Auditions for Summer Season

On Sunday, March 25 from 6 pm – 10 pm and Monday, March 26 from 5 pm – 10 pm, The Contemporary Theater Company will hold auditions for their summer mainstage productions, Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by Maggie Cady and Unnecessary Farce, directed by Rebecca Magnotta, and outdoor Shakespeare on the Saugatucket productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Matt Fraza and Romeo & Juliet, directed by Tammy Brown.

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic (or semi-comedic) monologue. You may also prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespeare monologue if you would like, but it is not necessary to be considered for the Shakespeare shows.

Auditions will be held in the theater unless otherwise  Email Maggie Cady at or call (401)-218-0282 to sign up for an audition slot. Each slot is 15 minutes long. Please indicate in your email which date and time would be best for you.

No roles for children under 15 at this time. The CTC frequently casts across given character descriptions of gender, race, and age, so we encourage everyone to audition for any show that they are interested in.

Resumes and headshots are not necessary, but are welcome.

Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice

Previews: June 22 & 23 at 7 pm
Performances: Fri-Sat, June 29 – July 28

Peter and the Starcatcher is a fun, energetic show full of physical ensemble work and lots of silliness! Appropriate for all ages, it’s full of whimsy, heart, and joy!

Unnecessary Farce
by Paul Slade Smith

Previews: Aug 3 & 4 at 7 pm
Performances: Fri-Sat, Aug 10 – Sept 8

A police sting goes wrong when the money trail leads them from the bumbling mayor straight into the outstretched arms of the Scottish mob. When you hear those bagpipes, you know you’re in trouble. A modern farce with lots of physical comedy, some romantic entanglements, and unexpected mobsters!

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet

Midsummer – Sun & Wed in July
Twelfth Night – Sun & Wed in August

We tackle two of Shakespeare’s most famous plays this summer in our outdoor Shakespeare on the Saugatucket season!

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