The Rochester Community Players

RCP Auditions

General information: All Rochester Community Players auditions are opening casting; there are no roles pre-cast. Auditioners are encouraged to bring a theatrical resume or CV, a photo (if you are unknown to the director), a pen or pencil, and your personal water bottle. Auditioners are encouraged to pre-register for auditions, or at least prepare their audition forms ahead of time and bring them to auditions. The online registration form is below, after information on specific upcoming auditions.

Next Auditions for the Rochester Community Players:

King Lear

King Lear (to be directed by John Jaeger): auditions Saturday June 7 at 2:00 PM, or Monday or Tuesday, June 9 or 10 at 7:00 PM. Auditions will be at the Dazzle Theater, 110 Webster Avenue Rochester (about two blocks east of the intersection of Webster Avenue and North Goodman Street.)

Rehearsals to start Sept. 3. Performances November 7 thru 22, 2014 at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue.

Please come to auditions with a prepared Shakespeare monologue. If you have a 'head shot' picture or a theatrical resume (CV), that will be helpful.

SAVE TIME AT AUDITIONS! Copy our online audition form (below) and either email it to us ahead of time or print it out and bring it to auditions. 


SaMeSeX sHaKeSpEaRe

Auditions for individual scenes for this Rochester Fringe Festival show are likely to be early August. More information soon...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

To be directed by by Luanne Davis Haggerty.  Performance of this Free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl will be July 5 to 19. 

The cast of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" 2014 at the Highland Park Bowl:
Titania/Hippolyta - (speaking)Trish Annese, (Signing)Nicole Hood
Theseus/Oberon - (speaking) Stephen Cena, (signing) Jamal Jones
Egeus - (speaking)Marley Mandelaro, (signing)Diana Pryntz
Philostrate - (speaking)Kate Sherman, (Signing) Danica Zielinski
Puck- (speaking) Jonathan Lowery, (Signing) Keyyo Phounminh
Fairies - William Jones (Indian Boy), Taylor Windheim
Demetrius - (speaking) Richard Yackel, (Signing) Joseph Ausanio
Hermia - (speaking) Rebecca Miller, (Signing) Abigail Peterson
Lysander - (Signing) Christopher Coles
Helena - (speaking) Jamie Tyrrell, (Signing) Meagan Zdep
Peter Quince - (speaking) Roger Gans, (Signing) Eddie Swayze
Bottom - (speaking) Bill Alden, (Signing) Troy Chapman
Flute - (speaking) Ting Lik To, (Signing) Joseph Fox
Snout – (speaking) Wayne Alan Dunbar, (Signing) Azmeer Sharipol
Robin Starveling - (speaking) Jeffrey Jones, (Signing) Viki Nordquist
Snug - (speaking) Maria Scipione, (Signing) Frances Sorrentino

Thanks again to all who came out to audition!

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Pre-audition and Online audition application Rochester Community Players:

INSTRUCTIONS: Please copy this form below into a word processing program or an email message, fill this out ahead of time, print it out, and bring it to auditions, along with your theater resume or CV and, if you wish, a head shot photo.

IF YOU WISH, you may also email it to us ahead of time, but DO NOT RELY on the email copy, bring a printed copy to auditions as well. We ENCOURAGE email applications. Please feel free to include along with the email application a scanned copy of your theater resume or CV and a head shot photo.

EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS: Subject line: please put in the subject line of the email you are sending us production you are auditioning followed by the word "auditions", and then your last name, first name and the  for (example: "LEAR 2014 auditions Smith John")

Send ONE COPY of your email application to

For King Lear only: please also email a copy to jj14608 (at) aol (dot) com

1) Your name, as you want it in the program, LAST NAME FIRST:

2) Roles you are interested in:

3) Please check one:
[ ]I will not accept any other role
[ ]I will accept any other principal role
[ ]I will accept any other speaking role
[ ]I think this is such an exciting idea, I would accept any role, even a non-speaking ensemble or “supernumerary” role

4) In the event you are not cast, OR if you are interested in working on the show but not as an actor, would you be interested in doing:
[ ] Technical, lighting or backstage crew work?
[ ] Stage managing?
[ ] Props work?
[ ] Costuming work?
[ ] Ushering?
[ ] Publicity?
[ ] Sound board or light board operation

5) Mailing address (street, city, zip):

6) Email:

7) Facebook or other social media contact info:

8) Cell phone number:

9) Any other phone number you may be reached at (please describe):

10) Age range:

11) Height:

12) Weight:

13) Clothing sizes (for costuming):

14) Occupation:

15) If you are a student, what grade are you in and what school do you attend?

16) Training and/or academic background in theater:

17) Please list any Stage fighting experience or training:

18) Do you play any musical instruments? [ ]NO [ ]YES:. If so, what instrument?

19) Please list any singing and/or dancing training:

19a) For A Midsummer Night's Dream only: Please list your experience with American Sign Language (ASL) and with deaf theater:

20) Please list other entertainment talents (juggling; acrobatics, belching etc.):

21) CONFLICT LIST: please list ALL dates you are not available during part or all of the evenings Monday through Friday and during the day or evenings Saturday and Sunday. See the performance and rehearsal time periods, above, for the production you are auditioning for. :

22) THEATER EXPERIENCE: Please EITHER attached a resume or CV to this application, OR provide the following information (or both, if you prefer)

A) Previous acting roles you have done with the Rochester Community Players (including Shakespeare Players and Irish Players) (role, name of show, theater location, year):

B) Previous non-acting positions you have done in productions with the Rochester Community Players (such as director, costumer etc.) (role, name of show, theater location, year):

C) Previous roles you have done in productions with other theater companies (list the name of the role, the name of the show, name of the company, location of the company if not Rochester, and the year of the show; specify if any of the experiences were professional; include firm, video and TV):

D) Previous non-acting positions you have done in productions with other theater, film, video or TV companies (list the name of the position, the name of the show,name of the company, location of the company if not Rochester, and the year of the show):