SETC Professional Screening Auditions

2021 SETC Screening Auditions will be virtual

Registration Opens: Sept. 14, 2021
Registration Closes: Nov. 11, 2021*
Submissions Adjudicated: Nov. 12-Dec. 9, 2021
Candidates Notified of Pass or No Pass: Dec. 20, 2021
Early Bird Deadline, Convention Registration: Jan. 20, 2022

  • All applications, videos, and initial screening payments must be complete by Nov. 11, 2021.
  • Early submission is important. Screening Auditions will be capped at 2,400 Auditionees.*

Questions?

For questions about the audition process, please contact:
Elizabeth Theodora
Professional Services Manager
Email Elizabeth

For questions about SETC, your account, or the online applications, please email:
info@setc.org

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.

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 generally not eligible to participate in the SETC Professional Screening Auditions.  Applicants must be 18 years of age before the close of screening auditions registration.  If you are not enrolled in any school and meet the age requirement, please see “Professional Actors/Singers” below.  Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Undergraduate students, whether or not they have earned a salary acting and/or have passed through SETC Professional Screening Auditions in the past, are required to apply, pay screening fee, and pass screening auditions in order to move forward to SETC Spring Professional Auditions.  If advanced, associated Convention registration fees will apply.  Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Graduate students in MFA Theatre Performance programs may apply to SETC Professional Screening Auditions as a Professional (see “+ Professional Actors/Singers” below), provided they meet all other Professional requirements.  However, new policies require these auditionees to apply, pay screening fee, and pass screening auditions in order to move forward to SETC Spring Professional Auditions.  If advanced, associated Convention registration fees will apply.  Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Non-Equity professional actors/singers must apply for the SETC Professional Screening Auditions.  New policies require these auditionees to apply, pay screening fee, and pass screening auditions in order to move forward to SETC Spring Professional Auditions.  If advanced, associated Convention registration fees will apply.  In order to qualify:

  • 18 years of age or older prior to screening auditions registration deadline
  • Not enrolled in high school or college/university (except MFA students)
  • Available to accept full-time/year-round or seasonal work

Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Equity professional actor/singers must apply for the SETC Professional Screening Auditions.  New policies require these auditionees to apply, pay screening fee, and pass screening auditions in order to move forward to SETC Spring Professional Auditions.  If advanced, associated Convention registration fees will apply.  In order to qualify:

  • 18 years of age or older prior to screening auditions registration deadline
  • Not enrolled in high school or college/university (except MFA students)
  • Available to accept full-time/year-round or seasonal work
  • Provide two director references.  These can be directors from college/university, community, or professional theatre.
  • Current member of Actors’ Equity Association (EMC does not qualify)
  • Provide valid AEA membership number and expiration date on the application
  • Present your AEA membership card at Convention for badge pick-up

Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Professional dancer-only performers must apply for the SETC Professional Screening Auditions.  New policies require these auditionees to apply, pay a screening fee, and pass screening auditions in order to move forward to SETC Spring Professional Auditions.  If advanced, associated Convention registration fees will apply.  In order to qualify:

  • 18 years of age or older prior to screening auditions registration deadline
  • Available to accept full-time/year-round or seasonal work
  • Provide two director/choreographer references or have a minimum of four years of formal training.  The references can be directors/choreographers from college/university, community, or professional theatre.
  • Proficient in basic dance routines; high level of technique and ballet expected; tap not required, but highly sought
  • Dance reel required for the application
  • Dance reels should be no more than 3 minutes in length.

Please contact the SETC Central Office for any questions.

Video Screening Auditions

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2020 SETC Screening Host States

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Alabama
Contact: Ellen Peck, Email Ellen

Florida
Contact: Marci Duncan, Email Marci

Georgia
Contact: Celeste Morris, Email Celeste

Kentucky
Includes Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin
Contact: Jeremy Kisling, Email Jeremy

Mississippi
Includes Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
Contact: Elissa Sartwell, Email Elissa

New Jersey
Includes New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Contact: Trent Blanton, Email Trent

North Carolina
Contact: Amanda Clark, Email Amanda

South Carolina
Contact: Kris Rau McIntyre, Email Kris

Tennessee
Includes California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Alaska, Hawaii
Contact: Talon Beeson, Email Talon

Virginia
Includes Maryland
Contact: Kate Arecchi, Email Kate

West Virginia
Includes Ohio, Pennsylvania
Contact: Jason Young, Email Jason

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