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2018 Summer Theatre Auditions

Each January, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre conducts auditions for summer theatre including acting, singing, dance and stage combat auditions.  Interviews are also available for technical positions and internship opportunities.  The 2018 auditions will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC.



Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. Check back for more details.

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Anyone who is:

  1. At least 18 years old by Dec. 1, 2017
  2. Has had previous training and experience in theatre and
  3. Is available for the entire summer season
Individuals with disabilities should contact SETC if they require any special accommodations.

Please add to your email contact list so you will receive your confirmation packet and other information via email.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Noon. 


The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 20,  2017 at Noon or until available slots are filled.  Pre-registration is required for all performers and technicians!

All registration will be completed ONLINE via the SETC Registration Portal.  Check back soon for details.



Large-scale outdoor staging requires special techniques and abilities and should be considered as you select your material. Directors at acting and singing auditions will look for strong vocal projection as well as voice quality because many productions do not use microphones. You should be able to strongly project your voice with ease and versatility. Choose monologues that show your vocal abilities. You are auditioning for theatre, not on Facebook.

Directors are looking for clear communication of emotion. This is more than simply articulating well. You must demonstrate a thorough understanding of your character’s motivation. In selecting your piece, look for a piece where you can reveal something of significance about your character in a scene where something important happens.  Don’t do Shakespeare unless you do it very well. Stay away from monologues requiring regional dialects.

Singers should choose popular or Broadway songs rather than classical pieces, and have two songs of contrasting types.  Choose pieces that demonstrate your range and versatility.  Find a song you can really carry, one that plays into your strengths. When selecting your pieces, keep in mind that the accompanist will be sight-reading the music for the first time and will not transpose your music.  Be sure the music is in a comfortable key for your singing voice.


Most directors attend auditions at several locations prior to making final decisions which means you may well not receive contract offers immediately after this weekend. Many decisions are made after all auditions are finished and offers begin to go out at that time. Most companies do not complete casting and hiring until March.  If you receive an offer from one company but are hoping to hear from another one, it is permissible to ask that other company whether you are under consideration or not.  Don’t, however, be seen as a pest by making multiple unsolicited contacts with any company.

Interviews with our Companies:

The Performer Experience:

For the 2018 auditions, both outdoor and indoor theatres will be invited to attend and participate in the audition process.  Theatre companies, please contact the Outdoor Theatre office at 336-272-3784 for company registration information.

Companies Casting for 2018 to date:

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