Audition Notices for Actors and Directors


Call for Actors







Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, announces ***NEW (CHANGED) AUDITION DATES*** for the third show of its 23rd season, the compelling piece, 4,000 Miles, by Amy Herzog, directed by Nancy A. Herman.

Performances will be June 2nd through June 18th, 2017.

Auditions will now be held on April 4th and April 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts (40 Railroad Avenue South).  Additionally, interested actors who may be unable to attend those audition times should contact the Producer, Michael Shavel at to set up an alternate time.

Roles are available for 1 Man (aged early 20s), 3 Women (ages late teens to early 90s). Actors will be asked to read sides from the script.  Actors interested in reviewing the script in advance should contact the Director at


4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog is a warm-hearted play that is both funny and moving as it chronicles the sometimes difficult but always loving relationship between Leo and his feisty 91-year old grandmother, Vera.

Feeling alone and alienated after suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bicycle trip, 21-year old Leo shows up at his grandmother’s West Village apartment. While most of the major events of the story occur off stage, the psychological and personal fall-out from those events creates powerful tension infused with intimacy and humor, as over the weeks that follow these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and eventually come to understand one another.

Roles Available:

Leo – 21 year old male

Vera – feisty 91-year old grandmother

Bec – 21-year old college student; Leo’s ex-girlfriend

Amanda – 19-year-old Chinese-American art student

Feel free to email the director at with any questions regarding the roles, rehearsal schedules, etc.

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.


Call for Directors

Eastbound Theatre

Season 24

Eastbound Theatre in Milford, CT is currently in the process of selecting plays for our 24th season.  We welcome you to submit a proposal to direct for the 2017/2018 season.

Eastbound is a community theater with no professional affiliations.  Members of professional theatrical unions should consult their guidelines regarding restrictions.

A division of the Milford Arts Council, EBT produces three main stage productions each season, each running for 3 weekends.  Eastbound performs at the Milford Center for the Arts in downtown Milford, with proscenium stage, computerized light board and audience seating capacity of approximately 100.

Eastbound welcomes all genres of shows:  Classic and contemporary comedies, mysteries, thrillers, dramas and (with careful planning) the occasional small scale musical.

Your proposal should include:

  • Your resume
  • A list of the plays you wish to direct
  • For each play listed: cast size, a brief synopsis, and technical requirements that would work in our space; as well as a brief summary of your vision for the show, any potential difficulties with the show, and your proposal for addressing them.
  • For musicals, please indicate potential musical director, choreographer, number of musicians and your best estimated costs.
  • Your performance time slot preference(s).

The performance time slots are:

Slot 1: September/October, 2017

Slot 2: February, 2018

Slot 3: June, 2018

Please make your submissions by March 1, 2017.  You may submit via email to or by regular mail:

Eastbound Theatre

EBT24 Directors

Milford Arts Council

40 Railroad Avenue South

Milford, CT  06460

Directors who are selected for the 2017/2018 season will receive a small stipend upon completion of their production.

The Play and Director Selection Committee looks forward to hearing from you and reviewing your proposal for EBT 24.  Please feel free to contact Nancy Hammett at or Nancy Herman at with any additional questions. Break legs!