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Info on auditions for the scripted summer season is coming soon!


Auditions for
Twelfth Night and
The Ruby Sunrise

(1776 Auditions coming soon!)

Sun, April 28 from 5 - 8 pm
Mon, Apr 29 from 6 - 9 pm

The Contemporary Theater Company is holding open auditions for summer productions of The Ruby Sunrise (June 21-July 20) and Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: Twelfth Night (July 10-August 18). Auditions for 1776 will be separate (info coming soon). If you are auditioning for Twelfth Night, please prepare a 1-minute monologue from a Shakespeare play. If you are auditioning for The Ruby Sunrise, please prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue. If you are auditioning for both shows, prepare either Shakespeare or both!

Please email to sign up and indicate your preferred date and time frame.
No youth roles at this time.


Summer Show Descriptions:

The Ruby Sunrise

by Rinne Groff

Performed inside the theater

The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves? The Ruby Sunrise charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered, and beyond.

Fridays & Saturdays, June 21 - July 20

Shows at 7 pm

Dir: Tammy Brown

“With her stylish new play THE RUBY SUNRISE, Rinne Groff demonstrates both vaulting thematic ambition and sinuous theatrical flair.” —
“…reflective, ambitious play…” —Variety

“Measured and intelligent, optimistic yet clear-eyed—in other words, just right for our hysterical moment.” —New York Magazine


Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Performed outside on the Patio

Shipwrecked twins Viola and Sebastian search for each other and along the way find love, secret identities, and mischievous schemes in one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies!

Wednesdays & Sundays, July 10 - August 18

Shows at 7 pm

Dir: Mike Alper

All adult actors in these productions will receive a stipend. At the CTC we proudly employ and embrace non-traditional as well as color-conscious casting. Actors of Color are particularly encouraged to audition!

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