For Companies & Casting Directors

Professional Casting Services

SETC hosts several auditions throughout the year where you can discover carefully vetted, professional talent for an upcoming show or your entire season.

Who Auditions?

SETC auditions attract a diverse pool of actors, singers and dancers from the Southeast and across the nation. The SETC Auditions Committee carefully screens all applicants to help ensure the quality of auditionees. Applicants who do not yet meet SETC’s professional qualifications only earn an audition spot by advancing from preliminary auditions adjudicated by qualified professionals. Among the selected auditionees, you will see straight show actors, musical theatre actors, dancers, singers and a cross-combination of them all.

Who Can Hire?

Professional stock, repertory, dinner theatres, cruise ships, entertainment production companies, and other organizations who provide monetary compensation/salary on a contracted basis to a majority of its staff, designers, directors, technicians, actors and musicians for the purpose of producing live theatre are eligible to register to hire performers at SETC auditions. A minimum of two years production history and solid financial standing are required.


Please contact April J’Callahan Marshall with any questions regarding hiring at SETC Professional Auditions.

Email April

Upcoming Auditions

  • Outdoor & Summer Theatre Auditions

    Hire emerging talent looking to launch their professional careers with paid acting, singing, dancing and technical theatre opportunities. Both outdoor and indoor theatres are invited to attend and participate in the audition process, especially those who cast for summer shows.

    Audition Date: Jan. 18-19, 2019
    Location: Greensboro College | Greensboro, NC


  • Spring Professional Auditions at the SETC Convention

    SETC hosts the nation’s most reliable, longest running combined auditions as part of the Annual Convention — where quality has counted since 1949. These auditions usually draw 800-900 pre-screened actors, singers and dancers who audition over three days.

    Audition Dates: Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2019
    Location: 70th Annual SETC Convention | Knoxville, TN

    *Company Registration Packet*

  • Fall Professional Unified Auditions

    SETC hosts the nation’s only professional unified auditions to take place in late summer/early autumn. These auditions are perfect for casting for seasonal and holiday productions, upcoming shows scheduled from fall to early spring, or to fill any holes in your ongoing season’s productions.  These auditions usually draw 125-225 pre-screened actors, singers and dancers who audition over two days.

    2019 Audition Dates: TBA
    2019 Location: TBA

    Saturday Social Event The Stage Is Yours
    Plan to arrive early for our annual Saturday evening social event, The Stage Is Yours!, sponsored by Break A Leg Network. This is an opportunity to mingle with fellow company representatives and to enjoy the talents of the following days’ auditionees in a casual and fun talent-show-style setting. Company reps can take the stage to share specific details about your theatre and your hiring needs.

    *Company Registration Packet available June 2019*


  • SETC was a huge success for us. We hired half of our Acting Apprentice Company from SETC this year, an unprecedented amount of hires in one convention.

    Caroline Kaiser – Florida Studio Theatre

  • I’ve found a whole lot of great performers for the holidays from Fall SETC Auditions, so thank you!!

    Katie Proctor – RWS Entertainment Group

  • SETC is the most vital and best organized event we attend during the year. Both (Fall) and (Spring) are so helpful to us in terms of knowing the talent outside of New York. We all have a tendency here in Manhattan to be isolated. SETC is rich with talent and energy.

    Steven White – Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company

  • SETC consistently unites energetic and inspired artists with visionary production companies!

    Jeremiah Waggoner – Tecumseh!

  • Each year I come away from SETC with ``Triple Threat`` performers that springboard from our stage to Broadway...

    Curt Dale Clark – Maine State Music Theatre

  • SETC is a wonderfully run Professional organization that I trust to help find talent for my company's continual casting needs.

    Patrick Rowan – National Theatre for Children