Our 2018-2019 season is in the planning mode, and will be announced March 2018.  

We attended the Milwaukee Generals for non-equity actors. For local actors who missed the Milwaukee Generals, please see information here about our open call on Monday, March 19 (this replaces a previous March 5 date).

Any inquiries, please contact Director of Artistic Operations Jeff Schaetzke at auditions@firststage.org.


FIRST STAGE is proud to employ between 30-40 professional actors every season, and there are opportunities for Internships, Understudies, and Teaching Artist Fellows.  FIRST STAGE employs Actor’s Equity Association Actors and Non-Equity actors under a Theatre For Young Audience (TYA) Contract.

First Stage is one of the nation’s largest professional theatre for young audiences.  We are an Equity theatre that also hires non-equity actors, Teaching Artist Felows, and understudies for most shows.  Contracts run in length from six to nine weeks.  We do age-appropriate casting for are young roles, and cast anywhere from five to twenty-five young performers per show. We also are interested in actors who have experience or potential as teaching artists either in our Education department or our nationally acclaimed Theatre Academy.  


Please email or call Jeff Schaetzke, Director of Artistic Operations for information about auditions. When possible, please submit your headshot and resume electronically ahead of time.  

Thank you,

Jeff Schaetzke 
(414) 267-2985