Any lists this morning for men and women?
Female non eq list at 7. No men's list yet at 7:50. Way to be chill guys! Happy Friday!
List is outside the building. Up to 6 at 7:45am.
Bump on non-eq/emc list for men
This is an ecc ^
There was some discrepancy yesterday about whether or not they would seen non-eq since they have an open call in March. Did they end up taking any?
Bump. Are they seeing non-equity?
When is the open call?
Bump for any news on noneq
Bump on non eq being seen
I know a lot of people had negative comments yesterday, but is anyone there already for today? Is there a list up?
List is up at 6! On the second door.
List at 21 as of 6:28
What's the list at?
List at 45 as of 7:15
What time does the studio open?
Up to #55 as of 7:30
List at 65 as of 7:50.
List moved upstairs on the third floor
List is up to 80
77 at 8:10
List up to 86 at 8:45am
Holding room is open, but no monitor yet
List is in the 90s now
920am, list is at 103 :-)
Anyone know based on yesterday if they're taking all HS/R at the start of the call or as they call you in list order??
@CharacterActor234 just because he knows them doesn't mean he is liked or respected by them. I have a friend in the industry (equity by the way) who has worked with him before and told me he's an old grouch.
What number have they called thru?
Bump on numbers called
Called through 25
Called through 30
I heard there are callbacks for this today too, how is that possible. Anyone get a callback for today.
Bump on #s
I am publicly expressing my admiration and thanks to yesterday's ITR folks and the monitor. There were about 175 on the "list" and they saw them all!
Anyone get a Godspell callback ITR?
Called through #40
Bump so people can see info about today's call
I got a CB ITR for Godspell and Nunsense yesterday to come back today.
Bump on numbers
Called through #50
I got a call back ITR. For 4:20. I play instruments.... they want to hear that.
Called through 60
Could anyone share their experience trying to be seen by Williamstown as Non-equity? Do they only see non-eq if we submit to the separate Non-Equity Company that supplements MainStage? Is it worth trying to attend the EPA? Thank you in advance!!
I couldn't make it out last year so not sure what happened then, but two years ago I was seen at their EPA as non-equity.
Non eq list at 11.
There are NOT a lot of people here. Many equity members may waltz in and sign up anytime, but I imagine non-eq could be seen today.
Non equity list is up to 18. Monitor said EMC isn't too bad, just depends if they want to see non-eq or not. Please keep the thread updated!!!
Bump-- how's EMC looking?
Bump on EMC
Not sure about EMC, but non-Equity list up to 23. NE may be seen, time permitting. Drop-offs accepted.
Bump for EMC and who's ITR?
Do we know who's in the room? Thanks!
It looks like about 12-15 on EMC list, non called yet. Still working on alternate list
Noneq released until after lunch. Lunch is 1-2.
Any info on alt list nos?
Can we get a double confirmation on no non-eq's til after lunch? Please and thank you.
Bump for equity and alt pleaseeee
Any news on EMC?
Hi! Anyone know who is in the room?
Yep can double confirm non eq asked to come back after lunch. Any news on EMC??
anyone there yet? how's the noneq list/line looking?
This is at Ripley 929, right? Not 520?
Yes Ripley 939, not 520. 2nd floor.
Non eq list about 23 ten minutes ago.
How is this call looking??
How many EMCs called? Thanks!
Bump - non-Eq numbers, please!
Bump on EMC and equity alternate updates please!
Two emcs called about 30 minutes ago. Anyone have more recent update?
16 EMC on list, called through 3. No alts currently...
Any updates on how this is looking?
Last I heard: 5/17 EMC
Anyone know any other details about this call?
It's at 8th Ave studios? And the call is at 11:00 which seems odd, but I could be overthinking!
I am wondering the same thing! Are people starting a list super early? They may not honor it if it does not start till 11 but only goes till 4:30, thoughts?
I'm not going to start an unofficial list super early, I doubt they will take it! I'm getting there around 9am
Let's all be civil here lol
I think that sounds reasonable!
11am is right. This call and company are really relaxed and easy going so I'd say sleep in.
5 years ago... nobody showed up... literally it was so empty.
Yeah this is usually pretty chill and from what I can recall they do usually take a list! :)
Hey y'all, yeah I'm super confused by this? The 8th ave studios thing is kinda weird ... has anyone ever been there?
Does anyone know if this is a singing only call or dancing/singing? Also which one may be first?
The Barn has held their auditions at the the other Ripley for several years now. I remember it running very slowly, so even if you get there super early, it does not mean you'll be in and out, and yes it is a pretty chill call..The studios themselves are also kinda janky- the holding room is a tight squeeze and there weren't a lot of outlets, but maybe that has changed? Just as a heads up....
