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GENERAL AUDITIONS - October 20-22, 2019

Walking Shadow is having general non-equity auditions from October 20-22 for our upcoming productions of The Ugly One and Red Mayor. We are seeking to hire actors for the following roles:

THE UGLY ONE - an absurdist farce
Rehearsals begin Dec 16 (working around holidays), performing  Feb 1 – 16, 2020 (11 performances).

Lette (40s, male, any race or ethnicity)
His Assistant (20s, male, any race or ethnicity)
His Wife (40s, female, any race or ethnicity)
The Surgeon (40, any gender, any race or ethnicity)

Callbacks for The Ugly One will be on October 26-27, or by special arrangement.

RED MAYOR - a live radio play
Rehearsals begin March 16, performing April 25 – May 10, 2020 (11 performances).

Karl (from Crosby) + others (20s-30s, male, any race or ethnicity)
Peter (from Chisholm) + others (20s-30s, male, any race or ethnicity)
Joanie (from Duluth) + others (20s-30s, female, any race or ethnicity)
Alan (from Brooklyn) + others (20s-30s, male, any race or ethnicity)
Helen (from Crosby) + others (20s-30s, female, any race or ethnicity)
The Crosby Courier + others (20s-40s, female, any race or ethnicity)

NOTE: The cast will perform a variety of roles, sound effects, and live music (ideally keyboard/accordion + fiddle, but open to others)

Callbacks for Red Mayor will be on October 28-30, or by special arrangement.

All auditions will take place at the Off-Leash Area Art Box Theater (4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417).

Auditions will be scheduled in 5 minute slots. Please bring a current headshot and resume, and prepare up to 3 minutes worth of material (two short contrasting monologues, or one monologue and 16 bars of a folk song, jazz standard, or instrumental). There will be no accompanist or sound system available at these auditions.

All roles are paid a $1000 stipend.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’ve worked with Walking Shadow before or are unable to attend these auditions, you may send a current headshot & resume (plus an optional work sample, self-recorded monologue, or demo reel) to: Please label your files with your name, and specify which production you would like to be considered for.

Board Members

Walking Shadow is currently seeking additional board members. For more information on joining us, please contact Executive Director David Pisa at

Script Submissions

We are not currently accepting unsolicited scripts, but you're welcome to send us a 10-page sample -- please also include a cast list, production history (if any), full synopsis, and current resume. We'd also love to hear about your local productions, workshops and readings. Unfortunately, due to staffing limitations, we cannot respond to all inquiries.


If you are interested in working as a designer or production assistant, please send your current resume and work samples via email. If we believe your work is a good match for one of our upcoming productions, we will contact you to arrange an interview.


We are not currently accepting applications for directors. However, if you would like us to be familiar with your work, please email a current resume, letter of introduction, and where we can see your upcoming work.

Student Mentorship Program

This program allows students from middle-school to college to work with our regular professional artists in production mentorships. Please email us for more information.