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Career opportunities

We rely on the talents of many artists and staff, both on and off the stage, to create powerful works of theater at the Guthrie. A variety of skills and roles are needed, and we offer full-time and part-time career opportunities.

The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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A Guthrie Experience

Designed for M.F.A. actors and theatermakers, this seven-week summer intensive aims to inspire a culture of collaboration and artistic excellence among early career professionals. Curriculum includes workshops with master teachers, professional mentorship, the opportunity to develop a new work in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio and a cultural immersion in the vibrant Twin Cities theater scene.

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University of Minnesota/Guthrie B.F.A. Actor Training Program  

Established in 1999, this unique partnership between the Guthrie and the University of Minnesota pairs rigorous professional actor training with a holistic liberal arts education. Studying and rehearsing on both a Big Ten campus and in the Guthrie’s world-class facility, students benefit from exceptional academic preparation and world-class artistic experiences.

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Actors and playwrights 


Auditions for specific productions are held in Minneapolis and New York as needed. We encourage local actors to check MinnesotaPlaylist regularly for audition notices. General auditions are scheduled annually and usually in the spring. Auditions may also be held in other major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Headshots and resumes may be submitted to:

Attn: Casting
Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

No phone calls, please.


We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the casting of our plays. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to audition. EOE/AA employer.

Most casting for Guthrie productions is done locally, although some out-of-town actors are hired for almost every production. Most casting for Guthrie productions is done locally, but we hire out-of-town actors on occasion.

Script submissions 

The Guthrie does not accept or review unsolicited scripts. Agents and theater professionals may submit new and previously produced scripts by invitation only. 


Our building reopens to the public July 8, 2021, and we plan to resume performances onstage this fall. We’re not ready for volunteers at this time, but keep checking back for updates.

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Classes & Workshops for Adults

Experiences for all skill levels

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Explore Productions Past

From Shakespeare to summer musicals, see our history of classic and contemporary plays

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