Geva is a member of the League of Resident Theatres and works under an agreement with Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers. By agreement, most (but not all) adult actors are required to be members of AEA. Geva partners with casting director Karie Koppel of Koppel Casting in New York City for all AEA casting. Please send resumes and headshots to her attention at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local non-union casting is conducted in Rochester by Geva’s artistic staff. General auditions are held annually, prior to the beginning of each new season, at which time local adult actors are invited to present monologues and/or songs. Any actor is eligible to audition every two years at Generals.
Announcing auditions for the final role in A Christmas Carol
The final audition for young performers in A Christmas Carol is for the role of Want/Girl Cratchit/Fezziwig Daughter, a role that must be performed by a child no taller than 4’3”. Auditions for this role will be held in a group, on October 7 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd. They will need to stay the entire hour. Please note, only one parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany each child inside the theatre.
Auditioners should prepare up to one minute of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Participants are asked to bring piano music, if possible, as well as a headshot or photograph and a resume of experience, if any.
- All children must be fully COVID vaccinated (two shot regimen) by November 1, 2022 in order to be cast.
- All participants must be 5 to 13 years old to audition. Children who turn 14 years old before December 24, 2022, are not allowed to audition, according to AEA rules.
- Children auditioning for this role must be 4’3” or shorter.
- Geva encourages all eligible family members of auditioning children to be vaccinated. Please note, Geva no longer requires audience members to provide proof of vaccination and masks are optional for audiences.
To sign up for an audition workshop, call Geva at 585-232-1366.
Young actors are paid for rehearsals and performances!
Critical to Geva Theatre Center’s core values is an institutional culture of dignity, trust, and mutual respect. We are committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programming, casting, hiring of guest artists, and recruitment of staff in all departments.
As Rochester’s professional theatre, we take particular responsibility to reflect the community we serve. To that end, for all employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. All are welcome here.
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Career Development Opportunities
Geva Theatre Center provides a variety of opportunities for tomorrow’s artists and leaders to hone their craft alongside our professional staff.
Are you a college student or early-career theatre artist? For information about internships, apprenticeships and fellowships, please contact us to learn more.
We are not looking to fill any staff or overhire positions at this time.