Bards of Birmingham is delighted to announce auditions for Our Spring Play!

We're pleased to announce open auditions for our spring play, which will be one of Shakespeare's comedies. The exact play will be selected after auditions, as play selection is heavily dependent upon casting concerns. The play will be chosen from the following options:

Twelfth Night

The Tempest

The Merchant of Venice

Please come prepared with a monologue no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 4 minutes. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on January 24 and involve cold readings from the script. Please see audition procedures below for more details. 

Date: January 23, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Unity Church of Birmingham, 2803 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Open to: All actors or aspiring actors, ages 6-25. Preference in casting is given to actors under the age of 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.