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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...

UPDATE: Broadway to Remain Closed Through May 30, 2021

Official Press Release from The Broadway League Broadway Update On Performance Cancellations New York, NY – October 9, 2020 – The Broadway League announces the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021.   Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.  The League will provide updates to the public as more information becomes available. “With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we rai...

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

Enter Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest!

WHAT Playbill wants you! As Broadway and theatres around the country take this intermission, we want to make use of this time by opening the doors to the audition room wide open. It’s time for a casting call! If you think you have what it takes to be the next big musical theatre star, submit a self-tape audition singing the song of your choice. We invite performers of a range of ages (16 and up), all races, creeds, gender identities, sexual orientations, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to submit. The Search for a Star contest is committed to widening the talent pool. All submissions will be judged by a panel of experts and industry professionals, brought to you by Playbill, The Growing Studio, and Stewart/Whitley. Each week, Playbill will post highlights from eligible entries, but at the en...

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

2020 Theatre Bay Virtual Auditions are Now Open!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the theatre community, Theatre Bay Area has launched the 2020 Virtual Regionals, which are categorized by the four regions of the Bay Area: East Bay, North Bay, South Bay, and San Francisco. Theatre Bay Area has crafted the virtual auditions to meet the needs of our individual and company members in this current climate while incorporating feedback from past general and regional auditions. Actors: Actors are able to submit their headshot, resume, and a link to their audition video via an electronic form and select which regions they’d like to be considered for. Actors! Have questions about making a video audition? Read our FAQs here.  Auditors (Companies, Casting Directors, Etc.): Registered auditors will receive access starting on August...

Brush Up on Your Makeup Skills

Are you running out of quarantine ideas for ways to improve and expand your craft? Now is the perfect time to “brush up” on your make up skills for both the stage and on-camera work!    Stage & Screen Camera-Friendly Makeup Do you have a headshot session coming up?  Check out these tutorials for the popular “no make-up” look! 10 Expert Tips for Getting Camera-Ready Filming a self-tape? Learn how to prep your skin to look your best camera-ready self! 6 Helpful YouTube Tutorials for Stage Makeup Prefer to have someone show you how to do your makeup? These 6 YouTube videos will do the trick! General Makeup Tips & Tricks Eyeliner Makeup Tips for Beginners Eyeliner can be a tricky makeup product to master, especially for beginners. However, just like with everything else in life, p...

Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions – UPDATE

Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions Thank you for your interest in the Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions. We are living through an unprecedented moment in our history as we, our city, and the world are responding to COVID-19. As this crisis unfolds, the safety and well-being of the Philadelphia Theatre Community is our priority. The Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions have been postponed to a later date to be announced. Please check back HERE for updates regarding re-scheduling.