Boys (ages 7-8) Auditions for Hartford Stage’s Make Believe

Hartford Stage will hold auditions for boys, ages 7-8 years old, for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s world premiere production of Make BelieveBess Wohl’s uncanny, gently funny and touching play, set in the 1980’s, follows four young siblings as their childhood is upended by the mysterious problems of the adults in their lives and tracks how moments from our childhood resonate with us forever.

MAKE BELIEVE – World Premiere Play
by Bess Wohl
Director: Jackson Gay

Seeking the role of CARL (Age 5): Male, does not communicate verbally, possibly because he’s a make believe “Dog”.

Looking for a small boy between the ages of 7-8 that can look 5 or 6 years old.

Audition Dates:
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, July 11th from 3-4pm. Audition sign up required.

Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an audition, email   Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage Offices, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Enter under the red Residence Inn awning and take elevator to the second floor (Education Studio). If called back for the role, children will be required to audition in New York City on July 12th or 13th

Audition Preparation:
Boys must prepare a monologue, poem or speech that is under 1 minute long. Boys must also be prepared to play some fun theater games as part of their audition. Please bring a recent photo and a short bio or resume to the audition as well as your August and September calendars. Children should wear something casual and comfortable.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, August 7th with performance dates from Thursday, September 6th through Sunday, September 30th.  Please be aware that participating in this production will require your child to miss some school.