Questions about auditioning?
Auditioning for our Winter Classes is fun and painless, we promise! Here are the answers to your most frequently asked questions.
Yes. And replying on Facebook doesn’t count!
There is an audition fee of $20, which covers our staff and admin time.
Nope. You’ll be in the audition room the whole time. We’re equally interested in how you play with others (and with whom you play particularly well) as we are in your individual performance. So plan to spend the whole time with us.
There’s no need to prepare anything in advance! We’ll be having you read off excerpts from the script, and playing some fun improvisation games.
Bring a snack, a water bottle, and something to write with. You should also wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.
Come to the first audition, if at all possible — that way, you’ll get the early bird discount on tuition!
The later auditions are there for folks who find out about us late in the year. We can’t guarantee that there will be open spaces by then, so if you can audition earlier, do.
No, sorry. While we understand that it can be hard to plan your schedule, it’s impossible for us to cast actors who might not accept the parts. By coming to the audition, you’re making a commitment to the show and to the other ensemble members.
Yes. We select new actors each year. Usually, this means returning ensemble members will be re-accepted, but not always. Plus, for casting purposes, it’s important for us to see how you’ve grown or changed over the year: the audition isn’t just to determine if we’ll use you, but also how.
We accept kids into the programs by considering the needs of the individuals and the needs of the play. We have to cast the plays with actors who are right for the roles. We also select people based on how they work in the group and what kind of energy they bring in.
We create a playful and supportive environment where returning Traveling Players can reconnect with friends and newcomers can be welcomed to our community. Over the course of the audition, you will read from the script as well as take part in improvisations and discussions. Our community develops acting skills in an environment noted for its work ethic, creativity and kindness.
We’ve been told that Traveling Players auditions are the most fun auditions our students have ever attended. We intend to keep it that way.
The notification generally happens within two weeks after the audition. Students are accepted, declined, or deferred.
A deferral is like a call back! Deferred students are asked to re-audition later when the director can see how the actor plays with other auditioners. (For example, if we’re considering you for the role of Romeo, but Juliet didn’t audition this round, we’ll need to check your chemistry during the next round of auditions.) Very few students are deferred.