Frequently Asked Questions About
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.