Yes, all actors need to prepare for their audition. But what you prepare will be a little different depending on what you are auditioning for.
Students interested in Technical Theatre (costumes, props, set) will attend an interview. During your interview you will discuss your prepared portfolio, along with other relevant art/sewing/technical experience.
We know that what you currently have in your portfolio might be limited. We ask that you gather what you can (cell phone photos are fine) and present it as best as you can.
Students who have been at Traveling Players before know the power of a strong and well-balanced ensemble. But how do you create a cohesive and effective ensemble? You need a mix of experiences and backgrounds – students of different ages, genders, and leadership experience — all of whom are eager to support and challenge each other to do their best work.
Most students at Traveling Players are eligible for multiple programs, which will offer different experiences. If you’re interested in improv or technical theatre in addition to performing in one of our ensemble plays – then you will need to attend two different auditions/interviews.
Audition/Interview once and be considered for two programs!
You will perform the monologue that you memorized, but that is just one section of the auditions. You will be given lots of opportunities to display your skills through improvisation, readings from scripts, and group discussions. The audition is an opportunity for the director to get to know you and to see how you work and play with other potential members of the ensemble. It is also an opportunity for you to get to know your potential castmates. You will have your best audition if you relax, have fun, and connect with your fellow performers! We have been told that our auditions are significantly more fun than the average audition. We plan to keep it that way.
Where do auditions and interviews take place?
Auditions and interviews are held at our Studio in Tysons Corner Center.
I’m not local to the DC Area.
Yes! We are dedicated to training theatrical artists - whether they have been in dozens of shows or none - and giving them appropriate challenges for where they are, resulting in real growth for everyone!
The best auditions and interviews happen when you’re having fun and trying new things!
We accept people who will be good in our community - eager, dedicated, kind, team players. All Traveling Players care about storytelling and theatre. Some are stronger with the language, others with improv, character analysis, or physicality. We need a range of skills to do our plays – there’s strength in our diversity!
Yes! With only 13 actors per ensemble, everyone is essential to every play. As an ensemble theatre company, we know how to challenge and bring out the best in all of our performers.
Results are sent out about a week after your audition or interview.
Our auditions are for placement only. You will not be cast until you join us this summer!
We typically have one Open House a month - on Zoom so there's no commute! We'll have an in person Open House out at camp in May.
P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 22066
Traveling Players Studio
Tysons Corner Center – DL01
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons, VA 22102