At Arena Stage, our commitment to excellence and passion for the American theater drives our hiring process. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, dedicated people with an entrepreneurial spirit and inquisitive nature. If the above paragraph describes you, we look forward to receiving your application.

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Artistic Director

Arena Stage is looking for its next Artistic Director, a passionate leader with bold ideas on the future of theater and innovative storytelling, an inspirational community-builder who believes that great art makes for a greater society.Arena Stage has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to facilitate this search, and a full position description and information on how to apply for this opportunity may be found here:

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The Allen Lee Hughes BIPOC Fellowship Program is a professional training program for individuals who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). The program offers personalized training and in-depth, hands-on experience with top-tier professionals in artistic development, production, arts administration, arts education and community outreach. Fellows receive a weekly stipend of $600.

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Current fellowship opening:

2022-23 General and Company Management position, job opened until filled.

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Arena Stage’s volunteer ushers make up the largest part of the theater’s team and, after the actors, are the team members most visible to the public. They are often the first face a patron sees when attending a play at Arena Stage. They are responsible for the comfort, safety and overall experience of our patrons. As an Arena Stage usher, each person contributes personally to Arena Stage’s professional reputation by making every patron feel welcome and by doing all they can to make their time with us a pleasant and memorable one. There are over 1,000 members of Arena Stage’s usher coreUnfortunately, at this time we are not accepting new volunteers ushers but please continue to check back for updates.

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Script Submission

Arena Stage does not accept unsolicited script submissions. Instead, projects come to our attention through agents, our national scouting process, and our pipeline of new work through our commissioning and development initiatives.



Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in casting at Arena Stage. Arena Stage casts both Equity and non-Equity actors for our productions and in our developmental workshops and readings.

Typically, if you would like to be considered for our upcoming seasons or for a particular project, we invite you to attend our Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs). Additional in-person auditions for each production may be held as they advance in the calendar.




Headshot & Resume Submission Instructions

  • Save your updated headshot & resume as one PDF file, in that order: Headshot first page, followed by your resume in the second page of the same PDF file. Resume should be no longer than one page.
  • You may include a MAXIMUM of 2 links to reels, demos, and/or self-tapes (no longer than 2 mins each)
  • Name your PDF as follows: Last Name_First Name_HR22
  • Email your materials to casting@arenastage.org

We review every headshot and resume that we receive, and we contact actors individually to schedule auditions based on their suitability for roles. Please feel free to invite us to any performances you may have in the area as well. We'd love to see your work on stage. Please do not mail hard copies of your headshot/resume.