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All Actor registration has closed for 2020.

Thank you to all who participated!

2021 Actor Registration Information is TBA.

     
 
KEY DATES 2020 
 

 

Registration Opens — January 14th @ 12PM

Non-Equity Registration Closes — February 19th @ 5PM
*AEA Actors can register up until the day of the audition

Tier 1 Virtual Submission Form Opens — April 8th @ 6PM

Tier 1 Virtual Submission Form Closes — April 15th @ 6PM

Auditors Review Tier 1 Submissions — April 7th ~ April 22nd

Tier 2 Virtual Submission Form Opens — April 21st @ 12PM

Tier 1 auditionees receive T2 updates — April 23rd @ 6PM

Tier 2 Virtual Submission Form EXTENDED DEADLINE  April 30th @12PM

Virtual Submissions dispersed to Producers — May 1st @ 6PM

  

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NON-EQUITY ACTORS
 

 

 

Non-Equity registration closed on February 19th 2020
There is no late registration. No exceptions.

Non-Equity Actors must be members of StageSource to audition.

  • If you are not a member of AEA, you must be a current paid member of StageSource both at the time of registration and at the time of your audition.
  • If you will not be a current paid StageSource member on the date of your audition, your registration will not be accepted.

Non-Equity auditions take place in two tiers.

  • We developed the tiered system 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 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 - Video Submissions

Tier One Video Submissions closed on April 15th, 2020
There is no late registration. No exceptions.

  These Video Submissions will be observed by a group of around seven seasoned professional actors, directors, and casting personnel working in Boston. These auditors have casting authority and will be considering actors for work.

  • The panel will recommend that some actors move on to the Tier Two Video Submission From 
  • Anyone who is not invited to advance to Tier Two may request the auditors' recommendations about how to more effectively prepare for next year's auditions

All non-equity auditions will be ONE MINUTE in length

  • Your audition may include a monologue, song, or both (ie. a short piece and 16 bars) but it must adhere to the time limit.
  • If you chose to perform a song, please note StageSource will not be providing an accompanist for Tier One Video Submissions, backing music is the responsibility of each auditionee.
  • Keep your Video Submission to 1:10.  Your monologue or song cannot be longer than one minute and ten seconds, including slating.  We will only view the first 1:10 of your video is it is beyond that timeframe

Video Submission Information

  • Please adhere to the information above regarding time length of your audition
  • You will need the following files prepared to complete the registration form: Your headshot (.jpeg, .png, or PDF format), Your resume (PDF format), and your Video Submission (URL). 
  • Uploading your Video Submission:  First upload your video to a video-sharing platform of your choice.  We recommend YouTube & Vimeo because you can password protect your video, and you do not have to pay for these platforms.  Second, complete the 2020 T1 Annual Audition Video Submission Form that was emailed to you.  Lastly, in section 3 of the form, you will need to copy 7 paste the URL (and password if chosen) to your video, which must be included to complete your application. 

 

TIER TWO - VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Tier Two Video Submissions closed on April 30th, 2020
There is no late registration. No exceptions.

Tier Two Video Submission Form is live April 21st - EXTENDED DEADLINE April 30th 2020. 

These Submissions will be dispersed to 40+ producing theatre companies, producers, and casting directors.
  • Tier Two is open to actors who met initial application criteria, youth, & actors who advance from Tier One auditions

All non-equity auditions will be ONE MINUTE in length

  • Your audition may include a monologue, song, or both (ie. a short piece and 16 bars) but it must adhere to the time limit.
  • If you chose to perform a song, please note StageSource will not be providing an accompanist for Tier One Video Submissions, backing music is the responsibility of each auditionee.
  • Keep your Video Submission to 1:10.  Your monologue or song cannot be longer than one minute and ten seconds, including slating.  We will only view the first 1:10 of your video is it is beyond that timeframe

Video Submission Information

  • Please adhere to the information above regarding time length of your audition
  • You will need the following files prepared to complete the registration form: Your headshot (.jpeg, .png, or PDF format), Your resume (PDF format), and your Video Submission (URL). 
  • Uploading your Video Submission:  First upload your video to a video-sharing platform of your choice.  We recommend YouTube & Vimeo because you can password protect your video, and you do not have to pay for these platforms.  Second, complete the 2020 T1 Annual Audition Video Submission Form that was emailed to you.  Lastly, in section 3 of the form, you will need to copy 7 paste the URL (and password if chosen) to your video, which must be included to complete your application. 

 

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AEA AUDITIONS
 

 

AEA Video Submissions closed on April 30th, 2020
There is no late registration. No exceptions.

 

These auditions will be attended by 40+ producing theatre companies, producers, and casting directors.

 

You must be an active member of AEA at the time of the auditions to attend.  You do not need to be a member of StageSource in order to attend AEA auditions.

 

The Priority Deadline to register was February 19, 2020.

 

To register after February 19th, email programs@stagesource.org. Although the priority date to register is February 19th, AEA applicants will be accepted until the day of auditions.  If you register before the priority registration deadline.

 

All equity auditions will be THREE MINUTES in length

  • Your audition may include a monologue, song, or both (ie. a short piece and 16 bars) but it must adhere to the time limit.
  • If you chose to perform a song, please note StageSource will not be providing an accompanist for Tier Two Video Submissions, backing music is the responsibility of each auditionee.
  • Keep your Video Submission to 3:10.  Your monologue or song cannot be longer than three minutes and ten seconds, including slating. 

