Audition, Callback and Casting Information

Phoenix Theatre is dedicated to the casting and employment of local Phoenix-based talent. Auditions for Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only and set by participation in our general auditions (General auditions were held in APRIL 2017).

Phoenix Theatre produces classic and contemporary musicals, classic and contemporary dramas and comedies, world premiere plays and musicals, new work development readings and staged readings, and numerous outreach and community-based cabarets and adult/children programming.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM 

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SEASON SHOWS AND OTHER PROGRAMMING

CLICK HERE FOR CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

All of our audition times are open to AEA members. Please sign up for a time the best fits your schedule. If you are having any trouble finding an audition time please email auditions@phoenixtheatre.com. We will be keeping an online schedule for general auditions this year. Please make sure you sign up early. Audition time slots tend to fill up very quickly, and we want to make sure everyone gets a slot that works with their schedule.

If you cannot attend our general auditions, please read the information listed under Submitting Your Headshot and/or Video Submissions.

Production Casting and Callbacks
For callbacks, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, invites individual actors to read for roles in specific productions. These callbacks are based on participation in the General Auditions and are held throughout the year on an invitation-only basis in Phoenix, and also possibly in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto as the project warrants. As a courtesy to our artists, once casting has been completed for a specific show, a generated email will be sent to all actors who were called back. Until the email has been sent, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, are still in the midst of casting.

Seeing Your Work
Members of the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff try to see as many theatre performances as possible. If you are cast in a production in the Phoenix area, please send us an invitation card to our physical address (ATTN: DIRECTOR OF CASTING). Time permitting, one of the artistic staff members will attend. We regret that it is impossible for us to see everything.

Out-of Town Actors
Throughout the year, Equity actors visiting from out of town are welcome to request an audition appointment by emailing auditions@phoenixtheatre.com . Auditions are scheduled contingent on the availability of the artistic staff.

Submitting Your Headshot and/or Video Submissions
If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be kept on file for future consideration, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: auditions@phoenixtheatre.com (please use OPEN SUBMISSION in the subject line).

If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be considered for a callback, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: auditions@phoenixtheatre.com (please put the title of the SHOW OF INTEREST in the subject line).

You may also send a physical copy of your PHOTO, RESUME and AUDITION FORM to:
ATTN: DIRECTOR OF CASTING
PHOENIX THEATRE
100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, ARIZONA, 85004

DO NOT SUBMIT PHYSICAL COPIES TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ARTISTIC STAFF, this may affect any/all consideration.

If submitting video auditions, links to hosted video sites (YouTube private, Drop box, etc…) and/or email friendly QT or WM files are acceptable.

What should I prepare for the video audition?

If you wish create an audition video, please prepare the following: For Non- Musical (straight play) auditions you should prepare 2 contrasting monologues, no more than 1 1/2 min each. For Musical auditions you should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song; 16 bars of a ballad and 1-1 1/2min monologue. If you have links to audition videos of you singing and/or dancing, please submit the links in the body of the email.

Phoenix Theatre maintains detailed records on Phoenix-area actors. We keep a file of the photos and resumes of actors who have worked at and/or auditioned for the theatre in the past two years. It is important that we have current information. Any time you change your telephone number or union status, please send us an updated headshot including your name, address, telephone number, and email address and send it to auditions@phoenixtheatre.com