Work at Geva

Employment Opportunities

Join a first-class group of artists, business and theatre professionals. When openings become available they will be posted here.  Geva is Rochester’s premier professional theatre and is an equal opportunity employer.

Critical to Geva Theatre Center’s core values is an institutional culture of dignity, trust, and mutual respect. We are committed to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programming, casting, hiring of guest artists, and recruitment of staff in all departments.

As Rochester’s professional theatre, we take particular responsibility to reflect the community we serve. To that end, for all employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. All are welcome here.

Career Development Opportunities

Geva Theatre Center provides a variety of opportunities for tomorrow’s artists and leaders to hone their craft alongside our professional staff.

Are you a college student or early-career theatre artist? For information about internships, apprenticeships and fellowships, please click here to learn more.

Youth Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Geva will be holding auditions for young actors for its production of A Christmas Carol, on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:30pm – 6pm and Thursday, September 12 from 3pm – 6pm. Callbacks will take place on Friday, September 13 from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, premiered in 2010 with a script by Geva Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and music by Gregg Coffin. This year’s performances begin on November 27 and run in the Wilson Stage through December 29. Rehearsals will commence on Saturday, November 9th.

There are eight children’s roles and two casts of children will alternate performances. Geva actively encourages children of all races/ethnicities, LGBTQ children, and children with disabilities to audition.”?

Auditionees must be between the ages of 5 and 13. Because of the professional actors union rules, children must not turn 14 until after December 29, 2019. Auditionees should come to the audition with a headshot or photograph, and a resume of experience, if any. Each young actor will be required sing either one verse of a prepared song (please bring sheet music in the correct key) or, if the child does not have sheet music, “Happy Birthday” or a holiday song is acceptable.

Auditions will take place at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester NY, 14607 and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (585) 232-1366, between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Geva

Critical to Geva Theatre Center’s core values is an institutional culture of dignity, trust, and mutual respect. In every decision we make, we strive to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and to facilitate artistic excellence and risk.

The character descriptions below are written as they are identified in the script and in collaboration with the creative team.

  • We list race/ethnicity when specific to the character as written by the playwright, but are otherwise actively seeking all races and ethnicities.
  • We recognize that most characters are written on the gender binary, and so we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles with whom they most identify.
  • As an ADA compliant theatre, we welcome performers of all abilities and will make all possible and reasonable accommodations to cast performers in any role possible.
  • We recognize that no community is homogenous and identity is complex. To that end, the above three guidelines were written with our intention of intersectionality, and are meant to be viewed holistically.

Overall, we seek to cast our productions as expansively, inclusively, and mindfully as possible.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Geva Casting

Geva is a member of the national League of Resident Theatres and works under an agreement with Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. By agreement, most but not all adult actors are required to be members of the union and Geva uses casting director Paul Fouquet of Elissa Myers Casting in New York City for all Equity casting. Please address all resumes/headshots to his attention at:

Elissa Myers Casting

250 West 54th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Local non-union casting is done by the artistic staff in Rochester. Each year, General Auditions are held before the beginning of the new season at which time area adult actors present monologues and/or songs appropriate to the upcoming season. Any actor can audition every two years at Generals. Check this site for audition dates and requirements.

Overhire Stitchers

Geva Theatre Center, a LORT B leading regional theatre in the western New York tri-state region seeks experienced stitchers for part-time over-hire work in the upcoming season. Theatrical training or experience preferred but NOT necessary.  Advanced sewing skills and the ability to work at a high technical standard and at a professional pace is necessary. Should be experienced with sewing machines and over-locks, and working with a wide variety of fabrics. Will require a basic understanding of garment construction and experience with garment alterations. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and may require evening and weekend work hours.  Please complete the online application form here.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.  Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Production Overhire

Geva Theatre Center, a professional producing theatre located in downtown Rochester seeks applicants for part-time production positions including Backstage Run Crew, Follow Spot Operator, Wardrobe Run Crew, Scenic Carpenter, Scenic Artist, Stitcher, Costume Crafts, Light and Sound Board Operators, Lighting and Audio Technicians.  Under the supervision of the applicable Production department head, job duties will include the construction, maintenance and/or operation of various production elements.  The ideal candidate will be diligent, organized, collaborative, positive and professional. This position is on a part-time, “show-by-show” basis and will require evening and weekend work hours.  Please complete the online application form here.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and references with the application form.  Geva Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer.