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.
SETC plans for an in-person Convention in Lexington, KY from March 1-5, 2023 where live Spring Professional Auditions & Theatre Job Fair will happen. Accessibility options for those who cannot travel will be available.
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.
The SETC Professional Screening Auditions will be achieved again this Fall 2022, not as in-person, but as video auditions for all States.
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.
Self-Tape Tips – https://youtu.be/XW4_e2u6S4c
Video Audition Examples – https://youtu.be/QyX2PxezV9o
TTC Video Auditions Prep – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLIV0TSZgaE
What makes you stop and really watch an audition? – https://youtu.be/qXNm9k8drmY
What’s one thing good auditionees do really well? – https://youtu.be/VTMmDG93JAI
How do you choose between two equally talented actors? – https://youtu.be/RtBb7tpcDr0
What happens when there’s no space in your season for an actor you want to hire? – https://youtu.be/wBUDdMTU_jU
What is proper audition attire? – https://youtu.be/QjTt9BBM1uE
SETC Services Overview Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TD74fJH440&t=1s
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 IN-PERSON AUDITION 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|