Audition Information

SRJC Theatre Arts Casting Policy

Actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes and sizes and all abilities/disabilities will be considered for all roles.
SRJC Auditions are open to the entire community, including high school students.  
(Middle school students and children are also welcome to audition when a production includes younger roles.)
Once cast, everyone enrolls in at least one class so then everyone becomes an SRJC student.

 

audition criteria

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Wedding Singer

 

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

Actors wishing to audition for our exciting Spring productions may choose one of two options*:

OPTION 1:  Attend an IN-PERSON AUDITION on either Friday, January 21 (5:00-7:30pm) or Saturday, January 22 (12:00-4:30pm).

OPTION 2:  Submit a PRE-RECORDED AUDITION no later than Friday, January 21.

See instructions for both options below.

* Actors who already auditioned for the productions in December should not audition again.  You may be contacted to attend Callbacks on Jan. 23, 2022.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR IN-PERSON PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21:  Registration begins at 5:00pm.  Auditions 5:30-7:30pm

AND

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22:  Registration begins at 12:00pm.  Auditions 12:30-4:30pm

 

LOCATION:  BURBANK AUDITORIUM, Santa Rosa Campus

1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401

REGISTRATION will be located at the Burbank Auditorium Greenroom Entrance (entrance facing endzone of football field).

Appointments Recommended.  Drop-ins Welcome**

 

How to Schedule Your In-Person Audition Appointment

1. Send an email to srjcauditions@gmail.com to request your appointment.

The Audition appointment email hotline will close at 4pm Friday, January 21st. If you email us after 4pm or you have not made an appointment by then, you are still welcome to attend as a Drop-in.**

2. Include the following information in your email:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Do you want to attend the Friday OR Saturday audition slot?

You should be able to get the day you want, but telling us both your first and second choice is helpful for us if you can come either day.

  • Will you be auditioning for both shows or only one show (title of show)?

If auditioning for both shows, we will schedule you for two time slots back-to-back on the same day. We will try to move you through the process as efficiently as possible.

  • Are there any special circumstances or accommodations that you may need?
  • PLEASE ATTACH YOUR COMPLETED SHOW-SPECIFIC REGISTRATION FORM (see instructions below)

3. Complete and attach a show-specific Registration Form with your email.

Open the file for the show you wish to audition below. SAVE AS on your computer, then complete the form making sure to SAVE again when complete. Attach the completed registration form to your email.

If auditioning for both shows, please complete and attach both forms. Auditioning for both shows is easy…and encouraged!

 

Important Details for In-Person Auditions

• Follow these three steps when you arrive at SRJC:

  1. Parking:  We recommend that you park in the first floor of the parking garage or the college’s circle drive off Mendocino Ave.  Parking is currently free.
  2. Next, check in with the Safety Monitor station under the white tent, located on the back side of the Studio Theatre (that’s the square concrete building to the left of the main Burbank Auditorium entrance).
  3. Then, go to Audition Registration in the Burbank Greenroom.  The entrance is located directly to the left behind the Safety Monitor.  (There will be signs to direct you.)

• As an extra safety measure, the actual auditions will be held in outdoor and covered open-air spaces around Burbank Auditorium.  Dress warmly for “Auditions Al Fresco”!

• Proof of full Covid vaccination required – If you are not currently registered for classes at SRJC, please be prepared to show proof of full vaccination status when you check in with the Safety Monitor outside.

• Masks are required when indoors or in close proximity to others.  Please wear a surgical mask or N95 mask, if you have one.  (The Safety Monitor will have extras if you don’t.)

•  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your assigned audition time in order to check in with the Safety Monitor, register, attend a brief orientation, and travel to the audition space.  Allow an additional 15 minutes if you did not email your completed Registration Form(s) in advance; we will have extra copies to fill out should you need to do so. 

•  Please help us stay on schedule by being on time.  If you have not checked in at least 10 minutes before your appointment, you may be moved to a time slot later in the audition session.

