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.
Internships & Fellowships
The goal of Arena Stage's Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship & Internship Program is to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Successful candidates for both programs are highly motivated individuals who have arts-related experience and training, as well as a passion for the exploration of the human condition through the dramatic forms.
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 core. Unfortunately, at this time we are not accepting new volunteers ushers but please continue to check back for updates.
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.
Thank you for your interest in casting at Arena Stage. Auditions for our productions are typically by invitation only. Arena Stage casts both Equity and non-Equity actors for our productions and in our developmental workshops and readings.
If you would like to be considered for our upcoming seasons or for a particular project, we invite you to attend our EPA’s which are announced at the top of each year (January/February).
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.
- Name your PDF as follows: Last Name, First Name H&R
- Email your headshot & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
We review every headshot and resume that we receive, and we contact actors individually to schedule auditions based on their experience and training. 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.