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Auditions – Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16 10am – 3pm

Online audition registration has closed.  Walk-in auditions will be accepted on both days.

Audition for 18 Pittsburgh region theatre companies and be part of bringing a new one act play to life for the very first time! There are over 60 (non-Equity) roles available. Actors of all types and experience levels are needed. Our plays range from over-the-top farce to incredibly dark drama. There’s something for everyone! Actors of all ages, sizes, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and sexual orientations are actively encouraged to audition.

Audition times are available between 10am and 3pm both days.  Actors should prepare a 2 minute monologue.  Sides and cold-readings will not be available.  Rehearsals will be held in various locations around the area.  Rehearsal places and times will be determined by the producing companies.  Tech rehearsals will take place at Carnegie Stage (formerly known as Off the Wall Theater).

Actors selected to participate in the mainstage festival will be given an honorarium of $25, a Festival Pass that will allow them to see all shows in the Festival for free, and 5 half-price tickets for family and friends.  Actors selected for the staged readings will receive a Festival Pass that will allow them to see all shows in the Festival for free and 5 half-price tickets for family and friends.

Performances for our LabWorks series are August 20 & 27

The Main Stage Festival runs August 31 – September 24 (Thursday – Sunday)

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Auditions will be held at Carnegie Stage (formerly known as Off the Wall Theater) at 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA  15206,  conveniently located in close proximity to I-79, I-376, and Campbell’s Run Road, and is just a few steps from the Carnegie stop on the West Busway. Free off-street parking is available in a municipal lot directly across the street from the theater. On-street parking is also available and is free during performances.

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How can we help you fully participate?

PNWF is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone. If you need to register by phone, please call 412-944-2639. If you require an accommodation to fully participate, please contact Arran Harland, ADA Coordinator ( or 412-944-2639) prior to the event.

Carnegie Stage is wheelchair accessible. PNWF also welcomes all visitors with assistance dogs including guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired, hearing dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing, and working or service dogs for people with disabilities other than those related to vision or hearing. Assistance dogs should always be on a leash or in a harness.  A relief and exercise area is available.


The Pittsburgh New Works Festival prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference.