There’s nothing like live theatre. It’s an exciting, dynamic, and immersive experience for the audience and performers. Do you dream of being a theatre actor? It’s hard work, but it’s rewarding, and you will grow as an actor.
Austin has great opportunities for theatre actors, and after a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the Austin theatre community is finally coming back to life. In this guide, we’re going to discuss how to find theatre auditions in Austin, as well as other tips you need to know to become a great theatre actor. Let’s get started.
How to Find Theatre Auditions in Austin
The best online resource for theatre actors and audiences is ATXtheatre.org. You can find information about all 85 theatre companies in Austin, as well as production dates and info. They also spotlight a theatre every month that you can learn more about.
In their actor’s tab, you can learn about local Austin theatre actors, like award-winning actor Marc Pouhé.
To find upcoming auditions, you need to make a free account in the “members hub.” With an account, you can stay up to date with future productions and learn more about the theatre industry in Austin. They also have an Austin TV and film guide for theatre actors, and they are working on a page with other theatre job listings.
If you want to dive into theatre in Austin, I encourage you to take full advantage of this resource.
Tips For Becoming a Great Theatre Actor
If you’re new to theatre, get prepped for success with these tips:
- Get in acting class. In my scene study class, we do several theatre scenes. It’s a great way to learn how to break down a scene, find your character’s objective, and emotionally prepare a scene. You can take what you learn in class into auditions with you, so start taking classes now to sharpen your skills.
- Read plays. To be great in theatre, you need to study the craft. You can find several scripts for both classic and contemporary plays online. Try to read one play a week.
- See live theatre as much as you can. Use ATXtheatre.org to keep up with productions in Austin, and see as many as you can. You can even find last-minute deals on tickets in the “members hub.” Seeing local theatre is a great way to get to know the various theatre companies you can audition with, and you will learn by watching great theatre actors.
When you’re ready to start auditioning for theatre, use my audition tips to make a great impression.
Start Studying to Become an Austin Theatre Actor Today
Are you itching to perform on stage? Start your career and get ready for theatre auditions in Austin with scene study classes at the DuPuy Acting Studio, where serious actors go to learn. You will grow your skills as an actor, develop as a person, and have fun.
Register for a class today or contact me to schedule a private coaching session to discuss your goals.