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SAVE THE DATE! 2019-2020 Season Auditions & Conventions – (updated 12.09.19)

Mark your calendars for upcoming auditions and conventions for the 2019-2020 season! This post will be updated regularly as information becomes available throughout the year. Stay tuned for more and Break a Leg! 2019 Events August 2020 NAMM Show – Registration Opens  – August 28, 2019 September URTA –Registration Opens: September 3, 2019 UPTA – Registration Opens (Qualified/Regular): September 3, 2019 October NETC Registration Opens: October 2019 SETC Registration Opens: October 15, 2019 November StrawHat Actor Registration Opens: November 15, 2019 StrawHat Design/Tech/Musician/Admin Registration Opens: November 15, 2019 December Ohio Theatre Alliance Registration Opens – Actors/Dancers/Singers: December 1, 2019 Ohio Theatre Alliance Registration Opens –...

How to Find the Passion for Auditioning

Auditioning. For some, it’s their least favorite part of the showbiz process. For others, they may thrive in the room. But let’s face it: auditioning is a necessity to be able to book work. How do you separate yourself from the pack without making choices that may disconnect you from your work? How do you prepare in a way that sets you up for success to be your most authentic self in the room? How do you find the passion for auditioning to be like those who thrive in the room? Take a look at this article for pointers on how to find some inspiration in auditioning, so you too can stand out from the pack. View Article via www.castingfrontier.com

Ohio Theatre Alliance: Actor/Singer/Dancer Registration Now Open!

All Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. If you’re in college, looking for summer stock work, you’re SUMMER-ONLY. If you’re graduating from college, or looking for full-time work, you’re YEAR-ROUND. You must be at least 18 years old to audition. PERFORMER REGISTRATION FORM & RESUMES Audition slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The “Acting Form” is for performers of all types: actors, singers, and dancers. OTA Acting Form 2020 This year’s audition forms are fillable pdfs and MUST BE OPENED IN ADOBE READER TO BE FILLED OUT. If you have trouble filling out this fillable pdf, please email us and ask for a copy in Word. Your one-page Acting resume must be attached to your application email in Word or pdf ...

Understudying 3 Roles on Broadway

Have you ever had to understudy a role in a show? Do you remember the hours of preparation preparing your understudy track on top of your main role? Now, imagine this: You audition for a Broadway show and you get the call that you’ve been cast as the understudy of not one, not two, but three roles. Not only are you understudying three different roles, but they are three PRINCIPAL roles. This is exactly what Broadway veteran Sasha Hutchings is doing for the current revival of OKLAHOMA! on Broadway. Learn more of how she balances these three roles, as well as some tips for tapping into these different, distinct characters. VIEW ARTICLE via www.dancemagaine.com

StrawHat Registration – NOW OPEN!

STRAWHAT 2020 MARCH 14, 15, & 16     REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2020 at Noon How it Works for the Performer One Audition, multiple job opportunities – All in one day. 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: Registration/annual subscription: $47 (non-refundable)        Audition: $63 (upon email notification of selection) Registration: Complete the online form and submit your non-refundable annual registration fee (also known as your subscription), then mail your hard-copy application and supporting materials (see INSTRUCTIONS). Apply for a Song & Monologue, Monol...

StrawHat Registration Now Open: Design, Tech, Musician, Administrators, and more!

Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! Companies are in search of every skill set from AEA stage managers to running crew, from Technical Directors to spot operators, and everything in between – pit musicians, too. So make a great summer happen – register today! Post your profile and resume online free of charge and be front-and-center for employment opportunities in summer stock theaters, regional theaters, and special production companies. You’ll have access to what the theaters are doing this season, what positions are open and who to contact… if they don’t contact you first. Create a profile page and post your resume to be part of our talent database Directors, Music Directors, Musicians, Choreographers and Stage Managers (Union and non-union) are welco...

8 Things to Know When Auditioning for a Commercial

Commercial auditions are a great way for an actor to break into the on-camera aspect of the industry. Even for now A-list celebrities, commercials are how they began their career. When starting out on this career path, it can be tough to know how to prepare and present yourself in the best manner for a commercial audition.  Casting directors Ellen Jacoby (Miamai) and Stuart Stone (Los Angeles), author of “The Keys to Commercial Acting”, give their best tips in this article from Backstage. VIEW ARTICLE via www.backstage.com

Patti LuPone on getting bullied by Broadway. And why she keeps coming back.

In this interview from the New York Times Magazine, Patti LuPone gives readers a hard look at some of the truths behind her success. With the sheer resilience this Diva brings, both on and off stage, she knows that Broadway is exactly where she is meant to be. What keeps her coming back? Is it fame or art? Subscribe for a free subscription to the New York Times and find out what all LuPone dishes to the readers. VIEW ARTICLE via www.nytimes.com

SETC 2020 Registration – NOW OPEN!

2020 Spring Professional Auditions: Feb. 27-29, 2020  |  Louisville, KY  |  71st Annual SETC Convention Applications Open: Oct. 15 2019 @ Noon ET Early-Bird Deadline: Dec. 13 2019 @ Noon ET Final Deadline: Jan. 15 2020 @ Noon ET REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Actors, singers, and dancers must register for the SETC Convention and apply and be approved for an audition spot. Download the correct guideline packet for you, and call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 to speak with April if you need any help Non-Equity Actors/Singers Equity Actors/Singers Dancer-Only   

New York & Los Angeles 2019 – Actors Pro Expo

Actors Pro Expo is a trade show to help creatives DEVELOP and SUSTAIN their career and to CREATE new opportunities for themselves. Attendees get to meet exhibitors from a wide range of services. Actors Pro Expo also offers exciting workshops and information-packed seminars led by a range of top industry professionals. Plus there are a limited number of expert 1-2-1 career building sessions to book on the day. But wait, there’s more! In addition to all these great offerings there will also be not one but TWO exclusive OPEN CASTING CALLS for a range of roles in film and theater! BUT HERE’S THE BEST BIT……… General admission is FREE, the open casting call is FREE (audition slots offered on a first-come-first-served basis), even our Seminars with leading industry-professionals AND expert 1-2-1 ...

SETC Pre-Screen Application – NOW 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. Adults, senior citizens, and certain students* may register for SETC Screening Auditions. Please Note: Only a percentage of those participating in the Screening Auditions will be invited to advance to the Spring Professional Auditions held at the annual SETC Convention. The 71st annual SETC Convention will be held Feb. 26 – March 1, 2020, in Louisville, KY. Audition dates are Feb. 27-29, 2020 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). You will be assigned to one of those dates based on the block of availability for which you are eligible. A...

Audition Advice with Casting Director Christine Sheaks

Casting director Christine Sheaks (“Fargo”, “Boogie Nights”) knows what it means for an actor to impress in the audition room. Here’s her take on some best practices when it comes to auditioning: READ ARTICLE via www.castingnetworks.com