TheatreWorks holds general auditions locally twice a year.  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 program and for projects with our Arts Engagement department. 

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

Details will be posted on this website and on Theatre Bay Area prior to each open call audition session. At that time, actors will be able to request an appointment using our online form.

For general auditions, we ask that actors present two monologues or, for singers, one monologue and one song.

Actors may also 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 send your headshot and résumé to our casting department, or send a postcard for a show in which you are appearing to:

Jeffrey Lo,
Associate Producer of Casting
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
PO Box 50458
Palo Alto, CA 94303