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Playwrights’ Center casts over 300 roles a year with Equity and non-Equity actors. Actors are critical to the success of the 70+ play development workshops we do each year. Playwrights’ Center seeks actors to participate in development workshops. After our general auditions, we will update our database of actors to be considered for workshops. We contact actors throughout the year to cast individual workshops. Most workshops are between 10-25 hour contracts. Almost all workshops are held on weekdays in the morning and afternoon. Please do not request an audition if you do not have daytime availability.

300 roles cast
a year
70+ development


General auditions for the 2024-25 workshop season will be announced at a later date. If you are an actor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with weekday daytime availability and would like to send your headshot and resume for us to keep on file, please send to Questions may also be directed there.


If you have been involved with a Playwrights’ Center workshop or have auditioned in the last two years, there is no need to audition this year.

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Are you an aspiring playwright, director, dramaturg, theater arts administrator, or theater artist of any discipline? No matter your particular interest, every apprentice will receive hands-on experience in both theater arts administration and the process of new play development through the Playwrights’ Center’s apprenticeship program.

The Benefits

Hands-On Experience

Acquire practical, real-world experience in theater arts and administration.

Professional Connections

Establish lasting relationships with industry professionals and artists.

Skill Development

Enhance various skills crucial for a successful career in the arts.

Mentorship and Support

Receive guidance, resources, and feedback from experienced supervisors.

Health and Wellness

Benefit from NICE Healthcare enrollment for you and anyone who lives with you.

Exclusive Access and Membership

Enjoy access to exclusive seminars, classes, and events and receive complimentary membership to Playwrights’ Center.


Artistic and Administrative Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is a paid staff position that provides the opportunity to support the administrative and artistic aspects of the Playwrights’ Center. Over the course of the year, each apprentice will serve as an administrative assistant to the membership and artistic departments as well as work as a stage manager in approximately 15-25 new play development workshops.

Application window
Apprenticeship length
August 2024 – August 2025

Arts Education Apprenticeship

The Arts Education apprenticeship at Playwrights’ Center is a paid staff position that supports the educational programs of Playwrights’ Center. Over the course of a year, the apprentice will serve as a teaching assistant to the membership and education department, assist with facilitation of regular monthly educational opportunities, copyedit articles, transcribe podcast and video content for the website, and gain an introductory understanding of developing and implementing learning resources for playwrights.

Application window
Apprenticeship length
August 2024 – August 2025

Praise for the Apprenticeship Program

The Playwrights’ Center Artistic and Administrative Apprenticeship has without a doubt shaped my trajectory in the arts. I made invaluable connections with playwrights, artists, and the Playwrights’ Center community that have fueled and nourished me to this day. This apprenticeship really was a unique opportunity for me to learn how to facilitate spaces for creative development, and hone a plethora of skills that come with that. Even more, Playwrights’ Center modeled to me what a community-centered and social impact-driven organization looks like, and set me on a path to engage with other organizations and artists with the same dedication and drive. The Playwrights’ Center staff (family, really) is a remarkable group, and I recommend the apprenticeship to anyone looking to get a start in artistic administration.

I entered my internship at the Playwrights’ Center with a vague desire to work with theatre texts and left knowing my future career. It was at the Center when I realized “this is what I want to do with the rest of my life.” The greatest part of my time there was meeting the amazing artists and staff, creating connections that I still maintain. 

Our apprentice was assigned as “stage manager” but the thoughtfulness and completeness of her notes made me feel like she was a co-writer. She expanded my possibilities in the workshop by being such a reliable and smart collaborator in the room; it was wonderful to be accompanied by someone paying this kind of attention to every level of what was happening.

Kaitlyn Boyer

Past Apprentice

Abbie Butterfield

Past Apprentice

Janaki Ranpura

Playwrights’ Center Affiliated Writer