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CASTING CALL: 2018 Fiesta Melodrama

Written by a courageously anonymous team of local heroes
Performances at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Andrew Primm and Vaughn Irving

Audition dates:    
Saturday • June 23 • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday • June 24 • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Audition location:     
The Playhouse Workshops
3218 Calle Marie, Unit B

Production Dates   

July 9 – August 22

August 23 through September 9
(Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.; possibility of added performances on Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings, and one late-night performance.)

$200 stipend

In attendance:           
Directors Andrew Primm and Vaughn Irving        

Group auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot, please send an email to with your preferred date. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.

Please come prepared to move, improvise, sing, and read selections from the script.

A Santa Fe tradition since 1919, the Fiesta Melodrama is newly written every year to poke fun at local news events and politicians. This show involves broad comedy, improvisation, and audience participation. That is all I am at liberty to say at this time.

Seeking a diverse cast. All ages, races, and genders encouraged to audition.

Horsé Martinez: A Horse. Any age or gender. City councilor, town personality. THE horse of this one-horse town. Always votes “neigh.”

La Reina, Lorena Larrañaga: Female, 20s to 40s. Head of fiesta council, bloomer-wearin’ bicycle babe, headstrong traditionalist . . . except when it comes to feminist issues.

Calamity Daniels: Female, 20s to 40s. Plucky journalist/stripper, inquisitive & persistent, more radical & imprudent than Lorena.

Richard Phillip-Lay: Male, 20s to 40s. Our villain. Landscape architect/entrepreneur/land developer with a mysterious past. Wears an eye patch.

Corny Clifford: Male, 30s to 50s. Villain’s henchman/confidant. A bad journalist of the new variety who spreads lies & misinformation, disses print news.

Don Coyote: Male, 40s to 70s. The mayor, an accidental accomplice to the villain. Kind of a doofus. Pure of intentions.

????: Any age or gender. Representative of the bizarre Art Collective who lives off the grid and makes weird stuff. Also plays many other characters.

Beryl Teetotaler: Female, 30s to 70s. Suffragette, pro-prohibition, alarmist. Also plays many other characters.

Hattie: Female, 10 to 17. Typical Santa Fe kid. Inquisitive, intelligent, bored. Also plays many other characters.

Willis: Male, 10 to 17. Typical Santa Fe kid. Loud, awkward, bored. Also plays many other characters.

Piano Player: Any age, any gender. The Piano Player live-scores the show, including dramatic underscoring and songs. Must be comfortable improvising.

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Vaughn Irving
Artistic Director • Santa Fe Playhouse

Auditions: Atacama

A Teatro Paragaus production
Written by Augusto Federico Amador
Directed by Juliet Salazar
Atacama is a finalist in the Austin Latinx New Play Festival and has had staged readings at Next Iteration in Austin, and in Downtown Urban Festival in NYC. The Teatro Paraguas production will be the WORLD PREMIERE.

Performance dates:
September 7 through 23, 2018

A man and a woman meet in the northern Chilean desert while searching for bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by the Pinochet regime. They find a deep and unsettling connection that shakes their souls.

Audition dates: 
Friday • June 29 • by appointment (no later than 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday • June 30 • 4 to 7 p.m.
Callbacks: Sunday • July 1 • 4 to 7 p.m.

For appointments, please email director Juliet Salazar at
If unable to make  audition times, please email Juliet for alternative  arrangements.

Audition location: 
Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie

Monologues encouraged but not mandatory.
Dress for movement.

Character descriptions (from the script):

Ignacia, in her 60s: Chilean mother victimized by the Pinochet regime; her son was “disappeared” and buried in the Atacama desert.

Diego, in his 60s: Chilean father whose daughter was “disappeared” by the Pinochet regime and buried in the Atacama desert.

All ethnicities welcome.
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Teatro Paraguas
3205 Calle Marie
Santa Fe, NM 87507

CASTING CALL: The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Barbara Hatch
Performed at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Audition Dates:    
Saturday • July 7 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Callbacks (by invitation only):
Sunday • July 8 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Audition Location:     
The Playhouse Workshops
3218 Calle Marie, Unit B

Production Dates:      
     October 1 through November 28
     November 30 through December 16
     Thursday through Saturday • 7:30 p.m, Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
    (possibility of added performances on Saturday afternoons or Sunday evenings)

Pay: $200 stipend

In Attendance:
Director Barbara Hatch
Artistic Director Vaughn Irving        

Auditions by appointment. To secure an audition slot, please send an email to with your preferred time and date. Auditioners will be asked to read short sides from the script. More info will be sent after you schedule an appointment. Actors without an appointment will be seen as time permits.

