Ohio Theatre Alliance

Acting Auditions

Year-Round Acting Auditions will be scheduled from 8 am – noon on Saturday, January 18. Summer-Only Acting Auditions will be scheduled from 1 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19 from 1 am to noon. All auditionees scheduled for a block will be ushered into the audition space in a group at the beginning of each half-hour block. Callbacks will be posted by producers immediately following the audition block. Callbacks will be held in classrooms on the Muskingum University campus at times determined by each producer. Actors should bring multiple copies of their resumes for callback interviews, and be prepared to perform additional material during callbacks. Callbacks may extend until late evening. Auditionees who wish to spend the night on Friday or Saturday night may choose to stay at a nearby hotel in Cambridge or Zanesville.

Singers : An accompanist will be provided for those who choose to sing. Singers will need to provide sheet music for the accompanist. Taped accompaniment and a capella singing will not be permitted. The entire audition (music and acting) must be no longer than 90 seconds.

Dance Auditions

Dance Auditions for Saturday morning performers will be held at noon on Saturday. Dance Auditions for Saturday afternoon performers will be held after the last round of Saturday afternoon auditions. Dance Auditions for Sunday morning performers will be held at noon on Sunday. Auditionees may attend one or more sessions to learn either the mover combination (for those with no formal training), or the dance combination (for those with formal training). Training session times will be posted on our facebook page in January. Two combinations will be taught: one for movers (those with no formal training), another for dancers (those with formal training). Bring appropriate dancewear for your audition. Those with tap experience will have the opportunity to showcase their tap skills.

Technical Interviews

For Designers, Technicians, Stage Managers, and Administrators: Technical Interviews will be held only on Saturday, January 18 from from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Immediately after registration, technicians will begin to schedule appointments with producers.  The length of the interview will be determined by the producing organization. An appointment sheet will be available in the registration lobby. Technical interviewees are expected to bring a professional portfolio and full resume. 

N.B. - You must be 18 or older by January 18, 2014 to audition or interview!

Audition Time Limits
Auditionees get a total of ninety seconds, whether they perform two monologues or whether they perform a monologue and a song. 

Timing begins with the first spoken word in character or action in character.  Audition time limits do not include introductions. 

Please restrict your introduction to your name, your audition number and (optional) the name(s) of the role and/or song.

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