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Audition for CCT

Auditions 2021 Spring Performances:

“SUPERHEROES: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility” 

and

“Same Room, Different Story” 

Video Submissions Due by

Friday, February 26 @ 11:59pm!

“SUPERHEROES: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility”

Casting Ages 10-13

Streaming on April 16-18; April 23-25

Comedic Play

For superheroes, saving the world is tough, but the time spent away from work is tougher. The Hulk has to do taxes, a crime-fighting sidekick joins a support group, and Batman goes stir-crazy without enough criminals to take down. SUPERHEROES is a funny, fast-paced series of vignettes that explores how the caped crusaders deal with life in street clothes.

“Same Room, Different Story”

Casting Ages 14-18

Streaming on May 14-16; May 21-23

Comedic Drama

A teenager’s bedroom is important. It’s a place to hide, to consider choices, to reveal, to mourn. And sometimes, it’s a place to practice the periodic table. Stories can be found under the bed, in a suitcase, in a box that may or may not hold body parts…Same Room, Different Story is a dramedy and a heavier play with scenes that explore relationships, death, family problems, and situations that speak to today’s teens in a variety of genres with flexible gender roles to allow students to dig into their craft with more challenging material.

HOW TO AUDITION:

  1. Select TWO sides from the script of the show you are auditioning for in the Dropbox link below:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/25onajb5maj7yn1/AADR2Jn4Q-lvv8gmL6Ex1Jsqa?dl=0 

  2. Record the sides either by yourself, or with an off-screen partner; memorization is not necessary
  3. Email the video submission to Kelsey.h@columbuschildrenstheatre.org (either as an attachment in the email or send a Dropbox/GoogleDocs link with your video)
  4. Check the production calendar below and send any scheduling conflicts that are already known upon auditioning. We will cast around conflicts and CCT Academy classes to the best of our ability!

FAQs

  • What is a “side”?
    • Audition sides are selections from the script of a play that directors will provide for the actors to read from  
  • How do I film my audition video?
    • It can be very low-tech! If you have a camera on your phone, just prop it up in a room with good lighting and press record! We know not everyone is a videographer, so just a still camera that captures your head and torso will be perfect! 
  • Do I need to edit the audition video?
    • Not at all! All we ask is that you do your audition in one, clean take, similar to how you would walk into an audition room and be expected to recite your monologue in one try. 
  • How do I send a video from my phone?
    • You can either attach the video file to an email directly, or if you are familiar with DropBox, you can upload it there and then send the link to your DropBox video. You may also upload your video to GoogleDrive and send us the link to your video that way too! 
  • What if I have scheduling conflicts?
    • Check the production calendar on the website and let us know your scheduling conflicts when you send in the audition video. Since we have the opportunity to work with so many students, you will NOT be in rehearsal every single day and we can cast you in scenes that will not be rehearsing when you have a conflict. 
  • What if I can’t quarantine for 14 days before filming?
    • We understand that you have to go to school! We are trusting that your educational institution is taking proper precautions in regards to COVID guidelines and so we are suggesting at 14-day quarantine that would omit group gatherings beyond your households. 

COVID-19 Precautions:

We fully understand that students will need to attend school prior to filming. We ask that students be as proactive and safe as possible. We feel confident schools are taking the proper protocols. We just want to make sure students take social distancing and washing hands very seriously  and try to quarantine to the best of their abilities during that time period. Not putting themselves in high-risk situations, like maskless parties, and things of that nature.

We are going to do our best to ensure social distancing during filming, but there is a chance they might be less than 6 feet at times. Unfortunately, that is one of the risks of doing the project, but we promise we are going to do everything we can and are following what mainstream film and tv shows are implementing currently! Everyone in the cast and crew will be masked on set until it is time to say “action”, and the actors will be the only ones removing their masks, and once we say “cut” they go back on.