• Sanitized indoor restrooms will be available, as well as both inside and outside waiting areas.  Other than water bottles, we ask that there is no eating or drinking inside.

**Drop-Ins:  Just follow the details above and come to Registration as early in the audition schedule as possible.   We’ll confirm you for a time slot as soon as one is available; you might have to wait, but we’ll get you in.  If you do not have a completed registration form, we will have extra copies you can fill out at Registration.

 

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

If you are auditioning for both shows, please follow these steps twice, sending two emails.

1. Record your audition.  Click the boxes for each show on our Auditions webpage for what to prepare for each show.  Below are two helpful handouts on how to record your audition.

YouTube Video Submission Instructions (Note: The email address at the bottom of this document is incorrect.  Please use the correct submission email address below.)
Online Audition: Video Recording Tips

2. Send your audition recording link in an email to srjcauditions@gmail.com.

Also include the following with your email:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Will you be auditioning for both shows or only one show (title of show)?
  • PLEASE ATTACH YOUR COMPLETED SHOW-SPECIFIC REGISTRATION FORM (scroll back up this page for Registration Form links and instructions above)

 

WHAT TO PREPARE 

Go back to the main Auditions page with the three boxes:  https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/auditions

Select the box for each show you’ll be auditioning for.  In addition to information about the production and rehearsals, you’ll find a section labeled “What to Prepare.”  Carefully read those instructions, as each show may have different requirements.

 

CALLBACKS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2022.  12:00-6:30pm***

CALLBACKS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN PERSON.  Callbacks will be held in covered outdoor spaces and fully-ventilated rooms in/around Burbank Auditorium. 

LOCATION:  BURBANK AUDITORIUM, Santa Rosa Campus

1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401

REGISTRATION will be located at the Burbank Auditorium Greenroom Entrance (entrance facing endzone of football field).

12:00     Registration begins – Actors called back for The Wedding Singer or both shows

12:30     Callbacks begin for The Wedding Singer (estimated end time 3:30pm)

3:00       Registration begins – Actors called back for Curious Incident

3:30       Callbacks begin for The Curious Incident… (estimated end time 6:30pm)

 

***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 on your audition Registration Form and we will try to accommodate.

 

SRJC Campus Parking Map

Parking Information   [Note: The parking meters will also be free during our audition weekend.]

 

AUDITION QUESTIONS? - Who to Contact
 

If you have any Show-Specific audition-related questions or concerns, please contact the show’s director via email below.  General audition or Theatre Dept. emails can also sent to Laura Downing-Lee.

 

COVID-RELATED INFORMATION

For Spring 2022, SRJC requires proof of full vaccination for all students, employees, and visitors to the campus.  This includes the casts, crews, and audiences for our shows.  For further Covid-19 information as it relates to SRJC, visit the link below.

covid.santarosa.edu

 

REALLY HELPFUL AUDITION RESOURCES 

What's a monologue?

A monologue is a speech from a play where one character speaks for an extended period of time to another character, themselves, or the audience. Actors are usually asked not to select a monologue from the play for which they are auditioning.

What if I don't have a prepared monologue?

Not to worry. If you don’t have a prepared monologue already, you may use one of the 'optional' monologues linked at the bottom of this page under "GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES." , If you've never done this before OR found out about auditions at the last minute, do not worry about memorizing the monologue or reading the play the monologue is from (unless you want to). However, reading a bit about the play’s plot and characters online can help you prepare.

 

AUDITIONING FOR MUSICALS RESOURCES

How to Prepare a Musical Theatre Audition - 8 Steps

Singing Auditions for Musical Theatre

 

GENERAL AUDITION RESOURCES

Crash Course in Auditioning at SRJC

Frequently Asked Questions?

Being in an SRJC Show

While the following optional monologues list the binary gender identification of the characters as written, actors are welcome to select either monologue.

 Optional Monologue #1 (Betty, All in the Timing)

Optional Monologue #2 (Phil, Boy’s Life)

 

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