You can find all our upcoming events, including Auditions, here.
Our auditions are very welcoming and encouraging.
For Educational Theater shows, everyone will get a part, the auditions are for casting and to give the actor the experience.
What to expect:
There will be a couple of forms to fill out. The event listing will have a link so you can fill them out before hand. One is a questionnaire asking about things like contact information, acting experience, sizes for costumes etc. There will also be release forms including permission to use the actors image in marketing for the show and in video of the show.
Once we begin, the Director will welcome everyone and tell you a bit about the show. Then each actor will get up and tell us their name, a part or type of part they are interested in playing, and preform a memorized monologue. The director may ask you to redo part of you monologue in a different way.
If there are any specific requirements for a particular show or character, such as singing, dancing, etc. those will be in the listing.
Then there will be a short break. Afterward, actors will be put in groups and given a script for a scene. They will have time to read it over together, then each group will be asked to preform their scene (using their scripts).
The cast list will be sent out before the first rehearsal.
What if this is my first audition?
The first time for anything can be intimidating. Auditions in movies and TV shows are usually shown as high stakes battles for supremacy. That is not what it is like. It is exciting, but we are all there to work together to tell a great story on the stage.
For Educational Theater shows we have had everything from an inspirational saying or a Bible verse, to Nursery rhymes and poems, to monologues between one and two minuets long.
We do want to see everyone get up and say something, so we know where they are starting from and what character would be best for them. But to be considered for larger parts, you will want to do a monologue at least a minuet long. You can find monologues by searching the internet, getting books of monologues or scripts from the library or books store, or even finding (or modifying) chunks of novels or kids books where one character is speaking. Here are some that I have collected.
I do suggest you stay away from using monologues that you memorized from a movie or TV show. This often becomes more of an impression than an original performance and we see more of the acting choices that were made by the actor in the movie instead of the actor who is auditioning.
If you have any other questions or thoughts, please contact me and let me know. I want this to be a great experience for everyone.