For Artists


A Christmas Carol
Non-Equity and Young Actors Community Ensemble
Auditions for the 2019 Community Ensemble have passed.

Learn more about workshops and auditions.

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A Young Ensemble
For young actors ages 5-13, sign-ups and auditions for the A Christmas Carol Young Ensemble will be held at McCarter in the fall. Dates and more information will be posted late summer.

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McCarter Theatre Center holds Equity Principal Auditions each spring.


Please note that our theater series is cast by freelance casting directors.  Breakdowns for specific casting calls are posted on Breakdown Express.  Calls for headshot and resume self-submissions are posted through Actors’ Equity Association’s NYC audition department on a show-by-show basis.

To stay up-to-date on the latest McCarter casting opportunities, sign up for our casting email list.


McCarter employs a search rather than submission method when scouting new work. We do not accept submissions. This includes submissions from agents, writers, and other theater artists. We believe a more focused and directed approach benefits both McCarter and the artists we serve.

McCarter is committed to nurturing new plays and artists through commissions, readings, workshops, retreats, and productions. We identify new artists by carefully following the work around us through contact with other theaters, festivals, graduate programs and playwright development organizations, and through conversations with our colleagues around the country. If the project fits our needs and we believe it may be a possible fit for development or production in the next few seasons, we will respond with a request to read the script.

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