General Audition Information

Auditions are open to everyone! Past theatre experience is not required.

DreamWrights offers a welcoming environment where people of all ages are invited to learn about the process of bringing theatre to life.  We are committed to inclusion and acceptance, responsibility and respect, and creating an atmosphere of curiosity and collaboration. We are strongly focused on ensuring a positive experience for all members of the Company from the first meeting through the final performance.  Involvement in the production process at DreamWrights often leads to expanded self-esteem, creativity, and confidence.  Many participants in DreamWrights productions frequently mention wonderful friendships, intergenerational connections, and our strong sense of community. DreamWrights is a wonderful place for individuals as well as entire families to learn and grow!

Details about auditioning for our 2018 season:

Four of our seven productions (Jane Eyre, Bridge to Terabithia, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and A Seussified Christmas Carol) will be double-cast productions.  Auditions for the double-cast productions are open to ages 7-adult.  This double-cast model allows twice as many participants to be involved both on and off the stage. The Giver auditions are open to students ages 12-18 with daytime availability, Into the Woods auditions are open to ages 13-19, and Becky’s New Car auditions are open to ages 19-adult.

Preparing your audition:

You are encouraged to schedule your audition appointment in advance. Check the individual show page on our website for audition dates.  DreamWrights members may schedule an audition before they open to the general public. Become a member today! While it is strongly encouraged to audition by appointment, you can audition even without one. Just show up at the start of any audition to add your name to the queue.

Once you have scheduled your audition, you will want to complete your audition form.  Please be sure to refer to the rehearsal schedule posted online, and note any scheduling conflicts on your audition form.  Bring this form with you to your audition appointment.

Each audition page will provide information with materials (scenes, monologues, or songs) to prepare for the audition. We will have copies of these available at the auditions as well.  Prepare the material to the best of your ability, so you can feel comfortable and enjoy your audition.

Please come to auditions in comfortable clothing and footwear.  Please wear closed toe shoes that allow movement.  Flip-flops or sandals are not permissible for auditions.  If you have longer hair, please be sure that it is pulled back so we can see your face.

Following your audition, you may be invited to a callback audition.  This means that the director was impressed with your audition and would like to see more.  If you do not receive a callback, this does not necessarily mean that you will not be cast in the production. At callbacks, you may be asked to read for different roles and with different people.

Casting decisions are typically made the day after the final evening of callbacks.  All casting offers are sent via the email address you provide.  You will be asked to confirm your acceptance of the role with an email.

Once the show has been cast, the rehearsal schedule will kick off with an information night for you to learn all about the DreamWrights experience.  Actors will also be measured for costumes at this time.  This meeting is required for all participants.

Participating in Crews:

DreamWrights offers many opportunities to be involved behind the scenes.  You may become part of the Leadership Team as a Production Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager, coordinate details as a Production Coordinator, or serve on the Scenic Crew, Properties Crew, Costume Crew, or Critter Crew.  You might also become a Lightboard, Soundboard, or Spotlight Operator.  If you would like to participate in a Crew, you do not need to audition.

Instead, simply complete the audition form available on the show page, and return it to DreamWrights Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm by the first audition date.  You may also email the form to info@dreamwrights.org. Crew positions will be offered via email with a request to confirm acceptance via return email.

If you have questions regarding auditioning or participating in a DreamWrights production, please contact Laurie Riffe, Director of Artistic Programming, at laurie@dreamwrights.org or 717. 848. 8623, extension 226.

Want to take your audition to the next level? Check out our Audition Workshops!

Upcoming Audition Dates:

Jane Eyre
(ages 7 – adult)
December 11 OR 12, 2017
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

The Giver
(ages 12 – 18 with daytime availability)
January 29 OR 30
by appointment beginning at 1:00 pm

Bridge to Terabithia
(ages 7 – adult)
February 26 OR 27
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

Into the Woods
(ages 13 – 19)
April 16 OR 17
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

Becky’s New Car
(ages 19 – adult)
June 18 OR 19
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
(ages 7 – adult)
August 6 OR 7
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

A Seussified Christmas Carol
(ages 7 – adult)
October 15 OR 16
by appointment beginning at 6:00 pm

2019 Season audition dates to be announced to our membership in summer 2018!
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