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Auditions & Career Opportunities

No auditions at this time but we are always accepting resumes and headshots.

Email your headshot and resume to:

Mel Hatch Douglas
Associate Artistic Director
Qualifications: A Madcap actor/puppeteer must be professional, versatile, adaptable and a team performer with a sense of humor who enjoys the challenges of touring and performing for children.

No phone calls, please.


  • How does a tour work?
  • Do I need lots of puppetry experience?
  • What if I’m Not Able to Tour?
How does a tour work?

Tours begin in May 2016 and the length of each tour varies from 2 to 5 months. Actors travel in teams of two in a combination of run-out and overnight touring in large cargo vans.  Lodging and fuel expenses while touring are paid for by Madcap. Competitive salary offered– housing in Cincinnati is the responsibility of actor.  All touring actors must have a valid driver’s license and will receive a background check.

Do I need lots of puppetry experience?

Puppetry experience is desirable, but it’s ok if you’ve never worked with puppets before. You will be trained in puppetry during rehearsals.

What if I’m Not Able to Tour?

If you are a Cincinnati-based actor, Madcap sometimes hires actor/puppeteers to perform in our shows at the Cincinnati Zoo and the Linton Chamber Music Series, among others.