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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About 

Auditions

How do I audition?


This year, we're keeping this virtual and simple. All you need to do is follow this LINK to the audition submission form. You just have to fill out a few questions and upload a video of you speaking a monologue of your choice. Submissions are due by Friday April 23 at 9:00pm EDT (extended deadline).




What happens after I audition? Are there callbacks?


The five directors for the five plays will watch your video submissions and may choose you for a callback. You should get an email as to whether or not you are called back by Friday April 23 in the evening. Callbacks will be a Zoom-hosted event on Saturday April 24 in the afternoon (times TBA). This is a short event where directors will get a chance to ask you and other auditioners to read lines from the plays. With this information, they will cast the plays. We will let you know if you are cast within a few days of callbacks. Actors may be asked to be cast in multiple plays.




What do rehearsals look like?


Virtual rehearsals will begin the week of April 24 on Zoom and will continue until tech week (which is the first week of June). You will likely have about 2-4 virtual rehearsals per week, depending on the needs of your director and the play. Scheduling will be dependent on availability of the cast and staff and is subject to change. Rehearsals will typically run between 1-2 hours at a time.




What is "tech week" and what does it look like?


Tech week is a week prior to the performances where we get a chance to put all the elements of the production together (actors, lights, sound, etc.). On Air's tech week will take place the week of May 31 in-person at the venue at the East Jersey Olde Town Village in Piscataway, NJ. You will need to provide your own transportation to the venue. We can help get you to and from the New Brunswick train station or nearby bus station. Each play will be present for only two nights of tech week. This is subject to change and availability.




How do performances work?


Actors will be expected to participate in six performances over two weekends: June 4-6 and June 11-13. Performances will be held in-person at the East Jersey Olde Town Village in Piscataway, NJ. Actors will be given further details about COVID guidelines and more as we approach performance dates. There will be small, invited audiences of about 30 people at each performance (note: these will not be open to the public). We will abide by all CDC recommended guidelines, including wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and disinfecting surfaces. One performance per weekend will be streamed to YouTube Live for folks at home to watch. Other performances will be video recorded and broadcast to local radio stations. More details to come.




Do I need to have experience acting to audition?


No! Actors of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to audition. Our staff will work with cast members to learn more about the art of voice acting and foley (storytelling through sound effects) throughout the rehearsal process. While ReThink Theatrical is welcoming of all people to get involved with our productions, we encourage people of color, women, disabled people, and LGBTQ+ people to audition.




Are there any requirements of me to participate?


Actors are expected to have access to a computer or smartphone with video camera, microphone, and internet access. We will ask all actors to download Zoom and Slack to their computer and/or smartphone for communications and virtual rehearsals.




What if I have more questions?


If you are not able to submit your 30-60 second piece directly to the submission form or if you have any questions about joining the cast, please email our Director of Production Joe Ciampi and jciampi@rethinktheatrical.org.




Are actors compensated?


ReThink consists of volunteers, but we will soon introduce a way for those who are cast to apply for a small stipend that can be used to cover costs associated with participating in the production.




How do I learn more about the plays and characters?


All information about the plays, characters, writers, and directors can be found on the ReThink On Air page.