After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and taking into consideration current state mandates, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision, based on we believe to be in the best interest of our volunteers and audience members, to reschedule the 2020 performances of The Laramie Project and Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical to 2021 and have updated our 25th season to include both productions.
At this moment, the Board of Directors is hopeful that the first show of our 2020-2021 season, The Social Secretary, will perform as planned in October. Audition information will be posted as soon as details are finalized. Check back frequently for updates.
CAN I AUDITION EVEN IF I HAVE NEVER DONE THEATRE BEFORE?
Yes, of course! In fact, we encourage it. Sterling Playmakers welcomes all levels of performance experience. We love new talent and new faces. We are, after all, community theatre for the entire community.
DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF STERLING PLAYMAKERS TO AUDITION FOR A SHOW?
No, auditions are free to all members of the public. However, if you are cast in the show or volunteer to be a part of the show’s crew, you will be required to become a member. Membership is inexpensive (only $20 for your entire household per year) and easy.
WHAT IF I DON'T GET A PART?
If at first you don’t succeed, audition for the next show! Or, volunteer behind the scene and become a member of the production staff or crew. There are always opportunities backstage from director to stagehand. Again, no experience required.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE?
First and foremost, always read the instructions listed on the show’s audition page. Depending on the type of show, you may have to perform: a monologue, cold readings from the script, a song, and/or a dance number. Audition forms are posted to our website prior to auditions. Please complete the audition form prior to your arrival. Please arrive at auditions with a copy of your resume and a headshot (if you have one).
ARE COSTUMES OR ANY SPECIFIC ATTIRE REQUIRED FOR AUDITIONS?
No, costumes or specific attire are not required for auditions. Feel free to show up in your street clothes.
WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?
While most frequently held at the Sterling Community Center, audition locations can vary from show to show. Be sure to verify location via the show’s audition page.
IF I AM CAST, WHAT IS THE EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT?
Most directors will take scheduling conflicts into account when preparing a rehearsal schedule. In general, be prepared to be called for rehearsals 2-4 times per week in the first few weeks of rehearsal. As opening night approaches, you will be expected at rehearsals 5 nights per week until performances. The rehearsal process is 2-3 months long.
WHAT IF I AM OUT OF TOWN OR UNAVAILABLE DURING AUDITIONS?
Pre-recorded video auditions are accepted on a case by case basis. If you would like to submit an video audition, contact the director or producer for show specific guidelines.
WHAT IS A CALL BACK? WHAT DO I DO?
A callback means that the director would like to see an actor again, perhaps to hear them read from the script or see them next to another actor. A callback does not guarantee you a part in the show, nor does it mean you won’t be cast. Sometimes a role is cast from the initial audition. If you need to prepare anything for a callback, the director or producer of the show you’re auditioning for will let you know.
I'M IN THE SHOW! WHAT NOW?
All members of the cast and crew of any Sterling Playmakers production must be a member of the organization. Membership is inexpensive (only $20 for your entire household per year) and easy! The producer of your show will provide you with a membership form and payment options.
WHY DO I HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER IF I AM CAST IN A ROLE OR VOLUNTEER FOR A CREW POSITION?
In order to be covered by our liability insurance, you must be a member of the organization. Membership fees cover the cost of this insurance.