Auditions & Employment
The Lost Colony is thrilled to host the 2018 Outdoor Theatre Conference October 16-18, 2018.
The Lost Colony will be hosting and attending auditions for the 2019 season in January-March 2019.
Electronic/Video Auditions are accepted!
If you are unable to attend one of The Lost Colony’s scheduled auditions you may submit an audition electronically. Acceptable formats include DVD and web hosted videos such as “YouTube” or personal websites.
This audition should be submitted by email beginning January 14, 2019. Deadline for video audition submissions is March 31, 2019. Video submissions should include a classical monologue, a contemporary monologue, and at least 16-bars of a traditional musical theatre song, preferably a ballad. Dancers may submit a separate video dance audition.
Don’t forget to send a current headshot and resume with your submission!
Send your submission to email@example.com, Subject: 2019 Audition
Production Staff Submissions
If you are a stage manager, artisan, or technician you may submit your resume along with a cover letter expressing the position that you would like to hold within our company. Provide references and photos of your work.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2019.
Send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: 2019 Application
Auditions – Greensboro, NC
Auditions will be held at the Institute of Outdoor Theatre in Greensboro, NC on January 18th and 19th, 2019.
Registration information can be found here… https://outdoor-theatre.org/auditions
Auditions – Knoxville, TN
Auditions will be held at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) on February 28 – March 2, 2019
Local Auditions – February 16, 2019
Location: Manteo High School
Schedule: 8:40 am Registration
9:00 am Children Auditions
10:30 am Dance Auditions
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Acting/Singing Auditions
Overview: This is an open audition. No pre-registration is required. Performers will be seen within their block in the order of arrival/registration.
NOTE: We will not interview for technicians at this audition. We will accept technical resumes if you have one. Please see additional information about how to apply for a tech position above.
What to Expect:
Registration You will be asked to complete a registration form that will then be attached to your headshot and resume. At that time you will be given an audition number. We will collect your registration paperwork from you prior to your audition. Please hang on to it. There will be volunteers available to assist you if you have any questions.
Children should bring a current photo of themselves and a resume or list of performance experience. Professional headshots/resumes are not required. Children will be auditioning on stage for the director and a small group of adults.
Children should also prepare a nursery rhyme, poem, or a monologue. They should be prepared to tell the director a bit about themselves if asked.
This audition is for anyone under the age of 18.
Dancers should bring soft soled dance shoes and dancewear for the dance audition. Be prepared to dance at 10:30am. There will be space for warming up.
Lunch is on your own. There are many terrific places to eat on Roanoke Island!
Actors/Singers will be seen after the lunch break. Auditionees will be seen in groups of five. Announcements will be made in the lobby of the auditorium.
An accompanist will be provided. If you are singing, please prepare your music by clearly marking your starting point and ending point. Please include any cue lines if necessary or tempo desired. You will only have a brief moment with the accompanist before you audition.
What to do after you audition… Please wait 30 minutes after you have been seen before you leave. Please check out at the registration table returning your audition number as you leave.
What to Perform:
Children should be prepared to introduce themselves. Name, age, and the school they attend will be fine. Children should also prepare a brief audition. It can be a nursery rhyme, poem, or a monologue.
Actors/Singers should prepare a classical monologue and 16 bars of a traditional ballad. Singing is not required to audition for us. You may be asked to perform a second monologue or read from the script.