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SAVE THE DATE! 2020-2021 Season Auditions & Conventions (Updated 10.21)

2020 Events September September 8th: USITT/SETC LiNK Registration Opens October October 15th: NETC Virtual Audition Submissions Open November November 1st: StrawHat Virtual Audition Submissions Open November 11th-13th: TCG Fall Forum – Virtual Event December December 2nd-4th:  7th Annual LiNK from USITT & SETC 2021 Events January January 15th: NETC Virtual Audition Submission Deadline January 15th:  StrawHats Submission Deadline March March 10th-13th: USITT Conference – Registration opens Fall 2020, date TBA August Aug 31st – Sept 1st: Rocky Mountain Theatre Conference

2020 Tony Awards – Nominations Announced

via www.broadway.com Nominations have arrived for the 2020 Tony Awards! Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees live on October 15. As previously announced, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have revealed the ceremony will take place digitally this fall. Leading the nominations are the musical Jagged Little Pill with 15, Moulin Rouge! with 14 and Slave Play with 12. The full list of nominations can be found below. Best Play Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp Best Musical Moulin Rouge! Jagged Little Pill Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Best Revival of a Play A Soldier’s Play Betrayal Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Bes...

StrawHat Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Nov. 1

StrawHat Virtual Auditions Application Opens: November 1, 2020 Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021 How it Works for the Performer StrawHat Auditions are open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older: singers, dancers, and actors. Opportunities are available in summer theatres, production and entertainment companies, cruise ships, theme parks, and special events. Fees: 2021 Registration/annual subscription: $37 (non-refundable) NOTE: Annual Subscription periods run from November 1st to October 1st of the following year. Pre-screen videos and hard-copy audition submissions are due by Jan. 15th. Applications received after this date will not be vetted, but actors can still post a StrawHat audition package and profiles will appear in our Actor Search database for the subscription period. Re...

NETC Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Oct. 15

NETC Virtual Audition Overview With this new format, we anticipate that many casting agents and directors will participate in the event, offering both summer and year-round employment to performing actors, musical theatre performers, and theatre technicians, as well as Equity Membership Candidacy Programs. An average of 30 companies are represented at these auditions annually, including summer and year-round theatres (Equity and non-Equity), college-based summer theatres, repertory companies, Shakespearian and Renaissance Festivals, outdoor dramas and faires, music theatres, touring companies, children’s theatres, and dinner theatres, whose seasons include the classics, dramas, musicals, comedies, and revues. Casting companies and professional theatre training companies and conservat...

Press Release: StrawHats and NETC to Host Virtual 2021 Auditions

Last week, StrawHats Auditions and the New England Theatre Conference announced that both organizations will be holding virtual auditions for 2021. More information can be found in the press release below, as well as on each organization’s website: https://www.strawhat-auditions.com/ https://www.netconline.org Via: https://www.facebook.com/TheStrawHatAuditions/photos/a.517795808237455/3939071996109802/

Actors Pro Expo Goes Virtual!

Actors Pro Expo is going virtual this year! The organizers invite you to attend this fun event which will include: Seminars Live Q&A Opportunity to be seen by casting directors Live chat with other attendees Meet with Exhibitors Competitions with cash prizes It will be an engagement driven experience filled with networking and learning opportunities. An impactful event that will extend well beyond the computer screen. In particular you may be interested in the Meals 4 Monologues initiative where over 20 CSA Casting Directors will be seeing union and non-union Actors. You can read more about that and register for FREE general admission here: https://www.actorsproexpo.com/virtual

The Upside to Training at Home

Dance Magazine delivers a silver lining of some of the upsides to training while quarantined at home. Although this article focuses on dance training, these positives can be applied to training across the industry. With school starting up in a matter of weeks, with the majority of classes being held virtually, try to remember these 5 positive aspects of learning from home, which can help make you a stronger performer: Less reliance on mirrors No one to follow if you don’t know the steps More time to slow down and correct technique issues The option to dance outside The ability to experiment with different teachers View Article

Ask the Dance Docs – Dancing in a Mask

“Ask the Dance Docs” is a podcast segment with Dr. Kat Bower PT and Dr. Kathleen L. Davenport MD who answer questions regarding injuries, training, recovery, and more! Their most recent episode aired on July 16, 2020, and they cover a spectrum of topics related to mask-wearing: Why we wear a mask Types of masks to use Exercising in a masks Adapting to a mask Dancing in a mask Breathing exercises for mask-wearing Give this podcast episode a listen HERE

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

For more information on the following, please visit: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/ This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a pla...

New Online Auditions for Universal Studios Signapore

About the Auditions Universal Studios Singapore is looking for talented performers to join our team for a range of new and exciting in-park opportunities! Successful applicants should expect to work indoors/outdoors and be part of our world class entertainment program for daily operations and seasonal events. If you have a passion for bringing famous characters to life, then this is the job for you! Universal Studios Singapore will be moving our audition process to the online platform. This will allow applicants from all around the world to be considered to join our exceptional team! Documentation Submission of headshot and resume / CV are only accepted in .pdf format only. Relocation All participants must be willing to relocate to Singapore for up to 12 months. Contract lengths may vary d...

2020 Summer Dance Training Opportunities

View Dance Magazine‘s Summer Study Guide of 40+ Summertime dance training options for 2020, listed by state for the US and with a list of international options by country. For more information regarding dates, prices,  and registration you can view the guide here: Summer Study Guide

Notable Dance Books of 2019

Searching for a last-minute holiday gift? Or perhaps you are looking for some dance-inspiration for the New Year? Wendy Perron surveys a number of dance books, perfect for dancers of all mediums. These books cover choreographers, notable dancers, dances from different cultures, and more! Check them out here: VIEW ARTICLE via www.wendyperron.com

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