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Auditions and Script Submissions

CTC is proud to be an organization where a diverse mix of talented, committed and enthusiastic people gather to do their best work. CTC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Auditions for our 2020-2021 Season have now closed. Audition information for our 2021-2022 season will be posted in the spring of 2021.

For information on script submissions, ►click here
Audition FAQs

Where are auditions held?
All auditions will be held at ImaginOn.

Are actors paid?
Adult actors are compensated at a weekly rate. Student actors gain valuable stage experience rehearsing and performing alongside working professionals.

What material do I need to prepare?
Please prepare a maximum of 90 seconds of material – your choice of a combination of monologues and/or music . We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for our accompanist.

Do I need a headshot (picture) and a resume?
Yes. Please fill out the online audition application form (link provided above) prior to the audition. Any applications submitted without a headshot and resume will not be considered. The deadline for submitting the application is one week prior to the audition date.

Can my parents watch my audition?
No. Parents are welcome to accompany you before and after the audition. There will be a place for them to wait while you are auditioning.

What happens if I cannot make the audition dates?
Unfortunately, if you cannot make the audition date then you will not be considered for casting. We are not able to set up individual auditions.

What should I wear?
An audition is much like a job interview; you should try to look professional.

Will I have to audition in front of anyone else who is auditioning?
Sometimes, yes. If asked to do a cold reading, you may be asked to read with other people for the scene.

What is a callback?
The "callback" is a second (sometimes third, fourth or even fifth) audition during which the selection process becomes more specific. At a callback, you will usually be asked to read additional scenes from the show, prepare music from the score, or learn a dance combination. The callback is also an opportunity for the director(s) to see and hear different combinations of performers.

What if I am not called back?
Not being called back doesn’t always mean that you aren’t being cast in a show. Sometimes a callback is needed for a director to look at the way specific groups of people fit together, sometimes not.

What if I can’t make all rehearsals?
Rehearsal and performances dates for each production are listed above. We are often able to work around minor conflicts in the availability of the actors we cast. Sometimes however, the availability of an actor is the final deciding factor in casting. It is wise to always be honest about your availability.

How will I know if I am cast in the show?
If you are cast in a show you will receive a phone call or email from Stage Management or director(s). Callbacks may be scheduled on an as needed basis throughout the season, sometimes several months after the initial audition. If your availability changes for a production or you are being considered for a role at another company, please email Stage Management: stagemanagement@ctcharlotte.org.

Script Submissions

We would love to read and consider your previously unproduced play or musical (45 – 90 minutes) focused on ages 3-18. Please email your script in either .doc or .pdf format to the email address below, and include a letter of inquiry and a biography of the playwright with contact information. Feel free to follow-up with us about your submission, but realize that we receive a large number of scripts and are not always able to read them immediately. We will also provide feedback if you wish and if time permits.

literary@ctcharlotte.org  or mail to:
Script Submissions
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202