Studio East has many opportunities for young actors, ages 8 to 19, to 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. Audition details are listed for each production on our website.
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.
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.