Artistic Opportunity starts here! Singers, actors, writers, and creators of all kinds are invited to share their artistic talents with the community at The Z! Learn more about performance opportunities, submit your work, and join The Z's network of talent.

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Z Artist Membership

The best way to experience all of the artistic opportunities at The Z! Artist Members are part of an exclusive network of creatives and receive benefits like:

  • Discounted tickets and offers
  • Early access to audition sign-ups & submission opportunities
  • Free entry to our Artist Member workshop series
  • & More


Get on stage at The Z! Check out our AUDITIONS page for the most updated opportunities, and sign-up for our email list to be the first to learn more. Year-round audition opportunities include:

  • Summer Common Casting Call
  • Proteus New Plays Festival
  • Holidivas Holiday Cabaret
  • Curtain Up! New Plays Series
  • Seasonal opportunities for AEA, Local-pro, Volunteer, and Intern Actors


From seasoned performers to singers & songwriters just beginning their career, The Z provides performance opportunities for all! Get your music on stage:


Writers & creators

Submit your scripts for consideration in our theater season, workshops, readings or submit for our annual Fringe Festival:

  • Z Fringe Festival: Art that pushes the envelope takes over the Z stages in this 3-day theater & performance festival. Submissions are open for works of all varieties in winter.
  • Curtain Up! New Plays Series: Playwrights are invited to submit their scripts for consideration for our season. Directors & Designers should submit your resume and portfolio. 
  • Z Playwrights Lab: Experienced playwrights are invited to apply for The Z Playwrights Lab, which meets twice a month to develop scripts for festival & professional production at The Z, as part of the Proteus Festival and Curtain Up! Series, and beyond.

Seasonal opportunities

Submit for our seasonal opportunities!

  • Proteus Music Contest: The Proteus Festival Music Contest is for emerging and early-career musical artists. The contest is hosted in 3 stages: 1- Submissions, 2- Audience Voting & Finalist Selection, 3- Finalist Competition Concert.  Submissions open in August. 
  • Proteus Creative TeamsCreativity starts here! Form a Creative Team at Proteus Festival to create new art. Grab up to 5 friends and over the course of 5 days, create a new work in one of three disciplines: theater, music, or film. Then, at the annual Proteus Festival, your art takes center stage at The Z as you present your team's new work! Register your teams in August & September. 
  • Z Fringe Festival: Art that pushes the envelope takes over the 3 Z stages in this 3-day theater & performance festival. Submissions open for new works of all varieties in winter. Open to music, dance, theater, comedy, poetry, & more!