The Industrial-Strength Theater Company returns to Baltimore in 2024!

Our first two productions will be presented at Baltimore Theatre Project in the Spring of 2024!

Mark Redfield (actor, writer, director), Chris Pfingsten (Producing Director of Baltimore Theatre Project), and Tony Tsendeas (actor, writer, director; teacher at The Baltimore School for the Arts).


Inductrail Strength Theater

BALTIMORE Seeking a diverse company of actors for our 2024 theatre productions, and beyond.

Open Actor Auditions at Baltimore Theatre Project.
45 West Preston Street, Baltimore Maryland 21201
SATURDAY 2 December 2023, NOON to 5pm.
MONDAY 4 December 2023, 5pm to 9pm.

Non-union (pre-AEA). Paid/stipend.
Seeking a wide, diverse, ensemble company of actors. All ages, types wanted.
First come, first served sign-up in lobby the day you attend.
Please bring headshot & resume, even if you’ve previously emailed us.
Please be prepared to do your best monologue. We’d love to hear two, if you have them, one contemporary and one classical.
Auditors in attendance: Tony Tsendeas (director), Mark Redfield (director).

We are looking to create a dynamic company of great actors!

Of special interest (roles/character descriptions):
for “Moby Dick-Rehearsed” by Orson Welles
- Ishmael (The Young Actor). Early 20s. Energetic. Eager. Adventurous.
- Starbuck (The Experienced Actor, as described in the script). 30s. Hard. Experienced whaler. Compassionate. Confronts Ahab.

- we seek a diverse cast for this vocally and physically challenging play.
for “Mr. Pim Passes By” by A. A. Milne
Solid British accents a must. (British Received).
- George Marden. About 50. Think Nigel Bruce.
- Olivia Marden. 35-45. Married to George Marden. Think Maggie Smith.
- Dinah. About 25. George’s niece. High energy. Electric. Play piano & guitar a plus.
- Lady Marden. About 55 up. Think Judy Dench/ Margaret Rutherford.
- Brian Strange. About 25-30. A simple young man.
- Anne. About 25. The Marden’s maid.

Our first two productions will be presented at Baltimore Theatre Project, in the Spring of 2024. Rehearsals begin in earnest in February 2024.
Our Spring productions at Baltimore Theatre Project are:
“Moby Dick-Rehearsed” by Orson Welles. March 2024
“Mr. Pim Passes By” by A. A. Milne. April 2024.

Hope to meet you at Baltimore Theatre Project at our auditions December 2 and 4, 2023!

~ Mark Redfield
Posted: Monday 6 November 2023


"Moby Dick Rehearsed" - A Play By Orson Welles

Moby Dick Rehearsed

March 7-9, 2024 and March 13-16, 2024
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201




"Mr. Pim Passes By" by A.A. Milne

Mr. Pim Passes By

April 12-27, 2024
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201





The Industrial-Strength Theater Company was founded in 1984 by Mark Redfield and the late David Stubenrauch. In 1985 they premiered their movement theatre piece “My Sad Face~ A Totalitarian Serio-Comic Dream” adapted by Mark Redfield from a short story by German author Heinrich Böll. It was co-directed and choreographed by Redfield and Tomi Casciero. The piece was, essentially, a live silent film comedy.


Anne Watts wrote and performed live music with an ensemble of five other musicians. The acting ensemble was: Redfield, Julie Casselberry, Lewis Shaw, Willie Brooks, Joy Ehrlich, Ray Nedzel, Aaron Tucker, and Kim Dilaplane.


MY SAD FACE opened in December of 1985, after a nine-week development and rehearsal process, to sold-out houses and critical acclaim.


“…a phantasmagoric feast of imagination that tickles the funny bone … meticulously and exquisitely choreographed by the directors and skillfully executed by the six young actors.”

- The Evening Sun


“…we are delighted by a series of images that are both fresh and lucid…Industrial Strength is unique in its combination of stylistic ambition and technical accomplishment."

-The News American



(Pictured: Mark Redfield, Lewis Shaw, Kim Dilaplane, Willie Brooks, and Julie Casselberry, in the Baltimore Theatre Project production in 1986. Photo by Ken Von Schlagel)



Baltimore Theatre Project

Baltimore Theatre Project was founded in 1971 by Philip Arnault. The current Producing Director is Chris Pfingsten.

Through-out its history, Baltimore Theatre Project has present exciting, ground-breaking theatre from companies and theatre artists from around the world and across the United States.

Industrial-Strength Theater is excited to once again produce world-class professional theatre at this beloved institution!

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201