Latrice Pace in The Color Purple (2018). Photo by Casey Gardner Ford Photography.

Are you interested in breaking artistic boundaries in a workplace that is dynamic and inclusive? The Actor’s Express team consists of artists, staff, apprentices and volunteers who crave artistic adventure and are committed to upholding principles of inclusion and equity. 

Actor’s Express is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, age, disability, U.S. veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Actor’s Express is holding auditions for the 2022-23 Season on a rolling basis.  Auditions will be conducted via video on the following schedule:

URINETOWN – October 12-27, 2022
OH, TO BE PURE AGAIN – October 24 – November 7, 2022
JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN – November 21 – December 5, 2022
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH – January 2-16, 2023
CULLUD WATTAH – January 16-30, 2023

All dates are subject to change. Please continue to check this page for updates.
Actor’s Express operates under the Actors’ Equity Small Professional Theatre Agreement (Category 4). Actor’s Express hires both Equity and non-Equity performers.



Actor’s Express will accept video submissions for Prayer for the French Republic by Joshua Harmon – NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 5.

To see the audition Notice for Prayer for the French Republic, click HERE. (Please note that French dialects will not be used for this production.)
For audition sides, click HERE. 
For the script, click HERE.
To submit your audition materials, click HERE.


Actor’s Express will accept video submissions for Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis through December 7.

To see the audition notice for Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, click HERE.
For audition sides, click HERE.
To submit your audition materials, click HERE.

At this time, Actor’s Express does not have adequate staff resources to accept unsolicited manuscripts directly from playwrights not based in Atlanta. 

Unsolicited scripts may be submitted by agents and professional representatives. Additionally, some unsolicited work may be considered on the strength of a professional recommendation and/or existing professional relationship.

Actor’s Express is a member and active user of the New Play Exchange and encourages writers to join this valuable and extensive, searchable, sortable database.

Professional representatives may submit work on behalf of their clients to:
Freddie Ashley
Actor’s Express
887 West Marietta Street NW, Suite J-107
Atlanta, GA 30318

Agents and Atlanta-based playwrights, please submit any email queries directly to Artistic Director Freddie Ashley.


Apprentices Abby Nicole Holland and Kiona D. Reese in The Crucible (2017).
Photo by Christopher Bartelski.

The Apprentice Company at Actor’s Express is one of the most rigorous and successful programs of its kind in the Atlanta area. In residence for a full year, apprentices can expect an average time commitment of 20-35 hours per week in the theater. In addition to practicum work, apprentices take up to ten classes taught by working professionals.

The program has three primary goals:
1. To expand the skills of the artist through rehearsal, understudy rehearsal,
performance, understudy performance, class work and participation in
the workings of a professional theatre company.
2. To successfully bridge the transition from student training to professional
theatre career.
3. To inspire the individual with the theatre’s potential for impact.

How to apply:
Applications have closed for the 2022-23 Apprentice Company. For information about the 2023-24 Apprentice Company, please revisit this page in early 2023.

For an overview of the Apprentice program and application guidelines, email Associate Artistic Director Amanda Washington.

Actor’s Express is a fully vaccinated workplace all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Actors Express is committed to Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias in the work place and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religions or any other deeply held belief, all are welcome and encouraged to apply for positions at the theatre. View our anti-racist / anti-bias plan here.

Paint crew for Head Over Heels. Photo by Hollie Rivers.


As an usher, you assist our house management team in stuffing and passing out programs as well as providing general services to our patrons. The best part? You get to see our shows for free!


Have a special interest in helping AE plan events, audience engagement activities and innovative fundraising ideas? Join our volunteer committee, which meets every other month.


Distribute posters and flyers around your neighborhood to promote upcoming shows.
Board of Directors: If you love the Express and want
to get involved on the most intimate level, consider joining the board.


Help with mailings, telethons and data entry.


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