Jobsite is accepting video auditions for 2020/21 season consideration through Fri., June 19. These materials will be reviewed prior to scheduling callbacks for all shows with the exception of SHOCKHEADED PETER, which is in the process of being cast from within our current ensemble.
Please note: since the Theatre Tampa Bay Unified Auditions have been cancelled for 2020, submitting a video audition as instructed below is the only way to be considered fo 20/21 casting if a performer is not already a member of our ensemble.
Speaking of our ensemble, current Jobsite ensemble members are not required to submit materials but are strongly encouraged to initiate a conversation with David M. Jenkins over email (no texts, DMs, or messages, please) about opportunities in the season.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a residence within reasonable range of the Tampa Bay region. Jobsite, resident theater company of the Straz Center, is a 22-year-old professional theater company working under AEA special appearance contracts when hiring union actors. We do *not* offer any form of travel, housing, or per diem. All company members are paid and earn profit-share. Wages last season ranged from $200 to $400 a week for a maximum of 20 rehearsal hours or typically 4 performances.
Jobsite is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversifying our ensemble in every regard so that we better reflect our rich community. We actively look for the ways to be as inclusive as possible in our casting.
Auditions must conform to the following:
- Write firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of interest including a link to the video audition, attaching a *single PDF file* of a current headshot and resume.
- Please ensure that the filename contains the name of the applicant, eg “Jane-Doe-resume.pdf” or “AmiriBaraka-actor.pdf.”
- Please do not attach separate headshot and resume files. JPGs, PNGs, Pages or Word files, etc will not be accepted nor will files not marked clearly with the applicant’s name.
- The link to the video audition should point to an unlisted/private YouTube or Vimeo URL.
- The audition may be a single monologue no longer than 2 minutes, or 2 contrasting monologues no more than 3 minutes.
- Please do not include a song in lieu of a monologue. We are not casting a musical from the general public.
- If you are interested in being considered for Henry V, one of the monologues must be from Shakespeare (including sonnets).
- Please, do not send links to Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc or directly attach video files to the email.
- Audition submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be reviewed.
Jobsite is casting Liza Birkenmeier’s Dr. Ride’s American Beach House, Jeffrey Hatcher’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Shakespeare’s Henry V, Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, and Robert Askins’ Hand to God. All roles are currently available. Learn more about the plays here.
We will review materials once the deadline passes and begin our next phase, setting up callbacks for the individual shows on a schedule TBA. Submitting materials does not guarantee a callback. Due to the current crisis, callbacks may be scheduled in virtual (as opposed to physical) space.
Now, to what likely most are thinking: are we really really hiring, and how do we expect to know when we can re-open? The answer to the first is ‘yes,’ and ‘we don’t’ to the second. We’re being honest, but this is what we know for sure:
- We’re following the guidelines/guidance of local, state, and federal authorities/health agencies as well as ‘best practices’ devised by the industry and our partners at the Straz Center.
- We are on hold with our production of DOUBT, currently sitting in the theater waiting for the right time to re-open. The remaining 2 plays of the 2019/20 season were cancelled and will be moved ahead to the 2021/22 season. DOUBT is our top priority when we can re-open the theater so that we can attempt to recuperate those significant losses.
- Should re-opening be delayed until Sep., DOUBT will instead open in place of Dr. Ride. If re-opening pushes into Oct., DOUBT will instead take the place of Jekyll & Hyde, and so on as the months continue.
- We are monitoring trends and developments daily and have a plan for how to proceed forward on any given day 8-10 weeks out. For instance, our hard deadline on deciding whether we will produce Dr. Ride this season is July 28.
- Any production planned for 2020/21 that is unable to move ahead due to the closures will be moved instead to the 2021/22 season.
So, yes, we’re hiring. The timelines, however, are far less clear.
We are not currently hiring designers, stage managers, or backstage help as we intend to honor the commitment to our outstanding current team.
Questions? Drop them in a comment.