Auditions



PERFORMING APPRENTICE AUDITIONS

2018-2019 SEASON

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking actors of color to audition for its Performing Apprentice (PA) Program for the 2018 - 2019 Season.  CTC’s PA Program is one of the most intensive in the nation.  It offers a comprehensive opportunity for gifted young actors ages 19 and older.  PAs have the unique opportunity to perform on our stages alongside our Resident Company members, student actors, and locally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists, including playwrights, directors and composers Carlyle Brown, Kia Corthron, Nilo Cruz, Naomi Iizuka, Rachel Rockwell, Kevin Kling, Greg Banks, Jeffrey Hatcher, Lloyd Suh, Michael Friedman, Steven Cosson, Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler, Kevin Del Aguila, Jerome Hairston and Cheryl West. PAs perform in roles, understudying, and participate in readings and workshops of new works. They also have an opportunity to participate in other departments at the theater to help grow their professional development.

WHO

Non-Equity Male and Female actors of color, aged 19 and older

CASTING STATEMENT: Children’s Theatre Company is actively recruiting and seeking performers from underrepresented communities, including but not limited to people of color, performers with disabilities, and LGBTQ performers for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience on stage. As a national leader in the field, Children’s Theatre Company serves our region’s intergenerational audience of over 265,000 children, teachers, families, and community members.  

BENEFITS

Unlike other apprenticeships where you pay to participate, the Children’s Theatre Company Performing Apprentice Program pays YOU.  Apprentices are paid a weekly salary of $455, participate in company health insurance and receive 15 weeks EMC credit.  There is no crew, strike or other technical requirement.  PA contract for next season is August 2018 – June 2019.

AUDITIONS

DATE: Thursday, December 7th, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Each audition slot will scheduled in 10 minute slots)

LOCATION:  Northwestern University | 633 Clark St Evanston, IL 60208 (Room TBD)**                                                               

**There will be additional PA auditions in additonal locations to be announced soon. 

To Schedule Your Audition Timeslot:  Email auditions@childrenstheatre.orgPlease include your name, phone number and timeframe you are available to audition. We will respond in 2-3 business days and confirm your audition time.

PREPARE

  • Two 1-minute monologues, contrasting in both style and tone
  • Two contrasting songs of only 16 measures: one up-tempo, one lyrical. Songs can be from the musical theater canon or of another genre (e.g. rock & roll, folk, gospel, arts songs, opera, etc.).  An accompanist will be provided and we prefer accompanied selections only (no a cappella).
  • Remember to bring your color headshot and current resume to the audition.
  • Please fill out and bring the attached Audition Form & Conflict Form. 

TAPED AUDITIONS

If you are unable to attend these auditions in person, please submit a DVD audition not later than February 17th, 2018.   

Please include on your DVD or YouTube Link: Two 2-minute contrasting monologues, one being classical, 2 full contrasting songs with accompaniment.  Please slate your name and your pieces.  

You may email them or mail them to: CTC Attn: Sheena Janson Kelley 2400 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404

And please include audition form, conflict form, headshot and resume.                       

PA Audition Form
Click here to download the form
Conflicts Form
Click here to download the form

General Information

Auditions for youths (student actors) between the ages of 8 and 18 are held at various times during the year depending on the needs of each production. Typically, we hold auditions anywhere from 6-9 months in advance of the production’s first rehearsal. Our auditions for student actors are usually group-style format. Each audition notice will detail the specifics of who we are looking for, what the actor will do (e.g. sing, dance, monologues, etc.) and how to schedule an audition. All auditions are by appointment only. The student actor positions are unpaid.

Auditions for adult Equity and non-Equity actors are held periodically throughout the year. Preparation is needed and based on the specific needs of each production. Adult actor positions are paid.

All auditions are listed here and on MinnesotaPlaylist.com.

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

For information about TAT auditions CLICK HERE

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