Auditions for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the Springboard Season

On Sunday, Dec 17 from 5 pm – 9 pm and Tuesday, Dec 19 from 6 pm – 10 pm, The Contemporary Theater Company will hold auditions for their spring production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, running April 27 – May 19 and directed by Artistic Director Christopher J Simpson, and the Springboard Season, a series of projects produced by community and ensemble members in January – March.

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. 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. The CTC frequently casts across given character descriptions of gender, race, and age, so we encourage everyone to audition!

Resumes and headshots are not necessary, but are welcome.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard

Previews: Apr 27-28 at 7 pm
Performances: May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 at 7 pm

Life on the sidelines – minor characters in the most famous play in English-speaking history. What do you do while waiting for Hamlet to come around? Rosencrantz & Gildenstern consider life, fate, and what it all might mean as they stumble through their misadventures.

Springboard Season

January 19 – March 31 (Fridays, different project each week)

Our annual Springboard Season features projects proposed and created by the community! Works range from full-length plays to staged readings to storytelling series. See the ideas our region has to offer! Below is a list of projects and their leaders. (Note: Not all projects will be holding auditions as some have a team already in place. More information coming soon.)

January 19, 20 – Kyle Couture: Hir by Taylor Mac
January 26 – Ron Cowie: Shakespeare for Radio

February 2 – Ashley Macamaux: LGBTQIA+ Art Night
February 9 – Rebecca Maxfield: F#&%ing Shakes
February 16, 23 – Jean Maxon Carpenter: Candide – Auditions held separately. Email Jean at for more information!

March 2 – Kelly Robertson: Hear Me Roar
March 9 – Neal Leaheey: The Big Chase: An Improvised Film Noir
March 16 – Neal Leaheey: The Big Chase: An Improvised Film Noir
March 30, 31 – Ryan Sekac: Insect

Please check often for more notices or join our mailing list to receive the latest audition notices.