Performances

Auditions

Metro Theater Company — St. Louis’ 46-year-old premier professional theater for youth and family audiences — is now auditioning for our Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Season.

We are seeking professional non-equity actors of all types; we have strong commitment to diversity in casting. This season, we have no performance opportunities for teens or children. All actors are paid.

General auditions will take place on Saturday, April 27th, from 1-4pm at Metro Theater Company’s rehearsal studio, 3311 Washington Avenue.

Come dressed ready to move as we will be doing group movement & improvisation exercises. Actors may be asked to present a short monologue or read from sides.

Please bring a resumé and headshot.

Contact Producing Associate John Wolbers for an appointment: john at metroplays dot org

THE 2019-2020 SEASON INCLUDES:

A rolling world premiere of
THE GIRL WHO SWALLOWED A CACTUS

By Eric Coble

Directed by Julia Flood

THIS SHOW IS CAST

Synopsis:

When school is out, there’s nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot. Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything – interesting to explore. So when a walking, talking, and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up, the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime! Filled with magical realism and surprises at every turn, this funny story of friendship and imagination will bring the desert landscape to life.


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Based off the Liberty Films movie, Adapted for the stage by Julia Flood & John Wolbers

Directed by Julia Flood

Rehearsals begin the week of October 21st

Performs at the Grandel Theatre November 17-December 15: 10am weekday matinees, weekend public performances

Cast will be made up of 6 to 8 actors playing a variety of characters.

Looking to build a cast of versatile performers that is diverse in every way.


A rolling world premiere of
GHOST

From the book by Jason Reynolds, Adapted for the stage by Idris Godwin

Directed by Jacqueline Thompson

Rehearses January 2020

Performs at the Grandel Theatre February 2-March 1: 10am weekday matinees, weekend public performances

Characters (7 Actors, 5M, 2F)
  • Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost – male, 20-30’s African-American.
    • A 13 year old boy. Young, fast moving and quick witted.
  • Sunny – male, 20-30s, African-American
    • A 13 year old long distance runner, positive. Also plays Brandon the school bully.
  • Patina – female, 20-30s, African American
    • A 13 year old sprinter. Also plays various classmates of Ghost.
  • Lu – male, 20-30s, African-American with albinism or vitiligo
    • A confident 13 year old sprinter. Also plays various classmates of Ghost.
  • Coach – male, 30-40s, African-American
    • A former Olympic runner and part-time cab driver. Also plays Ghost’s father, hot tempered.
  • Terri – female, 30-40s, African-American
    • A single mother to Ghost. Also plays Mrs. Hollow and Tia.
  • Mr. Charles – male, 40-60s, Caucasian
    • A local shop owner and mentor to Ghost. Also plays Principal Marshall, Server, The Starter, and “Everything Sports” employee.
Synopsis:

Castle Crenshaw, a.k.a. Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then one day he meets Coach, an Olympic medalist who sees his unique raw talent. Can Ghost achieve the speed he needs for success, or will his past finally catch up to him?


Contact Producing Associate John Wolbers for an appointment: john at metroplays dot org