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!
We are proud to announce the cast for the first show of our 65th season, "Don't Dress for Dinner," directed by Virginia Taylor:
Bernard - Stefan Morin
Jacqueline - Jacqueline Hoffman
Robert - Cory Prewett
Suzanne - Kae Hartman
Suzette - Devin Merilatt
George - Jim Haacke
Thank yo so much to all who auditioned. We hope to see you at auditions for the rest of our season.
Our next audition will be for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Those dates will be announced shortly.
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.