ASHEVILLE NC – The A-B Tech Drama Club and the Montford Park Players will host the 11th annual Western North Carolina Theatre League Unified Auditions Feb. 24 and 25 in Ferguson Auditorium on A-B Tech’s Asheville campus.
Modeled after the Southeastern Theatre Conference and National Outdoor Drama Auditions, the annual event allows local actors and technicians to showcase their talents in a professional audition setting for a variety of companies throughout the region. The auditions have drawn up to 23 theatre, media and talent companies.
The purpose of the Unified Auditions is to develop a database of local actors and technical artists for regional, community and professional companies.
Youth auditions, which include anyone under the age of 18 by May 1, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Youth actors should present a memorized selection, poem, rhyme, monologue, and, if they wish, sing a song. Singing to tapes is not allowed.
Auditions and technical interviews for actors, designers, directors, stage managers, musicians and technicians will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25.
Actors are asked to prepare 90 seconds of material: one monologue or two contrasting monologues or monologue and 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be available. Please bring your own sheet music in your key, as the accompanist will not transpose.
An Audition Information Workshop will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 in A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium. At this workshop, actors will hear from a panel of directors on effective auditioning techniques and what to expect at the auditions.
To register, upload information, including a headshot, through the online registration form and pay a $30 registration fee at www.unifiedauditions.org.