SETC Professional Screening Auditions


Due to COVID-19 all 2021 SETC Spring Professional Screening Auditions will be digital. More details will provided in the coming months.

Are the SETC Professional Screening Auditions for me?

These preliminary auditions are for those actors who wish to participate in the Spring Professional Auditions at the annual SETC Convention but who do not yet meet all of the professional qualifications required.

Adults, senior citizens, and certain students* may register for SETC Screening Auditions. Please Note: Only a percentage of those participating in the Screening Auditions will be invited to advance to the Spring Professional Auditions held at the annual SETC Convention.

High school students are not eligible to participate in SETC Screening Auditions. Applicants must no longer be in high school (i.e. have graduated) and be at least 18 years of age at the time of their fall screening date. Please contact April Marshall for any questions regarding this policy.

All actors enrolled in undergraduate programs at the time of the SETC Professional Screening Auditions, whether or not they have earned a salary acting AND whether or not they have passed through  screenings in the past, must be passed from the Screening Auditions each year in order to participate in upcoming Spring Professional Auditions. Please contact April Marshall for any questions regarding this policy.

Graduate students in MFA Theatre Performance programs may apply directly to the Spring Professional Auditions, provided they meet all other professional requirements. Those who do not meet the requirements or who are not performance majors are required to attend the screenings. Please contact April Marshall for any questions regarding this policy.

The Screening Process

Actors and singers who don’t yet qualify as career professionals have the opportunity to secure an audition slot at the SETC Spring Professional Auditions by attending and advancing from an SETC Professional Screening Audition.

1.   Find Your Assigned Screening Site

Eleven states host SETC Professional Screening Auditions.

You must register for Screening Auditions based on either:

  • the state where you hold permanent residence
  • the state where you are currently enrolled in post-secondary school

Don’t live in or attend school in one of the host states? Don’t worry, just hover over your state on the map below to see your assigned audition state. Click the star on your host state for full details.

If you are unable to find your location or cannot make the audition to which you are assigned, contact April J’C Marshall well in advance of your deadline.



2021 SETC Screening Application Deadlines are at Noon (ET)

Apply by: Oct. 7, 2020

Apply by: Oct. 28, 2020

Apply by: Oct. 7, 2020

Apply by: Nov. 11, 2020

Apply by: Nov. 11, 2020

New Jersey
Apply by: Sept. 30, 2020

North Carolina
Apply by: Nov. 4, 2020

South Carolina
Apply by: Nov. 4, 2020

Apply by: Oct. 14, 2020

Apply by: Oct. 21, 2020

West Virginia
Apply by: Oct. 28, 2020

"This is an awesome opportunity that you provide for young aspiring actors. I happened to pass through the screenings . . . and . . . ended up getting a job with Flatrock Playhouse. It was the most educational, inspiring and self-defining summer I have ever experienced."

Anthony Bruno