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New Light Theatre is now accepting actor video submissions for RENT, by Jonathan Larson, directed by Lena Mucchetti. RENT will rehearse in Wilmington, DE, beginning in June and perform at the E.O. Bull Center in West Chester, running August 19-28th.


The Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical RENT follows a year in the lives of a group of artists and friends in 90s era New York City as they learn to love and live without regret.

New Light Theatre is dedicated to improving the human condition by partnering each production with thematically connected charitable causes, while also placing a special emphasis on providing opportunities for student and emerging theatre artists to work in a professional setting. New Light Theatre is committed to bringing light to the darkness of the world, to raising awareness and support for organizations that illuminate, and to deepening our empathy and connection with one another through meaningful artistic work. In accordance with this mission, RENT will partner with AIDS Delaware, a local organization that works to eliminate the spread and stigma of HIV/AIDS, improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, and promote community health through comprehensive and culturally-sensitive services, education programs, and advocacy. To find out more about their mission, please visit:

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Principle actors will receive a performance stipend of $900, ensemble roles a stipend of $500.

NLT is seeking submissions for:


Mark Cohen - Likeable, high strung narrator of the show, a filmmaker and video artist, Jewish. Knee-deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist, and a bit of a nerd. Male, any ethnicity. Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: G4

Roger Davis - A struggling rock musician and former drug addict. Rock and roll, grunge, struggling with his grief and pain. Male, any ethnicity, Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: A4

Tom Collins - A computer genius and liberal professor, philosopher, artist, anarchist. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Male, Black/BIPOC Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: A4

Benjamin Coffin III - Slick, smooth and cocky. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth. Male, Black/BIPOC Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: F#4

Joanne Jefferson - A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. Female, Black/BIPOC; Age: 25 to 40; Vocal range top: E5

Angel Dumott Schunard - Warm, loving nurturing street drummer and drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. Male, non binary, or gender fluid, Latine/Latinx/BIPOC; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: A4

Mimi Marquez - Sweet but street smart, with a lot of love to give, struggles with addiction and her fragile health. Female, Latine/Latinx/BIPOC Age: 18 to 21; Vocal range top: E5

Maureen Johnson - An unpredictably zany performance artist, sexual, versatile, funny and wild. Female, any ethnicity; Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: F5

Ensemble - Cops, Vendors, Support Group (Paul, Steve, Gordon, Pam, Ali, Sue), Homeless People (Squeegieman, Blanket Person), Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. And Mrs. Jefferson, Roger’s Mom, Mimi’s Mother), “Leap Of Faith” Backups, Bohemians


Callbacks will be held in person, by invitation, after review of video submissions. To be considered, please submit headshot, resume, role you are interested in, and a video of 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show/character you are submitting for (rock, pop, gospel, etc) to Artistic Director, Lena Mucchetti at, no later than March 21st. Please feel free to reach out to the same email with any questions or concerns.