Season Auditions

As the Commonweal is an ensemble of resident artists, we do not hold season auditions in the manner of other producing theatres. We often attend the UPTAs and if you are attending, reach out, and we’ll keep an eye out for you. We also maintain a database of headshots and resumes for future reference as outside casting needs arise. For consideration, please email a current picture and resume to

Production/Design Staff

Please email a letter of inquiry, current resume and three references to:

Jackie Johnson
Commonweal Theatre Company
P O Box 15
Lanesboro, MN 55949


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For further questions about auditions, production design and/or apprenticeships, email

Script Submissions

We’re always looking for plays/playwrights that fit us. We have a resident ensemble and we straddle an elusive mix of patrons: we’re located in a small town in rural MN and yet we pull from the larger communities around us. Scripts that have fun theatrically and scripts that have ‘heart’ tend to do well for us.

Keep in mind: For unsolicited plays, there’s a bit of a backlog and it can take a while to get to them. Send your script to Include what made you choose our theatre and why you think we would be a good fit for your play.