Artist Opportunities

Auditions for the 2021 Prince George’s Children’s Theater 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 23, 2021

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Are you a young actor, age 16–18, with a passion for the performing arts? Submit a video audition for a paid, professional acting role in Prince George’s Children’s Theater during spring 2021. If selected, you will perform We Kids Be Kids, a new musical play for children. The selected actors will be hired as seasonal employees by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Rehearsals happen via Microsoft Teams during the months of April and May. During June, rehearsals will be in-person, in accordance with current guidelines pertaining to social distancing, masking, and limits on indoor activities of the Department of Parks and Recreation. The cast will then record a final performance, available as an online video through Parks and Recreation media outlets.

Applicants must submit audio or video files of one-minute monologues. Monologues must not contain profanity or indecency. An acapella song may be included in the audition recording. Please no pre-recorded soundtracks.

A maximum of 10 students can participate in this opportunity to work directly with professional theatrical trainers. There will be no fee to participate.

Only online applications are eligible for this opportunity. Please register for a free account and submit your monologue here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 23, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be informed of their selection on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The rehearsal schedule will be posted at that time.

For any questions, please contact Christel Stevens at

Writing Competition: All Our Various Voices

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

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Montpelier Arts Center is seeking original and unpublished submissions for All Our Various Voices, an anthology celebrating the rich diversity of personal or family stories of immigration from writers who are 18 years of age and older and reside in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

Historically, America is a land of immigrants from other countries, across the continent, from the rural south to urban areas, or from agrarian to city locations. Each shift embodies loss, adjustment, fear, joy, and requires new perspectives for survival and success. Tell us your stories in poetry or prose. Selected contributors will receive a free copy.

Dr. Karen Arnold, former poet-in-residence at Montpelier Arts Center, where she taught creative writing workshops to children and adults and edited an anthology of their poetry reading series, is the juror. The juror will award prizes that will be announced at the public reading in October 2021. Awards will be given for First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100), and two Honorable Mentions ($50 each). 

For more information contact Montpelier Arts Center at 301-377-7800 or via email