Professionals Weekend

January 20-21, 2018

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. Registration is now closed.

Acting auditions will begin at 8:12A 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, at 2P, or at 3:30P. 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 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.


Check back often ... it will be noted when companies confirm their attendance!

Click on a company's name to be taken to its website.

Alaska Arts Southeast/Sitka Performing Arts Center (invited)

Alpine Theatre Project (invited)

Bigfork Summer Playhouse (ATTENDING)

Bozeman Actors Theatre (ATTENDING)

Brewery Follies (ATTENDING: auditions/callbacks only)

Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre (ATTENDING)

Company of Fools (unable to attend)

Flannel Background/Two 5 Media (invited)

Fort Peck Summer Theatre (ATTENDING)

Grandstreet Theatre (unable to attend)

Idaho Shakespeare Festival (invited)

Laura Little Theatrical Productions (ATTENDING)

Missoula Children's Theatre (ATTENDING: auditions/callbacks only)

Mitchell Artist Management (unable to attend)

Montana Repertory Theatre (unable to attend)

Montana Shakespeare Company (invited)

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (invited)

Opera House Theatre Company (ATTENDING)

Pinecone Playhouse (unable to attend)

Playmill Theatre (invited)

Port Polson Players (ATTENDING: auditions/callbacks only)

SederMedia, LLC (ATTENDING: auditions/callbacks only)

The Shane Center (invited)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (unable to attend)

Virginia City Players (ATTENDING)

Whitefish Theatre Company (unable to attend)


Saturday, Jan. 20
7:30A - Company Registration, Seminar Room (PARTV)
8:12A-noon - Acting Auditions, Masquer Theatre (PARTV)
12:15-1P - Dance Callbacks, Masquer Theatre (PARTV)
1:15-5P - Callbacks (various locations in PARTV, Education, & McGill)

5:30-7P - Reception, Lounge of Finn & Porter @ Doubletree Hotel (100 Madison, 59802)
7:30P - Performance of Montana Rep's 2018 National Tour: Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond 

Sunday, Jan. 21
8A - Company Registration, Seminar Room (PARTV)
9A-1P - Portfolio Reviews, University Center (UC 331/332/333)