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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.

ECCs for Unknown Soldier, Arena Stage 23/24 Season

Seeking Equity (AEA) dancers and singers for ensemble members, understudies, and swings. DC-based artists particularly encouraged.

Audition Date and Location:


Rehearsal Room
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Current AEA members will have priority in signing up. EMC/non-Equity performers may be seen if time permits. NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Morning Sessions
10:00am – 11:45am - Dance
11:45am - 1:30pm – Singing (Dancers from earlier session may be asked to stay for singing)
1:30pm – 2:30pm - Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
2:30 - 4:15pm - Singing
4:15 - 6:00pm - Dance (Singers from earlier session may be asked to stay for dance)

Sign ups will be in 30 min windows. The start times are below:


  • Dance, 9:30am
  • Singing, 11:15am


  • Singing, 2:00pm
  • Dance, 3:45pm

Be ready to learn and perform a dance combination. Please bring 16 bars of 2 contrasting musical theater songs. Please have headshot and resume on your phone ready to upload to an online form. Please bring a hard copy of H&R. Always bring your equity card to EPAs.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.  Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Kreeger Theatre, LORT B, Arena Stage)

By Daniel Goldstein, Music by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein

Directed by Trip Cullman
First Rehearsal: 2/27/24
First Preview: 3/29/24
Opens: 4/11/24
Closes: 5/5/24

Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers the photograph of an anonymous soldier tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac musical from Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman on a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets of her family’s past… and which will chart her future.

All roles will be understudied.

[LUCY LEMAY] ALREADY CAST– 20s: A young woman, who found love and lost it. We see her in the years immediately following World War 1. Legit Soprano to G5.

[LUCY RABINOWITZ/YOUNG ELLEN] – ELLEN at 10 years old. Smart and inquisitive. LUCY is a real New York kid. 10 going on 17. Soprano A3 to C5. DC-BASED ACTORS ONLY

[ANDREW] ALREADY CAST – 40ish. A librarian, living in Ithaca. He’s a little lonely and has an active imagination. A romantic. Any ethnicity. Baritone up to an F.

[LUCY ANDERSON] – 80s - She has been living with the loss of the love of her life for more than 60 years. Also the loss of her daughter and granddaughter. She is not a happy woman. Soprano A3 to C#5

[ELLEN RABINOWITZ] ALREADY CAST – 40ish. A sophisticated OBGYN, living on the Upper East Side. Fiercely intelligent. Soprano, belt/mix to C

[DOCTOR] ALREADY CAST– Man, any age, a vaudevillian. Any ethnicity. Baritone

[FRANCIS] ALREADY CAST – 20s - A soldier, recently returned from World War 1. An amnesiac. Tenor up to high A


CHORUS WOMAN A: 20's female. Any type any ethnicity. Alto. Must be a strong mover/dancer

CHORUS MAN T: 20's male. Any type any ethnicity. Tenor. Must be a strong mover/ dancer

CHORUS WOMAN S: 20's female. Any type any ethnicity. Soprano. Must be a strong mover/ dancer

CHORUS MAN BB: 20's Male. Any type any ethnicity. Baritone/bass Must be a strong mover/dancer



Headshot & Resume Submission

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Casting Database Submission

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. All invitations may be addressed to casting@arenastage.org. Please do not mail hard copies of your headshot/resume.