College Students & Local Actors

BARTER THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND LOCAL ACTORS FOR ITS 2018 SEASON AND THE 2018-2019 BARTER PLAYER COMPANY.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY:

WHEN AND WHERE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

11:15 am Doors open

11:45 pm – 3:45 pm Acting and singing auditions

4:00 pm Callbacks and interviews

IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. Please see the sign up information at the bottom.

The auditions will take place at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Northeast State in Blountville, Tennessee.

Northeast Tennessee Community College Campus Map

Please arrive 30 minutes before your audition time. You will have approximately 5 minutes for your audition, after which, you will either be asked to stay for the callbacks or allowed to leave.

ACTING AND SINGING AUDITIONS

We would like to see either one or two monologues no more than ninety seconds each. If you will be doing two monologues please make sure that they contrast in some way.

We would like to hear one verse and one chorus of a song, or, sixteen bars of a song. Occasionally we ask for additional, contrasting songs so we suggest you come prepared for that possibility. Accompanist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment or a cappella singing. You must bring your own sheet music with full piano accompaniment part — no lead sheets or vocal only sheet music. All music should be written in key in which you plan to sing it. No on site transposing.

If you are an advanced dancer, you may be asked to do a dance combination. Please bring appropriate clothing and shoes.

Please bring one copy of your picture and resume.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION DESCRIBES WHAT WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR IN THESE AUDITIONS

****We will not be looking for any actors under the age of 18 (male or female) at this time. Please check the website at a later date for any youth auditions.

If you are not available for the 2018 season, we prefer that you wait until our 2019 auditions to be seen.

WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR:

** Male/Female Dancers for Singin’ in the Rain and Elf.

** Female singer/actors aged 35-60 for Sister Act

**Male/Female African American singer/actors for Ain’t Misbehavin’

**Male actor with guitar skills aged 40-60 for Dough&Cookies

** The Barter Players: Non-AEA; College graduates or equivalent experience; Pay, insurance, and housing provided; Year-round; Brochures available.

** Apprentice Company: Non-AEA; College undergraduates or equivalent experience; No pay but housing is provided; Summer only; Brochures available.

** Possible replacements and understudies for the 2018 season.

PRODUCTION AND REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES

The performance dates of our 2018 season and more information about each show can be found at our website. Brochures are also available at the audition site. Rehearsals for most plays begin approximately six – eight weeks before they open. Most actors will participate in two productions during the same repertory.

We ask that you sign up for an audition slot.

To sign up for an audition slot: email our audition assistant at bartercastingasst@gmail.com after January 2nd with the following information:

· Your name

· Email

· Telephone number

· Requested audition time

Please put “College Audition” as the heading for your email.

Availability is on a first come basis- you will receive a confirmation email. No sign ups before January 2nd will be honored.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the college audition!