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2024 – 2025 General Season Auditions

Seeking Pittsburgh local actors for roles in Quantum Theatre’s productions in 2024 and 2025

Audition dates: Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, 2024 from 10am – 6pm
Callback dates: Thursday, February 13 at 8pm, Friday, February 2 from 2 – 7pm, Saturday, February 3 from 12 – 4pm as needed.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at Quantum Theatre’s office, 5907 Penn Avenue.

For general submission, please prepare one monologue of your choice, no longer than two minutes in length.

Appointments: To request an audition time slot, please fill out the form.

Locations for rehearsals and performances will be held in various parts of the Pittsburgh region as the locations are finalized. Contracts for all shows during 2024-2025 season SPT 6 $700 Weekly minimum (8-9 weeks) (+ pension and health for AEA Members)


A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neil Directed by J. Cody Spellman
Rehearsals begin July 2, 2024
Open: August 2, 2024
Close: August 25, 2024
Performances: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 8:00pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA.
Please note: This production will take place outdoors

Synopsis: In 1920s rural Connecticut, Phil Hogan cobbles together a living on rented farmland that he hopes to someday own outright, when his landlord Jim Tyrone comes into his inheritance. Hogan has driven away his three sons, but his towering daughter Josie understands her father and can hold her own. When the two learn that the land may be sold out from under them, they concoct a plan to save it that ultimately reveals the secret desires that two lonely souls have kept hidden for years.

Character Breakdown: Phil Hogan – Any ethnicity, He/Him, 50’s+ | Josie Hogan – Any ethnicity, She/Her, 20’s – 30’s | James Tyrone Jr. – White, He/Him, 30’s+ T. | Stedman Harder – Any ethnicity, 20s, He/Him | Mike Hogan – Any ethnicity, Early 20s, He/Him

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Jay Ball (World Premiere/New Work) Directed by Jed Harris
Preproduction filming: TBA Date (1 Week period in ~May 2024)
Rehearsals begin October 1, 2024
Open: November 1, 2024
Close: November 24, 2024
Performances: Approx Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 8:00pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Synopsis: A world premiere play based on the 1920’s silent German film which will incorporate new and original filmed components with a live performance. At a carnival in Germany, Franz and his friend Alain encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari. The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare, a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan’s death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true — making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him?

Character Breakdown: DR. CALIGARI: Played by an older male actor (40-60). Caligari is comfortable speaking Italian words and phrases. | CESARE: A somnambulist played by a young man, woman, or non-binary actor (20s-30s). Also plays the ORDERLY. | FRANZ: A medical student who is played by a young male or non-binary actor (20s). Frequently speaks German words and phrases and speaks convincingly when using scientific jargon. | HANNAH: A flapper-ish young dance student who is played by a female or non-binary actor(20s). Frequently engages in modern dance and other avant-garde forms of movement. | ALAIN: A young law student who is played by a male or non-binary actor (20s). His French is always terrible. | KOMMISSAR: A communist agitator played by a male actor (30s-50s). Plays several other roles, including DR. RAUCH and the POLICEMAN. | KISSING BOOTH GIRL: A patriotic yet gender-queer carnival attraction (age indeterminate). Plays other roles, including the FLAPPER and possibly HELENE WEIGEL (TBD)

Untitled Adaptation (World Premiere/New Work)
Rehearsals begin Summer 2025
Open: TBA
Close: TBA
Performances: Approx: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 8:00pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA


Personnel at Auditions and Callbacks: Karla Boos, Artistic Director); Jed Harris, Director; Cody Spellman, Director of Production; Emma Mihok, Monitor, Intern

For questions and further information, please email

House Manager for 2023-2024 Season

Quantum Theatre is in search of a House Manager for their 2023-2024 Season. This position is considered part-time seasonal and is classified as non-exempt according to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. This position is not eligible for health, retirement, dental or vision benefits but does qualify as employment for Workers’ Compensation.

Ideally, this position will go to someone who will be scheduled for all three productions, but anyone who is available for specific shows should apply as well. See below for show schedule and further details.

