Information for Actors

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is committed to community, to preparation and to helping the playwright hear their story in a truthful way. It was such a pleasure to work with them and be welcomed into their world! I’m super excited to see what comes from their work!
~ Jean Goto, Actress, Closing Argument (Sep 2020)

This was an amazing experience. I appreciated the opportunity to read and provide feedback on a new play and work with an excellent group of people. Everyone was extremely engaged and receptive throughout the process. I would highly recommend having your work read by Walking Shadow Readers Theatre if you are a playwright. You can hear your work read professionally in a public forum, yet receive feedback in an intimate environment.
~ Cristen Stephansky, Actress, The Girl Who Lived (Oct 2020)

Thank you for your interest in reading with us!
Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is an all-virtual theatre company, so all readings will be done from your home. The technical and scheduling requirements for participating actors are listed below. At this time, we are offering a small stipend to outside artists who work with our company. Walking Shadow Readers Theatre encourages actors of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities to submit. Current casting opportunities are below, but feel free to submit your headshot and resume for general submission to our files.

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre works with new and established playwrights to develop their projects in a workshop-style setting. Our readings give playwrights a chance to hear their words and characters out loud. The company members then provide playwrights with a 30–45-minute structured feedback session to help with future revisions of the play. The actors participate in the feedback session after the performance.

Please email your resume and headshot to

Technical Requirements

  • Most recent version of Zoom
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Appropriate lighting

WSRT holds a Professional license with Zoom, allowing us to host meetings at no cost to our actors. There is no need to purchase a paid subscription to participate in our readings.

Scheduling and Availability
WSRT holds regular readings on the last Friday of the month* starting at 8:15pm EST.
Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm EST as required per script.
Our Casting Director will confirm availability with all actors prior to casting to ensure they are available for all rehearsals and readings per script.

*In the event the last Friday of the month is a national holiday, readings will occur on the second to last Friday

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre has given me something to look forward to in these strange times and has kept my passion for performance going.
~ Alma Muniz, Actress, Deer Island (Nov 2020)

I love being part of the process of introducing interesting plays to new audiences through the Zoom readings put on by WSRT. It is fun and a great experience to test out new plays and help develop the characters through the reading process. Everyone involved is super nice, supportive and professional!
~Rosanna Magarelli, Actress, The Girl Who Lived (Oct 2020), Deer Island (Nov 2020)

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