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:

Three Irish One Act Plays: Auditions Aug. 18 & 19

Our Irish Players program will present three Irish One Act plays Oct. 17 to 26 at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, starting at 7 PM. Auditions will be at the Dazzle Theater, 110 Webster Avenue (directions and parking information are on our Venues page). 

The productions will be:

In the Shadow of the Glen, by J. M. Synge: A great story from one of Ireland's greatest playwrights, about a man who fakes his own death to catch his allegedly two-timing wife. The play calls for 3 men (1 age 50+, 1 age 30-40, 1 any age), and 1 woman (age 30-40)

The Betrayal, by Padraic Colum: Two Anglo aristocrats coldly scheme to frame an innocent woman to blackmail her into betraying her Irish community. The play calls for 3 men (any age), 1 woman (any age)

Crabbed Youth and Age
, by Lennox Robinson: a comedy form the Golden Age of Irish Theater (1924): an attractive widow with three young and eligible daughters flirts shamelessly with the three male suitors come to visit. Her daughters decide that something needs to be done to stop their mother from directing all the male attention to herself. The play calls for 4 women (1 age 50+, 3 age 18-35), 3 men age (18-35)

Auditioners are encouraged to bring a short prepared monologue to present. If you have nothing prepared, you might recite the lyrics of your favorite Irish song as a dramatic monologue.

SAVE TIME at auditions and prepare your audition form ahead of time (see the form below)


King Lear

King Lear (to be directed by John Jaeger): auditions have been completed for our Fall 2014 production. Our thanks to ALL who auditioned. The cast is listed below:

Bill Alden - Gloucester
Tom Bigongiari - Edmund
Amy Canfield -  Doctor
Mark Casey -  King Lear
Brad Craddock - Edmund
Kathy Dauer -  Curan
Ken Dauer - Cornwall and 1st Captain
Carl Girard  - Oswald
Justin Komisarof - Burgundy and Cornwall’s Servant
Danielle Lattiere - Gloucester’s Servant
Bernard Plansky -  King of France and Knight 1
Laura Pratt - Cordelia
Stephanie Roosa - Regan
Katharine Sanford - Goneril
Maria Sanguadolce - Fool
Jeff Siuda -  Albany

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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 Irish One Acts 2014 only, please send an additional copy to: jillian (dot) m (dot) christensen (at)

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

2) Roles you are interested in:

(for Irish One Acts 2014 ONLY please also indicate which one act plays you are interested in):

[  ] In the Shadow of the Glen, by J. M. Synge: 3 men (1 50+, 1 30-40, 1 any age), 1 woman (30-40)
[  ] The Betrayal, by Padraic Colum: 3 men (any age), 1 woman (any age)
[  ] Crabbed Youth and Age, by Lennox Robinson: 4 women (1 50+, 3 18-35), 3 men (18-35)

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:

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):