Studio East has many audition opportunities for young actors, ages 7 to 19.
Auditions for Mainstage Productions
Young actors, ages 7 to 19, put their theater training to use by appearing in a theatrical production. Each season the Studio produces 6 or 7 Mainstage shows and 1 or 2 Summer shows, involving hundreds of youth and playing to thousands of audience members.
Production experience is a great way to develop teamwork, responsibility and confidence. It demands that you focus, listen, follow directions and take risks – all while having a lot of fun!
Auditions are mandatory for each production and are held a few weeks before rehearsals begin. Each show rehearses for 5 – 7 weeks prior to performances. Call the office to make an appointment a few weeks in advance.
Students auditioning for a musical should prepare a contemporary monologue and song, not to exceed 2 minutes total. Both should be memorized and well-rehearsed. Auditions for a non-musical production require a monologue, not to exceed 1 1/2 minutes.
Auditions can be intimidating if you’ve never done them before. Please consider enrolling in our audition workshops if you would like some guidance. Workshops are offered quarterly and are an inexpensive way to break through that wall of fear! You can also check out our Audition Tips and Links for valuable information and resources.
Auditions for Intensive Training
Serious theater students ages 10 to 19 may audition for Studio East’s intensive training programs during the school year and in the summer. Studio Foundations & Studio Intensive offer 9 months of training from September to June. To find out more and to sign up for an audition visit this page. To learn about our 6 week summer program, Young Actors Professional Intensive, visit here.
Studio East has a Scholarship Fund to offer partial scholarships for all of our programs to students who could not otherwise participate. You can find our Financial Aid Form here.