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What is an open audition?
Simply put, they're auditions that anyone can show up for. So everyone gets a shot. It's a beautiful thing.
So does that mean there are auditions that are not open to everyone? Yes. Sometimes directors will hold invited calls, contacting only a short list of actors they would like to consider. Theatre B will occasionally hold this type of audition for a special project or if there is a role that has specific needs. Sometimes auditions will be open for certain roles and not for others. Occasionally Theatre B will pre-cast an Ensemble member or guest artist in a particular role. In that case, Theatre B will announce the pre-casting at auditions or in the audition notice.
Open casting calls are the best way for aspiring actors to get noticed. If you attend a lot of auditions, directors will begin to recognize you, and are more likely to take a chance and cast you.
So attend every open casting call you can. Why not?
Who will be there?
The production’s Director, Stage Manager, and the other actors auditioning will be there. There may also be other members of the Theatre B staff, ensemble, or board of directors present to observe the process.
Is there any cost to audition?
No, there is no cost.
How should I prepare for an audition?
Read the play. Understand the needs and demands of the roles available.
You may be asked to present a prepared monologue.
Be open to trying many different things. Try to be as creative as possible in the moment of auditioning. See our Tips for Auditioning below for more thoughts and ideas.
Some shows may include music, so be prepared to sing. Typically the audition notice will include how much of a song the director / musical director will want to hear. Here is some great information on preparing for a singing audition.
Some shows may also include dance. In that case, there may be a separate dance audition. This will be noted in the audition notice.
How should I dress?
Unless otherwise specified, come dressed to move around. You may have to learn a dance sequence (fun!) or learn a swordfight sequence (scary but fun!). This means you should dress in clothes that are comfortable and will not impede your movement, but still be neat, clean and nice looking. Please, no flip-flops, boots, high heels, wheeled shoes, etc. Sturdy shoes that stay on your feet are a must. Dance shoes are appropriate. Things like tight-fitting clothes, skirts without leggings, and dangly earrings are also not recommended.
What if I cannot make the scheduled audition?
Contact our administrative staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of the time, a separate audition can be scheduled.
How much time is auditioning going to take?
You should plan on being there for about 3 hours, which is the typical duration of a standard rehearsal.
What is ‘callback’?
Callback’s are a kind of second round of auditions, where selected auditioneers are invited to read from the script again. This is usually so that the director can see different auditioneers from different nights of auditions together before a decision is made. If there are going to be callbacks, the director or stage manager will let you know if there are call backs and if you are invited to attend. Not being invited to attend call back’s does not mean you have not been cast.
How will I find out I’ve been cast?
If the director and artistic staff would like to cast you, they will contact you soon after auditions to extend an offer to join the cast. We recommend you consider this offer carefully before accepting so that you are clear on the time commitment and the subject matter of the production.
What if I don’t get cast?
The director or stage manager will contact you about casting decisions. If you don’t get cast, it’s not the end! You could volunteer to work backstage for the show. You could and should audition again for a different show.
What are the expectations if I get cast?
You will be expected to fulfill the role you have been cast in. Please see our production guidelines for actors for more information. A typical time commitment is four to six weeks of rehearsal, five nights a week, then performances. There are also several weekend commitments during the process. Keep in mind that the time commitment will be different depending on the show and the role. The director and stage manager will have the best information on the expected time commitment.
Tips for Auditioning
Be prepared. If you are asked to present a song or monologue, prepare your piece well. Memorize your selection and practice it many times.
Be kind to everyone and smile. Remember that your audition for every show begins the moment you walk in the door. You may be perfect in the audition room, but rudeness or misbehavior in the lobby will be noticed.
Be on time for auditions. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior so that all of your paperwork can be completed before you go in for your auditions. Arriving early also gives you time to relax and focus and not feel rushed.
Use your waiting time wisely. It is great to see old friends and make new ones at an audition, but be sure to take some time to focus on your audition.
Introduce yourself. When you walk into the audition room, tell us your name and the name of the piece you have prepared. This makes a good first impression.
Don’t watch the directors. While doing your audition, do not look directly at the people you are auditioning for, unless specifically directed to do so.
Mistakes happen. If you make a mistake, do not apologize. Remember that others may not even notice a mistake, but if you point it out to them, they will know for sure.
It’s OK to be nervous. Don’t worry about being nervous. Just about everyone is nervous. Do your best to smile and have a good time.
Have fun. It’s a play, not surgery.