This call is always incredibly chill and low pressure! I would say sleep in; 9 AM is a great idea.
Theater Barn always holds their auditions at 939 8th Ave, and people usually keep everyone posted on how it's moving here on AU.
Do they usually take a list?
Unofficial list is up to 6 as of 6am
Yes, they've always taken a list in the past. List is posted inside the vestibule. About 10 names on it as of 6:20 am.
Does anyone know if they pass your name if they'll let you go into the next group? My work schedule is super wonky today and trying to figure out where on the list to put myself.
List at 23 at 7:15
Why ya'll gotta be like this ugh
8th ave studios is a thing! Been there quite a bit for auditions. It's an offshoot of Ripley Grier.
And it will be singing first.
How many of those names are in the same handwriting?
There was a girl signing in at least 10 people when I was there
Ugh come on guys...just take the advice of everyone saying that 9 Am is plenty early. That's when I was planning to get there...what's the list up to now? I don't have anywhere to be so it's not like I have to go super early...just wondering
Agreed with above. What's the list at now?
The audition is at 11 and the building opens at 10 whyyyy are people signing up earlier than 9??
64 at 8:05
62 as of 8:05am
List is at 64 at 8:05
70 people at 8:20
79 @ 8:30
This traditional of an unofficial list needs to stop, especially people signing up their friends. If you want a chance to be seen then get there early and wait with the rest of us!
Agreed. And I'm happy to hear that a LOT of theaters are refusing to take it. So I'm hoping that it stops. There's 85? People on the list and literally 8 people here. 8. These 8 should be first in line because we are actually present and here waiting!!
Agreed. I'd love for theatres to stop accepting unofficial lists. But until they do, I wish people would be a little more respectful.
I don't mind someone signing up one friend if you're tag teaming auditions for the day, or maybe even two. But to put down 10 names is just unfair.
If anyone is wondering how to get to/where this is.
3rd floor, list on the holding room's door. Buzz 202 to get in.
List around 115 at 9:15am.
Thank you @JessicaJones!
Its at 150 already. Not worth it.
The reason there are so few people waiting in line is because there's a list .... unofficial lists are a priveledge and I hope you will learn to use them to your advantage. It stinks that non eqs are starting to losethat priveledge at more and more theatres because of bad choices, but a list started at 6am is completely reasonable.
Just to play devil's advocate here,
Some people can't afford to take work off every single time they have an audition, so they do what they can to fit it all in. Some will get up extra early to sign up and then run to work. It doesn't mean that people care less if they aren't sitting in the holding room hours before the audition even starts. I know this isn't the story for all people, and hopefully people will start being more respectful (not signing 10 of their friends up) to fellow auditioners. We all have different situations and are trying our best to book a job performing, while also making enough money for food and rent. It's a tough business, so be kind to each other!
Happy Audition season! Let's kill it!
No, unofficial lists are not a privilege. They are a pain in the ass.
Equity have to stand outside in a line, people want this business to be more "fair"? That's what everyone should do. I for one commend the theaters and casting offices who refuse the unofficial list.
We should be running open calls like equity runs their calls, not with this unofficial crap.
Emseeme The problem is when someone signs up 20 of their friends who aren't even there - sorry but that IS NOT right. You may see it as a privilege if your friend signed you up and you didn't have to be there and could sleep in or go to work. For the ones like me that got up early, got ready and got down here to wait in like - that is NOT a privilege to me when there were already 85 on the list and only 8 people actually present - sorry it's not right. If you put your name on the list then you should wait. The only way I could agree to a list is if they used some sort of on line sign-up sheet so that every has the same "privilege" as you call it. Don't forget just like some of you have jobs, some of us don't live in NYC - maybe I should start a business that charges people and me and my crew will go around to all the audition lists at 5am and sign in 40 people at a time...I mean if you think it's ok for your friend to sign you up then why shouldn't some entrepreneur capitalize on this....hmmmm it's a thought.
"A list started at 6am is completely reasonable"
HA. Apply that to any other job situation and tell me that doesn't sound ridiculous.
List is up to 140 now, no word on typing or 16 bars yet.
Any monitors present? Word on when they're collecting headshots?
Alright let's stop complaining y'all.
What's up with the lists? Are there monitors there yet?
List at 147.
No monitor yet.
Hey guys. I overslept is there any point of me coming in?
UPDATE FROM CASTING
List is being honored. 16 bars of your best. May ask for a contrasting selection so keep that in mind.
Break legs everyone and remember to keep it down in the hallways.
