Unified Auditions

2021 THEATRE TAMPA BAY UNIFIED AUDITIONS Professional Regional Auditions for Equity and Professional Non-Equity Actors

Sign up begins May 1, 2021

Before you register:

Please read the following for detailed information. Audition Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021

Deadline for Registration: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Requirements: 

These auditions are for professional theatre companies who are looking to hire both Equity and professional Non-Equity actors for their upcoming productions. Be aware that some companies will hire only people who have completed the COVID vaccine process.

To participate in the auditions, you must be at least 16 years old (exceptions may be made for younger people who have professional acting credits – under-16s, please email info@theatretampabay.org to be pre-qualified).

Participating companies:

At this time, the following theatre companies are confirmed as attending the auditions:

American Stage, Innovocative, Jobsite Theater, LAB Theatre, Off Kilter, Stageworks, Tampa Repertory Theatre, Think Tank Theatre

This list will grow — but you can make a start by researching their seasons and seeing what roles they might be interested in filling.

Audition Location:

Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building, corner of E. Palm Ave and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba) in historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida 33605.

Membership: 

You must be a current member of either Theatre Tampa Bay or Actors Equity Association to audition. When you register for an appointment time, include your member number in the Comments block. If you are not already a member, please join Theatre Tampa Bay before registering for an audition time (“NEW” is your temporary member number). If you need to renew your membership, please do so before registering for an audition time (use the same member number from before). Visit TheatreTampaBay.org for further information on how to join Theatre Tampa Bay or renew your membership.

2.   Register for your audition:

Step 1: Click HERE to register for your audition time. Please be sure to add your email as the system will provide a reminder two days prior to the auditions. The email will also allow us to reach out to you if any issues arise with your registration. Use the “Optional Notes” block to note your membership or AEA number.

If all audition slots are filled, please email info@theatretampabay.org to be placed on the waiting list. 

Step 2: Complete/update as needed the upload of the following items to your website profile:

  1. Headshot (jpg)
  2. Resume (pdf)
  3. Brief bio (pdf)

Resumes/headshots/bios must be submitted/uploaded no later than 11:59PM on June 2nd, 2021. 

3.     Prepare your audition piece(s):

You will have a total of two minutes to audition. You may use your time for monologue, song, or a combination of both.

Audition piece(s) should be thoroughly rehearsed and timed. Time starts when you begin your audition with either your monologue or song. Time will be called after two minutes.

If you are singing, prepare your sheet music for the accompanist and bring it to the audition.

* The 16 bars of your song must be clearly marked on your sheet music. 

You must have the following:

  1. Clear copies of published vocal-selection sheet music in plastic sheets in a binder, secured on cardboard, or taped together.
  2. Music in the correct key and clearly marked as to dynamics, tempos, articulation, repeats, and endings.

4.     On the Day of the Audition

 Please arrive prepared with the following.

  • A face mask that fits your face appropriately and covers your mouth and nose. The mask must remain in place except for the 2 minutes of your audition.
  • Your Theatre Tampa Bay or Actors Equity Association membership card. New and recently renewed members will pick up their cards as they check in.
  • If you are singing, your sheet music (prepared as described above).

Audition Location

Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building, corner of E. Palm Ave and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba) in historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida 33605.

Enter the building using the doors on the south side (facing Palm Avenue), where your temperature will be checked. Then proceed to the lobby, where you will check in. Maintain social distancing throughout.

Check In

Check in at the registration table in the Lobby at least 30 minutes but no more than 1 hour before your scheduled group time. Please see below for group numbers and times:

If your audition is between:     Arrive by:

Group 1: 9:30 – 10:00am       Arrive by 9:00

Group 2: 10:00 – 10:30am     Arrive by 9:30

Group 3: 10:30 – 11:00am     Arrive by 10:00

Group 4: 11:00 – 11:30am     Arrive by 10:30

Group 5: 11:30 – 12:00pm     Arrive by 11:00

Group 6: 12:00 – 12:30pm     Arrive by 11:30

Group 7: 1:00 – 1:30pm         Arrive by 12:30

Group 8: 1:30 – 2:00pm         Arrive by 1:00

Group 9: 2:00 – 2:30pm         Arrive by 1:30

Group 10: 2:30 – 3:00pm       Arrive by 2:00

Group 11: 3:00 – 3:30pm       Arrive by 2:30

Group 12: 3:30 – 4:00pm       Arrive by 3:00

Group 13: 4:00 – 4:30pm       Arrive by 3:30

Group 14: 4:30 – 5:00pm       Arrive by 4:00

The Audition Space:

The auditions are held in the main stage theatre in the Hillsborough Community College Performing Arts Building.

A chair will be provided for you to use if required (wiped down between users), and the accompanist will be to your left downstage. A table will be provided at the side of the stage for purses, etc.

The company representatives will be seated at throughout the house in front of the stage.

The Audition Process:

Once your group has been called, you’ll wait briefly in line outside the audition entry. When you enter, do the following in this order:

  1. State your audition number and name as soon as you enter the space. This will give the company representatives time to find your resume before you begin your audition.
  2. If you have a purse or bag, leave it on the table If you are not singing, you may remove your mask at this time.
  3. If you plan to sing, go directly to the accompanist to briefly review your sheet Your mask must remain in place through this step. If you are not singing, skip to 4.
  4. Go directly to downstage center of the stage. State your number and name again.
  5. Begin your monologue or song. Don’t explain it or tell the company representatives what piece(s) or song(s) you will do. Just begin your monologue and/or song after you state your audition number and name the second time. Your two-minute audition will begin when you start your monologue or song (whichever one starts your audition).
  6. After your monologue (if applicable), nod to the accompanist that you’re ready to begin
  7. Once your audition is completed, state your name and number one more time.
  8. Put on your face mask, pick up your sheet music and bag/purse, if applicable, and exit stage right, the opposite side of the stage from where you entere

Callback information:

Companies will not hold on-site callbacks but will contact you individually, as needed.

Cancellations:

All cancellations must be received in writing at info@theatretampabay.org no later than 11:59 pm, June 4th, 2021. Emergency last-minute cancellations may be called in on the day of auditions to the TTB Staff at 813-679-6205, but this should only be done as a last resort. Please note that several theatre companies hold “no call, no show” against you, so be sure to use the correct cancellation procedure.

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