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Gretna Theatre has a commitment to the casting and employment of local talent from the Lancaster/Lebanon/Harrisburg area. For that reason, open call auditions for each season begin locally in the Spring and would be followed by open call auditions in New York City in accordance with Actors' Equity Association. Information about these auditions will be made available on this website, AEA, Backstage, and Playbill. All other auditions are held by appointment only.
As a professional theatre, Gretna Theatre engages both union and non-union actors. The theatre operates with an Actors' Equity Association agreement that references the COST contract.
Any local actors who are interested in being kept on file for future audition consideration, please mail a hardcopy or drop off a picture/resume and cover letter to: Gretna Theatre, PO Box 578, Mount Gretna, PA 17064
Gretna Theatre employs both part time and full time seasonal staff each summer for operations.
For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter indicating position of interest to: JOBS@GretnaTheatre.org
SUMMER THEATRE STAFF: Seeking staff for 94th Anniversary season that runs approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day: Box Office; Stage Management; Carpenter/Scene Shop; Properties Designer; Costume and Wardrobe Supervisor; Sound Operator; Lighting Electrician/Spot Light Operator. All positions are paid. Some positions are Part Time and some are Full Time.
Email Jobs@GretnaTheatre.org - Subject SUMMER STAFF.
Box Office Attendant – Part-Time hourly. More hours during performance weeks, and fewer on nonperformance
weeks.. Primarily computer and phone, processing sales, and in-person customer
service to sell tickets/subscriptions to our patrons.
House Manager – Part Time hourly. Most hours during evening performances. Oversees and
schedules ushers, merchandise, and front of house duties of the Playhouse. An on-your-feet public
facing job that is interactive with patrons.
Health/Safety Control Specialist – Part Time hourly. Works most days, but not full 8 hours days.
Oversees, monitors and enforces Covid protocols for social distancing, PPE, reduced occupancy
limits, and symptom monitoring during all performances. Uses fog machine to mist performance
and rehearsal facilities prior to each daily use.
Company Manager/Production Assistant – Full-Time salaried.
A mix of physical production and admin/operational support—Heavy computer and organization
skills. Works with Production Manager to support transporting artists and production elements to
INTERNSHIPS: Our summer theatre provides a paid training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world. Some college graduate and some high school graduate, all get hands-on experience working alongside professionals at one of America's oldest summer theatres. Typical commitment is 10-12 weeks. Each January/February we begin seeking interns for acting, technical, graphic design/marketing and administration/management.
Actors should attend auditions listed above, and all other should Email Jobs@GretnaTheatre.org - Subject INTERNSHIP
GRETNA THEATRE BRANCHES is our theatre's volunteer troupe. The trees of Mt. Gretna can only go as far as their branches allow, and as a nonprofit organization, Gretna Theatre relies on your help for us to stretch our mission out in the community. Get involved today!
Usher Volunteers - Assist our front-of-house staff as an usher before curtain time and during intermission, greeting patrons, taking tickets, and seating our theater guests. And see the show for free!
Cast & Crew Dinner - Tech Rehearsals are long 12 hour days, and after constructing the set on stage and hanging all of the lights, volunteers have set up hot food/dinner/drinks/snacks for our team. This happens the Tuesday evening before each new production opens.
Community Housing - Gretna is proud to bring the best artists and technicians from all over the country to create great theatre each summer. Many local residents have opened their doors to one of our professional artists. Community Housing is only a 2 to 4 week commitment and artists require a private bedroom, with access to bathroom and kitchen.
Special Events Volunteers - Support our fundraising department with setup, greeting, and service at our annual gala each October and at other special events that are so essential in supporting the outreach at Gretna Theatre.
Administrative Volunteers - Work alongside our daytime staff in Marketing, Development, or Education doing data entry, phone solicitation, or providing general clerical assistance. Help keep Gretna Theatre growing!
Volunteer Registration Forms can be found HERE
Script Submission Policy - If you have written a play or musical that you feel is appropriate for Gretna Theatre, please send the following:
1-2 page synopsis
5-10 page excerpt from the script
a character breakdown
bios for the playwright, composer, lyricist, and any other artistic collaborators
Demo CD with tracks clearly labeled (musicals only)
Hardcopy submissions should be mailed to the attention of the Executive Producer.
Please do not send the full script unsolicited. If, upon reading the synopsis package we find that your show is a good fit for Gretna Theatre programming, we will request a full script at that time. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard for response, and please allow up to 6 months for review.