Video Submission Information

  • Please adhere to the information above regarding time length of your audition
  • You will need the following files prepared to complete the registration form: Your headshot (.jpeg, .png, or PDF format), Your resume (PDF format), and your Video Submission (URL). 
  • Uploading your Video Submission:  First upload your video to a video-sharing platform of your choice.  We recommend YouTube & Vimeo because you can password protect your video, and you do not have to pay for these platforms.  Second, complete the 2020 T2 Annual Audition Eq Video Submission Form that was emailed to you.  Lastly, in section 3 of the form, you will need to copy 7 paste the URL (and password if chosen) to your video, which must be included to complete your application. 

 

 

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ORGANIZATIONS & PRODUCERS
 

 

700+ ACTORS. TWO DATABASES.

For 2020 StageSource Annual Auditions we will be collecting over 700+ Video Submissions to disperse to you in an easily sortable excel sheet.  Welcome to Annual Auditions the Actor Database!  What's included in the databases? Actors' digital headshot, digital resume, contact information, and video submission -- sortable by the following categories:  location, union, vocal range, dance ability, age, gender, and ethnicity.  

 

 


Not a member? Want to join StageSource?  Click here.

 

 

PURCHASE DATABASES HERE

  

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FAQs
 


GENERAL:

Will I get work from these auditions? Why should I participate?

  • Consider these auditions like a handshake.  It's a way to show your face, introduce yourself as an actor, and open doors to future opportunities.  The StageSource Annual Auditions are the largest cross-section of New England area producers and directors.
  • W hile some producers may cast people directly from this audition, more often the StageSource auditions are used as a preliminary call and they bring auditionees in for callbacks later in the year.
  • Many producers also use this as an opportunity to add headshots and resumes to their databases for casting productions, not only this year but even future years.

I've been acting in New England for a while, why should I participate?

  • There are always new directors, producers, artistic leaders joining us.  This is a great way to introduce yourself and to add your name to their files for those that don't hold open calls.
  • Even if you've been working in the area, these auditions are an opportunity to show off new sides of your skills by showcasing work that you may not have done recently.
  • It's a great way to refresh producer's memories and an opportunity to make sure their databases have the most up-to-date version of your headshot and resume
  • The StageSource auditions are an opportunity to be seen by a larger cross-section of New England producers, some of whom may not have seen your work yet.

Why do we get “only” one minute?

  • It may feel like you can’t find a piece to showcase your talents in one minute. But remember the goal of these auditions is to get a callback, it's rare for someone to get a role from only the StageSource auditions.
  • 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.
  • We see over 400 artists at these Annual Auditions. The one-minute system allows us to get every registrant an audition slot every year—no more waiting list! Yay!

What producers and organizations will be there?

  • We aren't able to provide an exact list of attending organizations until closer to the audition dates, but current registered organizations for the 2020 Annual Auditions include:
    • Actors' Shakespeare Project,  Commonwealth Shakespeare Company,  Entropy Theatre,  Gloucester Stage Company,  Hub Theatre Company of Boston,  Huntington Theatre Company,  Lyric Stage Company of Boston,  Martha's Vineyard Playhouse,  New Repertory Theatre,  Plays in Place,  Red Skies Music Ensemble, Slate Casting,  SpeakEasy Stage Company,  The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts,  The Theater Offensive,  Theater UnCorked,  Theatre Espresso,  Titanic Theatre Company,  Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University
  • Other past attending producers include:
    • Andrew Wilson Agency, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Bill Lattanzi, Boston Casting, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Company, Central Square Theater,  Company One, CP Casting, Dramatic Results, Flat Earth Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Company, Huntington Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Moonbox Productions, Norwood Theatre, Paradice Casting,  Punctuate4 Productions, Inc, Ragnarok Productions/FTLO Theater, Red Stain Stage, Shear Madness, Speak About It, Studio Theatre Worcester, The Bostonian Society, The Umbrella Community Arts Center,  True To Life Training, and Underground Railway Theater.
  • An up-to-date list will be posted in the green room on the day of the auditions. 

 

HEADSHOTS & RESUMES:

How do I prepare my headshots and resumes?

  • Headshots and resumes should be a single page each. 
  • Keep headshots and resumes 8 1/2 x 11" (letter) or 8x10" (film industry standard)
  • Upload headshots in .jpeg, .png, or PDF format 
  • Upload resumes in PDF Format
  • Please name all files with your name and the document type, such as Jane_Doe_resume. These electronic files will be made available to producers and a file named "resume.pdf" will be easily lost. 

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION:

What type of pieces should I prepare?

  • That depends! Present your strongest material—whether that's classical, contemporary, dramatic, or comedic.  Show that you can engage an audience in under a minute.

What shouldn't I prepare?

  • NO Weapons
  • NO Liquids
  • NO Open flame (including lighters, even if it’s “just for a second”)
  • NO No glitter
  • A good rule of thumb is don't create a mess that would need to be cleaned up after your audition

Does StageSource offer any assistance in preparing for the auditions?

  • We do!  Register now for the Actors Master Suite in November. Or keep an eye out for the GoAudition Workshop in February—where you can work with New  England's best directors & coaches, and get advice on auditions, resumes, and headshots at our panel discussions. 

What else can I do to prepare?

  • Have someone else time you—the time limits are strictly enforced.  Make sure you've got a piece you can get through without getting cut off.

  • If you're able, an audition coach is invaluable in giving insight and direction, as well as helping to find and choose material.  You can search for coaches in the StageSource membership here.

Yes, but how do I so self-taping?

For more information, tips, tricks, and best practices for self-taping auditions, please see the video above made by Slate Casting's Julie Knowlton.  Also view her PDF on self-taping tips!

 

Have other questions? Email programs@stagesource.org


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**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 NOW for membership and you won't be left out.**

 



 

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