Audition for a role in a KCRep performance! Information about AEA, non-equity and show specific auditions will be posted on this page. KC Rep pursues theatrical excellence to share stories old and new with a wide variety of generations. Our artists are passionate about their work and care deeply about the region’s future. We audition both student and professional actors for the main season starting in the summer.

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General Auditions

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Wednesday, June 7th, 12pm – 8pm
Thursday, June 8th, 12pm – 8pm

UMKC, James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center (PAC) on 4949 Cherry Street, Room 119.

Please bring a headshot/resume (stapled) and prepare a three minute package that includes either a monologue and song or two monologues. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an appointment:
Stacy Myers, Company Manager

General Auditions are only for actors aged 18+
We are not auditioning children for A Christmas Carol at this time.


2017/2018 SEASON


Written by August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson
Copaken Stage
1st Rehearsal – September 19, 2017
Opening – October 20th, 2017
Closing – November 12, 2017

Available Roles:
TROY MAXSON – male, 53 – African-American.
JIM BONO – male, African-American, Troy’s friend.
ROSE – female, 43 – African-American, Troy’s wife.
LYONS – male, 34, African-American, Troy’s oldest son by a previous marriage.
GABRIEL – male, 46, African-American, Troy’s brother.
CORY – male, African-American, Troy and Rose’s highschool son.
RAYNELL – female, African-American, Troy’s young daughter.


A Christmas Carol

Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Eric Rosen
Spencer Theatre
1st Rehearsal – October 25, 2017
Opening – November 25th, 2017
Closing – December 24th, 2017

General Auditions are only for actors aged 18+
We are not auditioning children for A Christmas Carol at this time.

Available Roles:


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Kansas City Premiere
Based on the Novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Marissa Wolf
Copaken Stage
1st Rehearsal – January 2nd, 2018
Opening – February 2nd, 2018
Closing – February 18th, 2018

Available Roles:
CHRISTOPHER – male, 18+, British accent
SIOBHAN – female, 27, Irish accent, Christopher’s teacher
ED – male, 35 – 55, British accent, Christopher’s father
JUDY – female, 35 – 55, British accent, Christopher’s mother
VOICE ONE/MRS. SHEARS – female, 35 – 55, British accent
VOICE TWO/ROGER SHEARS – male, 35 – 55, British accent
VOICE THREE/POLICEMAN – male, 35-59, British accent
VOICE FOUR/REV. PETERS – male, 35-59, British accent
VOICE FIVE/NO. 40 – female, 20-36
VOICE SIX/MRS. ALEXANDER – female, 60-79, British accent, Christopher’s neighbor


Sex With Strangers

Written by Laura Eason
Directed by Chip Miller
Copaken Stage
1st Rehearsal – February 6th, 2018
Opening – March 9th, 2018
Closing – March 25th, 2018

Available Roles:
OLIVIA – female, 39, smart, beautiful, sexy, outwardly strong but
covering some fragility. American but spent many years
living abroad. All ethnicities.

ETHAN – male, 27, very charismatic, handsome, sexy, smart, a fast
talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago
but has little to no specific accent. All ethnicities.


TBD – Musical

1st Rehearsal – February 27, 2018
Opening – March 30th, 2018
Closing – April 15th, 2018


Origin KC New Works Festival

Copaken Stage in rotating rep
Curated by Marissa Wolf, Director of New Works
1st Rehearsals – April 3rd, 2018
Opening – May 4th, 2018
Closing – May 27th, 2018

Brother Toad

A World Premiere
Written by Nathan Louis Jackson
Directed by TBD

Available Roles:
RANDALL – male, African-American, 30-40, Charismatic and outspoken.
SHAYNA – female, African-American, late 20’s – 30’s.
JANELLE – female, African-American, 35 – 40.
MARQUES – male, African-American, 18+.
CHRIS – male, African-American, late 20’s – 30’s, street smart.

Welcome to Fear City

Written by Kara Lee Corthron
Directed by TBD

Available Roles:
E – male, African-American, 18+, sensitive and not always comfortable in his own body. He doesn’t know how to be a man.
CHEKY – male, 18 or 19, E’s best friend. Outgoing, flirtatious and pretty much liked by everyone.
NEESY – female, mid 20s, E’s older sister. Fiercely intelligent, but has a deep fragility within and a strong fondness for alcohol.
WANDA – female, 40, E and Neesy’s mother. A little jaded, dark sense of humor and used to struggling.
RANDOMITES – people from the neighborhood

Possible Doubling Combinations:

JACQUES – male, upper teens/early 20s Cheky’s cousin. Has some anger issues and a great fashion sense.
VAGRANT – middle-aged and not altogether stable
BENJI – male, 20s, handsome dude just trying to make a living

RAT/VOICE – male, 20s-50s, trickster
BOSS – male, white, middle-aged and nervous
MAN – male, white, mysterious, bit of a cipher (age is unimportant)

*The company will be African American, but the roles of BOSS and MAN are white. RAT is ethnically ambiguous; he’s grey.


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