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2022 General Auditions

6th Street Playhouse is excited to open our doors and welcome the community back to the world of theatre.

Actors of all ethnicities, gender-identities, body types, abilities and disabilities are welcomed and valued at 6th Street Playhouse.

Actors wishing to audition for our 2022-2023 season productions may choose one of two options*:

OPTION 1:  Attend an IN-PERSON AUDITION on either Saturday, April 23rd (10am-4pm) or Monday, April 25th (6pm-9pm).

OPTION 2:  Submit a PRE-RECORDED AUDITION no later than Wednesday, April 27th.

See instructions for both options below. Dance auditions will occur at callbacks.

* Please note some parts and shows are already cast.

Adult Classes

INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN-PERSON PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

  • Saturday, April 23rd 10am-4pm
  • Monday, April 25th 6pm-9pm

LOCATION:

Rehearsal Hall (via lobby of Monroe Stage)
52 W 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Auditions are five-minute slots by appointment only. If you have any questions or need to reschedule your appointment slot, please email auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRE-RECORDED AUDITIONS

If you are unable to attend in-person auditions, you can submit a pre-recorded YouTube video audition via email. (You can try another video recording platform, if you prefer, but remember that we need to be able to open/view it.)

How To Submit Your Pre-Recorded Audition:

  1. Record your audition
  2. Send your audition recording link in an email to auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com

Also include the following with your email:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Please include the all shows you are auditioning for
  • Please attach proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status (6th Street Playhouse requires all staff and volunteers be vaccinated)
  • Please attach your resume and current headshot
  • Please attach your completed audition form
  • Please attach your completed conflict form

YouTube Video Submission Instructions

After completing your video audition recording, you will need to post the audition on YouTube in the following manner and send an unlisted link to the appropriate director per the instructions below.

If you do not already have a YouTube account:

  • Go to www.youtube.com
  • Click on Create Account on the top right
  • Fill in all the information
  • Click on “create account”
  • You will see your new account in the top right-hand corner
  • Check your email, as a confirmation email address will be sent to you
  • Click on the link to verify your email address
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few minutes, check your bulk or spam folders
  • At this stage you can change your email or edit the information you gave by clicking either of the blue links at the bottom of the page

Once you have your account:

  • Click on the camera icon with the plus sign button located on the top right
  • If you recorded the video from an external source and have the video file, you can select Upload Videos from the Create pop-up menu

Setting up access to view your video:

  • Go to Your Videos
  • Click on Uploads
  • Select the preferred clip by checking the box to the left of the video, then click the Edit button
  • Change the Title of the video to:
    Example 1: 6th Street Audition – General: Your Name
    Example 2: 6th Street Audition – Pride & Prejudice: Your Name
  • Click the Save Changes button
  • Scroll down to Visibility

IMPORTANT:

  • Select “Unlisted”
  • Then COPY and PASTE the FULL link into the body of an email addressed to
    audition@6thstreetplayhouse.com (the link should be quite long)
  • Please test the link before you send it. You can log out of YouTube and send the link to a second email address you may have or to a family member.

Online Audition Video Submission Instructions


Tips on Recording Your Audition

What Device Do I Use?: If you do choose an online video submission, please know that we will be concentrating on your audition, not the quality of the recording. We understand that not all actors will have access to high quality video and audio recording devices. If you do have a choice between devices (computer, laptop, tablet, phone, webcam, etc.), use the device that gives you the best picture and sound quality. If you don’t have a choice, that’s okay too. Just use what you have and don’t worry (or come to our live Zoom auditions instead).

Setting Up: Whether filming a monologue or a song, please try to place your device approx. three-four feet away and position it so that the device’s camera is located at about chest height. That way, we can see you from approximately your hips to the top of your head and you don’t have to focus downward as you sing or act. Try to have a fairly simple background and wear audition attire that puts the focus on you (solid colors recommended). When possible, try to position a light behind your device so it gently shines toward your face. If you are singing, try to have your accompaniment music playing on a different device; that way you can hear it clearly and start/stop it easily.

Where Do I Look?: When introducing your piece, look right at the camera and talk to us like we’re in the same room. Then, when performing your monologue or song, pretend you are speaking or singing to someone above and just slightly to the left or right of your device’s camera. We will want to see your whole face, but would prefer that you are not acting or singing right into the camera’s lens. Think of the camera lens as the director sitting back and enjoying your performance…you wouldn’t look directly at us during a live in-person audition either. Keep in mind that the camera doesn’t exist for the character you are playing.

Test Run: Next, do a test run, maybe two. When you watch your test recording, look and listen for these things and make any adjustments before you do your submission recording:

  • Listen to the sound quality. Can you be heard and understood clearly?
  • Can your whole face be seen?
  • If possible, are you able to film yourself from approx. your hips to the top of your head?
  • Does what you are wearing and your background put the focus on you?

Record Your Audition!: Once you have everything ready to go, record your audition. Start with your introduction (greeting, your name, the basic information about your song – title, show, composer; or monologue – play title, playwright, character). Then, take a breath and go right into your piece. When you are done, give us that gorgeous smile and say, “Thank you” and stop the recording. The performance should be recorded as if you are at a “live” audition…no editing and no stopping of the recording during the entire audition recording. That’s it!

PREPARATION MATERIALS

What to bring:

  • Resume and current headshot
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Status (6th Street Playhouse requires all staff and volunteers be vaccinated)
  • Completed audition form
  • Completed conflict form

What to prepare:

  • If you are auditioning for one of the musicals, please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show
  • One prepared monologue of their choice, not more than 1 min in length

CALLBACKS

Date and Time to be determined.

CALLBACKS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON.
Dance Auditions will occur at this time. Please come dressed to move.

LOCATION:

Rehearsal Hall (via lobby of Monroe Stage) 
52 W 6th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

***Actors being called back may be asked to attend all or only a portion of the callbacks. Should an actor have a conflict with the callback schedule, please notify us at auditions.

SEASON CALENDAR

There will be at least one day off a week TBD by directors.

GK HARDT shows are represented by Blue.

MONROE STAGE shows are represented by Orange

Shows codes are:

P&P = Pride and Prejudice
Cab = Cabaret
River = The River Bride
Frog & Toad = A Year with Frog and Toad
LSH = Little Shop of Horrors
Patsy = Always…Patsy Cline
Smart Ppl = Smart People
Rotten = Something Rotten!

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