For Artists


A Christmas Carol
Non-Equity and Young Actors Community Ensemble
Auditions for the 2018 Community Ensemble have passed.

Learn more about workshops and auditions.

More Info

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.




McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2018-2019 Season - Equity Principal Auditions

Artistic Director: Emily Mann
Resident Producer: Debbie Bisno
Artistic Line Producer: Stephanie Rolland
Assistant Producer: Emily Zetterberg

New York EPA Day: Friday, May 18th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, Studios 1210 (Holding Room) & 1211 (Audition Room)
New York, NY 10018

AEA members may access online EPA sign-ups through the member portal.  Members who are not able or do not wish to sign up for an EPA appointment online may arrive at the audition prior to the scheduled start time of the call to schedule an audition time.

New Jersey Local EPA Day: Monday, May 21st and Friday May 25th- 10:00am-6:00pm (Lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
McCarter Theatre Center
Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room
91 University Place
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Appointments recommended for New Jersey Local EPAs. Email between 10:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday. McCarter will fill all time slots on 5/21 before filling 5/25 time slots.

Each actor will have 2 minutes at the New York EPA or 3 minutes at the Local EPA.  Prepare a brief monologue or two contrasting one-minute monologues.  Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together, with contact information clearly printed on the resume.  We are interested in seeing actors of all ages and ethnicities, appropriate for a wide range of productions.  No roles are understudied.

Non-Equity Actors are encouraged to attend New Jersey Local EPAs and will be seen throughout each day, time permitting.

A complete breakdown of all roles in the season can be found at: McCarter 18-19 Season Breakdown

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.

Playwrights Welcome

Explore this national program that provides free access to theater for playwrights, composers, and lyricists.