WTFringe 2019 Auditions

WTFringe is new series of “stripped down” productions with an emphasis on original and experimental performances including: 

Performances will be on July 12-14, 2019. 

As always, the Women's Theatre Festival is seeking people of color for roles of all sorts. We believe in historically inaccurate casting and portraying blended families, so, please come and audition for everything. All roles listed here can be played by any race unless otherwise specified. 

We welcome auditionees with disabilities. Let us know if you need accommodations ahead of time; we are happy to do almost anything to make your experience more valuable.


Learn more about our WTFringe schedule


Q. Do I need to print my own sides?

A. No, sides will be provided on site. Now, if you WANT to print your own sides, so you can highlight them and make notes and stuff, go for it!


Q. May I audition for a specific role? 

A. Yes, but be prepared to be vocal about it. Tell us at intake which role you want to read for, and then again in the actual audition. Advocate for yourself, because we will see more than 100 actors in a 5 hour period, and we will not remember to ask you if there's a specific role you want to read for.  


Q. I am blind, and/or have a visual impairment. Do I have to read from the paper?

A. No, you may pick one or two of our sides and memorize them ahead of time, or, if this is not possible, perform a monologue instead.


Q. Can anyone do a monologue instead of a cold read?

A. Please only do a monologue if you CANNOT do a cold read, due to disability. 


Q. I am a non-binary person who wants to audition for only non-binary roles.

A. Awesome! We have several of those. Be sure to indicate that preference to us when we meet you in person.  


Q. I am a trans person. Can I count on my pronouns and gender identity being respected by your organization? 

A. Absolutely. If any of us make a mistake, please correct us. We will be embarrassed and apologetic. And if any other companies aren't doing this for you, let us at 'em. We'll show 'em what's what.


Q. I have GOT to be out of there by a certain time. Can you help?

A. Yes, but please allow a whole hour to audition. If you have to leave by 6:00pm, do not sign up for the 5:50 slot. Sign up for the 4:00pm slot. If there are no 4:00pm slots left, write to Johannah, more details below.


Q. I am not available on this date, but I would still like to audition! May I do a video audition? 

A. Yes, please email video auditions to Johannah with the subject line:

[YOUR NAME] Fringe Video Audition 2019


The video audition should be you reading a role from one of the available sides. 


If you have any questions, FIRST RE-READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT.  

Then email Johannah at  If the question you ask is in this document, Johannah will screenshot it and email it back to you, and then you will both be annoyed. 

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

To create, produce, and promote extraordinary theatre by all marginalized genders

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina