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ACTOR SIGN-UPS for this audition are now open. Please read this page prior to signing up. 

SIGN UP FOR THIS AUDITION HERE.  

See the CITYWIDE MATERIAL/TIMING GUIDELINES here.

See the RÉSUMÉ SUGGESTIONS here.



 

SPONSORS

Thanks to The City of Austin, ZACH Theatre, and Communication by Captivation for making this event possible.
If your company would like to sponsor as well, please email info@atxtheatre.org

CITYWIDE MATERIAL/TIMING GUIDELINES

• The morning schedules will consist of monologues only ~ 90 seconds or less of material. Monologues from published plays (or produced screenplays) are preferred. If you exceed your 90-second time limit, you will be cut off politely at the stage manager’s discretion. You may do ONE 90-second (or less) monologue or two brief contrasting monologues that both fit into your 90-second timeframe. Up to you. Monologue-only auditioners should plan to:

   1. enter the room from downstage left when directed to do so

   2. introduce yourself briefly

   3. rock your 90 seconds of monologue(s)

   4. say thank you and exit downstage right

• The afternoon schedules will consist of songs & monologues ~ 16 bars (roughly 30 seconds) of a song with cleanly cut sheet music that will stand up nicely on the piano, and then 90 seconds of monologue(s) according to the guidelines above. An accompanist will be provided (see www.robgreenfield.com ). No acapella singing, please. To help the day go as efficiently as possible, singers should plan to:
   1. provide sheet music to the door monitor in advance of your appointment time

   2. enter the room from downstage left when directed to do so
   3. set tempo briefly with Rob

   4. introduce yourself briefly
   5. sing 16 bars

   6. slay that 90-second monologue

   7. say thank you and exit downstage right

(This order of events will allow Rob to review the next auditioner’s music while you do your monologue. Thank you for respecting this logistical request.)

RÉSUMÉ SUGGESTIONS

• Please be sure YOUR NAME is in the file name.

• Your résumé should include:
     - your name
     - up-to-date contact information (email, agent contact info, your phone number)
     - your height

     - your theatre/acting experience
     - your relevant training in acting, speaking voice/speech/singing, movement/dance, etc.

• Your résumé can include (helpful but not required):
     - performing-related skills, vocal range, age range...
     - a live link to a reel, website, or iMDB page if you have any of those
     - a small headshot in the corner for reference
       (auditors will click from your headshot to your résumé, so it's helpful if they can see you there, too)
• Your resume should NOT include: your home address or any personal information unrelated to acting

AUDITION DETAILS

• In its second year, the ATX Theatre Citywide Auditions bring producers/directors together with local talent in the spirit of Awareness, Belonging, and Collaboration. This is not a stressy audition! It is fun and welcoming, so get in that mode with us now. 

• This audition presents no cost barrier.

• Last year, we had 40 theatre producers/directors in the house for the Citywides. Producers have told us they use the casting website we build for these auditions all year long, and that actors have been cast or called back directly from the Citywides. We expect to have more producers/directors attend this year. We will update you on who is attending and provide their mailing address in case you want to send follow-up mail.
• Please complete the sign-up form prior to May 1 to schedule your audition. Your exact audition time will be emailed to you on or before May 1. If you need to change something on the form, you can edit it until May 1. Issues arising after May 1 will need to be emailed to info@atxtheatre.org.

• Once the audition appointments fill, standby actors will be invited to wait in case of no-shows. As each section of each day fills, the form will be updated to let you know what sections are left.

• Sign up early as we expect slots to fill fast.

• The specific location of the event and a free parking pass for your day will be emailed to you with your appointment reminder two weeks prior to the audition.

AND THIS YEAR... A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY that may become a tradition!

NAILED IT: Audition Highlights from the 2024 ATX Theatre Citywides will be an evening of live performances from a select group of actors. The producers/directors at the audition will vote on their favorites in several categories. All actors who show up to audition are in the running to be considered for this performance. Keep the evening of June 22 available to either perform in or watch NAILED IT. (Even if you aren't chosen for the show, watching great auditions is a terrific learning experience.) Actors who participate in the show will be provided a modest stipend, details TBA soon. Austin’s television/film/commercial casting directors and agents will be invited to this event as guests. We hope this is extra incentive to start preparing your audition early. 

CITYWIDE MATERIAL/TIMING GUIDELINES
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FAQs

 

WHO ARE THESE AUDITIONS FOR? 

This audition is intended to help casting directors, producers, and directors hiring local actors to find new and qualified talent — AND to help local actors find paying work (or non-paying community theatre work offering experience they want).

Anyone in the public living in the Austin area who is over the age of 18 and joins ATXtheatre.org for FREE is welcome to sign up for an audition slot until slots fill — if they believe this audition is appropriate for their situation. This audition is advertised publicly to ensure we reach further and are inclusive of all theatre workers in our area. However, please be aware that our producers/directors/casting directors seek actors with experience and training. If you've never acted before, never trained as an actor, or have never done a whole play in front of an audience, this audition may not be a good fit for you. The industry professionals watching the auditions expect to see ACTORS who have enough on-stage experience to feel comfortable and take direction well. This audition is not a good fit for those unfamiliar with basic acting terminology and who aspire to act but do not have a track record of doing so. Beginning/aspiring actors are encouraged to seek training before auditioning in future years.

 

WHO ARE THESE AUDITIONS NOT FOR?

The Citywides are not intended for actors living outside of the Austin-metro area. If you are seen at this audition, it will be assumed you are a local hire.

Signing up to watch these auditions as a producer/director/casting director is not allowed for anyone who runs a businesses that charges actors money for experience, lessons, or advice. No acting schools, consultants, or pay-to-play theatres may attend. To clarify, agents are welcome at these auditions since they help actors find paying work and are only paid when the actor is paid. Acting teachers who also HIRE actors themselves for acting jobs may attend — with the understanding that this audition is for hiring, not for marketing your classes to those who audition.

The general public is not invited to watch the auditions but the general public is invited to join ATX Theatre for FREE and to sign up to audition at this event if they think it suits their situation. Preventing the public from watching the auditions is for the comfort and safety of the actors auditioning, and to keep this event in line with our mission. Thank you for understanding.

HOWEVER! The public can attend a very special evening two weeks after these auditions called NAILED IT: Highlights from the ATX Theatre Citywide Auditions, which will showcase the strongest auditions we see this year and a few treasures from last year’s auditions as well! Details will emerge about that event soon, and tickets will go on sale on June 3!

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