Associate Artist

Lexington Children's Theatre / Lexington, KY

What is an Associate Artist?

In short – they are performers. Associate Artists contribute to the successful completion of LCT’s season whether working a five-week contract or a full nine months (and many numbers in between!). The positions are as varied as the needs of our season of shows.

Fall Tour – August 11, 2019 to December 21, 2019* (19 weeks) ❖ 2 Males / 1 Female

La Ofrenda by José Casas (grades 4 – 6)

“That’s the beauty of memories. No one can take them away from us.”

In the aftermath of 9/11, a young boy named Alex Smith must move across the country to live with his abuelita, a strong-willed Chicana named Marta Torres. As both struggle to understand each other and their grief, it is ultimately a mythical skeleton named Califas and an altar for Dia De Los Muertos that bring them together.

Aesop’s Fables by Vivian and Larry Snipes (grades K – 3)

What do a tortoise, a hare, a goose, a golden egg, a lion, and a mouse all have in common? Find out as our trio of storytellers use music, dance, and a dose of hilarity to re-enact some of Aesop’s most famous fables! You’ll laugh, clap, and cheer along with these beloved stories that teach us memorable lessons like “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” and “Slow and steady wins the race.”


Tour Parameters:

This three member company learns two shows in a three week (paid) rehearsal period.  This allows the company to perform for an entire school population each day. Our tour companies are self-contained and do not travel with a stage manager or additional technicians. Other than the weeks each show is performed in house the company travels throughout the state in a Mercedes Sprinter with all elements for both shows. They are responsible for loading in and out and setting up their sets, costumes, sound, props in a variety of venues (Gyms, cafeterias, theatres) performing 10 to 14 shows a week, and executing administrative duties (confirming contract information with school, tracking expenses, etc). Tour actors may also teach workshops. (Lesson plans are provided, or devised, with LCT’s education department.) While the tour company usually returns to Lexington each night, there are some overnights and week-long stays but it is more of a run-out tour rather than a bus and truck tour

Qualifications for Associate Artists:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training
  • Imagination, creativity and versatility
  • Appreciation and respect for children and young people
  • Must be able to “play well with others”
  • Knowledge of and interest in Theatre for Young Audience
  • Associate Artist Particulars

Actors have normal responsibilities – attending promotional events, properties placement, set installation and strike, some maintenance of scenery and costumes, navigation and driving, liaison with schools and venue contacts, etc.

Salary ranges from $250 to $400 per week (depending on experience) plus per diem when on the road.

Housing in LCT’s 3 Bedroom 3.5 bath townhouses is provided. LCT provides transportation, additional per diem, and lodging when performing outside Lexington.

Casting Contact:

Esther Neel, Directing Associate c/o

Please visit for audition parameters and submission guidelines

For additional Associate Artist positions check out our Professional Performance Opportunities page on our website.

*TITLES and CONTRACT DATES are subject to change pending availability of rights and finalization of calendar