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Short North Stage is a professional non-profit regional theater company located in the heart of the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. As an SPT Tier 5 Equity theater we produce 5 musicals, 1 play, and occasional special performances in our season. We love to feature exciting new takes on classics, edgy and provocative new works, and stories that will truly resonate with our audiences. Our mission to feature creative teams, onstage talent, and offstage talent with diverse, unique voices remains strong as we continuously look for qualified applicants.

Short North Stage is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and invites artists of all gender and non-gender conforming identities, ethnicities, and ages to audition. We are very excited about our upcoming season and are so glad you are too! 

We have a NEW system for auditions this season. Please read carefully!

NYC Auditions: September 19 - 22 at Open Jar Studios. 

1601 BROADWAY - 11th Floor - New York, NY 10019 - (Broadway & 48th Street - Enter on 48th)

All in person auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Proof of vaccination or negative test must be shown before entering the room.

Equity (AEA) and Non-Equity contracts available. Please bring your Equity card with you to the audition.

FOR NYC AUDITIONS - please apply to the NYC Auditions Program.
Please submit the following materials and then we will reach out for you to schedule an audition time. 
All in person auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please submit:
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Video Reel (at least 2 contrasting 32 bar cuts)
  • Movement/Dance Reel (if you have one)

If you can NOT attend our NYC auditions the above video submission materials may be submitted as your audition for consideration. Please choose the Online Submission program.

Rehearsals run Tuesdays thru Fridays typically 6-10:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-6pm. Tech days are longer.
Shows are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Possible Saturday matinees could be added.

Season shows still casting:
See full list of roles available HERE.


Directed/Choreographed by Edward Carignan

Music Directed by Jonathan Collura

Rehearsal: Nov 8 - 30, 2022

Show Run: Dec 1 - Jan 1, 2022


Directed by Nakeisha Daniel

Rehearsal: Jan 3 -25, 2023

Show Run: Jan 26 - Feb 19, 2023


Directed/Choreographed by Edward Carignan

Music Directed by Jonathan Collura

Rehearsal: Feb 21 - March 15, 2023

Show Run: March 16 - April 16, 2023


Directed/Choreographed by Dionysia Williams

Music Directed by Jonathan Collura

Rehearsal: April 25 - May 10, 2023

Show Run: May 11- 28, 2023