Auditions / Employment

Auditions

Auditions for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Main Street Theater.

Online Submissions through Jul 28, 2021

 Email steagle@mainstreettheater to receive audition materials.

Director Robin Robinson is seeking a diverse cast for this comedy in the style of Jane Austen, picking up the story of the Bennet family where Pride and Prejudice leaves off.    Houston-based actors only, please, union and non-union.

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.

All roles are open. Cast Breakdown follows:

Elizabeth Darcy “Lizzie”: Young wife of Mr. Darcy and mistress of Pemberley, mid 20’s, even-tempered, bold, fun-loving.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: Owner of Pemberley, 30’s, aristocratic, his formal front hides a good sense of humor.  Dotes on his wife.

Jane Bingley: Lizzie’s older sister, mid 20’s, married to Mr. Bingley, serene, pregnant.

Mr. Bingley: Wealthy good friend of Mr. Darcy, enthusiastic, late 20’s-early 30’s, can be clueless.  Also very much in love with his wife.

Mary Bennet: Socially awkward younger sister of Elizabeth and Jane, early 20’s. Plays the pianoforte, reads quite a bit, a good observer as she is rarely the center of attention.  Bit of a nerd.

Arthur de Bourgh: Cousin of Mr. Darcy, mid-to-late 20’s, just inherited Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s estate on her recent death, would much rather be studying than running an estate.  Socially awkward and definitely a nerd.

Lydia Wickham: Youngest of the Bennet sisters, 20,lively, flirtacious, is beginning to regret her marriage to George Wickham but makes a big show of being happy.

Anne de Bourgh: Daughter of Lady Catherine, late 20’s, imperious, demanding, originally intended (by her mother) for Mr. Darcy but now has her sights set on cousin Arthur.

Email Sloane Teagle, steagle@mainstreettheater to express interest and receive audition materials.

Main Street Theater will receive online submissions through Friday, July 30, 2021.

Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for the week of August 2.

Rehearsals will begin October 25, 2021

Performance dates: Thursdays through Sundays November 20 – December 19

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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
MATCH
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 head shot and résumé to:

Rebecca Greene Udden
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005

*Main Street Theater’s MainStage program works under an Equity SPT-2 Contract.

Employment

Main Street Theater is hiring a Technical Director.

Full Time Salaried Exempt      Minimum Salary: $44,000 annually     Start Date: 7/15/21

The Technical Director (TD) operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre and determines the necessary technical supports for 12 – 13 productions each season.  The TD supervises full time and overhire production staff and works closely with the director and designers to supervise the technical aspects of each production.  In addition, the TD makes light repairs or arranges for repairs and/or maintenance for the Times Boulevard theater and works with the Executive Director to insure that the facilities are up to code and have the proper inspections, permits and documentation required.

Main Street Theater is hiring an Assistant Technical Director.

Full time Salaried Exempt       Minimum Salary: $31,000 annually     Start Date: 8/1/21

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) provides support to the TD in all aspects of the production process outlined above, particularly with load-in, strike, and technical rehearsals.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Floating holiday and sick time
  • Free tickets to Main Street Theater performances

To Apply

To apply for either of these positions, please submit a letter and resume to rudden@mainstreettheater.com

Main Street Theater is entering 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.