The Gorge is blessed with a tremendous number of skilled actors, but we’re always on the lookout for new faces. We’re actors too, and we know how nerve-wracking auditions can be. We try to put you at ease and make the audition fun. If you don’t get a part, please come back and try again. We know EXACTLY what it’s like to audition over and over before landing a role. Actors, stage crew, and production crew (depending on time contributed) are eligible for small stipends.
Tip #1: Ask for a copy of the sides (script excerpts used for the audition), and also try to read the whole script before you audition. You’ll have a better idea of the available roles, and you’ll feel more prepared, which will help you relax and have fun. You do not need to memorize the sides (it’s probably better if you don’t).
Tip #2: Check the preliminary rehearsal schedule in advance and note any conflicts on your audition form. Conflicts don’t mean you won’t get cast, but they do help the director finalize who rehearses when. Double check that you can be at every performance.
Tip #3: Bring a list of shows you’ve been in and roles you played so you’re ready to fill out the audition form. It’s amazing how one’s mind can go blank when audition nerves kick in.