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AUDITIONS

We’re always looking for new talent to shine on our stage and seek to include actors of all body sizes, ages, ethnicities, genders, and abilities to audition.

Your time to shine!

Ensemble Theatre does not have a resident actor company and we are always looking for new talent. As a Professional LOA-LORT/Equity Theatre, we predominantly hire actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association.

We hire non-union actors when possible and in accordance with the union rules. More information about Actors’ Equity can be found at actorsequity.org.

We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, including on our stage. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world and strongly encourage people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and backgrounds to audition. EOE/AA employer.

A woman with long brown hair and bangs sits in a chair alone. Behind here are three barred doors.
An actress, with short brown wavy hair, wearing a blue linen dress, sitting on a yellow covered sofa, with a red cushion behind her. She is learning her lines from a film script that is printed on white A4 paper. Her characters part is highlighted with pink highlighter pen. She is wearing a coloured beaded necklace and bracelet. The view is taken from behind her with the script out of focus.

Meals 4 Monologues

February 12, 9:00 am–1:00 pm EST
February 15 & 16, 10:00 am–4:00 pm EST

Our open auditions, Meals 4 Monologues, is part of a nationwide Casting Society of America effort to support local food banks while seeking talent. Open to all Equity union and non-union actors for future theatre, film, TV, and/or commercial projects cast by D. Lynn Meyers, CSA, this call is for all interested without regard to previous experience and with a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Virtual auditions are 3 minutes each, conducted via Zoom, and must be scheduled online. Sign-ups start January 24, 2022. To audition:

  • Upload a current headshot and résumé during sign-up.
  • Prepare a short monologue and song (performed a cappella) or two monologues.
  • Make a suggested donation to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.

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Show-specific auditions

Ensemble Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, hires actors on a show-by-show basis during the season, and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only.

Open auditions

We hold open auditions annually through our Meals 4 Monologues open casting call as well as other open calls occasionally throughout the year including calls for Actors with Disabilities and Indigenous Actors.

Currently, there are no upcoming general auditions scheduled aside from Meals 4 Monologues.

Submitting your headshot

Ensemble Theatre maintains records of Tristate-area actors. We keep a file of the photos and résumés of actors who have worked at and/or auditioned for the theater in the past 5 years.

It is important that we have current information. If your phone number or union status changes, please upload an updated headshot below. If you have any questions regarding auditions, please send them to auditions@ensemblecincinnati.org.

Seeing your work

Our artistic staff tries to see as many shows as possible in the Tristate area. If you are cast in a production in the Greater Cincinnati area, please send us an invitation email.

Time permitting, an artistic staff member may attend. We regret, though, that it is impossible for us to see everything.


Out-of town actors


Throughout the year, Equity actors visiting from out of town are welcome to request an audition appointment by emailing us. Auditions are scheduled on a time-available basis.

Photo credits | Top right, Regina Pugh in The Other Place (Ryan Kurtz); Acting Apprentice Program, Kadeem Ali Harris and Molly Israel in Love and Information (Mikki Schaffner); Classes & Workshops, Darnell Pierre Benjamin; Volunteer, Cast of Ripcord (Ryan Kurtz); Jobs, Bruce Cromer in An Iliad (Ryan Kurtz).