Please take a moment to read the following information about our audition process.
WHO CAN AUDITION?
- Any professional actor over the age of 18.
- Any actor living in the New York or Los Angeles area.
- Please note - if you are an International actor, you must be residing in the US to request an audition.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
- It is free to audition.
- If you are invited into membership, membership is free for life.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
- Actors are invited into membership by successfully passing our preliminary and final auditions based on talent.
- Auditions must be a 2 person scene, must be performed in English, and should provide an opportunity for an emotional transition.
- Scenes may consist of both partners auditioning or just one partner auditioning and the other assisting.
- Your scene must be from a published play and be taken from contemporary material from the 1930′s to the present.
- Choose a role that you feel shows you to your best advantage, and one that is close to you in age, range and experience. Find the event or subtext in the scene.
- Monologues, scenes from screenplays and/or improvisations are not accepted.
- Previous training is generally considered to be essential but not required.
HOW DO I GET AN AUDITION?
- The first step is to sign-up for a Preliminary Audition – Preliminary auditions may be taken in either New York or Los Angles.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION?
- Please arrive approximately 20-30 minutes before your scheduled audition time to complete some paperwork. At that time you will be given a diagram of the theatre so that you can indicate where you want your furniture placed. Any hand props you use you should bring yourself.
- Auditions can run early or late so please be prepared for when you are called. No real “preparation time” is provided for you once you have entered the theatre. Once you are on the stage you have a few seconds (before the 5 minutes start) to place your hand props where you like, and then you should begin. You will be stopped if your audition goes over 5 minutes.
- Don’t break your concentration by announcing yourself or your scene. The judges already have this information.
WHAT FURNITURE CAN I USE?
- The Studio has basic rehearsal furniture which you may use; chairs, a couch, a table and theatre boxes. Please keep your set requirements and hand props to a minimum.
WHAT HAND PROPS ARE NOT ALLOWED?
- Breakable Glass
- Razor blades
- Liquid other than water
- Open Flames
- Prop Guns or Knives (we will provide if required)
CAN I REQUEST LIGHTING AND SOUND CHANGES?
- No. The stage will be adequately lit for your scene. When you arrive on stage the lights will already be set.
I AM READY TO AUDITION – WHAT DO I DO?