Main Street Theater (MST) is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and offers employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetics or veteran status. We encourage performers of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. Houston-based actors only, please, union and non-union.
Generally, Main Street Theater holds auditions for each production by calling likely candidates currently in our actor files. To get in the actor files you should do one or all of the following.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Theater for Youth (which requires daytime availability, non-Equity only), please send your résumé and headshot to:
Vivienne M. St. John
3400 Main St., Ste. 283
Houston, TX 77002
You must be 18 years of age or older to audition for the Theater for Youth
If you are interested in the MainStage (Equity* and non-Equity), you should send a headshot and résumé to Rebecca Greene Udden
via Airtable Form
or via snail mail to
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
*Main Street Theater’s MainStage program works under an Equity SPT-2 Contract.
Our Theater for Youth is accepting video submissions for a Non-Equity actors for Miss Nelson is Missing and the touring production of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Must have daytime availability.
Please send a video of one up-tempo contemporary musical theater full song that shows your range and 16 bars of a ballad by August 8, 2022.
Accompaniment or musical tracks must be used. Must be able to part sing and have musical theatre training.
Main Street Theater is in its 46th year of production. Our MainStage program utilizes a 99-seat theater at 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village for six productions each season. Our Theater for Youth (TY) season produces six productions at Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) plus one regional touring production. Main Street Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other basis. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace.
For available MainStage tech and crew positions, please email email@example.com
For available Theater for Youth tech and crew positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Theater for Youth positions require daytime availability.
For contract shop positions, please email email@example.com
For available teaching (including teaching assistant) positions, please contact Jonathan Gonzalez, Director of Education & Youth Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW HIRING CARPENTERS
Main Street Theater is hiring carpenters that have the ability to safely work with shop power tools, a basic understanding of scenic carpentry, and can work either independently or within a group. Having your own basic hand tools is preferred but not required. $15/hour. Email email@example.com
Do you like working with kids? Are you a teacher? A teaching artist? Does the idea of serving as a mentor to children in a creative and collaborative environment appeal to you? If you answered yes, click here for more information!
Main Street Theater BIPOC Fellowship Program
Main Street Theater’s Fellowship Program is a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career BIPOC individuals. Applicants will submit a resume and portfolio and three candidates will be selected in April of 2022. The selected fellows will be assigned to a production either with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs in their area of interest (Directing, Design, or Stage Management) while being given access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization.
In addition, Fellows will participate in cohort meetings led by Main Street Theater’s Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director. As part of the Fellowship cohort, participants will receive hands-on experience and mentorship from accomplished Houston-based theater professionals. Through this program, Fellows will develop important leadership skills and build a network for their future work.
ALL SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIPS HAVE BEEN FILLED.
Interested applicants may contact Shannon Emerick via email. (Email only please, no phone calls.)
Please provide a résumé, 3 references, and current contact information with your email of inquiry.
Ongoing Technical Internship Candidate Information:
If you are interested in being a Production Assistant during rehearsals for any of our MainStage or Theater for Youth shows, please mention that specifically in your contact email. Production assistants attend all rehearsals and assist the Production Stage Manager. (Please note, this is not an AEA contract, but EMC points may be gained on the MainStage.) All applicants for Theater for Youth productions MUST have daytime and weekend availability.
Technical interns are also needed to help designers with costumes, lights, carpentry, scenic painting, props, stage management, and running crew.