Maryland Ensemble Theatre will hold open auditions for all six plays in their upcoming 2016-17 Mainstage Season. These auditions will be held on June 12 and 13 from 7pm-10pm at the MET. MET is a non-equity company. Actors should prepare either two contrasting one-minute monologues or one monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. Actors should also bring a headshot and resume to the audition. All roles will be compensated and all actors must be eighteen years old to audition. Appointments are required for these auditions and can be scheduled by contacting Lorrie Lee at 301-694-4744 x301 or at All plays in the 2016-17 Mainstage Season will run for sixteen performances over the course of four weeks and generally rehearse for four weeks prior to the first performance. MET’s Mainstage Season 2016-17
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon
The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien
Family Holiday (World Premiere) by DC Cathro
Top Girls by Caryl Churchill
Peter and the Starcatcher by adapted for the stage by Rick Elise
Fred’s Diner by  Penelope Skinner


Who: Maryland Ensemble Theatre (METLab)

What: METLab Plays in Progress Festival

Where: MET, Stage 2 (31 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701)

When: Sunday, June 12th, 2016 – 3pm

Seeking actors 17 and up. Actors will be asked to do cold readings from a script. Please bring headshot/resume.  

If actors are unable to attend this audition, they may also attend MET Season auditions (June 12th and 13th, 7pm-10pm) and note on their audition form that they would like to be considered for the Plays in Progress Festival.

*See below for information on this year’s festival:

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is seeking performers of all experience levels for its Plays in Progress Summer Festival.

The Plays in Progress Festival strives to serve playwrights and aide them in the development of their scripts by providing a director, cast, dramaturge, stage manager, public readings, and audience talkbacks.

The Festival consists of three major components: a headliner show, three workshop pieces, and three coffee house scripts. This audition day is specifically for the workshop pieces and the coffee house scripts.

Workshop Pieces receive two public staged readings and 8-10 hours of rehearsal over the course of two weeks (July 17th-30th). These performers will be paid for their time.

This year’s Workshop Pieces include:

Reason for Return, by DC Cathro (Directed by Giovanni Kavota)

Readings: July 22nd and 30th

Dorina’s Story, by M.G. Stephens (Directed by Reiner Prochaska)

Readings: July 23rd and 28th

11 Days of Bloody, Bloody Carnage (Directed by Steve Satta)

Readings: July 21st and 29th

Coffee House Scripts receive one public staged reading and 1 hour of rehearsal (directly before the public reading). These performances are unpaid.

This year’s Coffee House Scripts include:

Investigation, by David Nice (Directed by Nick Fruit)

Reading: July 20th, 2016

The Funeral of Casey B., by Natalie Ann Piegari (Directed by Emily Perper)

Reading: July 20th, 2016

The Art of the Smile, by William Allen (Directed by Tabetha White)

Reading: July 27th, 2016


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