Bards of Birmingham is delighted to announce auditions for Bards in a Box!

We're inviting young actors ages 6-18 to audition to be part of our mobile showcase troupe, Bards in a Box. Bards in a Box is so named because actors carry around all of their props in one small, light box, and are ready to perform at a moment's notice. 

Bards in a Box is guaranteed two major events this year: the annual Masquerade Ball, and the Alabama Renaissance Faire. They'll perform a 30-minute play at each location, and work in teams of 2 to do street performing as well. Two of the B-n-B actors will be selected to perform the role of the Fool - an important addition to every court, requiring a great deal of charisma (not to mention comedic timing). The Fool is a new addition to our Bards in a Box concept, and we're excited to be growing and exploring new territory.

Bards in a Box auditions are like our traditional auditions, with one addition - auditioning actors should come prepared to tell ONE JOKE along with their monologues. Otherwise, follow the procedures listed below, and we look forward to seeing you!

Date: July 11, 2015, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Creative Montessori School, 1650 28th Court, Homewood, AL 35209

Open to: All actors or aspiring actors, ages 6-18

Audition procedure:

Bring the following items with you to auditions:

  • A memorized monologue. This monologue should be no shorter than 30 seconds, no longer than 4 minutes.
  • A head shot. This doesn't have to be a professional head shot, but needs to accurately represent what you look like. 
  • A resume. Highlight your acting and/or dancing experience, but please keep in mind that Bards of Birmingham does not require acting experience in order to be cast. A committed novice actor would be preferred over a lackluster experienced actor. 

Actors will be called back one at a time to perform for audition judge(s). If casting decisions can't be concluded with an initial round of auditions, actors may be asked to come back for a callback audition round which will include cold readings from the script.