Tampa Unified Auditions Seek Aspiring Talent For Upcoming Performances

Actors looking to perform new roles or work with different companies should head to the Tampa Unified Auditions for the 2010 through 2011 season. Companies will be there looking for fresh talent.

Auditions will be held at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus at the Mainstage Theater on July 31.

This is the Second Annual Tampa Unified Auditions hosted by Tampa Bay Area theater companies and Hillsborough Community College of Visual and Performing Arts.  

The participating theaters are Gorilla Theatre, New American Theater, Stageworks, Eckerd Theater Company, Hat Trick Theatre Productions, Dempsey Stage Company, SLT Productions, Early Bird Dinner Theatre and All Out Rep and Conspiracy Theatre. These companies are casting for their 2010/2011 season.

"It's not necessarily the only time that they're casting, it is more of the local auditions that they're using to cast," says Brian Becker, CEO and producing artistic director for New American Theater.

The Tampa Unified Auditions were started last year by Gorilla Theatre's Bridget Bean. She had the idea that everyone should be involved and she got the auditions up and running. About eight companies participated.

The auditions benefit the actors because they can audition for more than one company at a time instead of going to several auditions, Becker says.

These auditions are for local talent who have worked in community theaters and are looking to move up to the professional theaters.

Interested actors should schedule an audition time at the New American Theater website or the Gorilla Theatre website.

Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Brian Becker, New American Theater
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