Auditioning at Anchorage Community Theatre

At ACT we have an open audition policy - that means anyone can audition for any show. We are a community theatre which means we are looking for people who are interested in learning and improving. We want to put new people onstage. If you have never auditioned for a play before then you came the right place. Join our email list to stay up to date on auditions!


Silver Thaw by Schatzie Schaefers

Saturday July 22nd at 1pm & Monday July 24th at 6pm

The Play

Eleven people trapped inside an inn during an ice storm. Then one of them dies. Investigations, accusations, and revelations happen in quick succession as the ten remaining survivors try to piece together what has happened. Silver Thaw is a world premiere by a local Alaskan playwright!

The Cast

Peyton 60-ish, front desk attendant, a stubborn know-it-all

Deena mid-30's, housekeeping manager, strong and sharp-witted

Helen early 70's, kitchen hostess, friendly and eccentric (becoming a bit daffy)

Shelly early 20's, the innkeeper's daughter on her first shift as manager

Menard 50-ish, a hotel guest, a nice enough guy buta little mysterious

Gabriella 30's or 40's, a disgruntled housekeeper, speaks Spanish, impatient but hardworking

McLean late 50's, a hotel guest, marketing executive, warm and affable

Trooper Jim late 20's, a Washington State Trooper, folksy and jovial

Owens early 30's, a hotel guest, marketing executive, cocky and often rude

Vanderbilt 50-ish, a hotel guest, snobby and prone to constant complaining

Elwood Tetherman mid-50's, a hotel guest on his honeymoon, pious, pleasant, and in love

Mayzie Tetherman mid-50's, Elwood's wife, pious, pleasant, and in love

The Audition

As usual, the auditions for Silver Thaw will be held at ACT (1133 E 70th Avenue). You'll be asked to do a "cold read" for your audition. You'll be given a section of the script and asked to read it aloud with other people at the audition. You don't need to prepare anything in advance, but you are welcome to bring a resume and head shot with you.

The Details

Rehearsals: August & September

Performances: September 15 - October 8, 2017

Director: Sara Athans

FYI: references to sex, alcohol use


Auditioning FAQ's

What is an audition at ACT like?

At ACT we do what is called a cold read. A cold read means that you'll be given a small section of the script (a side) and the director will then ask you to read from that script with another actor who is auditioning. You do not need to do anything to prepare for a cold read, but if you would like to read the script ahead of time you can check one out from the ACT office. A $20 deposit is required, but will be returned to you when the script is returned.

Will I get cast?

Maybe! If you don't get cast after your first audition, don't worry! Give us a call and the director will give you feedback to help improve your next audition. If you want to learn more then check out some of our classes.

When are auditions?

Generally, auditions happen 9 - 10 weeks before the show opens, allowing for around 5 weeks of rehearsal time and 3 - 4 weeks of performances.