Follow up for 02.01.15 FWIW

Earlier this month I published a FWIW regarding theatre and the importance of getting cast!
I received quite a few emails asking about where to find out when auditions are being held.  I immediately wrote to Bill McMillin, head of Equity, and he was kind enough to supply me with the following information:
Austin Creative Alliance:  They have a newsletter to members and you can find auditions on their website (  Each year the hold a mass audition where many theatre companies are present (and some casting directors and agents).
The Austin Chronicle:  Will sometimes list auditions.
Austin Live Theatre:  Their website will also have auditions.

Mary Alice Carnes is a free lance PR person and she sends out audition notices for some of the theatre companies:
Bill’s suggestion is for talent interested in auditioning to register with the local theatre websites as some are now doing that for audition notices.

The Equity Theatres are required to hold auditions.  They can do a season audition or a per show audition.  Those Theatres are:

ZACH:  usually per show
Austin Shakespeare:   yearly and when needed, per show.
Austin Playhouse:  Bill suggests people just walk in and drop off a resume and HS.
St. Edward’s University:  yearly auditions, usually in the summer.  They cannot cast people out of the community who are not Equity actors (or at least, they can give a non-Equity person a contract, but that person is usually known to St. Ed’s and is invited to audition with the Equity folks, although this does not happen often).

Bill receives the Equity notices and then distributes to the members here in the area. He may be reached at: Bill McMillin

Special thanks to Bill for all this information!
Here is an audition notice Bill recently received and was kind enough to share:

Doctuh Mistuh Productions announces auditions for HEATHERS & ROCKY HORROR

Contact: Michael McKelvey, Producing Artistic Director (512) 296-3494


Doctuh Mistuh Productions, winner of the 2014 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Musical with SILENCE, THE MUSICAL, is pleased to announce auditions for its 6th Season. In its mission to produce successful Off-Broadway works that may not make it to Austin, DMP is pleased to announce its regional premiere of HEATHERS. HEATHERS is a musical adaption of the 1989 cult film, which starred Winona Rider and Christian Slater. The show had a sold out tryout run in Los Angeles and then premiered Off-Broadway in 2014. The production features music, lyrics and book by Lawrence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness). To keep with the “cult movie” theme of the season, DMP will also be producing a second production to run in repertory with HEATHERS, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. 


DMP is looking for 12-15 actors who will make up the 2015 company and perform in both productions. All roles are available at the present time except for Janet & Dr. Scott (Rocky Horror).


Rehearsal Dates: May 15th-June 18th

Performance dates: Heathers – June 18th through July 11th; The Rocky Horror Show – June 24th thru July 11th at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 E. Manor Rd., Austin, TX

For Audition Information Specifics, Cast Lists, etc., please go to: or


For additional information or info for audition uploads:

Compensation: All positions will be compensated

Posted by: Donise Hardy on March 16, 2015 @ 3:21 pm
Filed under: For What It's Worth

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