Note: All audition slots are now filled.
If you wish to audition, but don’t have a slot, we will be starting a waiting list when we open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday May 11, and will see actors from the waiting list as time allows. No guarantees, but at previous auditions we were able to get everyone in from the waiting list.
Things to note:
• We will not take advance requests for the waiting list. You have to be here in person that morning to sign up.
• If you have a slot, but need to cancel, please email us in advance to let us know.
• Questions? Email us if you have questions not answered below. (No phone calls, please.)
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Manbites Dog Theater will host auditions for area actors on Saturday May 11, 2013.
These are general auditions, a chance for actors to be seen by directors and representatives from Manbites Dog, Little Green Pig, and several other area theater companies and filmmakers. Actors will be seen by appointment in groups of ten, in half-hour slots starting at 10:00 a.m. A prepared one-minute monologue is required.
For these auditions, we will only be seeing prepared one-minute monologues, not reading for specific shows. This is a general audition, to give area actors a chance to be seen by these companies and to give the companies a look at who is out there. There are no callbacks; if companies wish to read you for specific roles, they will contact you to schedule their own followup auditions.
Location: Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street, Durham NC
Time: Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(Added slots at 2:00 and 2:30)
If you are coming to the auditions, please download Audition Form 2013, fill it out, and bring it with you to your audition, and if you have them a resume/head shot (just one; you don’t need to bring multiple copies).
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Where and when are the auditions?
Saturday May 11, 2013 from 10:00 to 2:00 3:00 at Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street in downtown Durham.
Map / Directions and Parking
What kind of audition will it be?
Actors will need to prepare a one-minute monologue, and will be seen in groups of ten.
What shows are you auditioning for? Can I get a copy of the scripts?
For this audition, we will only be seeing prepared one-minute monologues, not reading for specific shows. This is a general audition, to give area actors a chance to be seen by these companies and to give the companies a look at who is out there. If companies wish to read you for specific roles, they will contact you to schedule their own followup auditions.
Who are all these companies?
For information, visit the individual company websites:
Manbites Dog Theater
Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
More to be announced
How do I register?
Registration is closed. See above for information about the waiting list.
What will happen after I register?
We will confirm your registration with an email indicating which slot you have scheduled, along with a link to a short audition form for you to print out, complete, and bring with you to your audition. (There will be extra copies of the form at the auditions if you forget to fill one out in advance.)
When should I arrive for my audition?
Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled audition slot to sign in and to give yourself some preparation time. Bring a head shot and resume if you have them, along with your completed audition form.
What if I register for a slot but have to reschedule?
Please contact us right away by email (not by phone) if you need to change or cancel your audition time. (We suggest checking your schedule carefully before you register; multiple rescheduling does not reflect well on you.)
I can’t be there on that date. Can I schedule another time or submit a video audition?
We are not scheduling alternate audition dates, nor are we accepting video auditions. If you can’t attend, you can email a resume and head shot with the words “Auditions non-attending” in the subject line. We will make your resume and head shot available to the participating companies and directors, who may contact you if they would like to schedule an audition with you. Preferred format: one pdf document that includes the resume and head shot. Also acceptable: a resume in .rtf or .doc format; a head-shot in .jpg format (maximum size 1 Mb). Send to email@example.com.
Do I need to audition if I’ve been in recent shows at one or more of these companies?
If you frequently work with a company, there is probably no need for them to see you. However, there may be some of the companies not familiar with your work.
What should I bring to the audition?
1. Prepare a 1-minute monologue – contemporary or not, your choice.
2. Bring your head-shot and resume with you to the audition. (Not required, but recommended.)
3. Print out and complete this short audition form: Audition Form 2013
What kind of monologue are you looking for? (Contemporary, classical, comic, etc.)
Your choice. Choose something that showcases your strengths as an actor.
I don’t have a monologue…my monologues are too long…I don’t know what you’re looking for, etc.
Acting is about making choices and committing to them.
Should I memorize my monologue?
Will you have a selection of monologues or scripts at the auditions that I can read from?
Are you looking for a specific race, ethnicity, gender, body type, age range?
We want to see as broad a range of people as possible.
Will you audition Equity Actors? How about children?
These auditions are not based on Equity guidelines, and most of these companies do not customarily budget their productions to cast Equity actors; contact individual companies for more information. Availability of children’s roles vary depending on the company and production. You are always welcome to audition as a way to introduce yourself or as a way to get audition experience (and because you never know…)
When will you hold callbacks?
For these auditions, we are not scheduling callbacks. Companies at the audition will get in touch with you individually if they wish to see you again for a specific show.
How much do you pay?
We can’t speak for all companies represented at this audition. Most companies manage to pay at least a small stipend for an actor’s contracted work.
Will you see walk-ins who do not have a scheduled audition?
Only as time allows. We will have a waiting list the day of the auditions starting about 9:30. You must be here in person to sign up for the waiting list.
I have a question not answered above!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not phone us with questions.