Mainstage Information


  • NWCT Mainstage casts age 10+, age appropriately.  The majority of youth performers cast in Mainstage productions are 14+.
  • Some roles throughout the season may be double-cast. Some roles have been pre-cast.
  • Our productions call for a wide range of skills and abilities – we often seek strong character actors, singers, and dancers.
  • We are also looking for performers with language skills, circus skills, puppetry skills, physical storytelling training, tap and Indian classical dance training. We encourage including background in other languages, movement styles, cultural, or creative fields on your resume.
  • Northwest Children’s Theater and School values diversity on our stage and in our theater. We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in professional casting, educational programs, and/or hiring and employment practices.


  • Schedule TBD.
  • Following Season Auditions, actors are notified by email if they are called back for specific productions or programs, or if there are no casting opportunities for them at this time.


  • Following First Read, rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday-Thursday afternoon/evening.
  • Two weeks prior to opening, technical and dress rehearsals may run 5 hours nightly and will include a long Saturday/Sunday commitment.
  • Each show will have specific needs that may require additional rehearsal time. A detailed rehearsal schedule is distributed at callbacks.


  • A detailed performance schedule is available here, including information on on public shows, school matinee performances, and TBA performances. 
  • If you are a student and accept a role, NWCT will contact your school to formally request excused absences for the time missed.
  • You are ultimately responsible for securing approved absences with your school. Please verify that you will be able to miss school time before attending callbacks. Performers are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances.


  • Conflicts are considered in casting. Flexibility of scheduling is important when committing to a show.
  • Conflicts that arise after casting is finalized are significantly more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to accommodate, and may result in re-casting.
  • You will be asked to list any conflicts at callbacks.


  • Most performers are paid a stipend for their work in a Mainstage production.
  • Payment occurs following the closing performance.


  • Productions occasionally require skills classes for certain roles (ex. stage combat or dance.)
  • In these instances, class requirements including dates, times and tuition information will be made available with callback details.



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