2022 All City Auditions – Monday, August 8

**Signups for the 2022 All City Auditions are now closed. 

The All City Auditions are a yearly event hosted by the San Diego Performing Arts League where local talent has the opportunity to audition for a panel of numerous casting directors, talent agents, and other performing arts professionals from across the Southern California region.

All participants in the 2022 All Cities must be members of SDPAL Cast & Crew. To join, or re-join Cast & Crew, click here. 

What Can I Do at the All City Auditions?

The All Cities are meant to help you showcase your best skills as a performer. This includes: monologues, singing, dancing, or performing a 2 person scene. You have a total audition time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Be sure to select your performance intentions when requesting a time slot, as this will inform your audition time slot.

Important Dates & Information

Tuesday, July 5th at midnight: Deadline for All Cities Talent to request an audition slot

In order to facilitate an organized day and make the best use of auditor’s time, all talent audition requests must be received by July 5th at midnight PST. Please note that the All City Auditions will be limited to 100 auditioners – so it is recommended that you sign up early to ensure getting a spot.  

Monday, July 18th: Audition Appointments Finalized & Sent to Talent

If selected for an audition at the 2022 All Cities, you will be notified of your time slot by July 18th. 

If you have not received your time slot by July 19th, please email membership@sdpal.com 

Monday, July 25 on Zoom: Pre-All Cities Informational Session

Join D. Candis Paule and Jacole Kitchen for a 45-minute informational session on what the expect and how best to prepare for the 2022 All City Auditions. All participants are highly encouraged to attend. 

To sign up: Email membership@sdpal.com directly and share your name and the email you will be using to access the Zoom session.

***NOTE*** You must be a member of Cast & Crew to audition and your membership must be current through the audition date. If you are not currently a member of Cast & Crew, you can sign to join here.

What to Do After Receiving Your Audition Information

  • Immediately after receiving your audition time slot, be sure to login to the SDPAL portal and update your profile (headshots, resume, key information). 
  • If you are NOT able to make your assigned time slot, please email membership@sdpal.com ASAP and we will do our best to reschedule you.

Requesting a Scholarship

If you would like to join Cast & Crew and participate in the 2022 All City Auditions, but are experiencing financial obstacles that prevent you from participating, we have scholarship options available for membership. If you would like to request a scholarship, email membership@sdpal.com with a 2-3 sentence write-up of why you are requesting a scholarship.

Prepping for Your Audition

  • Practice your materials!
    • If you are singing, please prepare your sheet music and make clear notes for the accompanist.
    • Your audition time must not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Practice your materials to ensure you are well-within the time limit (including your slate!) Due to time constraints, we will be stopping auditions after 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

On the Day of the Audition 

On the day of the All City Auditions – please arrive at Cygnet Theatre (4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110) at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

You will be “checked in” by our volunteer audition monitor, and they will let you know when you are “on deck” for your audition.

COVID Safety at the Venue: As of May 23, 2022, Cygnet Theatre requires that a well-fitting mask be worn indoors. Please plan to bring a mask with you for auditions. You will not be required to wear a mask during your audition.

When it is your turn to audition, you will enter the stage right doors and walk onto the stage from the stairs. Deliver your sheet music to the accompanist (if singing), and walk to the “X” in the center of the stage. 

Wait a few seconds, and introduce yourself – a simple, “Hello, my name is ___” is great.

At the end of your audition program, you can simply nod your head to the auditors, or you may wish to say something like “Thank you” or “Have a wonderful day.” Your audition is over when you complete your performance pieces, or at the end of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, whichever comes first.

When you are done, exit out the same door you came in. And that’s it! Enjoy the rest of your day and feel proud of what you brought to the room.


The All City Auditions are open only to individual SDPAL Cast & Crew Members. You must be a registered member of C&C in order to participate in All Cities.

C&C members, in addition to All Cities invitations, receive:

  • access to the private Cast & Crew Resource Page
  • invitation to free, private professional development workshops, held monthly
  • listing in the SDPAL Performing Arts Directory

To join SDPAL Cast & Crew, or to renew a previous membership, please click here or use the button below.