Professionals Weekend is Theatre & Dance's on-campus chance to seek out and be considered for summer and touring work with professional theatre companies from the region. It’s open to anyone who is a high-school graduate; however, non-Theatre & Dance students must register with Administrative Associate Erin McDaniel (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to being given an audition or portfolio-review slot as well as pay a registration fee. Auditions/interviews may be scheduled beginning December 1, 2017. The priority registration deadline for participants is January 8, 2018.
Acting auditions will begin at approximately 8A on Saturday, January 20, in the Masquer Theatre of the PARTV Center. Actors should check in with the Stage Management Team in the PARTV Lobby immediately upon arrival. Actors should prepare a TWO- or TWO-AND-A-HALF-MINUTE audition: two contrasting monologues totaling no more than two minutes, plus a 30-second song if they choose. Actors should bring sheet music IN THE KEY IT SHOULD BE PLAYED. A piano accompanist will be provided. No CDs, tapes, or singing a cappella will be allowed. An actor’s audition time will begin immediately after their introduction. The monologues should be one comedic and one dramatic; at least one must be contemporary. Shakespeare is encouraged but not required. The monologues should total no more than two minutes long.
From 12:15-1P, there will be a dance callback for selected actors with choreography that will be taught at that time. Actors should bring movement clothes and jazz or character shoes.
Individual company callbacks will begin at 1:15P or at 2P. Actors called back for specific companies will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments over the lunch break.
All actors will be required to provide a current headshot and resume electronically to Erin no later than Monday, January 15, 2018. Copies to be distributed to all companies will be organized by Professionals Weekend Stage Managers.
Design/Technology portfolio reviews will begin at approximately 9A on Sunday, January 21, in the University Center. Participants will present a flat portfolio (DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS CANNOT BE SUPPORTED) in a 10-minute session with three different rooms of professionals. Each session will consist of a five-minute presentation of the flat portfolio, followed by a five-minute Q&A-style interview. Each participant should bring 20 copies of his/her current resume for distribution.