Someone who looked official took the lists...as in physically took them but no word if they are transferring it, seeing what's going on and making decisions on what to sing, not taking it....
Is there another open call tomorrow?
Theres another call tomorrow but it will be shorter. Only until 1 30
So yes to transferring the list?
Yes, they transferred the list. The first 10 names have been called.
Can anyone update if they'll fit you in if you miss your number?
Up to 23 or so called. Have to resign at the end of the list if you miss
how far on the list are they?
Bump on list progress.
Which room/floor is the holding room ?
Are they keeping the list open all day?
Called to 48/49.
Any callbacks ITR?
FYI the AD just made an announcement to stop singing contemporary musical theatre, pop/rock, or overly emotional songs. They want something traditional and showy (belt or legit is fine)
That was such a rude speech by the accompanist (MD?). I get it that contemp doesn't fit the season of course but there are nicer ways to say it then calling it crap. This call is a joke.
Overly emotional songs? Lol
I'm cold as shit. Also he said like no new age stuff like pasek and Paul, drew gasparini etc
What number are they at
When I walked into the room they were kinda talking smack about the song choice of the person who went before me :/
Could not agree more with the above posts. When I gave my song he said out loud "what is this shit"? I get it he doesn't like it, but please don't comment on my book. This call will certainly not be a highlight of this audition season. :/
Bump on numbers called?
The last post in Gig & Tell is quite telling....
I know they're doing Nunsense and Guys and Dolls but aren't they doing Godspell too tho? Lol of course people are gonna come in with pop/rock/contemp./"overly emotional" songs
Idk about y'all but I don't wanna work with people like that hahaha
BUMP. how many numbers have they called out of how many?
also, anyone have the link to the posting for tomorrow's call?
Yeah wtf I was there specifically for Godspell because I'm not right for anything else they're doing. So why wouldn't I have sung a belly rock ballad...? If they're not casting that they should've said that in the listing so some of us didn't have to get up so early and waste our whole morning. Sounds like they really value our time and energy
I'm happy to know I'm not the only one that felt this way about this audition. This was a rough one.
They are not casting Godspell from this call. The director has posted he is casting privately looking for actors who play instruments.
^^^ that information was not anywhere on the audition notice, nor on the information posted at the call
They are casting Godspell at this call. The director isn't here, but will be at the callbacks on Saturday.
Don't think that's 100% true.
I went in with a legit and they specifically asked me for a pop/rock for Godspell for a 2nd. Which caught me off guard since they had specified that they don't want that. And all of a sudden I couldn't think of a single pop/rock song in my book.
Looking back I think their thinking is: Ask for a legit since it's a Summer stock and most of the season sways that way. Then go from there for Godspell.
But they also said early Stephen Schwartz would be good. So they're definitely considering for Godspell
Does anyone know what number they are up to?
They were nice to me but they certainly seemed stand offish before I started just talking with them a bit. The accompanist played very well but that speech really did seem a bit harsh. I've never had or heard of someone doing that in that manner. I didn't hear him call the auditions crap but I did hear him yelling. And he slammed the door. It was a bit how you'd talk to students or kids. What really upsets me is the talking shit about auditioners as others are walking into the room and actually going 'what is this shit' when someone presents the song they are going to sing. That's beyond disrespectful. Most community theaters, hell most high school theaters know better than that. Now I feel like I wasted a day and my energy if this is how they behave, as they are not showing that WE the actors would want to work with them.
After witnessing some terrible behavior from the creative team and reading the Gig and Tell page I'm wondering...do I want to waste my time attending a callback for this company? If this is how they act during auditions, what's that rehearsal and production process like? Anybody else conflicted?
Hey All: I'm the pianist who made the dreaded speech you all found so offensive. Let me clue you in: auditions are not about your feelings. It's about the directors', producers' and MDs needs? Want to be jerked off? Take a class where they do that. Auditions are not for that. With a season like Numsense, Guys And Dolls and Godspell, why would you sing Adam Gwon? It shows people you didn't read the call or have no idea what's appropriate and just want to sing something "you like". Sorry, if all this bent you out of shape, this is the wrong business for you.
Yes. Nunsense. I'm on my phone.
I didn't actually hear the speech. Just heard through the grapevine what they wanted initially which is always good to know... what made it so offensive?
Didn't personally witness anything rude and they were all pleasant and positive in the room. Definitely trying to push things along to get through everyone, which I understand. But that's just me.
The door though... I think it just slams. Seemed to slam every time someone closed it.
Just seemed like an ordinary audition to me.
