Pending COVID-19 issues, SETC plans to hold live auditions/interviews in Greensboro, NC. However, it will be a hybrid or fully virtual event. SETC asks for all auditionees and tech candidates to upload video auditions, resumes, and any portfolio materials. Should SETC have to go fully virtual due to COVID-19 safety reasons, we will have everyone’s materials to pass on to the professional companies. If live auditions/interviews are possible, SETC will also offer the chance to have your audition/materials submitted virtually in case you feel unsafe or are unable to travel.

Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions

New Audition Dates:  March 26 & 27, 2021
Location: Greensboro, NC

SETC Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions Moved to March 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions, originally scheduled for January 15-16, 2021, will be moved to March 26-27, 2021.  A survey informed SETC that the professional companies prefer the possibility of an in-person audition in March versus a virtual one in January.

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 and internship opportunities.  Both outdoor and indoor theatres are invited to participate.


Apply Now!

Registration Opens:  January 11, 2021
Registration Deadline:  March 15, 2021
Registration Fee:  $55

300 audition spots available until sold out

Pre-registration is required for all performers and technicians.
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.


Company Registration is now open!

Fee: $210
Includes SETC membership and One Representative

Register your Company to Recruit!

Questions? Please contact the SETC office,

Who’s Hiring?

A list of 2021 hiring companies will be provided soon.

The following companies were in attendance at the 2020 Auditions: