Schenectady Civic Players’ auditions are held on 2 separate nights. Registration begins at 7:00 with auditions starting at 7:30. Audition forms are provided so resumes and head shots are not required, but can be helpful. 

Audition readings are typically done from “sides” or excerpts from the script. Monologues are generally not required unless expressly specified by the director. During auditions, readings are conducted in small groups assembled by the audition committee.

Audition dates and roles can be found on each event page.

Download Our Audition Form


Back Stage - Work on building our sets and props.

Stage Crew - See the show from the wings, and help change the set between scenes.

Costumes - Help coordinate and care for costumes for a show.

Hair and Makeup - Be there to help create the illusion and help make the actors look good.

Lights and Sound - Learn to operate the light and sound technology and play an important
role in the production.


House Managers - Oversee the lobby pre-show and during the intermission.

Ushers - Take tickets and help patrons find their seats before seeing the show.

Hospitality - Prepare and serve the snacks at intermission.

Box Office - Sell tickets and distribute Will Call orders.


Facilities – John Fowler, Doug Peek, Joseph Fava

Governance – Jean Carney

Volunteer Management – Beth Rumen, Joanne Westervelt

Audience Services – Beth Rumen, Joanne Westervelt

Marketing – Mark Stephens

Show Selection – 

Hair – John Fowler

Set Construction – 

Costumes – Marcia Thomas, Beth Rumen, Joseph Fava

Casting – Melissa Brown and Mark Stephens
Box Office – Joel Katz

Critiques – Melissa Brown

Archivist – Matthew G. Moross
Hospitality – Joanne Westervelt

House Managers – Beth Rumen, Joanne Westervelt

Ushers – 

Audience Development – Bill Hickman

Playbill Editor – Kathy Friscic

Prompter Editor – Jennifer Van Iderstyne

Webmaster – Joel Katz  



(518) 382-2081

Playhouse: 12 S Church St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Mail Payments To: PO Box 927, Schenectady, NY 12301.

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