Monday, April 28 AND Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Road Less Traveled Theatre,
639 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
inside the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre - across from Shea's
6pm-10pm both evenings.
Monday, May 5, 2014 at MusicalFare Theatre,
4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
on the campus of Daemen College
Please read the following information carefully. If instructions are not followed, an appointment time will not be granted.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may not audition for TAB. You must currently be out of school or a college senior who is graduating this semester. Individual theaters will hold student auditions if their seasons require actors in a student age range.
(1) To make an appointment, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org beginning Monday, March 24, 2014. If you attempt to email prior to that date, the gmail account will send you an auto-reply asking you to try again and your message will not go through. Audition appointments will be taken up to and including Monday, April 21st at 4pm (or until all slots are full).
(2) In the email, you must include:
(a) Your name
(b) your phone number
(c) A copy of the TAB audition form located HERE. Click the link, download the form, type in the required info, save it to your computer and attach the completed document to your email as a PDF or Word Document ONLY. Other formats will not be accepted. We will not schedule you for an appointment if the form is incomplete, is in an incorrect format or is not included. Please make sure your form's file name includes your name (ie. "John Doe TAB form").
(d) Your theatrical resume as a PDF or Word document ONLY. Other formats will not be accepted and we will not schedule you for an appointment if it is incorrect or not included. Please make sure your resume's file name includes your name (ie. "John Doe Resume").
(e) Your headshot as a JPEG or PDF ONLY. Other formats will not be accepted and we will not schedule you for an appointment if it is incorrect or not included. Please make sure your headshot's file name includes your name (ie. "John Doe Headshot").
(3) Once we receive your email, we will email you back the following business day telling you when your appointment time/times are.
(4) A $5 audition fee is required when you ARRIVE for your audition. Payment must be in cash (EXACT CHANGE ONLY) or by check payable to The Theatre Alliance of Buffalo.
This $5 payment is used to offset the costs for actors. The money is used to provide each and every theater with digital copies of your resume and headshot (on CDs), thus not forcing actors to bring over 50 copies of each to hand out. This $5 payment is the total you pay per year, whether you attend one audition date or two - you only pay once.
You may elect to add $20 to your fee (for a total of $25) in order to have your headshot and contact info displayed on the TAB website.
PLAYS - You must prepare and perform ONE two-minute monologue of your choice. The monologue MUST be memorized. In order to keep audition times fair and consistent, a monitor will be timing you and will cut you off at the two minute mark whether you are finished or not - no exceptions will be made.
MUSICALS - You must prepare and perform 32 bars of ONE song. This 32 bar selection must be memorized. An accompanist is provided.
Individual theaters will hold callbacks for any roles within shows that they need to fill. They will use the information you submit on your audition form to contact you, if needed.
Please note that TAB holds these auditions yearly, not only for the season at hand, but for possible consideration for any upcoming season. Each theater within TAB holds its own individual casting policies, rules and guidelines. Some shows and/or roles in the season at hand may already be cast. Even for theaters where casting may be complete, your audition this year allows you to be seen for their future endeavors.
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