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​“Doctor Moloch” by Carla Milarch

World Premiere

Rehearsals: June 18 – July 11, 2024

Performances: July 12 – August 4, 2024

It’s 2027, and advances in Artificial Intelligence have brought the spunky startup VitalAI to the brink of launching the first humanoid robot doctor. Doctor Moloch is capable of instant MRIs, personalized genetics-based medicines, and single-cell early cancer detection. There’s only one problem: the good doctor cannot relate to his patients. When VitalAI brings in famous actress Serena Blaise to give him lessons in “being human,” she uncovers more human qualities than anyone bargained for, putting the future of humanity on the line. Directed by Briana O’Neal.

[SERENA BLAISE]: Black woman, late 40s to early 50s. 

[EMAD]: British Indian man, late 20s to early 30s.

Audition Submission:

Please prepare a short monologue no longer than 2 minutes.

For submissions, actors can submit videos via a link to your Vimeo, YouTube, personal website, or other online account you prefer. Videos should be viewable without requiring downloads. Submissions should include a digital copy of your headshot and resume.

Equity Contract: AEA Special Appearance

AEA special appearance pay is $324/Week.

Non-Equity pay is $200/week for performance weeks.

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Theatre NOVA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Unless specifically noted per casting requirements, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Theatre NOVA is a fully vaccinated company; all actors must provide proof of vaccination before rehearsals.

​Theatre NOVA Internships are available!

Are you a student, an early-career theatre professional, or just someone who wants an immersive experience in the world of professional theatre? Try an internship with Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company. Theatre NOVA interns assist in rehearsal, in the shop, office, and booth. Internships are non-paid positions.

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Script Submissions

Full-length Plays for Mainstage Season

We accept full-length scripts for consideration in the season on a rolling basis. If you want to submit, please email your entire script in PDF format (no snail mail submissions, please) along with contact info (Name, address, email, and phone) to

Please title emails: Script submission: (Last Name, First Name)


Michigan Playwrights Festivals

Theatre NOVA calls for submissions for Michigan Playwrights Festival- 

Deadline January 1, 2024  


After the success of the inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival seven years ago, Theatre NOVA continues its semi-annual tradition, announcing a call for submissions for this season’s festival. Seven new plays by Michigan playwrights will be selected for presentation in staged reading format from August 21-25, 2024. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2024. Theatre NOVA will announce selected plays in April.

The festival will feature full-length plays. The submitted play must be written by a Michigan resident, ready to be produced, but must not have received a full production at another theatre. Those interested in submitting plays for consideration should send complete, finished scripts in PDF format to with “Festival Play Submission” and the play title in the subject line. The email should include the playwright’s name, address, phone, and a two-sentence synopsis of the play. 


Theatre NOVA focuses on new plays and playwrights and is dedicated to working with new and local playwrights to help them develop their craft and offer brand-new plays for audiences. The theatre created the Michigan Playwrights Festival to nurture Michigan playwrights and to develop full-length plays for future seasons. Plays that were products of Michigan Playwrights Festivals that have received their world premieres at  Theatre NOVA include “Mazel Tov, John Lennon” by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best New Script), “Resisting”  by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best Original Production), “Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie” by Linda Ramsay Detherage,  “Clutter” by Brian Cox (Wilde Award for Best New Script), “Irrational” by R. MacKenzie Lewis and David Wells  (Wilde Award for Best New Script), “Katherine” by Kim Carney (Wilde Award Nomination for Best New Script),  “Spin” (aka “Swimming While Drowning”) by Emilio Rodriguez, and “Bird” by Kristin Hanratty. 


Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s resident professional new play theatre. Its mission is to raise awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and playwrights and provide resources for playwrights to develop their craft by importing, exporting, and developing new work. This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. 


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