Casting

Florida Studio Theatre operates on a LORT D contract and works with members of Actors Equity Association (AEA), American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA), United Scenic Artists (USA), and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC). Select non-union contracts may be available throughout the season.

For future opportunities, please continually check this page, Playbill, and the AEA website. FST also releases calls on Breakdown Services. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Casting and Hiring Coordinator, Alexa Doggett at [email protected].

Designers/Technicians and Music Directors/Musicians
We are always accepting resumes, demos and portfolios from talented and qualified artists. Please reach out with your materials at any time.

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.


Upcoming Auditions

Virtual EPA for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, BABEL, THE LAST MATCH, PARALYZED

Florida Studio Theatre is an established LORT D, Equity regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment. Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.

Auditions will be held electronically. In person callbacks will be held locally and in NYC for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, BABEL and THE LAST MATCH the week of 11/8/2021.


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 submit.

SEEKING
Vaccinated Equity actors for roles in the third show of our 2021-2022 Winter Mainstage Season and three shows in our Stage III Experimental Season (see breakdowns).

 

It is our intention to use some of the same actors from BABEL and PARALYZED in THE LAST MATCH. Actors may be asked to audition for roles in both shows, which will perform and rehearse using appropriate rules.

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. People who share this belief are encouraged to audition.

BREAKDOWN

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG by Henry Lewis, Johnathan Sayer, and Henry Shield Directed by Bruce Jordan


Begins rehearsals: 12/28/2021
Previews: 1/19-1/20/2022
Opens: 1/21/2022
Closes: 3/13/2022
Possible Extension through: 3/25/2022

 

“Welcome to the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), everything that can go wrong does go wrong during this 1920s murder mystery play. Will these accident-prone performers beat the odds and make it to their final curtain call? Find out with this Olivier Award-winning comedy.”

 

Note from the Director: We are looking for first class comedians who are energetic, truthful, funny and adept at physical comedy.   Must be able to play broad comedy artfully and believably.  We are looking for actors with a keen understanding of the desperation and honesty needed to play the "play within a play". Actors of all ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition for all roles.

 

ANNIE – Female-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. The company’s Stage Manager, who must step in and perform the role of Florence Colleymoore halfway through the show. Begins the play timid and afraid of the stage – but is willing to kill for it by the end.

 

TREVOR – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. The company’s Lighting and Sound Operator. Begrudgingly a participant, he often breaks the fourth wall and interacts with the audience. Also forced to act in the play, much to his chagrin.

 

CHRIS BEAN – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. The head of the Drama Society and Director of the murder mystery play. Takes himself, and the play, deadly serious. Uptight, overworked and frustrated by his fellow actors and the audience alike. Plays Inspector Carter, an esteemed local inspector, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”.

 

JONATHAN – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. An actor. A bit bland but sees himself as a James Bond type. Plays Charles Haversham, deceased, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”. Despite being deceased, it is a highly physical role.

 

ROBERT – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. An actor – and he aspires to be a great one. Never learns from his mistakes. There’s a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society. Plays Thomas Colleymoore, Charles’ old school friend, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”.

 

DENNIS – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-50s. An actor. Really only participating for the social aspects of the theatre. Understands when things go wrong, despite being a bit oblivious at times. Plays Perkins, Charles’ butler, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”.

 

MAX – Male-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. An actor. Desperately seeking approval from the audience, he often breaks the fourth wall after getting a laugh. It’s his first performing in a play, and he has followed directions well up until this point. Plays Cecil Haversham, Charles’ brother, and Arthur, the gardener, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”.

 

SANDRA– Female-identifying, any ethnicity, 20s-40s. An actress with Hollywood ambitions. She will take out anyone who stands in her way. Smart, highly physical – and highly dramatic. Plays Florence Colleymoore, Charles’ fiancé and Thomas’ sister, in “Murder at Haversham Manor”.

 

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BABEL by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Directed by Catherine Randazzo

 

Begins rehearsals: 1/4/2022
Previews: 1/26/2022, 1/27/2022
Opens: 1/28/2022
Closes: 2/18/2022

Possible Extension through: 2/27/2022

 

“A dark comedy set in the near future. Two couples are having trouble getting pregnant and the lengths they go to in order to have a baby raises the specter of eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.”

 

ANN – Female-identifying, any ethnicity. Mid 20s to early 40s. Jamie’s wife. Loving, trusting, and a little wide-eyed to the world around her. Determined to have absolute perfection, she wants to avoid any disappointment or ridicule by doing things the right way. Think: Lupita Nyong’o, Amanda Seyfried, Lana Condor.

