The SETC conducts one of the country’s largest combined auditions. Approximately 85 companies gather at our Annual Convention to audition over 800 actors. To be eligible to audition as a professional you must be 18 years of age or older, not be currently enrolled in school and have had a minimum of two paid professional jobs in live theatre since completing your training. Dancer Only Auditions also occur at the Spring Convention.
Individuals (including students) interested in auditioning at the Spring Auditions who do not meet the above professional qualifications must first audition and be passed on at the state level before being allowed to audition as a part of the Spring Auditions.
Three professional adjudicators review each auditionee using a rubric developed by SETC. Note that the rubric is currently being updated and will be posted when it becomes available.
SCHEDULE & DEADLINES
* Screening Auditions will be capped at 2,400. Registration is scheduled for approximately nine weeks and will be closed when 2,400 Auditionees are reached. Notifications will go out each week to the States updating them on the registration numbers.
For questions about the audition process, please contact:
ACT SETC Screening Coordinator
SETC Auditions Committee Chair
For questions about SETC, your account, or the online applications, please email:
SAMPLE SCHEDULE FROM PAST EVENTS
|Friday, Oct. 19, 2018|
|2:00pm||Registration is open – Lobby of Dept of Theatre, UAB Aly Stephens Center|
|3:30pm||Mandatory Briefing – Hulsey Recital Hall
*All Friday auditionees must attend!
|4:00-7:00pm||Auditions – Hulsey Recital Hall|
|Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018|
|8:30am||Registration is open – Lobby of Dept of Theatre, UAB Aly Stephens Center|
|9:30am||Mandatory Briefing – Hulsey Recital Hall
*All Saturday morning auditionees must attend!
|10:00am-1:00pm||Auditions morning session|
|2:00||Mandatory Briefing – Hulsey Recital Hall
*All Saturday afternoon auditionees must attend!
|2:30-5:30pm||Auditions afternoon session – Hulsey Recital Hall|
If you are in production on the day of the screening auditions, you MUST contact the SETC Central Offices as soon as possible for reassignment to another state’s screening auditions. ONLY auditionees with proof of being in a production on the day of the Alabama screening auditions will be eligible for reassignment through the SETC auditions committee.
Adults not registered in a college or university MAY also go through state screening auditions if they are seeking work from professional companies at SETC. They should have a director from wherever they do theatre (community theatre, for instance) sign the application for them. If they already have 2 professional credits, they may choose to go through professional auditions instead of screening auditions.
You are encouraged to register early!