Auditions

First Presbyterian Theater and Fort Wayne Youtheatre are collaborating on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for First Presbyterian Theater’s Zoom on Facebook Live theatre series. Magic, action, and humor are the ingredients for the spell A Midsummer Night's Dream will cast on you! With a mix of Shakespeare’s words and modern language, Youtheatre and First Presbyterian Theater, brings alive this funny farce of mischievous fairies and love, set in the Athenian woods. Rehearsals will take place over Zoom and run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-8:30 (July 7 - August 6) with a virtual performance on August 10.

Questions? E-mail Todd Espeland at todd@fortwayneyoutheatre.org

How to Audition for a Youtheatre Show:

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Choose which show you would like to audition for.

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Check your schedule to make sure you can fulfill the time commitment. (More info below).

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Reserve your audition time-slot or simply walk-in during audition times.
* Note you only have to come 1 of the days.

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Print and fill out the Audition form and bring it to the auditions.

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Review Audition materials to prepare for your audition.
Who Can Audition?

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Children 8-18 (Matilda auditions open to those 9 - Adult) and adults if specified. Children who are 7 may audition IF they will be 8 by the 1st day of rehearsal. (The following Monday from Audition Week)
No prior acting experience is necessary. We welcome everyone from beginners to advanced!

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Do I need to have been a part of Youtheatre before? 
Nope! We encourage everyone to come join our family!
What is the Time Commitment?

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Main Stage Shows: Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm for 4-5 weeks. *Note: depending on the role, you may not be called everyday, just a few days. (Full schedules will be given out the 1st day of rehearsal).
Storybook Shows: Rehearsals are 2 days a week (typically Tuesday & Wednesday or Wednesday & Thursday) from 4:30-6:30pm.

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Main Stage Shows: Tech Week (rehearsals the week of the show) go from 4:30-7:30pm and are mandatory along with every show.
Storybook Shows: Do not have a Tech Week, just normal rehearsals 2 days a week. These shows are typically 30 minutes and are toured throughout Fort Wayne. We have about 10-12 performances and ask that you have availability for all shows, but is not necessary. Performance dates are TBD (they are usually on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.)

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1 School Performance will be done for our Main Stage Shows (with the exception of Frozen Jr.) Students will be given excuse forms to present to their schools excusing their absence. 
What Is The Audition Process Like?

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You will arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time. If no time slot was made we send groups up at 4pm and 5pm, please arrive a little early. Spots are first come first serve. 

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Please Check in with a Youtheatre Staff Member where you will be assigned a number. (Please have all of your paperwork with you, if it has not been filled out, please arrive earlier to complete the form).

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We will call groups up by numbers and send them upstairs to the audition halls. Auditions will last about 1 hour and we encourage you to wear comfortable clothing/shoes.
Once in the audition hall, a Youtheatre assistant will line you up and take your picture. Remember to bring your filled form with you. 

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The directors will then call your number and have you read from the script provided (this can be found under the "Audition Materials" button above). If the play is a musical we will teach you 16 bars of music from the show on site. No need to bring music with you.

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That's it! Remember to have fun and enjoy yourself, the directors love to see that! We will notify you if you have been selected for callbacks by Tuesday evening via e-mail or phone and will post a full cast list on Friday at 2pm. 
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