Auditions

Registration Open for the 2020 A1 Conference

The All-in-One Conference (A1 Conference) is an opportunity for actors, stage managers, technical staff, music directors, and more to take workshops and seminars, network with other actors and creatives, and access an abundance of opportunities and resources all in one weekend in NYC. All participants must apply to attend the conference. Actors wishing to audition at the conference will be screened by our staff and affiliates either by video submission or one of our live pre-screens taking place all over the country. There is no pre-screen process for tech categories and music direction, we operate on a first come, first served basis. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Applications to attend the conference must be submitted by December 1st at 6pm EST. If you’d like to be considered for an oppo...

SAVE THE DATE: SETC Pre-Screen Registration opens Sept. 16!

NOTE: Complete and updated information regarding the 2019-2020 SETC Professional Screening Auditions will be available by Sept. 16, 2019, when applications open. Are the SETC Professional Screening Auditions for me? These preliminary auditions are for those actors who wish to participate in the Spring Professional Auditions at the annual SETC Convention but who do not yet meet all of the professional qualifications required. The Screening Process Actors and singers who don’t yet qualify as career professionals have the opportunity to secure an audition slot at the SETC Spring Professional Auditions by attending and advancing from an SETC Professional Screening Audition. 1.   Find Your Assigned Screening Site Eleven states host SETC Professional Screening Auditions. You ...

Fall SETC Registration NOW OPEN!

2019 Dates & Details Audition Dates: Aug. 25 & 26, 2019Venue: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, Uptown Charlotte, NCThe Stage Is Yours!!: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 24, 2019Plan to arrive Saturday evening, and start preparing your act for our annual social event, The Stage Is Yours!!, sponsored by Break A Leg Network. Online Registration Opens: Noon ET on June 14, 2019Online Registration Deadlines:Early-Bird:Noon ET on July 15, 2019Final: Noon ET on Aug. 12, 2019Refund Deadline:  Noon ET on Aug. 12, 2019 Application Guidelines for Auditionees Applications open June 14, 2019. To audition, you must apply and be approved for an audition slot. Download the correct application guidelines for you, and give us a call if you need any help: Actor/Singer Guidelines Dancer-Only Guidelines Fall Qualifi...

Amber Gray, Tony nominee, on her ‘Hadestown’ audition from hell

BY ASHLEY LEEvia www.latimes.com When Amber Gray was auditioning for “Hadestown,” Anais Mitchell’s folk-operatic reimagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, she nearly blew it. The actress, who was making her Broadway debut in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” at the time, couldn’t read sheet music but had prepared for the tryout by diligently listening to the assigned song from the production’s buzzy concept album — which had since been tweaked. “The accompanist was giving me all of these dirty looks, and I was so confused,” she told The Times with a laugh. Nevertheless, Gray got her ticket to “Hadestown,” which reimagines the underworld as a factory town. She booked the role of Persephone, who has arranged to spend half of the year with her manufacturer husb...

Registration for the 2019 NJ Theatre Alliance Auditions NOW OPEN! (July 12th deadline)

2019 Combined Auditions Registration The 2019 Combined Auditions will take place at South Orange Performing Arts Center on August 12 and 13. Registration for the 2019 Combined Auditions will open on June 3 for non-Equity performers and June 24 for Equity. Registration deadline is July 12, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS. Audition DatesEquity: Monday, August 12, 10:00am-6:00pmNon-Equity: Tuesday, August 13, 10:00am-6:00pm Please register here.

How to Brand Yourself with Headshots

BY CAT ELLIOTTvia www.castingnetworks.com Headshots are often the first impression casting directors have of actors. They see a thumbnail for a brief moment as they scroll through a large volume of submissions, and as an actor, you hope something about your headshot makes you stand out. But as top LA photographer Vanie Poyey tells us, it’s more than just taking a pretty picture. Knowing which characters you’re right for, as well as having a grasp of your overall brand, allows you to best market yourself as an actor. But how do you translate all this to your headshots? Poyey took time from her busy shooting schedule to give actors some guidance on the process. Know the Character Types in Your Wheelhouse “If you have an agent, ask them what looks they want. Some agents will give you specific...

