezzo soprano. The girl that Monty loves, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber with tremendous wit and style.
Phoebe D’Ysquith: Female Presenting, 20-35, All Ethnicities. Legit soprano. A cousin.
The D’Ysquith Family: Male Presenting, 30-65, All Ethnicities. Baritone. One transformational comedic actor with a superb grasp on British farce, physical comedy, and incredible stamina portrays all of the following D’Ysquith family members: Asquith D’Ysquith a dandy, Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith a clergyman, Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith Eighth Earl of Highhurst, Lord Asquith D’Ysquith Sr a banker, Henry D’Ysquith a country squire, Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith a benefactress, Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith a body builder, Lady Salome D’Ysquith an actress, Chauncey D’Ysquith a janitor.
Ensemble: All 6 ensemble roles are multiple supporting characters.
Woman #1: Female Identifying, 30-60, All Ethnicities. Mezzo soprano. Miss Shingle, a Cockney housekeeper/governess who tells Monty that he is indeed a D’Ysquith heir. Also the tour guide, ancestral portrait, skater, wedding guest, pub owner’s wife, Mrs. Pebworth, Phoebe’s Maid, 3rd newsboy, mourner, servant.
Woman #2: Female Presenting, 30-60, All Ethnicities. Mezzo soprano. Tourist, ancestral portrait, skater, wedding guest, Mrs. Hetherington, 4th newsboy, mourner, and Lady Eugenia an unhappily married countess with a withering gaze.
Woman #3: Female Presenting, 20-50, All Ethnicities. Soprano. Sibella’s Maid, tourist, ancestral portrait, Miss Barley an alluring model, Wedding Guest, Hyacinth’s colleague, mourner, servant Hilda
Man #1: Male Presenting, 20-50, All Ethnicities. Baritenor. Tourist, ancestral portrait, 2nd clerk, skater, wedding guest, Copley Hyancinth’s colleague, 2nd newsboy, weightlifter, 3rd actor, mourner, ancestral bust, servant, Dr. Pettibone, guard.
Man #2: Male Presenting, 20-50, All Ethnicities. Bass. Tourist, ancestral portrait, 1st clerk, skater, wedding guest, pub owner, Mr. Cross, 1st newsboy, 1st actor, Lord Asquith’s Physician, mourner, ancestral bust, and Detective Pinkney.
Man #3: Male Presenting, 20-50, All Ethnicities. Tenor. Tourist, ancestral portrait, wedding guest, pub owner, Mr. Goodsall, 2nd actor, mourner, Mr. Gorby, Lord High Steward, The Magistrate.
ON CLOVER ROAD
Synopsis: At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, a distraught mother waits to be reunited with her runaway daughter. Out of desperation, she puts her trust in a private investigator, but no one is who they seem in this edge-of-your-seat, noir-style thriller. Family bonds are pushed to their limits in a gritty story of shocking twists.
Kate Hunter: Female Presenting, 30-45, All Ethnicities. A Mother. Vulnerable, desperate, a difficult past, and under a few layers of skin the aggressive demeanor of a junkyard dog.
Stine: Male Presenting, 40-50, All Ethnicities. Shrewd, dark humor, tough as nails.
Harris McLain: Male Presenting, 30s-50s, All Ethnicities; Charismatic, smooth, but not smarmy at all. He is not to be played as a predator or psychopath. Has the brains and tools to empower a community of people into believing they are the lions of the world. Note: This is a very physical role, calling for stage fighting and falls. There will be a qualified fight choreographer.
Jessie: Female Presenting, 18+ to play 17, All Ethnicities. Honest, quick to anger, strong (physically and mentally), able to turn emotions and personas on a dime. She loves the cult and will do whatever it takes for it to prosper. She thinks she’s older than she is, but reveals her age when things go wrong. She is not timid, fearful, or brain-washed – she believes in the cult. Note: This is a very physical role, calling for stage fighting, falls, and body drag. There will be a qualified fight choreographer.
Angelia: Female Presenting, 18+ to play 17, All Ethnicities. Intense, able to shake off the real world and be fully on her own. Capable of violence.
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Synopsis: Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the warehouse, a creature was stirring—an elf! It’s Christmas Eve and two men in a warehouse of borderline-legal merchandise discover an intruder in an elf costume. Or is he on a mission from the North Pole, sent to London to spread the truth about Christmas? Things get more complicated when Cherry arrives, demanding some hard-to-get swag—a Power Ranger for her kid. A seriously twisted, blatantly irreverent holiday comedy for the adults in the family.
Gary: male, late 20s-early 40s. Goofy deadbeat. Works in a toy warehouse, where entire play takes place. This lovable, low-life doofus is reluctant to dismiss the Elf as a mere junkie or lunatic. A charming lout. Cockney Dialect.
Simon: male, late 20s-early 40s. Gary’s provocative friend. Equally lowlife. A hate-filled crank with a secretly sensitive side. Aghast that Gary could believe that elves exist. Insists on turning over their prisoner, the Elf, to the coppers. Gary’s best mate. Cockney Dialect.
Elf: An Elf. Cockney Dialect.
Cherry: female, late 20s-early 40s. Sharp-tongued sex worker looking to collect Gary’s promised payment for services rendered – she shows up to score some Power Rangers for her son before Christmas morning. Gary is her best customer. Cockney Dialect.