Iowa Stage Theatre's high standards for quality, consistency, and inclusion attracts some of the best artists in Central Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa Stage Theatre pays a stipend to ALL performers for their work. In addition to our Resident Artist Company, Iowa Stage Theatre relies on the contributions of many local artists. If you are interested in learning about future opportunities with Iowa Stage Theatre, join our audition notification email list or sign up for an upcoming audition.
Iowa Stage Theatre Company Standards
ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here: https://www.notinourhouse.org/download-the-standards/
If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, your may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition, or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.
Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.
Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.
Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company, but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work.
The Cake and Julius Caesar Auditions
Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions their fall productions of The Cake and Julius Caesar. Here is further information about these auditions.
Sunday, February 9 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm*
*our initial announcement listed times beginning at 1:00pm; the above times are correct.
We sincerely apologize for the confusion.
Callbacks on February 10 as needed.
Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info below).
Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 111 11th Street (between Cherry and Mulberry)
First, please fill out the information form:
Show and Audition Requirements:
The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jennifer Nostrala
First Rehearsal: February (date tbd)
Performances: March 27-April 5, 2020
Audition scenes from the show are here. An audition reader will be provided.
DELLA: fifties or sixties, pleasant, with a mass of big, curly hair, white
TIM: Fifties or sixties, her husband, a good ol'boy, white
JEN: Early thirties, with a wedding binder, has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life, white
MACY: Early thirties, her reluctant fiancée, African American
GEORGE (VOICE): The voice of a British baking show judge
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Directed by Brad Dell
First Rehearsal: April 26 (approximately)
Performances: June 17-21, 2020
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS, RACES, AND ETHNICITIES. WOMEN AND ARTISTS OF COLOR ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES.
Audition monologues are here. An audition reader will be provided.
*+JULIUS CAESAR: Dictator of Rome
+CALPURNIA: Caesar’s wife
*+MARCUS BRUTUS: the leader of the conspirators
*CAIUS CASSIUS: the instigator of the conspiracy
+PORTIA: Brutus’s wife
*LUCIUS: Brutus’s servant
*MARK ANTONY: friend to Caesar who joins with Octavius to rule/avenge Rome after Caesar’s death
*OCTAVIUS: joins with Antony to rule/avenge Rome after Caesar’s death
*PUBLIUS: (A Roman Citizen)/Soldier
*CINNA: the poet/Citizen/Soldier
*Actors cast in these roles may be asked to engage in a minimal amount of stage combat.
+Actors cast in these roles may be asked to engage in a minimal amount of physical intimacy.