NETC Theater Auditions

The 2019 NETC Theatre Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9th - Monday, March 11th, 2019.

The auditions will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Natick, MA.

To book a room please click HERE

The annual NETC Theater Auditions provide a service whereby producers and directors of New England and other theatres from throughout the country meet in a group to audition and interview candidates for positions in summer and year-round professional theatres as performers. For technical positions, you can submit your resume online and it will be presented to all participating theatre companies, you don't even need to attend!

These theatres offer both job-in and full-season employment, as well as Equity Membership Candidacy Programs. An average of 40 companies are represented at these auditions annually, including summer and year-round theatres (Equity and non-Equity), college-based summer theatres, repertory companies, Shakespearian and Renaissance Festivals, outdoor dramas and faires, music theatres, touring companies, children's theatres, and dinner theatres, whose seasons include the classics, dramas, musicals, comedies, and revues. Casting companies and professional theatre training companies and conservatories are also represented.

Companies attending the 2019 Theatre Auditions

Berkshire Theatre Group, Children's Stage Adventures, Inc., Circle in the Square Theatre School, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Family Performing Arts Center, Feld Entertainment, Hackmatack Playhouse, International Lyric Company, Jean's Playhouse, Lost Nation Theater, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, Missoula Children's Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc., New London Barn Playhouse, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Palace Theatre, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Peterborough Players, Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, Royal Caribbean Productions, RWS Entertainment Group, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, SIVA - Summer Institute for the Vocal Arts, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Theatre By The Sea, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Weathervane Theatre

These auditions are open to non-Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Equity members are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be college students or adults, 18 & older. High school students or individuals under 18 are not eligible. In addition to young performers, producers are interested in seeing mature, adult talent with professional experience and/or experience in community or summer theatres, for both seasonal and job-in employment. 

The application process for non-Equity performers has begun. Application forms are now availalbe HERE for the March 2019 Auditions. 

Performers please note: the application form for musical auditions must be received by February 1st. We've extended the deadline for ACTING ONLY AND TECHNICAL applications until February 15th. There will be no exceptions.

Producers who wish to participate must also complete a registration form.

We are pleased to announce that we have made the audition application digital. You can complete the entire application online, upload your photo, send links directly to the people that will verifiy and recommend you if you are a student applicant, and submit payment ALL ONLINE! 

 

ACTORS • SINGERS • DANCERS

Because of the nature and demands of summer and professional theatre operation, most producers are interested in experienced, trained candidates for their seasons. The NETC auditions are intended to showcase the best possible talents we can offer to theatre producers; therefore, all performer applications will be screened by a panel of theatre professionals who will select those they feel qualify and merit an audition appointment.

This selection process is intended to improve the standard of these auditions for both the applicant and the producers. Screening and selection will be based on training and experience, and versatility in roles previously played. On student applications, comments and recommendations from directors and instructors are required, and will be an important consideration in the selection process.

Approximately three weeks before the audition, all performing applicants will be notified of the screening results and the date and time of their audition if they have been selected. In addition to those selected to audition, a limited number of stand-bys will be selected. No time slots can be given to stand-bys, but they are guaranteed they will audition. Stand-bys must check in and sign up at an appointed audition session, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis as slots open up during that session. Only those applicants who are selected and invited will be allowed to come in on stand-by. Applications of those who are not selected for an audition or stand-by slot will be distributed to the theatres attending the auditions. For those not selected these auditions provide an excellent opportunity to have their resume distributed to over 35 theatres; producers do review these applications and have hired directly from them in the past.

The auditions committee will schedule the date and time of each selected applicant's audition. However, in the case of extenuating circumstances (job, distance, rehearsal or performance commitments, etc.), applicants who will have difficulty in attending the auditions on a particular day or at a particular time may submit their preference on the application, and we will try to accommodate them if space is available, or on a stand-by basis. There is no guarantee, however, that such requests can be filled.

The selected applicants will audition for the assembled body of producers on March 9 - 11 . There will be two audition rooms running at the same time at all sessions: one for those who are acting only; the other for those whose audition includes singing and/or dancing. Applicants are required to note on their application whether they will be acting only or if their audition will include singing and/or dancing, so that they will be assigned to the appropriate audition room. Since a total of only 710 applicants can be accommodated (355 in each room), applicants will be given only one audition appointment, and may not audition in both rooms. It is important, therefore, that performers showcase their strongest talents. Applicants with limited or no experience in musical theatre are cautioned not to apply for a musical audition, as previous experience is a strong consideration in the selection of performers for these slots. Acting Only candidates are guaranteed an audition.

Performers will be given a TOTAL OF TWO MINUTES AUDITION TIME (strictly enforced) to present two contrasting selections. Singers should prepare one song and one brief monologue or two musical numbers; non-singers should prepare two brief contrasting monologues. Singers and dancers must bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided, or applicants may bring their own accompanist. If the NETC accompanist is used, music must be in the right key (the accompanist will not transpose). It is strongly recommended that no applicant try to do any song or dance without an accompanist. Recorded accompaniment is not advised. Most theatres will hold callbacks and interviews following each audition session for applicants in whom they are interested.

Callback lists will be posted every hour. Applicants should plan to remain for at least one hour after their audition to check the callback lists. Dance Call will be held at the end of each Audition day. Applicants may also be asked by theatres to attend a further/later callback at another location. Theatres which do not hold callbacks or interviews at these auditions may prefer to contact applicants directly at a later date.

