2019 Fall Auditions by the Numbers
Thank you to all the company representatives and auditionees who made SETC’s 2019 Fall Professional Unified Auditions a success! Held Aug. 25-26, 2019, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in uptown Charlotte, NC, our most recent professional auditions saw 211 actors, singers and dancers audition in front of 43 casting representatives from 21 companies representing 91+ theatres looking to fill more than 2,700 roles with over 640 Equity possibilities. Theatres represented were repertory and stock companies, single show venues, cruise lines, dinner theatres, theme parks, entertainment agencies, etc. Based on information provided by the hiring companies, theatres offered an average weekly salary of $550, with some as high as $2000/week.
Special thanks to Break A Leg Network for sponsoring 2019’s Saturday evening social event: The Stage Is Yours!! And thank you to Lee Buckholz and Dennis McKeen for emceeing! We’d also like to thank Alison Lenox of ACL Theatre Resources and Annie Chadwick of Up-To-Date Theatricals for offering valuable resources to this year’s auditionees; Alison Lenox provided sample of Treading the Boards, and Annie Chadwick led workshops on taxes and seeking representation.
Check Your Eligibility
To participate in SETC’s Fall Professional Unified Auditions, actors/singers must meet the following professional qualifications:
- Minimum of two paid acting contracts in professional theatre* (companies must be recognized as professional by SETC Auditions Committee)
OR — Be a fully current member of Actors Equity Association (AEA)
- Two recommendations from the directors of professional credits listed on the application
— AEA members are exempt from this requirement but must provide their Equity Card number on the application AND present their membership card onsite.
- 19 years of age or older & have completed school
- Ability to accept year-round employment (i.e. Not enrolled in school*)
* Fall Qualifier Auditions: Actors who have only one professional contract/reference and MFA students who will graduate in December may apply to pre-audition on the Saturday before Fall Professional Unified Auditions. Those approved on Saturday will then audition on Sunday with the other professionals. Please read the full guidelines above.
Attention Union Actors: SETC does not guarantee the presence of Union theatres or the number of roles available at the Fall Professional Unified Auditions.
A wide variety of theatre and entertainment companies from across the nation come to SETC for their casting/hiring needs. Professional theatres from across the U.S. attend to find talent for their upcoming season. Producing companies include regional, repertory, dinner theatres, cruise ships, touring and production companies and other entities that provide monetary compensation/salary on a contracted basis to a majority of its staff. A minimum of two years production history and solid financial standing are required.