AUDITIONS FOR THIS RANDOM WORLD BY STEVEN DIETZ
THIS RANDOM WORLD by Steven Dietz
Directed by Jon Micheels Leiseth
Performance Dates: May 3 – 19, 2024. Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees on May 5, 12, and 19 at 2:00 PM.
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will begin on March 24, 2024, and typically follow a 7:00 – 10:00 PM schedule on Sunday- Thursday. Rehearsals will be held at Theatre B, 215 N 10th St, Moorhead.
Audition Dates: Sunday, November 12 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Callbacks on Monday, November 13 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.
For more information about the audition requirements, available roles, the director’s notes to auditioners, and schedule, please click SIGN UP TO AUDITION below.
What is an open audition?
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?
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. Here is some great information on how to prepare a monologue for an audition. 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. 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?
How much time is auditioning going to take?
What is a ‘callback’?
How will I find out I’ve been cast?
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.