Be well prepared for your audition! Get help from an experienced director or coach when preparing your selections.Choose your selections carefully -- producers have expressed displeasure with audition monologues that are violent or obscene. Choose material that is appropriate to the types of theatres for which you are auditioning and to the shows generally done by these theatres, and with a realistic view as to what roles and productions in which you might actually be cast. Take your age and limitations into account when selecting characters or plays for your audition pieces. In other words, do characters and material you would conceivably play in a professional or summer theatre. Two minutes for two selections is a very limited time, and applicants are urged to prepare their selections carefully within the established time limit in order to showcase their talent to the best advantage.

Wear clothing that is simple, permits ease of movement, and is serviceable to your audition selections. Movement is very difficult to evaluate when the applicant is wearing boots or heavy clothing. Hair styles which hide features are detrimental. Costumes and props are unnecessary.

INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS

On your application, please check if you would be interested or willing to accept an internship or apprenticeship. Several of the theatres use these auditions to find applicants for their intern and Equity Membership Candidate programs. A few theatres, which offer internships / apprenticeships, charge a fee for these positions. Most offer some kind of benefit: a small stipend, room and/or board, college credit, an option to register as an Equity membership candidate, etc. Theatres offering internships and apprenticeships will furnish descriptions of their programs and benefits, and this information will be distributed to applicants at the auditions.

 

Companies attending the 2019 Theatre Auditions

Berkshire Theatre Group, Children's Stage Adventures, Inc., Circle in the Square Theatre School, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Family Performing Arts Center, Feld Entertainment, Hackmatack Playhouse, International Lyric Company, Jean's Playhouse, Lost Nation Theater, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, Missoula Children's Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc., New London Barn Playhouse, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Palace Theatre, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Peterborough Players, Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, Royal Caribbean Productions, RWS Entertainment Group, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, SIVA - Summer Institute for the Vocal Arts, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Theatre By The Sea, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Weathervane Theatre

 

All applicants must pay an audition application and processing fee. The fee for current members of NETC (membership paid for 2018-2019) is $40.00 For non-members, audition fees are $60.00 for students and $70.00 for non-students, which include membership in NETC through August, 2019. These fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee an audition appointment.

For information on joining NETC, email mail@netconline.org or call (617) 851-8535.

Technical and staff applications are being accepted until February 15th. 

All participating theatre companies will be given your resume when you apply, there are no in person interviews at the auditions, interested companies will contact you directly.

You can apply using the Audition Application - choose Technical under audition type.

If you have any questions, email auditions@netconline.org

2019 New England Theatre Conference Auditions

March 9,10, 11, 2019

Crowne Plaza Boston/Natick 1360 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel’s reservation department directly 800-265-0339.

Please ask for the New England Theatre Conference rate.

You can also use the following link: Crowne Plaza Natick

Standard Rooms $140 Rates do not include applicable sales tax of 11.7%

Make your reservations by February 22, 2019

DIRECTIONS By Car:

From Logan International Airport: Follow signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Go through the tunnel. Upon exiting, bear to the right and stay in the left lane. Look for signs for the southeast expressway and the Massachusetts Turnpike. At the first light, take a left following signs onto the expressway. Approximately one mile further, take exit for Mass Pike follow directions below for Mass Pike west.

Eastbound on the Massachusetts Pike: take Exit 12 (Route 9) going east. Follow Route 9 for approximately 4.5 miles. The Crowne Plaza is on the right hand side 1/4 mile after Sony Movie Theaters, across from Natick Mall.

Westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike: take Exit 13 (Route 30) Framingham/Natick. After the tollbooth, bear right and at the second light take a left at Shoppers World entrance. Follow road to the end and then take a left onto Route 9 Eastbound. The Crowne Plaza will be 50 yards on the right, past Dunkin Donuts. From Route 495: Take Route 495 to Exit 23A (Route 9 East). Follow Route 9 for approximately 8 miles. The Crowne Plaza is on the right hand side 1/4 mile after Sony Theaters, across from Natick Mall.

From New York/Connecticut: Take New England Thruway (Route 95) North to New Haven. In New Haven take Route 91 North to Hartford. In Hartford, take Route 84 East to Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90). Follow directions above from the Mass Pike eastbound.

From Logan Airport:

  • Go to Ground Transportation platform & look for Logan Express pickup spot (Courtesy Vans & Buses) Take the RED Logan Express bus – Framingham line. $12, one-way, $22 round trip.
  • Tell the driver you are going to the Crowne Plaza Natick.
  • Driver will alert Crowne Plaza Natick courtesy shuttle.
  • Logan Express Framingham will take you to their terminal in Shoppers World.
  • Crowne Plaza courtesy shuttle will pick you up there for a brief ride to the hotel.
  • There are phones at Logan Express to call Crowne Plaza, if needed: 508-653-8800.

Train from Boston:

Take Commuter Rail from South Station or Back Bay on Framingham/Worcester line to West Natick station.

  • Timetables are available at train stations. Service is approximately every two hours Saturday and Sunday; more frequent on Monday morning.
  • Hotel will provide courtesy shuttle from West Natick railroad station to hotel.
  • Look for hotel vehicle; promised to meet all incoming trains Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • If not there, immediately call hotel, 508-653-8800.
  • Be sure to take train to West Natick station NOT Natick Center