John Worthing, a carefree young gentleman, is the inventor of a fictitious brother, “Ernest,” whose wicked ways afford John an excuse to leave his country home from time to time and journey to London, where he stays with his close friend and confidant, Algernon Moncrieff. Algernon has a cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax, with whom John is deeply in love. During his London sojourns, John, under the name Ernest, has won Gwendolen’s love, for she strongly desires to marry someone with the confidence-inspiring name of Ernest. But when he asks for Gwendolen’s hand from the formidable Lady Bracknell, John finds he must reveal he is a foundling who was left in a handbag at Victoria Station. This is very disturbing to Lady Bracknell, who insists that he produce at least one parent before she consents to the marriage.

Returning to the country home where he lives with his ward, Cecily Cardew, and her governess, Miss Prism, John finds that Algernon has also arrived under the identity of the non-existent brother Ernest. Algernon falls madly in love with the beautiful Cecily, who has long been enamored of the mysterious, fascinating brother Ernest.

With the arrival of Lady Bracknell and Gwendolen, chaos erupts. It is discovered that Miss Prism is the absent-minded nurse who twenty years ago misplaced the baby of Lady Bracknell’s brother in Victoria Station. Thus John, whose name is indeed Ernest, is Algernon’s elder brother, and the play ends with the two couples in a joyous embrace.

This delightful satire is well-loved and has been performed throughout the world countless times since it was first performed on February 4, 1895.


John P. Worthing, J.P.  (M, 20s to 30s): Also known as “Jack” and “Ernest,” the protagonist of the play, is a wealthy young man who is Algernon’s best friend and Cecily’s guardian. The initials “J.P.” stand for “Justice of the Peace,” meaning that Jack is a legal judge. Jack has a country estate in Hertfordshire, where Cecily lives.
Algernon Moncrieff (M, 20s to 30s): Algernon is a wealthy young man who is Jack’s best friend. He is Lady Bracknell’s nephew and Gwendolen’s cousin. He lives in London. Witty, idle, and charming, Algernon speaks in amusing epigrams.
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax (F, 20-30): Gwendolen is Lady Bracknell’s sophisticated daughter, a product of London’s fashionable upper-class society. She is in love with Jack, whom she knows as Ernest. She is obsessed with the name of Ernest.

Cecily Cardew (F, 18-25): Jack’s ward, the granddaughter of the old gentleman who found and adopted Jack when Jack was a baby. Cecily is probably the most realistically drawn character in the play. Like Gwendolen, she is obsessed with the name Ernest, but she is even more intrigued by the idea of wickedness.

Lady Bracknell (F, 40s and up): Algernon’s snobbish, mercenary, and domineering aunt and Gwendolen’s mother. Lady Bracknell married well, and her primary goal in life is to see her daughter do the same.

Miss Prism (F, 40s and up): Cecily’s governess. Miss Prism is an endless source of pedantic bromides and clichés. She highly approves of Jack’s presumed respectability and harshly criticizes his “unfortunate” brother. Puritan though she is, Miss Prism’s severe pronouncements have a way of going so far over the top that they inspire laughter. Despite her rigidity, Miss Prism seems to have a softer side. She speaks of having once written a novel whose manuscript was “lost” or “abandoned.” Also, she entertains romantic feelings for Dr. Chasuble.

Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. (M, 40s and up)z: The rector on Jack’s estate. Both Jack and Algernon approach Dr. Chasuble to request that they be christened “Ernest.” Dr. Chasuble entertains secret romantic feelings for Miss Prism. The initials after his name stand for “Doctor of Divinity.”

Lane (M or F, 40s and up): Algernon’s manservant. When the play opens, Lane is the only person who knows about Algernon’s practice of “Bunburying.”

Merriman (M or F, 40s and up): The butler at the Manor House, Jack’s estate in the country.

PAST Audition: The Revolutionists (a comedy)

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Lindsey Perlman
At the Adobe Rose Theatre

Performance dates:
October 18 through November 4 • 2018

PAST Audition: Natural Shocks staged reading

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kristin Goodman
at the Adobe Rose Theatre

PAST AUDITION: The Rocky Horror Show

Written by Richard O’Brien
Directed by Michael Blake Oldham and Vaughn Irving
Performed at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Vaughn Irving •
Artistic Director - Santa Fe Playhouse

PAST AUDITION: Santa Fe Improv

Audition to join the Santa Fe Improv program. No experience necessary.

