Auditions

Fall 2022 Auditions: August 30 – September 1

Arrive at 6:45 PM with masks in the lobby of the Main Theater (TA 25) to fill out audition form.

We will meet as a large group briefly inside the theater. Then, auditionees will be brought in one at a time to share a prepared monologue or one that is provided, and a song if auditioning for a musical. You do not need an individual appointment. Once you are done, you will be dismissed.

Date Activity
Tuesday, August 30 Music & Dance Auditions
Vocal Call: Bring a prepared piece of music to sing (with piano sheet music), 16 bars, in a similar style to the show (rock/pop). Dance Call: Wear clothes you can dance in.
Wednesday, August 31 Acting Auditions
Prepare a 1 minute monologue. If you do not have a prepared piece, then we will give you something to read; but a prepared monologue is preferred.
Thursday, September 1 Callbacks for both show

Tech Needs

Tech people are needed as well for stage management, creating posters and programs, assisting the sound designer and other needs.

There are also tech needs for the show if you would ratherbe backstage than onstage. Contact Carol Fischer for more information.

  • The West Valley College Theater Department welcomes all students, employees and community members to audition for our shows.
  • All cast members are required to enroll in THEA 20 (A, B, C, or D or THEA 70 (A, B, C, or D) to participate in the production. Registration must take place by the Friday of the first week of school.
  • The West Valley College Theater is committed to a policy of diversity and inclusivity in casting. Roles will be cast on the basis of merit, without regard to race or ethnicity.
  • All auditioning actors have the option to do a monologue but this is not required.
  • The audition process requires that prospective actors completely fill out the audition form.
  • The director of each production makes the final decision regarding casting with input from the department.
  • If, in the opinion of the director, a suitable cast cannot be selected from those who have auditioned, auditions may be extended beyond the original schedule, or else specific individuals may be invited to fill the need.

West Valley College Theater Department strives to cast a mix of skilled and unskilled actors that are representative of our entire student body.

Professionalism is learning the skills and aims of one’s profession, and then striving to uphold those ideals to the best of one’s ability.

Professionalism is excellence, commitment, and personal integrity. Professionalism is respect for oneself, respect for one’s work and respect for the work of others. Professionalism has to do with one’s attitude and approach to work rather than the fame or financial rewards achieved.

In order for us to achieve our creative potential, we must not only study the techniques of our craft, we must also develop in ourselves a standard of professionalism that shows we respect our art and the other people who practice it.

Cultivating a professional attitude is an essential component to all training. As actors and crew members, we must continually strive to commit ourselves to the highest standards of excellence in all that we are called upon to do.

Each cast and crew member has value and is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of age, class, color, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Never forget that training with others is a privilege, and the process and the work is larger than ourselves. We strive to maintain a climate based on mutual respect and understanding. We pledge to treat each other with dignity and respect throughout this rehearsal and run.

If cast you will be asked to sign this contract

I agree by signing this contract to adhere to the following principles. I agree to:

  • Accept the role I have been given
  • Be on time for every rehearsal and performance
  • Be off book by the date on the schedule
  • Turn off my cell phone as I enter rehearsal and do not get it during until I am done rehearsing
  • Check the callboard/my email every day for any new information
  • Not to gossip about fellow actors, the director or the production
  • Go directly to the director with any issues or problems that arise
  • Leave personal problems at the stage door
  • Treat everyone on cast and crew with respect and dignity
  • Not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in costume or in the wings unless required by performance
  • Respect other actor’s warm ups and pre-entrance preparations
  • Not sexually harass or intimidate anyone in cast and crew
  • Be ready in the wings for my entrance
  • Be on time for your costume fittings
  • Under no condition will I show up under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.
  • Do what I can to be a strong, positive contribution to this “team”

I understand that if I don’t adhere to these principles, I could be asked to leave the cast.

If working on the crew, you will be asked to sign this contract.

I agree by signing this contract to adhere to the following principles. I agree to:

  • Accept the crew position I have been given
  • Understand my schedule, call times, and be on time for every rehearsal and performance
  • Learn my responsibilities for pre-show, performance and post- show duties.
  • Stay in my assigned areas
  • Turn off my cell phone as I enter rehearsals and performances
  • Check the callboard/my email every day for any new information
  • Be polite, positive, and treat everyone on cast and crew with respect and dignity.
  • Keep my cool under pressure and ask questions when in doubt about anything
  • Not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in the wings.
  • Keep my workspace clean
  • Be attentive to the Technical Director, Artistic Team, Directors, and student Stage Managers
  • Wear black clothing and closed-toe shoes
  • Respect tools, props, set pieces and rigging system.
  • I will not perform any task I have not been assigned and trained to complete
  • Under no condition will I show up under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.
  • Do what I can to be a strong, positive contribution to this “team”
  • I understand that if I don’t adhere to these principles, I could be asked to leave the cast.
Last Updated 5/10/22