2023-24 Show Schedule:

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk at Rodef Shalom Congregation

  • Training Day: 10/22/23 at 6pm to 10pm
  • Performances: 10/25/23 to 11/26. Performance schedule is Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm and 8pm. No performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and 11/20 through 11/24.

Scenes from an Execution (Location is TBA)

  • Training Day: 4/4/24 at 6pm to 10pm (Approx 4 hour call each performance)
  • Performances: ~4/5/24 to 4/27/24. Performances times are being finalized but estimated to be: Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm (Approx 4 hour call each performance)

The House Manager will oversee front of house operations for night of performance, including:

  • Managing the box-office and check-in system
  • Welcoming the public to the theatre
  • Addressing patrons questions and needs
  • Managing and leading volunteers
  • Seating patrons
  • Coordinating distribution of program books
  • Overseeing the safety and well-being of audience members before, during, and immediately after the show
  • Ensuring patrons are able to safely exit
  • Creating a lasting positive impression of authentic hospitality to all patrons
  • Warmly inviting audiences to attend again and invite their friends
  • Assisting ushers in clean-up duties once the house has cleared
  • Communicating with the Stage Manager and/or Technical Staff to coordinate closing the house once all patrons have left the theater
  • Other various duties as assigned

Skills and Experience

  • Positive, “Can-Do” approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to balance multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Able to identify and proactively solve issues regarding house management and patron experience and follow-through with organized, concise, and timely communications and actions that uphold the professionalism of Quantum Theatre
  • Experience with House Managing or running box office is preferred but not mandatory

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to work all show call times
  • Current driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Teaching Artist

Quantum Theatre seeks passionate teaching artists experienced in devised theater. Quantum’s Education program has been in operation for over 15 years, providing High School and Middle School students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools with a range of previous theatrical experience a 6-8 week devising experience and culminating “Education Day” at one of Quantum’s environmental venues where original works are shared and students have the opportunity to both experience a portion of the anchoring production and engage with its artists.

Principal Responsibilities:

Classroom Instruction

  • Meet with Education Director and classroom teachers to understand learning objectives and align residency lesson plans
  • Over the course of 6-8 weeks of classroom visits:
  • Lead students through a devising process where they create short original works inspired by the themes of Quantum’s environmentally created shows.
  • Engage students with a wide variety of previous creative theatrical experience in the artistic process.
  • Rehearse and prepare students for a culminating Education Day performance located at one of Quantum’s site-specific venues.
  • Maintain regular communication with teachers and Education Director on progress of the devising process, classroom instruction and changing needs of students
  • Maintain flexibility in the classroom and be present for all scheduled visits


  • 3+ years’ experience as a teaching artist working in theater arts.
  • Experience creating devised theater projects strongly desired.
  • Must have or be able to attain necessary clearances for work in schools with children.
  • Must provide own transportation.

Classification and Pay:

Part-Time, Non-Exempt
$20/hr while training, $40/hr when approved to lead residencies (1-2 semesters)

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Julie Deseyn, Executive Director of Quantum Theatre


Quantum Theatre regularly seeks interns to work as production assistants on its season of environmentally produced works. $1,000 stipends are available, and we will complete any paperwork needed for students to gain college credit. Interested parties should submit resume to & inquire for more information.

Directors and Designers

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Karla Boos, Artistic Director.


As a volunteer usher, you are an integral part of the Quantum Theatre experience. Your customer service and positive attitude affect the experience of each patron. Quantum patrons rely on you to find each new venue and how to navigate the new area. You may be asked to work outdoors. Volunteer Ushers are permitted to watch the performance for free (space permitting).


  • Provide the primary level of guest assistance.
  • Direct patrons to the venue from the street.
  • Direct patrons to parking area.
  • Direct patrons to performing area.
  • Pass out programs.
  • Sell and tally concessions.
  • Assist in clean up as needed.
  • Act upon all comments/complaints in a prompt and friendly manner.


  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Willing to work outdoors.
  • Ability to stand for approximately 1 hour.
  • Friendly and personable. Excellent customer service skills a plus.
  • Must be available nights and weekends.
  • All Volunteer Ushers are to report to the venue 1 hour prior to the start of the performance and report directly to the House Manager.
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