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A-B Tech and the Montford Park Players will host the twelfth annual Western North Carolina Theatre League Unified Auditions Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville 28801. Modeled after the Southeastern Theatre Conference and National Outdoor Drama Auditions, the annual event allows local actors and technicians to showcase their talents in a professional audition setting for a variety of companies throughout the region. The auditions have drawn up to 23 theatre, media and talent companies.

The purpose of the Unified Auditions is to develop a database of local actors and technical artists for regional, community and professional companies.

This will be the second year in which audition candidates will not be required to provide multiple copies of headshots. Each auditionee will upload his or her information, including a headshot, through our online registration form and pay a $30 registration fee by credit or debit card. Registration fees are non-refundable. This will save you a significant amount of money.

Actors are asked to prepare 90 seconds of material: one monologue OR two contrasting monologues OR monologue and 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be available. Please bring your own sheet music in your key, as the accompanist will not transpose. Youth actors will audition separately, and should present a memorized selection, poem, rhyme, monologue, and, if they wish, sing a song. Singing to tapes is not allowed.

You will be assigned a registration number, which will be your audition number. Your audition number will be assigned in the order in which your registration is received, based on whether you are an adult or child actor.

REGISTRATION IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO 200 ACTORS AND TECHNICIANS!

Audition check-in begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, February 22 for child actors, 9:00 am on Saturday, February 23 for adult actors, designers, directors and technicians.

An Audition Information Workshop will be held Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 PM at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium. At this workshop, actors will hear from a panel of directors on effective auditioning techniques and what to expect at the auditions.

Pre-register for the Unified Auditions by filling out the registration form at www.unifiedauditions.org. Your headshot cannot be bigger than 2 MB.

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