2019 UPTA Auditions & Convention

2019 UPTA Auditions & Convention
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Date/Time

Date(s) - 02/08/2019 - 02/11/2019
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Target Regions

Southeast, Southeast: Tennessee

Target Occupations

Dance, Design, Performance, Actors, Dancers, Singers, Technical

Details

WHAT: 2019 UPTA Auditions & Convention
WHEN:
 February 8 – 11, 2019
Audition Location:  Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN (POTS)
Production Interviews, Dance Call & Callback Location: Sheraton Downton Memphis, Memphis, TN

Registration Information

  • Regular Audition: September 1st 12 noon (CST) – REGISTRATION LINK
    • To attend UPTA 2019 Regular Auditions, actors must be available for work year-round (i.e. not going back to school in the Fall or Spring) and meet one of the following criteria:
      1. Have an Master Level degree or higher in THEATRE (MA, MFA, PhD, etc.), or
      2. Be a current member of Equity, or
      3. Have attended previous UPTA auditions within the last 5 years, or
      4. Submit an audition video with recommendation from either a current UPTA or TCG company rep.
  • Production Personnel: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
  • Company: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
  • Pre-Professional AuditionSeptember 8th 12 noon (CST) LEARN MORE.

General Information

Qualified and Regular Auditions
Regular Auditions: Actors must be available for work year-round (i.e. not going back to school in the Fall or Spring) and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Have an Master Level degree or higher in THEATRE (MA, MFA, PhD, etc.), or
  2. Be a current member of Equity, or
  3. Have attended previous UPTA auditions within the last 5 years, or
  4. Submit an audition video with recommendation from either a current UPTA or TCG company rep.

You have 90 seconds to present your material. Musical auditions must include at least one monologue. You have 90 seconds, either way, to present your material. Your 90 seconds do not include the statement of your name and audition number. There will be an accompanist – NO TAPES. You will be seen in groups of 25. Also, for the convenience of the companies, we will be videotaping all non-Equity actors. Pre-Professional auditions will be held on Saturday, February 3rd.

Pre-Professional Auditions
Pre-Professional Auditions will occur all day Friday, February 2nd and Saturday morning, February 3rd. Musical auditions must include at least one monologue. You have 90 seconds, either way, to present your material. Your 90 seconds do not include the statement of your name and audition number. There will be an accompanist – NO TAPES. You will be seen in groups of 25. Also, for the convenience of the companies, we will be videotaping all actors.
NOTE: Pre-Professional actors must be pre-screened. For more information click here.

Production Interviews

Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 3rd only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors.

General Convention Itinerary

7:30am – 3pm Company check-in Main Lobby, POTS
7:30am – 3pm Actor check-in Back Lobby, POTS
7:30am – 3pm Book sale POTS Cafe
8am – 8:30am Actor meeting Auditorium, POTS
8:30am – 9am Company meeting Auditorium, POTS
9am – 12:30pm ish Pre-Professional Auditions (starting with #251) Auditorium, POTS
9am – 3pm Production personnel check-in Sheraton Memphis Downtown
9am – 4pm Massage ($1/minute) Main Lobby, POTS
12pm – throughout the day Production Interviews Sheraton Memphis Downtown
12:30pm ish – 1:30pm ish 1 HOUR LUNCH BREAK Someplace close!
1:30pm ish – 5:30pm ish Regular Auditions begin Auditorium, POTS
5pm – 6pm Dance Warm-up area available Sheraton Memphis Downtown Ballroom
6pm – 8pm Dance Call-backs Sheraton Memphis Downtown Ballroom
At companies discretion Call-backs Sheraton Memphis Downtown

 

Travel Information: Hotel, Location, Travel & Group Rate Information

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