ACT College & University Festival

SETC Professional Screening Auditions in Alabama:
October 18-19, 2019
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Applications Open: September 16, 2019
Applications Close: Noon October 2, 2019

Application Fee: $75

LOGIN TO SETC TO REGISTER (Beginning 9/16/2019)


Spring Professional Auditions

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.


Screening for Pre-Professionals and College Students

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. Please note that college seniors who do not advance in their final year BUT have passed in previous years and have obtained work through SETC, will be able to send in a special request form, support materials and a recent employer recommendation, and may possibly still audition in the Spring.


Alabama auditions will be held at University of Alabama at Birmingham, on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19.  Please see the schedule below.  Registration opens on the SETC website on September 14. The DEADLINE for registration is October 3. Once auditionees have registered, they should watch their email for important updates from the State Screenings Auditions Coordinator, Ellen Peck.

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
1:00-2:00 Lunch Break
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 April Marshall at 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!


Regarding Screening Auditions in Alabama (scheduling, audition numbers, etc.):

Ellen Peck
Alabama Screenings Coordinator
Email Ellen


Regarding the Application Process & SETC Registration:

April J’Callahan Marshall
SETC Professional Theatre Services
Email April