Book-It Repertory Theatre has been adapting great literature into great theatre for over three decades. Get involved with Book-It! Check out our listings for job openings, volunteer opportunities, and audition notices.

 

Employment

Book-It is a great place to work with offices in the heart of Seattle Center and a wonderful team of co-workers. Click on a job title to view and download a complete job description and application instructions.

Director of Development
Department: Development
Supervisor: Managing Director
Supervises: Development Associate, Grants Coordinator, Vendors
Location: Hybrid Remote/In-Person at Seattle Center
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000 DOE

2022-2023 GENERAL AUDITIONS NOTICE

From our Casting Director:
Book-It Repertory Theatre is holding open auditions for our 2022-2023 season. If we haven’t met yet, my name is Zenaida Smith (she/her). I am offering 15-minute audition appointments, one-on-one via Zoom. Please read the full description below.

Book-It is casting for the following productions:

Public Productions

  • IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES by Julia Alvarez
    Adapted by Caridad Svich, Directed by Ana María Campoy
  • THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD by Agatha Christie
    Adapted by Danielle Mohlman, Directed by Jasmine Joshua
  • SOLARIS by Stanislaw Lem
    Adapted by David Greig, Directed by Gus Menary

Arts Education Touring Productions (daytime school and library performances)

  • MAYBE by Kobi Yamada
    Adapted by Gillian Jorgensen and Jordi Montes, Directed by Zenaida Rose Smith
  • TRYING by Kobi Yamada
    Adapted by Gillian Jorgensen and Jordi Montes, Directed by Zenaida Rose Smith
  • TIARA’S HAT PARADE by Kelly Starling Lyons
    (Adapter and Director TBD)
  • STRANGE BIRDS: A FIELD GUIDE TO RUFFLING FEATHERS by Celia C. Peréz
    (Adapter and Director TBD)

Scheduling your audition:
Once you schedule your appointment, you’ll receive a calendar invitation.

You will receive an email reminder 24 hours before your appointment, which will include a Zoom meeting link.

These are the dates/times that are available to book:

Saturday, May 21        10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday, May 22          10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Monday, May 23          3:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25    12:00-6:30 PM
Thursday, May 26        12:00-6:30 PM

Schedule your 15-min audition appointment here:
Schedule Audition

Prepare for the following in your audition:

A conversation. I want to get an idea of the stories that spark your excitement and how you like to create. What stories do you want to see yourself in? What about these stories draws you in? What questions do you have about Book-It?

A monologue or passage of text from the media of your choice. This could be from a book, play, movie, TV show, or any piece of media where the character speaking has a direct listener in mind. Please keep your selection under one and a half minutes in length.

No headshot or resume is required for your appointment.

All experience levels are welcome, and preference will be given to local artists.
Please note:

  • In-person callbacks, including Actors’ Equity Principal Auditions, for each production will be held throughout the summer.
  • Youth auditions will also be held later this summer, so I ask that actors under 18 do not sign up for this round of auditions.
  • Everyone working at Book-It Repertory Theatre is required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon hiring. Book-It also requires proof of vaccination and masking for audience members. Our policies are based on and evolve with our agreement with Actors’ Equity Association and recommendations by public health authorities. Please reach out to casting@book-it.org if you have any questions regarding our COVID policies.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me, Zenaida, directly via email: casting@book-it.org. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Want to be a part of the Book-It community? Volunteering is a great way to make a lasting impact on your favorite arts organization. We have several opportunities to support Book-It with your time and skills:

Board of Directors

Book-It Repertory Theatre is a non-profit service organization that seeks board members to help further its mission to transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire its audiences to read. Through its mainstage and arts education programs, the theatre reaches approximately 75,000 adults and youth across Washington State annually.

Board members are desired to serve as ambassadors for the organization, helping to connect the community with Book-It and its programs, and providing financial and strategic leadership. The Board of Directors meets monthly and members typically participate on at least one standing committee per year. An annual financial commitment is required as is assistance recruiting guests to events and shows.

For more information, click here for the job description.

Ushering

Ushers assist the House Manager in light duties, which may include scanning tickets, handing out programs, helping people to their seats, selling concessions items, and tidying up the theatre after the show.

All volunteer ushers get to see the show they usher. However, if the show sells out and no seats are available, ushers may sit in the lobby and watch the show on live feed.

You can now sign up to volunteer for upcoming shows online!

Volunteer Sign Up Volunteer Newsletter

Administration

Projects may include assisting the Marketing & Communications, Development, or Education departments in assembling mailings and or informational packets, advertisement materials distribution, or other projects. Please let us know if you have special skills or areas of interest.

Special Events

Book-It often hosts special events to engage with our community and get to know our patrons and donors. We can often use assistance with setup, food and wine service, and cleaning up. And you might just get to listen in on a talkback with an author whose work you love or a panel of experts who can illuminate a book for you in a new way.

Questions? Email us at housemanager@book-it.org.