All members in good standing of Circle Rep, Circle Rep Lab, Theater Trust, The Lab & Circle East are considered members of the New Circle Theatre Company without further application or review.

The benefits of membership include:

1. A safe place to explore new work with like-minded artists;

2. Primary consideration for company projects;

3. The ability to represent oneself as a member of this prestigious company in bios and other printed matter;

4. Support in your growth as an artist.

Members, Associates & Guests are expected to volunteer with house managing, reading, stage managing, setting up and breaking down events and serving on committees, etc.

Application Processes:

Any individual, at the invitation of a Company Member, may be invited to Monday meetings.

Step 1 - Become a Guest

Only Company Members may invite artists to attend company meetings or participate in our work as a guest. Members should only recommend artists who they believe are willing to contribute time and talent to the aspirations of the company. Associate members who want to bring guests should talk to a company member.

Writers are encouraged to attend regular Company meetings to familiarize themselves with our work and may be invited by any Company Member to send their best writing sample to the Company’s Artistic Directors at Please send only one sample. In your email, please let us know who recommended you. Upon review, writers will be invited to hear their work read by the company.

Step 2 - Become an Associate Artist

Through involvement with company projects, a Guest can become an Associate Artist upon recommendation of the Membership Committee/Artistic Directors.

Associate Artists are given priority over Guests in all artistic endeavors.

Associate Artists are encouraged to submit their headshot as a jpeg and resume as a pdf for posting on our website. Please send to

Guest Directors recommended by a Company Member become Associate Artists at which point they may participate in company activities. They may be selected by playwrights and approved by the Artistic Leadership to direct company projects.

Step 3 - Become A Member

Associate Artists are considered for Membership at the discretion of the Membership Committee.

Actors - Associate Artist Actors must be recommended in writing by three Company Members to the Membership Committee to be granted a panel audition.

Directors - Once a director has participated in one or more public productions as an Associate Artist they must be recommend by three company members of differing specialty (an actor, playwright, stage manager, designer, etc.) to the Membership Committee who will inform and advise theArtistic Directors of the Associate Artist's application.

Writers are invited to become members at the discretion of the Artistic Directors and the Membership Committee.

Designers and Stage Managers are invited to become Company Members at the discretion of the Artistic Leadership.

A note regarding Students and Apprentices: Members of this group are not automatically considered Associate Artists if their participation in projects is part of an academic pursuit. Students and Apprentices may become Associate Artists by recommendation of a Company Member to the Membership Committee.

Questions about the guidelines above should be sent via email to the Membership Committee at: