Auditions

Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15
10am - 3pm
 

Audition for 18 Pittsburgh region theatre companies and be part of bringing a new one act play to life for the very first time! There are over 60 (non-Equity) roles available. Actors of all types and experience levels are needed. Our plays range from over-the-top farce to incredibly dark drama. There's something for everyone! Actors of all ages, sizes, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations are actively encouraged to audition.

Audition times are available between 10am and 3pm both days.  Actors should prepare a 2 minute monologue.  Sides and cold-readings will not be available.  

Location

Auditions will be held at Higher Voice Studio, located at 144 East Main Street, Carnegie, PA  15106.  Free off-street parking is available in the municipal lot across the street.

Compensation

Actors selected to participate in the mainstage festival will be given an honorarium of $25, a Festival Pass that will allow them to see all shows in the Festival for free, and 5 half-price tickets for family and friends.  Actors selected for the staged readings will receive a Festival Pass that will allow them to see all shows in the Festival for free and 5 half-price tickets for family and friends.

Rehearsal and Performance Details

Rehearsals will be held in various locations around the greater Pittsburgh area. Rehearsal places and times will be determined by the producing companies. All tech rehearsals and performances will take place at Carnegie Stage, located at 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA  15106.

Performance Dates

LabWorks Staged Readings
[three different plays presented each evening]
- Sunday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m.

MainStage Festival
[12 fully-produced one-act plays; four programs of three plays]
Thursdays-Sundays, August 30 - September 23

Questions?  Contact us at auditions@pittsburghnewworks.org


How can we help you fully participate?

PNWF is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone. If you need to register by phone, please call 412-944-2639. If you require an accommodation to fully participate, please contact Cathy Gialloreto, ADA Coordinator (accessibility@pittsburghnewworks.org or 412-944-2639) prior to the event.

Higher Voice Studio is wheelchair accessible. PNWF also welcomes all visitors with assistance dogs including guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired, hearing dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing, and working or service dogs for people with disabilities other than those related to vision or hearing. Assistance dogs should always be on a leash or in a harness.

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference.

Tips for Success

1.) Memorize your monologue.

2.) Time your monologue. You will be stopped at 2 minutes

3.) Arrive early enough to check-in, complete your paperwork & gather your thoughts.

4.) Wear something comfortable that makes you feel confident. Don’t wear a costume.

 
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What to expect at PNWF Auditions

>  Prior to your audition, you will be asked to indicate your availability for festival performances and rehearsal venues.

>  The audience will consist of approximately 60 people. Our audience consists of participating directors, producers, playwrights, invited talent and casting agents.

>  You will be introduced and your availability explained to the audience. Announce the name of the play, the playwright and the name of your character for your monologue.

>  Walk-ins will be accepted as time allows. Expect to wait for an opening if you haven’t scheduled an appointment.

>  We try to adhere to our schedule. If there is a delay, please be patient.

 

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference.