About RoCo's Auditions
RoCo holds an audition ahead of every production we stage. This is so that we can see how many are willing to be involved, and to give everyone the opportunity to read for a part.
It also gives the Producer and the casting committee for the night, the opportunity to discuss and decide on the cast. The casting committee is made up of the Producer and two members of the RoCo committee, who are not reading for a role in that particular production.
In the interest of fairness, everyone who wishes to be considered for a part must first read for the Producer.
The audition is usually held on a Monday evening (unless advertised otherwise), starting at 7.30pm and lasting until approx. 9pm.
What If I'm Not Able To Attend The Audition?
If you are unable to attend the audition, never fear, just let us know that you would like to be considered for a role and the Producer will be in touch to organise an alternative date for you to read for a role before finalising the cast - this may also be done via Zoom.
No preparation is necessary, at our auditions we provide a sample of the script we are hoping to stage, and all who are looking to be considered for a role will be able to read for a part.
As the evening progresses, the roles in the script we are reading will be alternated between those in attendance, to offer everyone a variety to tryout.
At the end of the evening, the attendee's will be asked whether they are happy to be considered for a role, and then the Producer and the casting committee will stay behind to discuss casting.
If you are new to RoCo, you will be asked for your contact details during the audition, so that we are able to inform you of your role and any further information ahead of the first rehearsal.
How Do We Choose The Play?
Discussions regarding possible plays are made by the RoCo committee, who also try to research potential productions when possible. However, members of RoCo are encouraged to also look for potential options as well.
We usually are unable to select the play we stage until we know how many people wish to take part and be considered for a role. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we are unable to fully cast our preferred choice of play. As such, we tend to have a couple of options, and then see which one we are able to successfully cast from the audition.
How Do I Find Out When RoCo Is Holding An Audition?
Info on our upcoming auditions will be posted on our website, but also make sure to follow us on our social media accounts or be signed-up to our mailing list, as we will be posting about our upcoming events including our auditions there too.