Auditions are back! Get your drama onstage

The greatest thing Capital Region theater has to offer is opportunity. There are dozens of groups that are producing all sorts of performing arts with opportunities for artists at any level of experience and they audition all the time. I’m sure there are more auditions that I missed but here are a few to get you started. Audition early, audition often. Welcome to the busiest audition month since March 2020.

Confetti Fest XVII: Tuesday, 8/24 and Wednesday, 8/25

Confetti Fest is the longest-running festival of locally written one acts in the Capital Region. Come be a part of a Capital Region theatrical tradition. Auditions will be held on August 24 and 25 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207. Actors are asked to bring a 60-second monologue of any style. Auditions will consist of monologues and cold readings from sides. Actors auditioning for “Grace Notes” should also be prepared to sing. Production dates: 11/5-11/14  Email: [email protected]

“The Glorious Ones by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty : Tuesday, 8/24 and Thursday 8/26

The Glorious Ones is a clever backstage musical about the lives, loves, ambitions, and disappointments of the performers in a roving Commedia Dell’arte troupe during the Italian Renaissance. With a book and score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), the shows continually asks whether life, or art, is the one imitating the other? Is the stage really a worthwhile pursuit? And mostly, is it even possible to reach immortality in something so fleeting as the theatre?Director: Brian Clemente, Musical Director: Robert Soricelli Schenectady Light Opera Company
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 What to Prepare:
– Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show – ideally in a style similar to the show or from the show itself.
– Please bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
– Readings from the script will be provided.
– Please bring a calendar with all your conflicts to the audition as well. Production dates: 11/12-11/21. Email: [email protected]

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company: Saturday, 8/28

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (ESDC), resident company of The Egg Performing Arts Center, is now hiring. We are currently auditioning dancers for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, starting mid-September 2021 through June 2022. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is a professional modern company with 6 dancers. Celebrating its 31st anniversary season, the company holds an average of 15-25 performances, community outreach and art education events each year throughout the Capital Region of New York State. The full season runs from mid-July to mid-June. Dancers are paid semi-monthly. The audition will consist of a modern warm up and company repertory. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIREDSend registration form, along with a resume, headshot, and recent dance photo to the mailing address or email address below. The company is only able to consider dancers who are US citizens or those with existing work visas or green cards. PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE AUDITION. Email: [email protected]

The Mop & Bucket Co.: Tuesday 8/31

The Mop & Bucket Co. is holding open auditions. Seeking skilled, experienced improvisers. We perform a wide variety of short and long form improv in our small black box theatre. We are looking to cast a diverse group of adult improvisers aged 18 and up. Membership in the company requires an ongoing commitment to attending rehearsals weekly on Tuesday evenings. Currently unpaid but they have intentions to reinstate the practice of paying small honoraria for each show. Mopco Improv Theatre, 10 N Jay St, Schenectady. Please send a headshot and resume to [email protected]

“The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse: Thursday, 9/2 & Friday, 9/3

A one-act satirical comedy about four white people trying to devise a politically correct First Thanksgiving play for Native American Heritage Month to be done in the schools.  Auditions will be held from 7-10pm at Sand Lake Center for the Arts. 2880 NY 43, Averill Park NY 12018. Audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please provide a current resume. Headshots are welcomed but not required. Production dates: 11/12-11/21.

For more information: or [email protected]

“The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman: Wednesday, 9/8

Open auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank by appointment at Fort Salem Theater (11 E. Broadway, Salem NY 12865). Each actor will receive a minimum of two complimentary tickets. Travel and stipends are not available at this time. All roles are open to people of any age, ethnicity, or gender identity. Be prepared to cold read from the script.

Sign up here:  Production dates: 10/8-10/17.

“Art” by Yasmina Reza: Monday, 9/13 & Tuesday, 9/1

This translation by Christopher Hampton of the provocative French play explores what happens among three friends when one of them buys a large, very expensive piece of art – a canvas completely covered in white paint with a few white lines. ART is a clever discussion about the nature of art, and also the nature of friendship. Auditions will be reading from sides. Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave, Albany, NY. 7-9pm. Production dates: 11/12-11/21. Directed by Kevin McNamara.  Email: [email protected]

“The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman: Sunday, 9/26

Directed by Garrett D. West. Auditions will be held at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clifton Park on Sunday, September 26th from 1PM-3PM. No preparation is needed – you will be asked to read from the play. All roles are open to people of all ethnicities, age, and gender identity. All those auditioning must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Production dates: 11/13 & 11/14For more information, email: [email protected]

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