Audition Date – September 21, 2020 via Zoom

The San Diego Performing Arts League is happy to announce that All Cities Auditions will be held on September 21, 2020 via Zoom. Auditors are Artistic Directors, Artistic Staff, Casting Directors, Agents and Managers – the people in San Diego that look for talent will be in the room – you should be there too!

Registration is still open.  Many spots have been filled, so sign up right away if you are interested!

***IMPORTANT NOTE***The auditions are only open to current members of the Performing Arts League.  To join, or re-join the League, click the button below!

Important Information for All Cities Auditions

If you are considering requesting a time slot for the All Cities Auditions, or have already requested your time slot, here is the important information you need to know.

What Can I Do at the All Cities Auditions?

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

Important Dates & Information

Since this is the first time we will be conducting the All Cities Auditions via Zoom, we will be hosting to informational workshops to help you prepare and perform at your best.

Tuesday, August 18 at 5:00 pm PST on Zoom: Headshot Workshop (Facebook Event)

Attend this free Zoom workshop with photographer Robert Dahey and Producer in Residence at San Diego Repertory Theatre Patrice Amon to learn how to create a headshot that stands out. This workshop is open to ALL SDPAL members, but will be especially valuable to those who are intending to audition at All Cities.

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

Tuesday, September 1 at 5:00 pm PST on Zoom: Resume Workshop

Attend this Zoom workshop to learn how to craft a resume that best showcases your experience. This workshop is open to ALL SDPAL members, but will be especially valuable to those who are intending to audition at All Cities.

Wednesday, September 2: 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 September 2 at midnight PST. Fill out the form this page to request an audition slot.

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

Monday, September 7: Audition Appointments Finalized & Sent to Talent

If selected for an audition at the 2020 All Cities Auditions, you will be notified of your time slot by September 7th. Please note that the form to request an audition slot allows you to specify your availability on the day of the auditions. Auditions will be grouped by talent performed and union status.

If you have not received your time slot by September 8, please email membership@sdpal.com 

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).
  • Since auditions will be conducted via Zoom, please gather any accompaniment or backing tracks you will need for your audition pieces. You will be responsible for playing your own backing tracks during the Zoom audition. 

Prepping for Your Zoom Audition

  • We will be sending out a private link to join the All Cities Auditions Zoom Room the week prior to the auditions.
  • In preparation for your Zoom audition – do your best to follow standard self-tape guidelines. Find a well-lit spot in your home with minimal background noise and a clean backdrop.
  • We highly recommend doing a sound and visual check prior to the day of the auditions. We’re all adjusting here, but it’s your best interests to feel as prepared as possible before the day of the auditions (the same as you would if we were conducting them in person!)

On the Day of the Audition 

On the day of the All Cities Auditions – please be prepared to join the Zoom meeting room at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

You will be “checked in” by the virtual audition monitor. You will be kept on mute and in a “virtual waiting room” until it is your turn to perform.

When it is your turn to audition, the virtual audition monitor will let you into the main Zoom room. Please double check that you are unmuted and visible.

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, the virtual audition monitor will remove you from the main audition room. And that’s it! Enjoy the rest of your day and feel proud of what you brought to the room.