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We invite actors to attend open auditions for all of our regular shows. To receive reminders of upcoming auditions, sign up for our audition mailing list.

We request that actors download and fill out our audition form to bring to the audition. This will include a listing of all your conflicts from the start of rehearsals through closing night, including weekends. Resumés are appreciated. Headshots are not required.

Unless otherwise specified, American accents are used for all shows.

Performances are at the Nomad Playhouse in north Boulder, except as noted.

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Joan Kuder Bell, (303)442-1415, bells@theupstartcrow.org; Tuesday, July 12, 2016; rehearsals begin Monday, July 18, 2016. Performances are weekends, September 1-11.

    Big Mama, Big Daddy, Doctor Baugh, and Reverend Tooker should be able to play 50 years old or more. Maggie, Brick, Gooper, and Mae should be able to play people who are 30 years old. At least 2 boy and 2 girl actors who can play between 5 years old and 10 years old will be cast.

    Southern accents (Mississippi) will be used for this show.

    We will be using the original version of Act III, not the modified version of the Broadway production.

    Contact the director to borrow a copy of the play for your preparation.

  • The Crucible, directed by Joan Kuder Bell, (303)442-1415, bells@theupstartcrow.org; Tuesday, September 13, 2016; rehearsals begin Monday, September 19, 2016. Performances are weekends, November 10-20. These dates may shift slightly. Please check back later for the audition form.

    This production will be set in Salem, Massachusetts suring 1692-93. It will include the scene in the forest between Abigail Williams and John Proctor.

    A synopsis is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crucible.

    Contact the director to borrow a copy of the play for your preparation.

  • King Lear, directed by Joan Kuder Bell, (303)442-1415, bells@theupstartcrow.org; Tuesday, December 6, 2016; read through December 9; special rehearsals for Lear, Edgar, Kent, Gloucester, and the Clown December 12-16; regular rehearsals begin Monday, January 3, 2016. Actors are requested to prepare a one minute reading from Shakespeare. Performances are weekends, February 10-19, 2017 at the Longmont Performing Arts Center.

    This production will be set in Celtic Britain. The First Folio edition will be used.

    A synopsis is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Lear.

    Text of the play is available at King Lear script.

  • Dark of the Moon, directed by Jim Heun, jim.heun@theupstartcrow.org; Tuesday, March 7, 2017; rehearsals begin Monday, March 20, 2017. Performances are weekends, April 27 - May 7, 2017.

    A synopsis is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_of_the_Moon_(play).

    Contact the director to borrow a copy of the play for your preparation.


All auditions and most rehearsals will be held at 7:30pm at The Upstart Crow Studio, 2131 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit A, in Boulder. Actors are requested to bring a resumé and prepare a one-minute reading from a similar play (it need not be memorized). Expect cold readings from the script as well. Shows are cast the night of auditions. If you have any questions, please contact the director or info@theupstartcrow.org or call (303)442-1415.

Rehearsals are Monday-Friday, 7:30-10:00pm at the Upstart Crow Studio (at the theater starting the Monday before opening).

All actors in Upstart Crow productions receive a small stipend. Not enough to pay your rent, but it might help with your transportation.

The Upstart Crow Theatre Company is an actors' company and actors are expected to help with tech work - set and/or costume construction weekend afternoons during the rehearsal period - and publicity. All actors are expected to help with move-in on the Sunday before opening and strike on closing night.

Like all theatre companies, we have a commitment to our ensemble members. Still, we always cast actors from outside our company. Act with us often enough and you'll gain the benefits of membership.

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