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Immediate casting need for our summer show The Fisherman and His Wife

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park circa 2009

Adventure Theatre MTC, the DC Area’s longest running Theatre for Young Audiences, is excited to return to producing professional productions after a strategic pause. We have an immediate casting need for our summer show, The Fisherman and His Wife.

Under new leadership Adventure Theatre MTC is recommitting to workplace practices that deeply align with our mission, vision, and core values of Equity, Engagement, Innovation, Growth, and Wonder. We recognize that educating and inspiring future generations begins with our internal practices and furthering our own education and growth with a focus on our most valuable resources, our people.

The Fisherman and His Wife is a warm, whimsical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story, complete with magic, wonder, and audience interaction. We are working to create a production process that mirrors the harmony and joy our productions offer to audiences. We will be using trauma-informed strategies to create our rehearsal and tech process. This means a mix of flexible time management and providing resources to cast and crews to help facilitate a healthily balanced, joyous working experience.

The Fisherman and His Wife
by Claudia Haas

SEEKING: Non- Union Performers of all identities
MAURA (20s, she/her presenting): Newly married to Jonner, Maura is an innocent dreamer.
JONNER (20s, he/him presenting): Newly married to Maura, Jonner aims to please.
SCAT (any age, any gender): a magical hipster fish who interacts freely with the audience and sometimes speaks in song/beat poetry.

1st Rehearsal: May 8
PJ Party Preview: Thursday, June 8 @ 7pm
Daytime Preview: Friday, June 9 @ 10:30am
Performances: June 10-August 6
Performances Sat, Sun Weds at 10:30am. Sat, Sun at 1:00. (5 shows per week)

Pay: $450/week (non-union)

We will be holding daytime rehearsals, with a schedule based off of conflicts. Tech’s schedule (including day off) will as well be created based off conflicts.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD
Sunday, April 23, 11:00-2:00 by appointment



Your headshot and resume, stapled.
A one-minute monologue. It does not need to be from children’s theatre! Know this show is full of whimsy and physical comedy.


If you have anything to ask about the production, the process, or the theatre in general, please reach out. You can reach Melynda Burdette Wintrol, Executive Director, at or Tyler Herman, Director, at