National Summer Theatre Auditions

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The National Summer Theatre Auditions sponsored by the Institute of Outdoor Theatre will be taking place at the East Carolina University campus in Greenville, NC on the Martin Luther King weekend of Jan. 16-17, 2016.  Due to increasing demand, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre (IOT) Auditions is expanding its annual auditions program to two days in order to be able to accept all qualified candidates. IOT auditions are open to all outdoor and indoor theatres hiring for the coming season.  This year in addition to the traditional acting, singing, and dancing auditions, we are adding new stage combat auditions led by certified Fight Master Mark Guinn of Louisiana Tech University.  Mark joins our audition team of Tommi Galaska (dance) from East Carolina University and Michael Hannah (singing) from Lees-McCrae College to lead our auditionees through the earliest mass audition of the season.


The details about the auditions with an application form are on the website website (here). Please note: the application link will not be live until Monday,November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am. The auditions have developed an excellent reputation for the care and personal attention given to the auditionees by their staff and their (comparatively) humane atmosphere!

Registration opens on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:00 am and ends on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm. However, in recent years they were sold out well before that deadline so sign up as soon as possible.


The application fee is $55 and students can obtain an excellent room rate at the Holiday Inn in Greenville where up to four can share a room.  Their nightly rate at the Holiday Inn is $99 plus tax for reservations by phone call 877-271-2616, online at and use  the group code EIO.