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Spring Professional Auditions

Real Work.  Real Theatres.  Real Opportunity

The 2017 Spring Professional Auditions will be held March 2-4, 2017, as part of the 68th annual SETC Convention in Lexington Kentucky.

For more than 67 years, SETC has been bringing hiring theatre companies together with professional actors, singers and dancers all in one place: SETC’s Annual Convention. Last year’s Spring Professional Auditions were a huge success, with more than 875 actors, singers and dancers auditioning for roles with 66 hiring companies. This year’s convention in Lexington, KY, will once again offer a one-stop shop for auditions and callbacks where actors can find quality work and companies can discover quality talent.

Take a look at these production photos from companies who frequently hire through SETC:

Hiring? For Theatres, Cruise Lines, Theme Parks and More

Companies Can Count on Excellence

SETC hosts the nation’s most reliable, longest running combined auditions — where quality has counted for over 66 years. Theatre companies come to these auditions knowing they’ll discover carefully screened, professional talent (from over 800 actors, dancers and singers) who you’ll be eager to hire. (Don’t forget there’s also Theatre Job Fair for all non-acting hiring!)

Register to Hire

To participate, theatres and their representatives must register for the SETC Convention using the form below. Give us a call if you need any help:

Auditioning ? For Actors, Singers and Dancers

Auditionees Can Count on Vast Opportunities

Actors, dancers and singers audition for thousands of jobs with a wide variety of companies from across the nation. Find a job that fits your schedule with summer and year-round/job-in employment opportunities. Audition for a variety of entertainment venues, including repertory, stock, touring and dinner theatres, cruise ships, theme parks, etc. Audition for straight shows, musicals and/or cabaret and corporate entertainment shows.

Check Your Eligibility

You must meet certain professional qualifications to participate in SETC’s Spring Professional Auditions. Click to learn more for each category:

In order for a non-union actor/singer to qualify and be approved for these auditions, the candidate must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Not be enrolled in high school, college or university *
  • Be available to accept full-time/year-round or seasonal work
  • Have had a minimum of two paid acting contracts with professional theatres **
  • Provide email addresses of two directors from professional roles listed on your application who will recommend your acting abilities

* MFA Acting students are eligible provided they meet all other professional criteria.

** The SETC Auditions Committee will determine the professional status of each theatre company.

Don’t yet qualify? If you don’t yet meet SETC’s professional qualifications, you may still earn an audition spot at the Spring Professional Auditions by passing the SETC Screening Auditions in your assigned state.

In order for an Equity or SAG/AFTRA actor to qualify and be approved for these auditions, the candidate must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Not be enrolled in high school, college or university
  • Be available to accept full-time/year-round or seasonal work
  • Have had a minimum of two paid acting contracts with professional theatres
  • Be a current, fully-paid-up member of AEA or SAG/AFTRA*
  • Provide valid union membership number and expiration date on application
  • Present your union membership card at check-in at the convention in order to pick up your audition badge

* EMC does not qualify.

In order to be approved for dancer-only auditions, the candidate must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • No longer be in high school
  • Be available to accept summer or year-round/seasonal work
  • Have two directors/choreographers from credits listed on your application who will provide references
  • Have a minimum of two paid dance positions at professional theatres OR have a minimum of four years of formal training
  • Be proficient in basic dance routines – a high level of skill in technique and ballet is expected – tap is not required, but is highly sought after by many hiring companies

Register and Apply to Audition

All SETC Professional Auditions slots are filled at this time. Applications received after Noon on January 8 will be placed on a waiting list in the order of submission to fill any cancellations up through February 5.

After February 5, any person not receiving an audition slot will have the option to attend the convention and receive a $20 refund or to cancel completely and receive a full refund less a $20 processing fee.

Download the correct registration packet for you, and get started on your application! Give us a call if you need any help:

Questions?

Call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 to speak with April.

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