Jul 27, 2013 - Unified Auditions and Designer Showcase on August 12
Here is the FAQ for both the Unified Auditions and Michael Leeds' Audition Workshop.
UNIFIED AUDITIONS/DESIGNER SHOWCASE
What are Unified Auditions?
Unified Auditions are a collective audition process where you can audition for multiple South Florida Theatre League Member Companies. Our auditions allow you to be seen by many small companies that don’t get to FPTAs.
We had discontinued this service, but at the request of our membership, we’re bringing it back!
All of our member theatres will receive a flash drive with the headshots and resumes of all the audition participants.
Great! How can I sign up?
If you’re a theatre league member in good standing, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your Headshot
- Your Resume
- Basic contact information, including a cell phone number that you can be reached at on the day of auditions
- if you plan to sing or not
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR FULL NAME IS IN THE FILE NAME OF YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME!
On your computer your resume the only file that says "Acting Resume," but I'm receiving files from every audition participant, so please make my life simplier and put your name in the file name.
I've let my South Florida Theatre League Membership lapse, but I want to take part in these auditions -- what can I do?
You can rejoin today! Our individual membership application is available here! We're now processing memberships on a year round basis, so if you join today, you'd be up for membership renewal in July 2014.
My email is bouncing back. What do I do?
Some of you are sending me very large files at the same time and it can overload my server. First, try to email your headshot and resume seperately. Second, email them to email@example.com. Third, if neither of those work, send me an email without the files attached to let me know you're having problems and I'll work with you to make something work.
I emailed my information. Now what?
I will email you back with a timeslot and further instructions.
Where are the auditions?
The auditions will be at a location TBA in Broward County. Once we are able to announce the location, I will email you directions.
What do I need to prepare?
Prepare a 60-second monologue of your choice. Your 60 seconds will begin with the first word out of your mouth following the announcement of your name and number if you choose to introduce your name and number. You will be asked to stop your audition promptly after 60 seconds – NO EXCEPTIONS.
You will have the option to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice following your monologue. An accompanist will be provided. No taped accompaniment. Please have clear copies of published vocal selection music in plastic sheets in a binder or secured on cardboard or taped together. Your music must be in the key you sing and clearly marked as to dynamics, tempos, articulation, repeats, and endings. DO NOT arrive with no music, ask the accompanist, "Do you know…?", give arrangements that exist in your head and not on paper, give last minute instructions, or have unwritten transpositions. DO briefly explain your needs to the accompanist upon entering the audition holding area before your monologue.
I'm not singing 16 bars, may I have additional time for a contrasting monologue?
No. Because we want to be able to see as many auditioners as possible, we have to keep to strict time constraints.
I’m not an actor, but I am a designer. What is the designer showcase?
During Unified Auditions, we also want to allow designers to get a chance to show off their portfolios for a larger group of member theatres. If you want to be a part of the designer showcase, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your basic contact information, a resume, and your design focus – so we can group the set, lighting, and costume designers separately.
What Theatre Companies are Participating?
RSVPs are still coming in from theatre companies, so this list is subject to change.
Key West Fringe Festival
Kutumba Theatre Project
Mad Cat Theatre Company
Outre Theatre Company
The Plaza Theatre
Slow Burn Theatre
Thinking Cap Theatre
The Women's Theatre Project
I want to volunteer for the auditions! What can I do?
Thanks for asking! We need at least five volunteers. We need people to do timekeeping, working the registration table, and to help shepherd actors from the holding area and the theatre. Lunch will be provided. So if you’re interested in earning my undying gratitude, please email me at email@example.com.
What can I do to make my audition even better? Or; didn’t the last update have something about a class?
The South Florida Theatre League wants you to have the best audition you can possibly have – so we’re hosting a workshop the week before with Michael Leeds on Monday August 5th. The workshop will be split into two sessions -- acting and musical theatre. The Acting Workshop will be from 10am – 1pm and the Musical Theatre Workshop from 2-5pm. The accompanist is David Nagy. In the Workshops, Michael will work in-depth with each actor on their audition material.
Who is Michael Leeds?
Among Michael's extensive credits, besides performing on Broadway and in Nat'l Tours, he wrote and directed the Tony nominated B'way musical, Swinging On A Star, directed and choreographed the Off-B'way hit Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - The Songs of Allan Sherman (Drama Desk Award nom. Best Director/Best Choreographer), and directed the award winning European Premiere of Arthur Miller’s Playing For Time. Locally he has directed productions for many theatres including The Glass Menagerie, Lend Me A Tenor, Mack & Mabel (Carbonell Award Best Musical), A Little Night Music and The Light In The Piazza (both Carbonell noms for Best Musical and Silver Palm Award for Direction) for Broward Stage Door, Driving Miss Daisy and Chapter Two for The Plaza Theatre, Body Awareness and The Twentieth Century Way (Carbonell nom. Best Ensemble) for Island City Stage where he is Assoc. Artistic Director, and Last Call for The Broward Center For The Performing Arts. This season he will be directing The Full Monty for The Wick Theatre. For information on The Michael Leeds Acting Class go to www.LeedsWorkshop.com
How do I sign up?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if you want to attend the acting session, the musical theatre session or both.
Where is the workshop?
We’re planning on holding the workshop at the same TBA Broward County Location.
Thanks again to everyone for being so lovely and patient in waiting for this announcement. I will keep you all posted on location and further instructions!