Teaching Artists
by Paramount Story Wranglers

Oct. 10 - Oct. 11

The Paramount Theatre (Austin Theatre Alliance) is seeking a diverse group of actors, improvisers, singers, and movers to join the Paramount Story Wranglers, a TYA company that takes the original writings of 3rd grade students and transforms them into a comedy/musical/variety show. The show is performed for the student writers and their school community to uplift and empower the voices of young people (Think SNL, but for the under-10 crowd).

The Story Wranglers serve a diverse group of students, and we want that diversity represented in our ensembles. Black, Indigenous and all Artists of Color are encouraged to audition. Ability to read, comprehend and speak fluently in Spanish is highly desirable but not required. We also welcome queer and gender nonconforming artists, performers in larger bodies and performers with disabilities.


Story Wranglers Auditions: 2023-24 Season

2023-24 Season General Auditions - Seeking singers who move

Company: Paramount Story Wranglers

Pay: Non-Union. Base pay $318.50/week as a contractor. Additional stipends available for transportation as well as songwriting, choreography, stage management, Spanish bilingual performance. 

Director: Katie Moore

Music Director: Tyler Mabry

Auditions Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and Wednesday, October 11. Sessions are held from 6:30 pm - 8 pm and 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm. You need attend only one session.

Click HERE to sign up for audition slot via Google forms.

Where: Central Austin (location details shared upon confirmation of audition time) Free onsite parking available.

Appointments required for in-person auditions. Tapes not accepted. Performers must be over 18 and local to Austin.

Auditions consist of singing, movement and devising with a group. Dress to move and plan to stay for the entire session.

Please prepare a one-minute (32-bar) vocal selection -- pop, rock or musical theatre. Live accompaniment will be provided, so bring sheet music for your audition cut. If necessary, you may request the option to perform your selection a capella. Reach out to tmabry@austintheatre.org with any questions about the vocal audition.

A mandatory company workshop will be held on Sunday, October 21 for those who are cast (Time TBD but between 10 am - 8 pm).  


Temperatures will be taken at check-in: anyone with a temperature over 99℉ will not be permitted to audition.

You may be asked to wear a mask.


Here's an example of our work!


You are: dependable, a team player, fun, kind, & positive, and passionate about performance as a tool for social change. Songwriting, percussion, choreography, instruments or knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed are a plus.

Content: Shows consist of approximately 6 original songs and 6 short plays, devised by a cast of 8-10 people.

Time Commitment: A completely new show is developed in the course of one week. There will be 15 performance opportunities between October and May. We ask that company members commit to a minimum of 2-3 shows per season.

In a show cycle, rehearsals are held 7 pm - 11 pm on Sunday through Thursday. You should expect to be in rehearsal up to 22.75 hours that week. The performance is on Friday afternoon. If you have a day job, you will need to make arrangements to be at the performance during the school day.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18Fh9LyPErl34lhqAbnrWXwxUs3-NWdzNDHEXcAfPyus/edit

COVID-19 Safety Protocol:


Questions? Email Katie Moore at kmoore@austintheatre.org.

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