Current Opportunities:

  • Internships for high school seniors or college students. Use the contact us to send us your theatre resume and set up an interview!
  • Assistant Director positions open! Send your theatre resume and a statement as to why you want to AD at The Downeaster and which production(s) speak(s) to you and why.
  • Set Design and Construction: Help design and build awesome sets for our upcoming productions! Send photos of previous work and which productions you are most interested in.
  • Costuming: Help shape the characters this season with wardrobe! Send photos of previous work and which productions you are most interested in.
  • Lights: Light up the stage! Let us know your previous experience and which productions you are most interested in.
  • Props: Create the world of each production with props! Let us know your previous experience and which productions you are most interested in.
  • Board Members: contact us with your interest!
  • Volunteers: construction, painting, box office, concessions, ushers, fliering, audition assistants, and merchandise sales.

Halloween Makeup Workshops!

Come learn how to do fun or scary makeup for Halloween! All makeup and instruction provided for those 6 and up – with enough product to take home for your night out! Please wear a button-down shirt. All workshops are $20/members and $25/non-members. Preregistration is required. 
Sat. 10/06 10am-1230pm Unicorn
Sun. 10/07 10am-1230pm Skull
Weds. 10/17 6pm-830pm IT/creepy clown
Thurs. 10/18 6-830pm Vampire​

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Upcoming Adult Auditions:

We Live Here: 11/01, 11/02, 11/04, 630-830pm and 11/03, 10a-noon

Submit a Play to our First Ever Staged Reading Weekend!

  • ​Submissions are now closed. Please check again next spring!
  • ​Stay tuned for our lineup announcement! 
  • ​Want to be part of a reading!? Let us know!
  • ​​ For more submission opportunities at other theatre, visit PlaySubmissionsHelper.com/blog for a list of tons of contests and other play submission opportunities with deadlines coming up this month.

Sponsor a Show!

We offer several levels of sponsorship and benefits. Once you choose a level, fill out and return this form.

Upcoming Youth Auditions:​​

Dog Sees God: 11/01, 11/02, 11/04, 630-830pm and 11/03, 10a-noon

The Swan Princess and Charlotte's Web: 02/07, 02/08, 02/10, 630-830pm and 02/10, 10a-noon


Audition Workshops are 530-630 on the first day of auditions. Get comfortable with the Director and Assistant Director and the space before your audition for only $5!


Auditions are rolling, so come anytime during any audition session. And no need to prepare anything - auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. If you would like to read the script in advance, you are welcome to stop by the office to borrow one ($10 deposit in case of loss or damage required).


If cast or signing up for crew, youth participants must pay a fee to be involved. We offer scholarships if this is an issue for anyone, no questions asked!

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