Auditions

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TEEN SUMMER PROGRAM AT THE CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF OHIO

DETAILS:

Please email casting@thecontemporaryohio.org with information regarding any accommodations you need in an audition, rehearsal, or performance space.

COMMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY:

The Contemporary is committed to diversity and inclusion in our casting practices. We strongly encourage actors of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, and ages, as well as actors with disabilities, to audition for any role.

Characters’ pronouns are listed for reference. We invite actors of all genders to submit for any roles they identify with. We will list race/ethnicity when specific to the characters and are otherwise seeking actors of all races and ethnicities. We will also list disability when specific to a character and are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities and well as without disabilities for all roles.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

This is an open invitation from The Contemporary to submit for our Teen Summer Program presenting a professional production of The Day the Music Came Back by Alvaro Saar Rios.

This is a paid youth career development program designed to create a pathway for young performers to gain experience towards a profession in the theatre. This is a 25 hour a week, 1 month commitment, which culminates in a fully produced production. Participants are expected to attend every rehearsal Monday-Friday from noon-5pm with evening performances June 27-30th, 2024.

This program is open to teens entering 9th grade through students exiting 12th grade.

SHOW DETAILS

Rehearsals: June 3rd – June 26th; Monday-Friday from 12 PM – 5 PM.

Actors will be called to every rehearsal for a maximum of 25 hours total per week. In addition to rehearsals the performances are as follows:

Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, June 28th at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 30th at 2:00 PM
CASTING BREAKDOWN
  • A.M.F.M – any gender, late teens. Caring
  • BASS – any gender, late teens. Not very trusting
  • DISCO – any gender, late teens, Cautious
  • TREBLE – any gender, late teens, Figuring out who they want to be
  • G MINOR – any gender, late teens. A quiet leader.
  • BEATS – any gender, late teens. Strong willed, looking out for themselves.
  • VUVUZELA – any gender, teens, the youngest of the group. Speaks only when they need to. Very smart.
  • BOOMBOX – any gender, late teens. A leader. A dreamer.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Students will meet for rehearsals each weekday at the Riffe Center in the Studio 2 Theatre with the director. Rehearsals culminate in four public performances of The Day the Music Came Back by Alvaro Saar Rios. Students can also expect professional development including workshops like audition techniques and resume building, the business of theatre workshops, and masterclasses.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please be prepared to share a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. If you don’t have a prepared monologue, you can read from one of the pieces here

Instead of bringing a hardcopy headshot and resume, please share your information here.

PAYMENT

Actors will be paid a weekly stipend of $265 for up to 25 hours per week for 4 weeks. COTA bus passes will be provided to each participant.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

When: Saturday, March 9, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Riffe Center – 77 S High St.

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PARKING
Public parking is available in the attached Riffe Center Parking Garage, accessible from Front Street, or in the Statehouse Underground Parking Garage (for a fee), connected to the Riffe Center via an underground walkway.

Please ignore all signage for the Riffe Center Parking Garage that says “closed” or “full,” including any reserved signs on individual parking spaces. The garage is open and free during the day on weekends. If the gate is down, please pull forward and it should rise. If you need further assistance press the call button and state you are there for auditions with The Contemporary. Click here for additional parking information at and near the Riffe Center.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

Deadline: Saturday, March 9 by 10 am.

We will be accepting video submissions online. Fill out this form with a link to your video audition. Ensure the link is public or viewable by casting@thecontemporaryohio.org. Please slate your name prior to your monologue.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will take place Monday, March 11th 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Riffe Center.