For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa M. MacNaughton,
Office: 860-520-7114

Hartford Stage to Hold Equity Principal Auditions for 2019/2020 Season

Hartford, CT – Monday, May 20, 2019 – Hartford Stage will hold Equity Principal Auditions for its 2019/2020 season on Wednesday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Equity Actors should email no later than noon on Monday, June 3, to arrange for an appointment. Please include contact information, phone, email, and preferred audition appointment time. All Equity actors without an appointment will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hartford Stage is especially interested in local actors within the 50-mile radius of the theatre. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.

Non-Equity actors cannot make appointments but will be seen, as time permits, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage offices located at 942 Main Street (Residence Inn) in Hartford on the second floor. Actors are asked to prepare a brief contemporary or classical monologue – total time not to exceed two minutes. Actors should also bring two headshots and a resume, stapled together, to the audition.

Stage Managers can submit resumes by mail to: Bryan Holcombe, Production Manager, Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street, Hartford CT 06103.

Children’s auditions for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas will be held in the fall. To receive information about all auditions at Hartford Stage, or other performance opportunities throughout Connecticut, please sign up at


Now in our 55th season, Hartford Stage is currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak. In January 2019, Melia Bensussen was named the sixth Artistic Director of Hartford Stage and will assume the role in June. One of the nation’s leading resident theatres, Hartford Stage is known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 73 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches close to 21,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011 the theatre has presented the world premieres of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Tresnjak; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Reverberation by Matthew Lopez.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger's Children; and Tea at Five.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.    

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