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Upcoming Auditions

AUDITIONS:  8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival 2023
16 Plays – 16 Directors
Auditions will be held on September 25 & 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Callbacks will be September 27, 28, 29.
Currently we are planning to hold in-person auditions and callbacks at the theater this year.
Appointments are not needed for the general call on Sunday and Monday.
Callbacks will be scheduled by play on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

​Audition Requirements

  • You must show proof of vaccination to be cast. 

    • You can download your vaccination record to your phone HERE. 

  • All ages and types needed (over 14 years of age).

  • Please prepare a brief, memorized monologue for your audition.
    No more than 2-minutes maximum.

  • The directors may ask you to do your monologue again with specific input, or have you improvise something. 

  • A rough rehearsal and tech week schedule will be provided, be prepared to list any potential conflicts on your audition form.

Additional Information

  • Scripts will be available at the Santa Cruz main library, 224 Church St. in downtown Santa Cruz, starting September 15, 2022.

  • Call back information to follow the auditions. Callbacks will be September 27, 28 & 29, with separate time slots for each show.

  • Directors: Kathryn Adkins, Sarah Albertson, Karin Babbitt, Marcus Cato, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Rebecca Clark, Andrew Davids, Hannah Eckstein, Peter Gelblum, Gerry Gerringer, Evan Hunt, Helene Simkin Jara, Kathie Kratochvil, Buff McKinley Jim Schultz & Cathy Warner

  • Performance dates: January 20 through February 19, 2023.