SETC Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions

New Audition Dates:  March 26 & 27, 2021
Location: Online

Due to COVID-19, the Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions, originally scheduled for January 15-16, 2021, will be held on March 26-27, 2021 and will be conducted 100% online.

SETC Outdoor Theatre hosts auditions for summer and outdoor theatres looking to cast acting, singing, dancing and stage combat positions. Interviews are also available for technical positions.  Both outdoor and indoor theatres are invited to participate.


Company registration is open now through April 30, 2021. SETC has 273 actors and 15 backstage/front-of-house candidate’s video submissions for review. Actors were given the option to upload dance and combat reels and may have done so.

Fee: $130
Includes one SETC Organizational Membership and multiple representatives

Register your Company to Recruit!

Questions? Please contact the SETC office,

Who’s Hiring?

The following companies will be recruiting at the 2021 Auditions:

Auditionee Registration:

Registration Opens:  January 11, 2021
Registration Deadline:  March 15, 2021
Auditionee Registration Fee:  $55
(please scroll down for hiring company registration information)

All auditionees are asked to apply and to upload video audition (1 minute), dance reel (3 minutes and optional), stage combat reel (3 minutes and optional), headshot, and resume.

All technical candidates are asked to apply and to upload resume and up to three pieces of portfolio material (optional).

All registrations
must be completed online via the SETC Applications Portal.


To participate, auditionees must:

  • be at least 18 years old by January 11, 2021
  • have previous training and experience in theatre
  • be available for the entire summer season or beyond
  • provide two reference contacts from directors or professors using the online application

Application Requirements:

  • Performers
    • 60 Second Video
      • Video can include acting, singing, or both (in either order).
      • No slate. Your name and application materials will coincide with your video.
      • Your 60 seconds begins with your first word. Over 60 seconds and your submission will not be considered.
      • Frame your body from the knees up.
      • Face forward, but do not audition straight into the camera lens.
      • Musical pieces should be accompanied by piano or keyboard-only – either live or piano-only track.
      • Required file format includes .MOV .AVI .MP4 .MKV (most phones use .MP4 format).
      • Files cannot be larger than 200mb
      • Please no commercial clips
      • Files must be labeled:
        • Undergraduate – “YOUR NAME – 2021 – SOTA”. i.e. “Mary Smith – 2021 – SOTA”
    • OPTIONAL – Dance Reel
      • Dance reels should be no more than 3 minutes in length
  • Design/Tech
    • Resume
    • Three portfolio uploads

Individuals with disabilities should contact no later than March 1, 2021 if special accommodations are required.