The Indiana Repertory Theatre announces its annual open auditions. These auditions constitute the IRT’s Equity Principal Auditions for the 2017-2018 season.

We will gladly see any non-AEA members who wish to audition, time allowing. We will only see actors who are eighteen years of age or older.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Seema Juneja at 317.635.5277 or email her at  Please indicate your name, phone number, email address, if you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association, preferred day and preference for a morning or afternoon appointment.

Please prepare a contemporary and a classical monologue totaling no more than three minutes and bring a resume with up-to-date contact information and two copies of a photo/headshot. Please arrive twenty minutes prior to your appointment time; we may see you early if we are running ahead of schedule.

The auditions will be attended by Richard J. Roberts, Resident Dramaturg.


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Young actors, ages 8-16, who wish to audition for A Christmas Carol will need to prepare a one-minute monologue or story, and bring a recent picture and short résumé to the audition. Actors age 8 to 10 may do a poem, monologue or story. 

Children of all cultures and ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition.
Monday, August 21 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, August 22 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday, August 23 starting at 5:30PM. All auditions will be held at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
Please contact or 317.635.5277 starting on June 26, 2017 to schedule your audition appointment and for additional audition information.

A Christmas Carol will begin rehearsals on October 24th and tech days are November 10th─12th with an adjusted schedule for young actors. The first preview performance is on November 14th and the show opens November 17th (Rehearsals end). The show closes on December 24th.

Many rehearsals are during the latter part of the school-day during the week and full day on both Saturday and Sunday. There are approximately 30 public shows and approximately 35 maximum student matinees. These show numbers are subject to change at all times. The student matinees are at 9:45 AM and 12:00 PM (or one at 10:30 AM) during the weekdays. There are two casts of young actors so the performances are shared between them however, approval from your child’s school is absolutely necessary if cast.
This is a casting audition so we are unable to give feedback on the work done during the audition. Detailed notes can be given on the young actor’s work in the IRT’s strong classes program that runs two sessions during the season and in one of the IRT Summer Youth Workshops, which at this time, include a two week camp and a four week intensive. One of the best places to find audition material is at your local library!
*Note there has been a change in the age range for A Christmas Carol. If you need to know more, feel free to contact the IRT.


The Originalist
by John Strand
Dates:  9/26/17 – 11/12/1


A Raisin in the Sun 
By Lorraine Hansberry
Dates:  12/18/17 – 2/8/18

A Raisin in the Sun is a transfer production with Syracuse Stage
Dates:  2/17/18 – 3/18/18


by James Still
Dates:  2/13/18 – 4/1/18


Noises Off 
by Michael Frayn
Dates:  4/3/18 – 5/20/18

A Christmas Carol 
by Charles Dickens adapted by Tom Haas  (Theatre for Young Audiences)
Dates:  10/24/17 – 12/24/17   

Romeo and Juliet 
by William Shakespeare (Theatre for Young Audiences)
Dates:  12/26/17 – 3/4/18