TheatreWorks Casting 

Requests will close on February 26 at 4pm

Open Call Auditions -- Now taking appointment requests for auditions on February 28, March 3 and 8 in Redwood City and an AEA day on March 5 in San Francisco. Click here to request an appointment.

General Announcement


TheatreWorks announces General Auditions for our 2017-2018 Season, New Works Programs, School Tour and general files.


Auditions will be held on

Wednesday 2/28, 11am to 6pm in Redwood City

Saturday 3/3, 11am to 6pm in Redwood City

Monday 3/5, 11am to 6pm for AEA performers in San Francisco

Thursday, 3/8, 11am to 5pm in Redwood City


Please prepare two monologues or one monologue/song, for a total of 3 minutes (or 2 minutes for children.)


For more information, contact us at or 650.463.7171


AEA and nonAEA welcome. Children must be at least 8 years old at the time of their audition. 


2018/2019 SEASON

HOLD THESE TRUTHS by Jeanne Sakata

Directed by TBD

Rehearsals begin 6/19/18

Performs 7/11/18 to 8/5/18


NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías

Directed by Amy Gonzales

Rehearsals begin 7/31/18

Performs 8/22/18 to 9/16/18



Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Directed by Robert Kelley

Rehearsals begin 9/7/18

Performs 10/3/18 to 10/28/18



Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen, Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle

Directed by Robert Kelley

Rehearsals begin 11/2/18

Performs 11/28/18 to 12/23/18


FROST/NIXON by Peter Morgan

Directed by Leslie Martinson

Rehearsals begin 12/21/18

Performs 1/16/19 to 2/10/19



Directed by Robert Kelley

Rehearsals begin 2/8/19

Performs 3/6/19 to 3/31/19


ARCHDUKE by Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Rehearsals begin 5/10/19

Performs 6/5/19 to 6/30/19



TheatreWorks holds general auditions locally twice a year, typically in March and September.  We also attend the regional auditions held by Theatre Bay Area, and conduct Equity auditions in New York and Los Angeles. For each show in our season, we set up casting sessions by invitation and agent submission.

We also cast actors throughout the year for staged readings and musical workshops in our New Works Initiative and for programs with our Education Department, including a school tour show and one-day projects with high school age writers.


TheatreWorks is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). We cast both Equity and non-Equity artists, in plays, full-scale musicals and plays with music, including world premieres and second productions with authors in residence and established scripts. Please see our production history.  We work under LORT B, C, and Experimental Theatre Contracts. We have a long tradition of multicultural programming and casting. Our normal schedule is 2 or 3 weeks in the rehearsal hall, 2 weeks of tech and previews, and a 3 to 4 week run.  We rehearse 6 days a week, and perform up to 8 shows per week.


To Arrange an Audition


Actors can request an appointment online for one of our two general auditions (usually held in March and September.) Details are posted on this website and on Theatre Bay Area, Bay Area Theatre Bums, and LiveSV listings, as well as on our casting voice mailbox: 650.463.1950 ext. 7520. To request an appointment, follow the link which will be posted here and in the voice mailbox when we start taking requests. At general auditions, we ask that actors present two monologues or, for singers, one monologue and one song.


Actors may instead attend the annual General Auditions held by Theatre Bay Area in January or February each year, or one of our out-of-town Equity auditions, announced on the Equity hotlines.


To Submit Your Résumé


If you are unable to schedule an audition, feel free to mail your résumé to our Casting Director, or send a postcard for a show in which you are appearing to:
Jeffrey Lo, Casting Director
PO Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303


For information about the shows in our 2017/2018 season, please visit The Calendar