The audition will be like a free introductory improv class: you’ll be part of a group of 10-18 people, and we’ll do some simple improv exercises and games.

Stephanie Taxy, Coordinator
Santa Fe Improv | 505-395-0580 |

PAST AUDITION: Contemporary Vaudeville

Audition date:
Wednesday • March 14 • 6 p.m.

Contact: Barbara Hatch 505-470-3839

PAST CASTING CALL: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

based on the novel by Mark Haddon; adapted by Simon Stephens
at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Director: Patrick MacDonald

PAST Casting Call: Flight Plan

A new play by Marguerite Louise Scott at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Audition Dates:    
Monday • February 26 • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday • February 27 • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PAST Audition: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rachel Kelly of Shakespeare in Santa Fe and John Andrews of The Shakespeare Guild, in partnership with Clayton Bass of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, are pleased to announce auditions for an open-air production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This show will highlight the second season of Shakespeare in the Garden, a festival that commenced last summer with a resonant and enthusiastically received production of The Tempest.

PAST Audition: Staged Play-reading of Waiting in the Wings, by Noel Coward

Directed by Talia Pura
Performance at Studio Center of Santa Fe (former Warehouse 21)
Wednesday • March 7 • 7:30 pm

PAST Audition: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Janet Davidson
Red Thread Santa Fe/For Giving Productions

This is a new play that is best quantified as a black comedy. It has nothing to do with baseball, as far as a sport: Dana’s last art showing was less than successful and her long-time boyfriend (Roy) is leaving her. The pressure of the commercial art world gets to her and after an unsuccessful attempt at suicide she ends up in a county mental hospital, where insurance will only pay for one week. How can she create an extended stay?

January 21, 2018
Any questions, please email Janet Davidson

PAST Auditions: 4th Annual CircAspire

Wise Fool New Mexico

Wise Fool New Mexico CircAspire production seeks to provide Wise Fool youth and adult students and performers the opportunity to be a part of a pre-professional show!
Oriana Lee, or 901-406-6445
Amy Christian, or 505-699-9574

PAST: Auditions for Santa Fe Improv

Audition to join the Santa Fe Improv program. No experience necessary.

The audition will be like a free introductory improv class: you’ll be part of a group of 10 to 18 people. We’ll do some simple improv exercises and games.

PAST Audition: Daphne’s Dive

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Sheryl Bailey
Teatro Paraguas


Blue Raven Theatre is excited to join this movement and will host a ONE-DAY FESTIVAL of new plays by local female writers.

All female playwrights of Santa Fe are invited to participate. A MEETING WILL BE HELD:

PAST: Casting call for Talking With . . .

by Jane Martin • at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Audition Date:        
Saturday • January 6 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Past: Atravesada: Poetry of the Borderland

Teatro Paraguas is seeking interested actors for their spring Poesía Viva show of Atravesada: Poetry of the Border, showing January 19 through 28.


by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, and Francis Evans
at the Santa Fe Playhouse

PAST: Auditions for both:

The Water Engine, by David Mamet
The Good Doctor, by Neil Simon

The Oasis Theatre Company is holding auditions for our upcoming season in February and March of 2018.

Brenda Lynn Bynum & James Jenner
Artistic Director & Managing Director
Shedding New Light on Old Perceptions

PAST: Santa Fe Playhouse
2018 Season Open Call

for Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, and other technical positions

The Santa Fe Playhouse is seeking directors, designers, stage managers, run crew, spot operators, dressers, board operators, and more for the 2018 Season. The shows have not yet been publicly announced, but I am including the dates. More info available upon request.

If you are interested in applying for one or more of these positions, please email Artistic Director Vaughn Irving at

Past Casting Call: An immersive-theatre experiment

Would you like to perform in an immersive-theatre experiment? Dr. Nandita Dinesh is looking to collaborate with Santa Fe’s actors in Asylum, a durational, theatrical experience in which spectators are invited to embody asylum-seekers, and in so doing to develop a slightly more nuanced understanding about these narratives.

