Non-Equity (Non-AEA) actors must be paid members of StageSource in order at the time of registration and at the time of your audition. If you will not be a current paid StageSource member at the time of the auditions, you will not be eligible
Non-Equity auditions will take place in two tiers. We are working closely with producers and casting agents to ensure that we present them with a diverse and well-qualified pool of candidates. To that end, the audition registration form (linked below) includes a series of questions that represent the various considerations being weighed in determining into which audition tier an actor is initially placed.
Tier One Auditions
Tier one auditions will take place on March 16, 2019
They will be adjudicated by a panel of seasoned professional actors, directors, and casting personnel working in Boston.
All Tier One auditions will be ONE MINUTE in length. Your audition may include a monologue, song, or both (ie. a short piece and 16 bars) but please adhere to the time limit.
The panel will recommend that some actors move on to the Tier Two auditions in April
Anyone who is not invited to advance to Tier Two will be offered the panel's recommendation about how to more effectively prepare for next year's auditions
Those who audition in Tier One, but are not invited to Tier Two will receive higher priority placement for Tier Two the following year
Tier Two Auditions
Tier One auditions will take place April 7th & 9th
Sunday, April 7th from 10-11am will be reserved for actors 16 and under
Sunday, April 7th from 11am-6pm will be reserved for non-equity, non-singing auditions and will be ONE MINUTE in length
Tuesday, April 9th from 10am-6pm will be for non-equity singing auditions. Actors may chose to present either A) a ONE MINUTE song or B) a 90 SECOND song AND monologue audition
Tier Two will be attended by 30-40 producing theatre companies and casting directors
Tier Two is open to actors who advance from Tier One auditions and to actors who initially met significant application criteria (ie. past credits at member theaters)
Notification of Appointment Time
The deadline to register is February 19th. In the week after that, you will receive notification of which audition Tier you have been assigned. That notification will also include a link to SignUp Genius where you will be able to choose your own audition time. When registering, you may choose “Non-Equity Non Singing” or “Non-Equity Singing.” This selection will generate the appropriate SignUp Genius link. You must sign up using the same email you used to register.
There will be ample time slots for everyone who receives the SignUp Genius link. However, since each actor will be choosing their own audition time, the slots will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
While we are making every effort to ensure that ALL actors receive an audition slot, in the unlikely event that we receive more applicants than we have slots in BOTH tiers, we will place those actors on a waiting list. Again, we do not anticipate this happening.
What if I am unable complete the online application?
If you have trouble completing the online application, please first contact us at 617-350-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do we get “only” one minute (or 90 seconds for a song and monologue)?
Actors often feel that they can’t showcase their talents in one minute and that it is difficult to find a piece to fit in the time frame. Remember the goal of these auditions is to get a callback. It is extremely rare for anyone to get a role from only the StageSource Audition. The StageSource Auditions are the equivalent of a “casting handshake.” Give the directors a taste of what you can do and leave them wanting more. One minute is more than enough time to accomplish this goal.
Does StageSource offer any assistance in preparing for the auditions?
AEA Auditions will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
The deadline to register is February 19th
AEA Actors need not be members of StageSource in order to attend
You will be allowed a total of three minutes audition time if auditioning alone – six minutes if auditioning with a partner. Both you and your scene partner must sign up for the auditions during the same half hour time slot. Your time will begin no later than ten seconds after the stage manager introduces you and does not stop between your audition pieces. Please plan your audition pieces accordingly.
Before beginning your application, make sure you have the following things ready:
Your AEA Membership number
Electronic versions of your headshot (.jpeg or .png files preferred) and resume (PDF or Word format)
A scanned PDF or photo of your current, up to date AEA Membership Card
On or after February 19th, you will receive an email with a link to SignUp Genius where you will be able to choose your own audition time. When registering, you may choose “AEA Non Singing” or “AEA Singing.” This selection will generate the appropriate SignUp Genius link. AEA Non Singing auditions will take place from 10am to 1pm. AEA Singing auditions will take place between 2pm and 6pm. **If you are a singer, but need an earlier time slot, or if you are not singing, but can only attend after 2pm you should email email@example.com in order to request a different time slot.
You must arrive at least one hour prior to your scheduled audition. Please be prompt! This extra time allows for check in, collating your picture/resumes, and keeping the auditions running on time. If you do not arrive at least one hour before your scheduled audition time, you risk forfeiting your audition opportunity.
CANCELLING YOUR ASSIGNMENT:
If you must cancel your assigned slot, please contact StageSource at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 week prior to your assignment so that we can fill the slot in a timely manner. Failure to cancel your assignment may prevent you from receiving a slot in future years.
Please bring two copies of your headshot/resume. We will keep them on file after your audition.
Non-Equity actors should plan to bring approximately 30 copies of your headshot/resume. AEA actors should plan to bring approximately 25 headshots/resumes. We will confirm a final number closer to the audition date.
If you want extra headshot/resumes returned to you, please supply a 9x12 SASE with postage in the amount of $5.50, bring $7 cash with you to your audition for us to provide you with an envelope and postage, or pick them up at the audition site on Tuesday, April 9th by 6:00pm.
**Remember Non-Equity actors must be current PAID StageSource members (Individual Artist or Individual Plus) at the time of the auditions in order to audition.SIGN UP NOWfor membership and you won't be left out.**
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