About the project and the company

World Premiere digital production of Reginald André Jackson’s play History of Theatre, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton and produced in partnership with The Hansberry Project.

History of Theatre is a guided tour through many of the high – and low – lights of African American theatre, from The African Company in New York 200 years ago to modern-day Seattle.

The play will be rehearsed and filmed remotely using actor webcams (ACT will provide additional equipment for lighting etc if needed) and recorded via Zoom.  The edited production will be released to stream on demand via ACT’s website May 14 – June 6, 2021


Location of Audition


Other details

ACT welcomes submissions from actors of all races and ethnicities, neuro-diversities, and disabilities, for available roles. Gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary actors are invited to submit for the roles they most identify with. Race/ethnicity is indicated only when specified by the playwright as integral to character and/or narrative.

Audition requirements

Please self-tape two contrasting contemporary monologues and upload your video with your headshot/resume at the following secure link: Please use this file-naming convention for your uploads: Lastname-Video-Date, Lastname-Headshot-Date, etc THIS IS A SECURE AND PRIVATE UPLOAD PORTAL. ONLY ACT THEATRE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION. If you have any questions, please email to:

Character breakdown / Project needs
Male, Black, 30-50
to play multiple roles of potentially all ages and genders
Male, Black, 60+
to play multiple roles of potentially all ages and genders
Female, White, 25-40
to play multiple roles of potentially all ages and genders
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Video Submissions Accepted Feb 8 - Feb 22, 2021; callbacks via Zoom Feb 24-28

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$739/wk for rehearsal/filming; $150/wk during distribution $739/wk for rehearsal/filming; $150/wk during distribution

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Actors receiving callbacks will be contacted to schedule a Zoom appointment

Submission instructions

Self-tape & headshot/resume upload to secure link (see Audition Requirements)

Union Requirements

Open to All

Website specific to project

Equity Contract

Equity (AEA)