Past Casting Call: Seasoned Greetings

A new holiday extravaganza to be devised and written by the cast
At the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Vaughn Irving

Audition Date:
Saturday • October 21 • 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday • October 22 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Past: Wanted: Zombies

Santa Fe Playhouse is presenting a Halloween event this year called Santa Fe Dead. It is an immersive-theatre zombie-hunting experience. We have a wonderful cast of 14 people, but we are looking to find volunteers to play zombies for a night or two.

Past: Casting Call: The Chisera

A staged reading of a new play by Paula Cizmar at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Elizabeth Glass

Audition Date:  
Tuesday • October 10 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Past Audition: Santa Fe Improv

Audition to join the Santa Fe Improv program. No experience necessary.
The audition will be like a free introductory improv class: you’ll be part of a group of about 10 to 18 people; we’ll play improv games and have some laughs.

Details on our site:

Past Casting Call: Santa Fe Dead

The Santa Fe Playhouse’s Halloween Experience

Based on DC Dead; created by Vaughn Irving and Rex Daugherty
Directed by Jerry Ferraccio and Matthew K. Gutierrez

To read more about the project go to

Vaughn Irving
Artistic Director • Santa Fe Playhouse

Past Audition: King Lear with the ISC

Shakespeare’s King Lear
Directed by Caryl Farkas; co-director and dramaturg Robin Williams

Performance in 2018

Fridays Saturdays Sundays • last three weekends of September 2018

Past: Open Call for Directors

Santa Fe Playhouse • The Different Festival

October 5 – November 5 • 2017
Submission must be received before August 11.

Past: Extra audition for Sotto Voce

Teatro Paraguas is still looking for an actor to play Saquiel Rafaeli, who will also be playing another character by the name of Ariel Strauss. d acceptance of each other through the course of the play.
Teatro Paraguas

Past Casting Call: Models for Photography Workshop

We are looking for people to photograph during an upcoming photography portrait workshop, July 17–21, in and around Santa Fe. We are seeking interesting faces to photograph, not pretty or handsome

Past Casting call: 2017 Fiesta Melodrama

Written by a courageously anonymous panel of local heroes
Performances at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Andrew Primm and Vaughn Irving
Audition Dates:
Saturday • July 8 • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday • July 9 • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Past: Auditions for Sotto Voce

Teatro Paraguas is proud to announce auditions for Sotto Voce, the latest play by Nilo Cruz.
Directed by DS Magid.

Performance dates:
September 29 through October 15.

Past: Play submissions for Santa Fe Playhouse

Benchwarmers: An evening of short plays by New Mexico playwrights.
The Different Readings: Four staged readings of new plays from around the world.
Fully staged new work by a local Santa Fe playwright.

Past Job Posting: Producing Manager

for Firerock: Pass the Spark
Produced by
Directed by Acushla Bastible

Firerock seeks a Producing Manager for a fully-staged musical production JANUARY 2018.

Past: Cabaret

By Kander, Ebb, and Masteroff at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Vaughn Irving

Past: Teatro Paraguas and Sageright Productions: Still in the Game

Still In The Game, by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin
Directed by Sheryl Bailey
Still In The Game is part of a trilogy of interwoven collection of tales about “aging with grace, courage, and humor.”

Past: Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Rachel Kelly and John Andrews of the Shakespeare Guild in partnership with the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens announce auditions for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by nationally acclaimed director and playwright Nagle Jackson. 

Past: Firerock: Pass the Spark


Past: The Normal Heart at the Playhouse

By Larry Kramer at the Santa Fe Playhouse
Directed by Duchess Dale

Past: Meow Wolf Performance Auditions

We are seeking talented individuals, groups, musicians, actors, dancers, jugglers, acrobats, magicians, palm readers, puppeteers, storytellers, singers, LIVE art, and so much more!

Past: The Oasis Theatre Company

For roles in MARRIAGE BY THE MASTERS – an evening of one-act plays by G.B. Shaw, Anton Chekhov, and Molière.
Directed by Brenda Lynn Bynum.

Past: Ironweed Productions Open Auditions

for several roles in THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller
Directed by Scott Harrison

Past: Actors & actresses, over 18, any experience level for small roles

Creative Artists/Earth Protectors Coalition (CAEPC) is a fellowship of professional actors, musicians, dancers, poets, artists, and writers dedicated to using their talents to bring about awareness of a growing resistance to the destruction of planet Earth and her inhabitants.

Past: CASTING CALL for 1984

Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr.
From the novel by George Orwell.
at the Santa Fe Playhouse

Past: Motherf**ker with the Hat

By Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Rick Vargas.