Audience Segments

Information for Artists


MTC auditions typically take place in the spring. Auditions are publicized on the MTC Facebook page and on STL Auditions. If you would like to receive audition notices, please send a bio and a headshot to John Wolbers at john at metroplays dot org.

Play Submissions

We do not accept unsolicited scripts. Commissioned playwrights are individuals who have established a relationship with us over time.

Interested playwrights may submit the following materials:

  • Letter of introduction
  • Resume
  • Short sample of dialogue (3-5 pages max)
  • Scenario for proposed play
  • Self-addressed response card
  • Letters of recommendation from directors who have worked with you

Materials should be mailed to:

Julia Flood, Artistic Director
Metro Theater Company
3311 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63103

Do not send full manuscripts unless specifically requested by Metro Theater Company.

Response time is typically 2 to 3 months.

New Work Development

Risk.  More than anything, that’s what developing new work involves.  If you’re an artist interested in the risks – and rewards – of new work development, click here to learn more about why and how we do it.

Teaching Artists

Our education programs have been on quite a growth curve.  To keep up with demand, we sometimes contract with independent, professional teaching artists for our classroom residencies, community programs, summer programs, and after-school programs. The search 2019-2020 Teaching Artist Fellow is complete and thanks to everyone for their interest and enthusiasm.  Anyone interested in teaching artist positions with Metro Theater Company should email Education Director Karen Weberman at karen at metroplays dot org.



We love our work, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to encourage others to pursue professional paths in theater for youth, the arts, and/or the nonprofit sector.

To apply for internships, contact John Wolbers at at john at metroplays dot org.