Clint and I always get excited this time of year because we’re coming up on auditions. It’s the time of the year we get to meet and see Humboldt County talent we may not know about.
You may be asking yourself, “Why does Redwood Curtain only audition once a year?” You wouldn’t be alone. We get that question a lot. Back when we started RCT in 1998 Clint and I wanted to form a company so that we’d have a troupe of artists—actors, directors, stage managers, technicians—that could be used to work on our shows.
It’s also great for efficiency. We only have to do auditions once a year instead of each time we’re mounting a show. It lets me and Clint, as well as our directors, see the new talent. For anyone who has already auditioned, it means they don’t have to take the time to come back because they’re already in our files. Plus, it means we cast all our shows near the top of the year. As an actor, you’ll know exactly when you’re working with us and you can plan accordingly.
The other advantage of this is that if someone had to drop out, which can happen, we can reach out to our company to easily fill the empty slot.
What’s most important for your audition? Make sure you come prepared. You can see what we expect on our audition information page, along with a great video from Santa Fe University of Art and Design that’s packed with great tips about auditioning. You should also know that everyone watching you audition wants you to have a good audition. We know it’s stressful, but everyone watching is rooting for you to nail it.
Auditions are coming up for Season 2017 on Saturday, October 29. You’ll need an appointment to come see us (details on that are on the audition information page). Come see us. We’d love to have you uthors a part of our company for 2017 and beyond.