Dear Artists, thank you for your interest in Phoenix Theatre!
Phoenix Theatre is dedicated to the casting and employment of local Phoenix-based talent. Auditions for each Mainstage and Cookie Company Productions are typically in early-mid spring. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only and set by participation in our general auditions.
Phoenix Theatre produces classic and contemporary Musicals, classic and contemporary Dramas and Comedies World Premiere Plays and Musicals, New Works development readings and staged readings, Theatre for Youth and numerous outreach and community-based cabarets and adult/children programming.
General Auditions for each Mainstage, Cookie Company and New Works Productions are typically in early-mid spring. These auditions are one of the most important opportunities for Phoenix Theatre artistic staff to see and stay current with the work of local actors. The dates for general auditions and procedures to apply are announced at least one month in advance as well as instructions on how to register for an audition appointment electronically.
Phoenix Theatre also holds a yearly general audition for Equity actors around the same time as our General auditions. The auditions (and sign-up procedures) are announced two weeks prior through Actor's Equity Association and on Phoenix Theatre’s website.
Production Casting and Callbacks
For Callbacks, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, invites individual actors to read for roles in specific productions. These callbacks are based on participation in the General Auditions and are held throughout the year on an invitation-only basis in Phoenix, and also possibly in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Toronto (CANADA) as the project warrants.
As a courtesy to our artists, once casting has been completed for a specific show, a generated email will be sent to all actors who were called back. Until the email has been sent, the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff, in consultation with directors, is still in the midst of casting.
Seeing your work
Members of the Phoenix Theatre artistic staff try to see as many theatre performances as possible. If you are cast in a production in the Phoenix area, please send us an invitation card to our physical address (ATTN: CAST AND COMPANY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT). Time permitting, one of the artistic staff members will attend. We regret that it is impossible for us to see everything.
Out-of Town Actors
Throughout the year, Equity actors visiting from out of town are welcome to request an audition appointment by emailing email@example.com . Auditions are scheduled contingent on the availability of the artistic staff.
Submitting Your Headshot and/or video submissions
If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be kept on file for future consideration, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use OPEN SUBMISSION in the subject line)
If you would like to submit your headshot and resume to be considered for a callback, please submit your photo (JPEG or PDF), resume (PDF ONLY—No MS WORD Files please) and a filled out Audition form (PDF file below) to: email@example.com (please put the title of the SHOW OF INTEREST in the subject line)
You may also send a physical copy of your PHOTO, RESUME and AUDITION FORM to:
ATTN: CAST & CO. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
100 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, ARIZONA, 85004
(DO NOT SUBMIT PHYSICAL COPIES TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ARTISTIC STAFF, this may affect any/all consideration)
If submitting video auditions, links to hosted video sites (YouTube private, Drop box, etc…) and/or email friendly QT or WM files are acceptable.
Phoenix Theatre maintains detailed records on Phoenix-area actors. We keep a file of the photos and resumes of actors who have worked at and/or auditioned for the theatre in the past two years. It is important that we have current information. Any time you change your telephone number or union status, please send us an updated headshot including your name, address, telephone number, and email address and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: NO CALLS TO THE THEATRE OR EMAIL SUBMISSIONS SENT DIRECTLY TO THE PHOENIX THEATRE ARTISTIC STAFF PLEASE. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.