Auditions

CATCO is seeking Equity and non-Equity actors for our upcoming season.

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR CATCO’S NEW WORKS FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

This is an open invitation from CATCO to submit for our New Works Festival for Young Audiences. The New Works Festival runs Dec 2nd – Dec 11th, 2022. The New Works Festival consists of a development production of The One and Only Sarah Stonely (actors will be memorized) and two readings – The Worries of Wesley and The Day the Music Came Back (actors will read from music stands).

CATCO is committed to diversity and inclusion in our casting practices. We strongly encourage actors of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, and ages, as well as actors with disabilities to audition.

Characters’ pronouns are listed for reference. We invite actors of all genders to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will list race/ethnicity when specific to the character and are otherwise seeking actors of all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character and are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as actors without disabilities for all roles.

Pay: Adult actors (18 & up) will be paid $260/week. Young performers are unpaid.

DETAILS:

In-Person Auditions will be held on October 17th from 4pm – 8pm. Appointments are first come, first served at this link. Instead of bringing a hardcopy headshot and resume, please share your information here. Auditions will be held at The Columbus Performing Arts Center in the Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, OH 43215. Please be prepared to read one of the scenes here. You can choose which character you want to read. You do not have to be memorized.

If you cannot make the in-person auditions, you may submit a video of one of those scenes at this link. The deadline for video auditions is 12pm EST on October 15th.

We are accepting video submissions for adult actors. Please submit your info and a video of you performing a monologue here. The deadline is 12pm EST on October 15th. If you have already auditioned for CATCO this season, no need to send a video or submit via the link, just email casting@catco.org and let us know you’re interested in being considered for the festival.

Auditions will be reviewed by Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann and the festival’s directors.

Callback information will be provided at a later date. You will be notified if you are called back. Please be sure to provide the correct contact info when you submit your information.

Please email casting@catco.org with information regarding any accommodations you need in an audition, rehearsal, or performance space.
COVID-19 Protocol: All cast, crew, and creative team members must be fully vaccinated, including at least one booster, by the first rehearsal. More information will be provided upon the offer of a role.

For auditions, actors must keep their masks on in the waiting area and the audition room when not actively auditioning. Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your scheduled audition time, so we do not have too many people in the waiting area. Staff and directors attending auditions will be masked.

COMMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY:

CATCO is committed to diversity and inclusion in our casting practices. We strongly encourage actors of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, and ages, as well as actors with disabilities to audition.

Characters’ pronouns are listed for reference. We invite actors of all genders to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will list race/ethnicity when specific to the character and are otherwise seeking actors of all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character and are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as actors without disabilities for all roles.

CASTING BREAKDOWN AND SCHEDULES

A detailed schedule for the whole festival can be found here.

Developmental Production of
THE ONE AND ONLY SARAH STONELY

Rehearsals: Nov 20 – 23 and Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2022
Performances: Dec 2 – Dec 10, 2022

DETAILS

Reading of
THE WORRIES OF WESLEY

Rehearsals: Dec 6 – 10, 2022
Performance: 12pm on Dec 11, 2022

DETAILS

Reading of
THE DAY THE MUSIC CAME BACK

Rehearsals: Dec 6 – 9, 2022
Performance: 12pm on Dec 10, 2022

DETAILS