Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Workshops are led by theatre professionals with diverse backgrounds in the performing arts. Several participants planning to audition will have the chance to receive immediate feedback on prepared material. The workshop series will offer new tips to both professionals and aspiring actors. Technicians will have the opportunity to review portfolio presentations with professionals who hire technical and management staff.
All workshop participants receive 2 one-hour passes to observe any audition session on Saturday. Though closed to the public, those registering for workshops are provided the opportunity to learn more about the audition process through observation.
To learn more about Workshop Day please visit the General Information section.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
What you should prepare:
(All performers are given 2 minutes to present either one song and one monologue OR two contrasting monologues)
Your combined effort should demonstrate the versatility of your performance ability. An accomplished pianist will be provided. Taped accompaniment is not allowed. Discussion with the pianist and your introduction is not included in the 2 minutes. Auditionees will be stopped exactly at 2 minutes.
Performers should also consider participating in the dance audition. Most producers auditioning for musicals also will want to see how the performer moves. They will therefore have a strong interest in the dance auditions. We highly recommend you audition in both areas.
Dancers warm up and learn a routine at 3:30 pm, guided by a professional choreographer. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for movement. Dance auditions begin at 4:30 pm. If you are given a 3:00 pm audition time, you will be allowed to leave immediately following your audition. However, it is strongly recommended you register early to avoid this situation.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PERFORMERS
Theatre Auditions in Wisconsin are non-Equity. Producers are given the option to call back performers the evening of the audition. Performers should check the callback board located outside the Inn Wisconsin room no later than 30 minutes following your audition time block.
If you receive a callback(s), be prepared to supply photos (multiple copies may be needed) as well as a firm date you would be available to begin work. Photographs and complete résumés will be collected during callback appointments. If requested, be prepared to provide names and phone numbers of current references. You will only need to provide photos and complete résumés if you receive a callback. Note: no callbacks begin before 6:00 pm.
The following theatres shared an audition room and have specific requests:
American Players Theatre: Due to the nature of the plays American Players Theatre produces (5 Classical plays in repertory) they will be conducting individual auditions. Actors should prepare two pieces, one must be classical. (Shakespeare or be in verse.) Total audition time should not exceed 4 minutes. (Examples of classical: Shaw, Moliere, Congreve, Sheridan, Chekov, Greek pieces.... etc.) To be considered for the season you must be available starting in May (start date is flexible) through first part of October with a possibility of touring through October.
Fees for 2013
Workshop Day: $30.00
Performance Auditions: $30.00 per person
Tech Interviews: $30.00 per person
If you sign up for both a performance audition and a technical interview the cost is $45.00.
All fees are non-refundable. Plan your auditions carefully.
Late Fee: A $10.00 late fee will be applied to all registrations received after the deadline of January 25, 2013.
Note: The registration forms are in fillable PDF format. Type in your information, save the file, and print out a copy to send in. All completed registration materials must be mailed to: WI Theatre Auditions & Tech Interviews, 21 N Park St., 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Performers need to submit:
- General Registration Form
- Performance Experience Summary
- Payment totaling all applicable fees (workshop registration, audition fees, technical fees, late fees)
If you are signing up for both performance auditions and technical interviews you must complete one general registration form, the Performance Experience Summary form, and the Technical Experience Summary form.
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