The Audition & Application Process

The Audition and Application Process for Acting Apprenticeships in The Professional Training Company consists of five stages; each stage is reached based on decisions made in the previous stage:

  1. An Audition Request
  2. An In-person or Video Audition
  3. A Callback
  4. A Formal Application
  5. An Offer to Join

To request an audition

To request an audition, simply fill out our audition request form, and a recruitment coordinator will respond to your request within two weeks informing you of our decision based on your materials.

Note: Our forms require users to log in using a Google Account. If you do not have one, please contact our recruitment coordinators at ptc@actorstheatre.org to make other arrangements.

Auditioning Options

How and where you audition does slightly change the stages of our audition process. A request must be submitted for all open auditions.
In Person Auditions

Video Auditions

ACTF Registrant Auditions

 


In-Person Auditions

You must submit an audition request for approval in order to be seen in person. Each auditionee will be given five minutes to present two contrasting monologues. Should we like to see more of your work, we will ask you to attend a callback that same day. Visit our Audition Tour page to learn which cities we will be visiting.

Because we are able to spend more time in Louisville, KY, all Louisville auditions will include a callback totaling the auditions to one ten-minute slot.

In-Person Callbacks

If you receive a callback from us, we’ll sometimes ask to see your audition material again and possibly give you an adjustment to the work. We might ask to see a third piece; please have one prepared.

This will also be a time for us to learn more about you. Why are you interested in this program? What is it you’d hope to gain from a season at Actors Theatre? What are your passions, and what excites you, not just about theatre, but in the world? We are looking for people who will be a good fit for this program, for people who will thrive in an intense nine-month training program so it’s important to find out more than just how talented you are.

After The Audition


Video Auditions

Video auditions are accepted beginning January 2 through February 28, 2019, using our audition request form. You will be given the option to submit the requested materials and a link to the video of your two contrasting monologues with a slate of your name.

Video Callbacks

Should we be interested in learning more about you, we will schedule a video chat to get to know you better.

If you receive a callback from us, we’ll sometimes ask to see your audition material again and possibly give you an adjustment to the work. We might ask to see a third piece; please have one prepared.

This will also be a time for us to learn more about you. Why are you interested in this program? What is it you’d hope to gain from a season at Actors Theatre? What are your passions, and what excites you, not just about theatre, but in the world? We are looking for people who will be a good fit for this program, for people who will thrive in an intense nine-month training program so it’s important to find out more than just how talented you are.

After The Audition


ACTF Auditions

Only registrants of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival may audition at ACTF Conferences.

  • 1. We will attempt to post open audition times on the conference callboard, Facebook page and/or Guidebook. You should either attend those open audition sessions or one of our workshops (listed in the program schedule or Guidebook) to schedule an official audition.
  • 2. If your conference holds a general open audition for hiring companies, we may attend and post callbacks from that open call.
  • 3. We usually adjudicate rounds of Irene Ryans. If we do, we’ll post a callback sheet from those rounds.
  • 4. It’s important to remember that even if we don’t call you back from an open call or from Irene Ryans, you can still schedule an audition via option 1.

You’ll generally be given 10-15 minute time slots, during which we’ll both see your work and interview you.

We no longer attend SETC, NETC or UPTA.

After The Audition


The Formal Application

If we invite you to apply, and you decide the program might be the right fit for you, you need to send us the following:

  • An e-mail stating you’ve accepted the invitation to apply
  • An Artistic Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Your Artistic Statement should explain why you want to join the Professional Training Company and what your goals would be while here. The two letters of recommendation (from people who know your personality and your work ethic. These can be theatre artists, but they do not have to be.)

Additional details and deadlines for Acting Application submissions will be emailed out to those invited to apply.

What to Prepare

The Audition

All potential Acting Apprentices MUST audition. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Please prepare 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (from plays written in the last fifteen years) with a total length of no more than three minutes.

Bring a current headshot and resume to the audition.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact our intern recruitment coordinator at ptc@actorstheatre.org.


Audition Tour Schedule
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Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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