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Submit now to attend Summit Performance Indianapolis' season auditions


Submit your design or stage management resume today

  • AEA (Actors Equity Association) and non-AEA actors

  • Female-identifying and male-identifying roles in February full production**

  • Auditioners will also be considered for a spring staged-reading and a summer one-act, details TBD

  • Designers and Stage Managers should submit their resume to

  • **Note: February production will likely be a team of fully-vaccinated cast and crew, per Summit's agreement with AEA

Dates & Location:
  • July 23 & 24 - Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre - Russell Stage

    • ​Sunday, July 23rd: 5P - 9P

    • Monday, July 24th: 5P - 9P

AEA Instructions:​
  • AEA auditioners, please bring your AEA card as well as one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19

    • Results of a negative PCR test within the last 48 hours

    • Results of two negative antigen tests within the last 24 hours​

  • Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues. The combined length should not exceed two minutes. 

  • See below for character breakdowns and detailed dates


Email, please include:

  • Preferred audition day/time

  • Headshot

  • Resume

2023-24 Season Auditions

Production Details

‘Queen’ by Madhuri Shekar

Full Production

February 2024 - Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre

Director: TBD

AEA and Non-AEA contracts available

1st Rehearsal: January 9, 2024

Production Dates: February 9-25, 2024

Compensation: AEA SPT 2; Non-AEA weekly stipend;

Duration: 7-week contract

'Queen' Synopsis: PhD candidates and close friends Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations. Just as they are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon a flaw in their data and is faced with an impossible choice. A play about personal integrity, relationships, and yes, bees.

TBD - Staged Reading

Spring 2024 - Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre

Compensation: Stipend

Duration: 1-week contract


TBD - Original One-Act

Summer 2024

Compensation: Stipend

Duration: 3-4-week contract

Character Descriptions

‘Queen’ character breakdowns (Jan/Feb 2024)

SANAM SHAH: Female-identifying. 29-30, Indian (from India - accented speech).

An applied mathematician about to graduate from a PhD program in ecology.


ARIEL SPIEGEL: Female-identifying. 33-34. White.

A PhD ecology researcher and single mom.


ARVIND PATEL: Male identifying. Late 30s. Indian American.

A financier from New York. A potential suitor for Sanam.


DR. PHILIP HAYES: Male-identifying. Late 40s/Early 50s. White.

Ariel and Sanam's supervising professor.

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