Commercial Audition Tips

JUDY KAIN’S COMMERCIAL AUDITION TIPSvia www.castingfrontier.com For commercial acting coach Judy Kain, the key to successful auditions is personality. “Your authenticity comes from your training as an actor,” Judy says. “But, your personality is what lands you acting jobs. Often, you’re going to be auditioning with people who look like you. In the end, it’s your personality that sets you apart.” What sets Judy apart from other acting instructors is her rich and varied career. Over the course of 38 years, Judy has appeared in more than 400 commercials, as well as 110 film and television productions. Along the way, she has won numerous accolades, including a SAG award for her performance as Olive Healey in Mad Men. Now, as the founder of Keep it Real Acting Studios, Judy has made i...

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AUDITIONS

Open call auditions for the 2019 production of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall will take place in New York, NY from April 15, 2019 through April 24, 2019. Additional Rockettes auditions will be held in Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. Auditions in Chicago will take place from May 7, 2019 through May 8, 2019. Auditions in Atlanta will take place from May 9, 2019 through May 10, 2019. Just announced: Open call auditions for Little People Performers on April 23, 2019. We are committed to diverse casting for all roles. For more information visit: https://www.rockettes.com/christmas/auditions/

Audition Advice with Casting Director Christine Sheaks

BY CAT ELLIOTT via www.castingnetworks.com From “Fargo” to “Boogie Nights,” Christine Sheaks has cast some of the greats. Sheaks took a break from one of her current projects, the “Dramaworld” series on Netflix, to offer her take on auditioning best practices. Is there any advice that you think all actors should hear? “Actors need to know who they are and be connected to it before they get in the room. What makes an actor different is what’s going to get him or her the job; it’s a light that shines brightly. When William H. Macy used to audition, he did this so well. He’d just come in and do his thing. It may not have been for everyone, but it would always be true to who he was. I was the casting associate for ‘Fargo,’ and we had him come in and read several times. He wasn’t a star yet, bu...

8 Must-Haves for a Self-Tape Home Studio

BY AMY RUSS via www.backstage.com Imagine you get an email from your agent tonight requesting a self-tape for a huge role that’s due first thing tomorrow morning. How do you react? Do you do your happy dance, confidently record at home with the correct equipment, and send your agent a professional quality self-tape ahead of the deadline? Or do you panic because you don’t have any lights (or other elements you need) and cobble something together that you’ll ultimately need to redo so your agent can submit it? If you’d react in the first way, well done! If you’d react in the second way, you need to up your self-tape game. A self-tape is crucial to your success as an actor and you need to be prepared when a last-minute request comes in. To make sure you’re ready when the requests come in, it’...

Auditioning On a Budget

Auditioning On a Budget: How to Plan Audition Tours Without Breaking the Bank BY HANNAH FOSTER via www.pointemagazine.com Let’s face it: Auditioning is expensive. Between a $100-per-night budget-hotel room, a $300 round-trip plane ticket, $40 for food per day and $25 to $40 in audition fees, you may be out hundreds of dollars for one audition—and potentially thousands before you land a contract. When planning an audition tour, you have to weigh the travel costs with the probability that your investment will result in a job offer. Plus, doing it all on a tight budget may mean trying to perform your best on travel-stiff limbs, fast-food options and little sleep. To help, we asked three professionals for their best advice on planning successful audition tours that don’t break the ...

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2019 Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions

How to Apply Monday, April 1, 2019 Actors’ Equity Association Talent — Open AEA Auditions 10AM – 6PM Beginning on Monday February 18, 2019 — Please email PhillyAnnualAuditions@gmail.com. Include the following: Your name, phone number, 1st and 2nd choice of appointment times, AEA #, as well as any time during the day that you are NOT available. Lunch break will be from 1:00-2:00PM. You will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your appointment and will be required to send forty (40) photocopies of your double sided headshot/resume by Friday, March 28, 2019. Non-Equity talent are not eligible for appointments on the AEA day, but will be seen as time permits on a walk-in basis after all union talent. Monday, April 8, 2019 Non Union Talent — Presc...

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