General Audition Information

Outside of any required EPAs (Equity Principal Auditions), we cast our season on a show-by-show (as needed) basis. We hire union (Actors’ Equity Association) and non-union actors. You may submit your headshot, resume and cover letter at any time in the season. It is helpful to know what show(s) for which you’d like to be considered (refer to our current season link for show information).

All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement.

 The Hippodrome State Theatre 2017-2018


Artistic Director: Lauren Warhol Caldwell

Auditions for One City One Story Readings

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow:

1984’s Reverberations Through Time

Readings from and Discussions of 1984’s Themes


Audition Information

August 25th  4pm –

Hippodrome State Theatre (3rd Floor)
25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL  32608

Want to perform?  Want to work with professional actors?

Seeking inspired and interested Senior citizens and High school students to help bring the story of 1984 to venues around Gainesville FL between September 7th and September 15th.

For an audition time, email  or call 352-373-5968 x236.

Please bring your favorite book and be prepared to read one full page out loud for your audition.  We are looking for strong voices and good storytelling.

This should not be memorized.

Please bring a picture of yourself – any size or style is good.



Readers who are cast will not be needed for every performance


This September, the Hippodrome is partnering with UF School of Theatre+Dance to produce the Southeastern Premier of Andrew White’s adaptation of 1984. As part of this theatrical adaptation, we are spearheading a community wide reading and conversation initiative, One City One Story, which asks the question: What if an entire community read the same book at the same time?