 

JAMIE - Male-identifying, any ethnicity. Early 30s to mid-40s. Ann’s husband. Very charming and enamored with his wife, he is an expert of disguise. His secret past causes him to be steadfast in his acceptance of imperfection. As the Stork, he has the voice of Harvey Fierstein. Think: young Jason Sudeikis, Daniel Kaluuya, Henry Golding.

 

RENEE – Female-identifying, any ethnicity. Early 30s to mid-40s. Dani’s wife. The persistent realist, a voice of reason. Very caring in nature, she is eager to be a good mother, but becomes conflicted as to what that means when faced with all possible outcomes. Think: Rashida Jones, Kristin Bell, Zendaya.

 

DANI – Female-identifying, any ethnicity. Early 30s to mid-40s. Renee’s wife. Very headstrong and determined to lead the life that would make others envious. She is very passionate about starting a family and will spare no expense to finally become a parent. Think: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Lawrence, Aidy Bryant.

 

THE STORK MASCOT – Played by the actor who plays JAMIE. Has the voice of young Harvey Fierstein.

 

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THE LAST MATCH by Anna Zeigler

Director TBD

 

Begins rehearsals: 2/8/2022
Previews: 3/2/2022, 3/3/2022
Opens: 3/4/2022
Closes: 3/25/2022

Possible Extension through: 4/3/2022

 

“Played out under the bright lights of the U.S. Open Semifinals, The Last Match pits rising Russian star Sergei Sergeyev against American great Tim Porter in an epic showdown that follows two tennis titans through pivotal moments in their lives both on-and-off the court. This gripping, fast-paced story captures the intense world of competitive sports, and human rivalry, and what it means to want something — and the lengths we will go to in order to feel relevant, important, and young.”

 

TIM – Male-identifying, any ethnicity. 33 years old. A professional tennis player striving to stay at the top of his game amid rumors of oncoming retirement. Charismatic and charming, though strong-willed and passionate, his desire to be the best pushes him to victory while also pulling him away from what matters most.

 

SERGEI – Male-identifying. Mid to late 20s. An up-and-coming Russian tennis star who has faced the odds to make it to the top. He is very skilled and very competitive while maintaining a calm and focused exterior. But often his painful past catches up to him, and he can’t help wishing for more.

 

GALINA – Female-identifying. Mid to late 20s. Sergei’s girlfriend with more refined tastes. Also Russian. She has a tough and often presumptuous exterior with a heartfelt affection for Sergei. As his biggest motivator, she pushes him to be the best at his game while reminding him that she is the best at hers.

 

MALLORY – Female-identifying, any ethnicity. Mid 30s. Tim’s wife, and former tennis player-turned coach. She is Tim’s equal, and then some. A rather witty voice of reason, she reminds Tim to stay grounded as she battles the toughest opponent she’s ever faced.

 

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PARALYZED by Etan Frankel

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Meg Gilbert

Begins rehearsals: 3/29/2022
Previews: 4/6/2022, 4/7/2022
Opens: 4/8/2022
Closes: 4/29/2022

Possible Extension through: 5/8/2022

 

“Leigh and Lee are two strangers who have little in common besides their names—she is a Type A statistician and he is an aggressive former athlete. But the discovery of a mysterious suicide note in a hotel bathroom sets their lives on unexpected paths that go anywhere but according to plan. Paralyzed tells a striking story of guilt, personal responsibility, and the power of forgiveness.”

 

PARALYZED was set to be a part of the 2020 Stage III Season. We are moving forward with the same cast and creative from pre-pandemic.

 

LEIGH – ROLE IS CAST. SEEKING FUTURE REPLACEMENTS ONLY. Female-identifying. Mid to late 30s, any ethnicity. Type-A statistician without a partner or close-knit family of her own. Starting over.

 

LEE – ROLE IS CAST. SEEKING FUTURE REPLACEMENTS ONLY. Male-identifying. Mid to late 20s, any ethnicity. All-American, Southern boy. Former high school football star. Grappling with past of accidentally paralyzing a fellow teammate.

 

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submissions ONLY accepted from 9am EDT on 10/28/2021 to 6pm EDT on 10/29/2021. Anything sent outside of the range will not be viewed.

 

Please submit one two-minute monologue or two one-minute contrasting monologues in the style(s) of this season. If you are interested in a particular role or particular show, please include that information in your submission.

 

Slate your name at the top of the audition & upload to an Unlisted YouTube link.

SUBMIT TO
[email protected]

 

SALARY

Mainstage:

LORT D Non-Rep
$739 weekly minimum
 

Stage III:
LORT/AEA Experimental

Minimum $592 weekly minimum