Data from our StageSource Annual Audition survey has been calculated and we’d like to
thank everyone who filled it out and gave us feedback on the process. We will be using this information to help make decisions as we move forward in order to make the auditions as beneficial as possible. In the meantime, for all you numbers junkies out there, here are a few items of interest. I have broken the information down between the Performer Survey and the Producer Survey.
-55% received work or callbacks from the auditions versus 44% who did not
-76% attended previous StageSource auditions but less than 26% attended any other StageSource event (Be sure to check out our post on networking regarding this)
-March (33%) and April (28%) received the highest votes for the best time of year for the auditions.
-91% use the auditions to be considered for next season’s shows (this could account for the high request to move them earlier)
-71% found our changes this year positive while 28% found them negative
-Many performers have requested feedback or notes. We are hoping to put together an Audition Prep Seminar before the auditions next year that could provide this type of
-Several are still disheartened by the low attendance of producers or the intermittent
attendance throughout the day.
-A few requested longer slots and more days to open up more opportunities for auditioners.
-95% cast shows using the StageSource Auditions, 5% did or do not
-85% attend the auditions and 45% attend other StageSource events (don’t discount these networking events, producers DO attend them)
-January (21%), April (26%), June (26%) received the highest votes for best time of year for auditions
-81% responded that they find people to audition for upcoming season (This is different than casting directly FROM these auditions. Many consider this an introduction or first round audition for their season)
-76% found our changes positive, 23% negative
-Many hoped to see more Equity actors, with many stating: Even if you think “everyone
knows my work”– Audition. Out of sight, out of mind.
- Several said to dress appropriately and avoid monologues with extreme violence or sexual content (Be sure to visit our Audition Advice post for more pointers on this)
-Make sure that you are fully prepared, find pieces with strong contrast, know how much time you have, and do what you do best.
Thanks again for all of your input and your continued attendance at the StageSource Annual Auditions! Have more comments? Leave them below!