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Children's Theatre

At the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, we believe in the power of live theatre to shape young lives. That’s why we’ve been writing, producing, and staging exceptional live theatre for youth and family audiences for more than 40 years.

Based on contemporary stories and classic tales, a variety of stage performances will come to life at the new AMFA with fantastic characters, brilliant lighting, colorful costumes, and a little magic.

Expect to see new, innovative productions from across the country – and the world – performed for youth and family audiences starting in 2023.

Open Auditions

Digital submissions are now open for our inaugural year of programming! AMFA welcomes digital auditions, resumes, and portfolios from professional adult artists.

AMFA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our organization, community, and beyond. We are seeking a broad spectrum of artists, and people of all ages, races, gender, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Paid positions are open: actors, directors, musicians, technicians, designers, playwrights, choreographers, composers, music directors, and teaching artists are all encouraged to submit materials via email.

Auditions for youth actors will be announced in early 2023.

  • Actors & Musicians

    Actors, please submit a current headshot, resume, general weekday and weekend availability, three professional references, and a video audition.

    The video audition should present two contrasting monologues and up to 16 bars of music. In its entirety, the video audition should be no longer than three minutes. Please upload the video audition to YouTube as "Unlisted" and include a link to the video.

    Musicians, please provide a demo video showcasing your musical talents. In its entirety, the video should be no longer than three minutes. Please upload your demo video to YouTube as "Unlisted" and include a link to the video.

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  • Directors, Designers & Choreographers

    Please submit a resume, portfolio, general weekday and weekend availability, and three professional references.

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  • Technicians and Teaching Assistants

    Please submit a resume, general weekday and weekend availability, and three professional references.

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  • Playwrights

    Please submit a resume, script sample, and three professional references.

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  • Composers

    Please submit a resume, music sample, and three professional references.

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Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and kept on file. Artists will be notified throughout the fall/winter of 2022 if invited to an in-person or virtual callback or interview. Please note that housing is not included in the contract and is the responsibility of the applicant.

Script Library

Looking to produce a new play for your school, group, or theater? AMFA licenses scripts from original and adapted plays in our archive.

Learn More

School Shows

Children's Theatre returns to the stage this May with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Reservations for school shows are now open!

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Sponsors

Children’s Theatre and Performing Arts programs are supported in part by The Shubert Foundation.