June 7, 2010 § 2 Comments
600 actors in a week, plus 200-300 that our Casting Director, Robin Hughes, sees at showcases. It's a big week for us, and for many of the actors that come out.
Given our status as a non-equity (read: non-union) but professional theatre, it's very competitive for the actors. We'd like to think we're a great place to work. Great facilities, casts, resources and productions.
The process is that we cast all of the shows we're producing this year, from these auditions. Specifically, the individual directors call back the actors they want to see for their show at callbacks which come in the following weeks. It's hugely important for us. We end up casting the shows months in advance. It's efficient for us, and helps us get the actors that we want, contracted to the shows we need.
It makes for very long days for our Casting Director and the individual show directors, but it's the only way to do it. In the end, it's fun.
Good luck to all of the actors this week.