What are you auditioning for?
SPL is a script development company. We work with Spokane playwrights to finish and polish their scripts in order to submit them to local and regional theatres for their world premier performances. Our primary tool for assisting playwrights is a month-long intensive workshop called Lab-Time. In the final week of Lab-Time, we invite in a paid cast of actors to rehearse and stage a fully performed reading of the playwright’s script in front of an audience. You are auditioning to be a cast member of those workshop performances.
What is the commitment for an actor per workshop?
As an actor, your involvement will be during the final week of Lab-Time. We will rehearse for 5 consecutive days. Rehearsals are during the day on Saturday and Sunday, and during the evenings from Monday-Wednesday. This is in an effort to respect your work, school, and/or family situation. Total rehearsal time is only 20 hours.
The scripts are in development as we rehearse, which means they are constantly changing. As the scripts can change at any moment (including during performance!), it is impossible for an actor to get “off-book.” Therefore all performances will be script in-hand.
There will be a single performance of the script. Performances are always on Thursday evenings directly following the rehearsal period. While we have some flexibility to work with your schedule Saturday through Wednesday, SPL will need you all day on Thursday of the performance. We will cast you with plenty of time to make arrangements with work/school/childcare, etc.
Immediately following the performance, we ask that you stay for the talk-back as well. Your input is tremendously valuable to the playwright and participating audience.
How does casting work?
The audition on August 29 is a general audition for the entire 2021-22 workshop season. Each of the scripts we are workshopping are in varying degrees of completeness. As each of the scripts are actively growing and changing daily, our casting requirements can change very quickly as well. By auditioning, you are not competing for a single role in a single show. Rather, you are instantly joining our network of actors we hope to draw upon as needs arise. SPL is firmly committed to respecting you, our actors, and will endeavor to give you as much notice as possible for any casting decisions.
When and where are the workshop performances?
SPL is partnered with Terrain to bring the 2021-2022 workshop series to life. All performances will be at the Washington Cracker Building, 304 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA.
Our workshop performance dates are:
- Oct. 14, 2021
- Nov. 11, 2021
- Jan. 20, 2022
- Feb. 17, 2022
- Mar. 17, 2022
- Aprl. 21, 2022
*Note- Auditions will be held at Company Ballet School – 5424 E Sprague, Spokane, WA 99212. Do not go to the Washington Cracker building for auditions.*
What to expect at Auditions?
When you sign up for an audition, you will given a 10 minute, individual audition.
You don’t need to have anything prepared for the audition. We will provide you with all materials to read, a chair (optional), and a designated reader/scene partner. As the work is constantly evolving, we are looking for actors who are able to interpret text quickly, make bold decisions, and are comfortable working in a dynamic creative environment.
We deliberately make your audition appointment about twice the length of a standard audition. It gives us time to communicate both before and after your readings. We want to see your best work and we want you to be successful. If there is any reasonable accommodation we can make to support your best work during the audition, we encourage you to let us know before you begin reading.
For safety reasons, please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your audition. If the lobby gets too crowded, we may ask auditioners to wait outside or come back closer to their audition time.
Please come dressed comfortably to move. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.
What if you can’t make it to the August 29 auditions?
If you are unable to attend the audition on August 29, please contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a remote audition.
For any questions, please contact Scott at email@example.com .