Auditioning at Anchorage Community Theatre

At ACT we have an open audition policy - that means anyone can audition for any show. We are a community theatre which means we are looking for people who are interested in learning and improving. We want to put new people onstage. If you have never auditioned for a play before then you came the right place. Join our email list to stay up to date on auditions!

Upcoming Auditions


Things My Mother Taught Me

by Katherine DiSavino / directed by Carl Bright

A young couple. A new apartment. A missing moving van. Four parents (surprise!). This is the recipe for a hilarious and heartfelt story about a couple taking the plunge and four parents learning to let them.

March 11th at 1pm

March 13th at 7pm


Olivia twenties, full of energy

Karen her mother, impeccably dressed

Carter her father, always holding an iPhone

Gabe twenties, eager and a little naive

Lydia his mother, a retired psychologist

Wyatt his father, good natured

Max building Super (male or female)

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As usual, the auditions for Things My Mother Taught Me will be held at ACT (1133 E 70th Avenue). You'll be asked to do a "cold read" as your audition. You'll be given a section of the script and asked to read it aloud with the other people at the audition. You don't need to prepare anything in advance, but you are welcome to bring a headshot and resume with you.

Auditioning FAQ's

What is an audition at ACT like?

At ACT we do what is called a cold read. A cold read means that you'll be given a small section of the script (a side) and the director will then ask you to read from that script with another actor who is auditioning. You do not need to do anything to prepare for a cold read, but if you would like to read the script ahead of time you can check one out from the ACT office. A $20 deposit is required, but will be returned to you when the script is returned.

Will I get cast?

Maybe! If you don't get cast after your first audition, don't worry! Give us a call and the director will give you feedback to help improve your next audition. If you want to learn more then check out some of our classes.

When are auditions?

Generally, auditions happen 9 - 10 weeks before the show opens, allowing for around 5 weeks of rehearsal time and 3 - 4 weeks of performances.