Audition Notice!


What is Playback Theatre?

Improv with a Heart.  Improv with a Soul.  Playback Theatre is an international form of improvisational storytelling with companies in over 50 countries.  Pittsburgh Playback, founded in 1986 by Roni Ostfield, looks to create community through interactive storytelling between actors and audience.  Our goal is to express and honor the full range of human experience with our workshops and performances.

Current company members include:  April Daras, Christina Frasher, Aaron Gudelsky, Amy Guterson, Richard Keitel (Artistic Director), Demetria Marsh, Sarah Stock Mayo (Managing Director), Paulo Nzambi, and Caitlin Skaff.

We are a non-profit company with a social mission.  Company members are not currently paid for rehearsals, but are often compensated for performances.  Fees vary depending upon projects.

When/Where ARE Auditions?

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 24th and Monday, August 31st from 7:30-9:30 at Prime Stage Theatre’s Rehearsal Studio, which is located at 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.  Due to the nature of the audition, you only need to attend one audition date; however you should plan to be there for the entire time.

To schedule an audition, please contact the Production Manager, Caitlin Skaff at  Please provide your name, email, phone number, and preferred date.

Audition Requirements:

Auditionees must be over the age of 18 and must live in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  All must be available to attend regular Monday night rehearsals and scheduled performances.  You must come with an open mind, an open heart and a willingness to improvise as part of a team.  Please bring a resume (if you have one) and a headshot (or recent photo).

What will audition consist of?

We will begin with theatre games as a warm up and will spend the evening playing together, while showing you various “forms” that we use in Playback.  Playback companies incorporate music and dance so if you play an instrument, please bring it and be prepared to play during the audition.  You do not need to come with prepared material.  Please wear comfortable clothing/footwear.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!


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