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StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for the CapitalQ New Play Festival, featuring various new plays from national and local playwrights. Performances will be at The Bartell Theatre, from June 21st to June 23rd 2024.


Dates and Times
Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15 from 7-9 PM at The Bartell Theatre on 113 E Mifflin, Madison, WI 53703.


Due to the variety of scripts, there are roles for all ages, genders, and races for this new play festival. There are also several specific roles for BIPOC, transgender, and nonbinary actors as well. We strongly encourage actors of all experience levels who are interested in performing in new short plays to come try out!


Audition Info
Auditioners may prepare a monologue or perform a monologue provided by StageQ at the audition. After all auditioners have read their monologues, some actors will be asked to stay for immediate callbacks to read selections from the festival plays with other auditioners. Auditions may go as late as 9pm. Please note, this festival and all related roles are non-equity, volunteer only.

If you can’t make auditions in person we are accepting recorded monologue submissions (around 1 minute or less) that can be emailed to on or before Wednesday May 15th at 5pm.


About CapitalQ Festival:
Join us for our annual Pride Month celebration when StageQ takes over both Bartell Theatre stages for one weekend to present brand new play readings, 10-minute shorts, and one-act plays by up-and-coming queer playwrights from around the country. Along with FREE workshops and masterclasses where you can learn about all aspects of theatre, we will celebrate Pride the best way we know how: highlighting new, queer voices telling their stories.

Rehearsal Dates and Location
The specifics of the rehearsal schedule will be determined by each individual production’s director. However, in general, rehearsals will be held between the hours of 7 PM and 10 PM during weeknights. Rehearsal location will be First Congregational Church (1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726).


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