Theater Open Auditions

Open Auditions

Allens Lane Theater holds open auditions for our Main Stage and Readers Theater productions. Non-traditional casting is highly encouraged and we invite actors of all ages, races and ethnicities to audition. Upcoming audition notices are posted here when they become available.

Open Auditions! 2021 Philly Fringe Festival

Director Josh Hitchens is seeking to cast an ensemble of five Non-Equity actors for THE SECRETARIES written by The Five Lesbian Brothers, to be performed on an outdoor stage at Allens Lane as part of the 2021 Philly Fringe Festival.

Auditions and early rehearsals will be on Zoom, and then moving to the space outside the theater for blocking and tech during the final stages of the rehearsal process.

All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be enforced both in production and with the audience, with the staging also conforming to the comfort level of the actors. We will be monitoring Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response throughout, to ensure we are making the most informed decisions possible in regards to everyone’s health.

As part of the Philly Fringe, THE SECRETARIES will run September 17 - October 3, 2021 with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

Each actor will receive a $150 stipend for this production.

Queer, transgender/non-binary, and performers of color are especially encouraged, but absolutely everyone is welcome to audition.

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The five characters in the play are Dawn Midnight, Patty Johnson, Peaches Martin, Ashley Elizabeth, and Susan Curtis.

Auditions will be held via Zoom on
Friday, June 18th from 6pm-9pm and Saturday, June 19th from 1pm-5pm.

Please indicate any date or time preferences in your initial email. 

Actors who are interested in auditioning should email a headshot and resume to

Please prepare a contemporary monologue of your choice, no longer than five minutes in length. It can be comedic or dramatic, but it should be a piece that you love doing that you feel best showcases who you are as a performer.

ABOUT THE PLAY: The year is 1994, and the small town of Big Bone, Oregon, much like David Lynch's Twin Peaks, is filled with secrets. Every month a lumberjack disappears, and some say they've all been killed by a cult of murderous secretaries. Patty Johnson is the new girl at the Cooney Lumber Mill, and she quickly finds herself in the midst of a mystery. THE SECRETARIES is a darkly hilarious satire of the cultural expectations forced upon women that is as sharp as a bloody chainsaw blade.