Professional Theater

Virginia_WoolfAuditions for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Appointments for audition times are now being taken by calling the Beck Center at  216.521.2540 x10

Open Call Dates:
Monday, June 18, beginning at 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 5:00 pm


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Donald Carrier
Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
October 5 – November 4, 2018 | Studio Theater

Winner of five Tony Awards®, including Best Play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is considered one of the masterworks of American drama, with dazzling language and unforgettable characters. George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the opportunistic new professor and his wife to their home for a night-cap. Over the course of the evening, George and Martha use their guests as pawns in increasingly cruel mind games, leading to a devastating revelation.

"…a scorching, scalding, revealing, and completely engrossing drama." — Women's Wear Daily

"…a brilliant piece of writing." — New York Herald-Tribune

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" opens Oct. 5th and closes on Nov. 4th, playing Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons.

Rehearsals will likely begin in late August or very early September.

Director Don Carrier seeks four extraordinary actors for this seminal piece. Actors auditioning for George or Martha should be able to convincingly play mid 40's to early 50's. Actors auditioning for Nick or Honey should be able to convincingly play mid 20's to very early 30's.

At least 2 AEA contracts are available for this production (Special Appearance:Tier One). No health or accumulated weeks are available for these contracts. Non-equity actors receive a stipend for their participation.

What To Prepare:

Please prepare one (1) contemporary monologue (1960 to present day) not to exceed 2 minutes in length. This should be memorized. No alternative sides will be provided for this open call.

Please arrive at the theater 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to fill out some paperwork. If possible, please bring a headshot and resume.

Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 23rd, but there may be some flexibility.

If you have further questions, please write Beck Center Artistic Director Scott Spence at scottdavidspence@gmail.com

Beck Center Youth Theater

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Auditions for Cinder-Ella:

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16, 2018
Callbacks: Monday, September 17, 2018


Poor Ella longs to be like the other girls of the village, spending carefree days laughing and playing with friends, but instead she's forced to spend her time tending to the needs of her seven vain stepsisters. Excitement sweeps across the countryside when The King announces that his son will be seeking a bride. With the help of her friends, a group of feisty mice, and a mysterious fairy godFATHER, Ella sets out to meet the Prince and change her future.   Join us for this original re-imagining of the classic children’s tale from the author and director of last season’s hit Snow White’s Adventures!

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Auditions for Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit:

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 12.*
Auditions: Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 2018
Callbacks: Monday, October 15, 2018


Is there a bigger group of psychotics and sociopaths than nursery rhyme characters?  Read some nursery rhymes — you know it’s true!  That makes heinous crimes, such as the tragic case of Humpty Dumpty, quite difficult to solve.  Detective Green and the Punnish Sir (Yes, he’s always scrambling for egg puns!)  have been called in to investigate a crime scene where a Mister Humpty Dumpty has been found shattered and fowl play is suspected.  They have one hour to solve the crime — the same time frame as a typical Law and Order episode, minus commercials.  Can they do it?  The yolk’s on you if you think this hilarious tongue-in-cheek play is just for young children!


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Auditions for 13:

Auditions are open to students ages 12 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, January 12 & Sunday, January 13. 2019
Callbacks: Monday, January 14, 2019


Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain ... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!


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Auditions for Seussial:

Auditions are open to students ages 6 – 19.*
Auditions: Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10, 2019
Callbacks: Monday, February 11, 2019


Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on This IslandRagtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.


*Please Note: Youth Theater roles are only eligible to Beck Center students who will be enrolled in the semester that the show performs. Actors do not need to be enrolled at the time of the auditions. Students enrolled in a Beck Center's Dance, Music, and Visual Arts departments are equally eligible. Learn more: Introduction to the Audition and Rehearsal Process