So...who was in the room? I'm gonna make sure to never go to a call he plays. No professional says something like "want to be jerked off?".
I mostly play Equity calls, so, thankfully, you won't run into me much.
idk, maybe some people need their feelings coddled, but I guess I'm coming at it from the angle that this is my profession, this is a business, and I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a modicum of professionalism. Yes, even in the non-eq world.
Wasn't there for the speech, can't verify, but I 100% heard shit-talking about the person before me when I came into the room.
His name is John, didn't get the last name. Best of luck to those going tomorrow... also the call says "best 16" but make sure it's golden age or else you'll be bullied
There is a huge difference between being "coddled" and being treated kindly and decently. The fact that this theatre company doesn't know the difference would certainly make me think twice about working for them.
Y'all need to calm down lmao I'm going to this call tomorrow for the sole reason of meeting this pianist and shaking his hand. BRAVO
I was going to this call tomorrow, but am going to pass. No way would I want to work with a company who acts so unprofessional. A simple mention of "hey, we are looking for legit songs, please keep that in mind" would have been sufficient.
While the delivery may not have been my fave, I definitely appreciated the announcement. Because of that i changed my audition song and my new song got me the callback. Why wouldnt you want extra insight to what the team wants?
Irrelevant, but in terms of skill, this accomp. played my piece better than any other audition accomp. I have sang with.
Further, I couldnt find gig and tells for this theatre. There are bad reviews for The Barn Theatre and other "barn" related theatres, but I could not find this specific one. I have a friend who worked there last summer as a "jobber" and loved his experience. This was also the warmest room Ive been in in a long time.
Dont be discouraged guys.
Woof. Heard all this earlier and literally turned around on 51st to avoid the nonsense. But "pianist that responded?" That may be the most ridiculous post I've seen in a WHILE. Maybe you are real. I struggle to believe that post is legit.
For everyone who IS real and WAS there: don't stress about your song selection! You picked (and rocked) a song based on what you knew at the time! Also YOU showed up. And that's all you can do at any of these. Show up, get seen, rock it out. So be proud.
ANYWAY, just painting some positive vibes over this blood-spatter of a thread. Sleep tight all!!
My b, I found the gig and tells.
But honestly, it sounds like one person is being a drama queen and other people had very positive things to say.
By drama queen, you mean @thepianist right? lol
I understand how frustrating it must be to hear person after person sing songs that the team felt was inappropriate to the show choice and feeling that the breakdown hadn't been clearly read. Totally valid feeling and I understand you felt something had to be said. However, there is a way to state things, in a professional and courteous manner that does not include profanity or rudeness. It's not about coddling, it's simple courtesy and professionalism. You can state things strongly yet with some amount of decency without 'coddling' . And again, my issue isn't even with that, it really isn't, sometimes people react in frustration and this may have been one of those times. However, as it has been written above, talking about and/or laughing about other auditioners as someone else is coming into the room? Saying 'what is this shit' when someone places music in front of you? That's unprofessional and very disheartening. It's actually borderline insulting to the 150+ who gave up their days and put effort into their audition because it shows how little we are respected. Look we all know everyone talks about everyone but at least have the decency to do it not as another person is walking in. We can't do our best work for you if we feel uncomfortable already, like we're going to be made fun of. It's never a good thing when actors are doubting auditioning/working for your company. Like everything else, theater relies on word of mouth, professionalism and how you treat your employees works on word of mouth and you can lose AMAZING people this way and it hurts both parties.
(and you were an AWESOME accompanist by the way...I just think a couple of things could have been handled better over all)
I was referring to the negative gig and tells, but I agree the way the accomp handled things was a little off putting but I did appreciate the info that was given.
Okay, you came out and told everyone not to sing contemporary anymore. Fine. Whatever. If you had just left it at that no one would be upset. However, shit-talking actors while their in the room? Saying "what is this shit" when people put their music in front of you? Where is it written that that's okay? NO ONE DOES THAT. It's not professional AT ALL.
Also, the call said "16 bars of YOUR BEST" which is a VERY broad statement. If you want legit songs, you should've specified LIKE OTHER CALLS DO (including Equity calls).
And on top of all this you come on here to respond? Seriously? And it's not like it made anything better. You just created more drama because you got butthurt over what was said about you.
As people before me have said, there's a difference between coddling and showing courtesy, respect, and professionalism. You have clearly shown us none.
For the record, this is coming from someone who actually had a good audition with you and had no problem with you until all of this happened. The final nail in the coffin was "bye, Felicia."
LOL omg the RUDENESS of this accompanist
someone's high and mighty
literally took no time for Theatre Barn to live up to the gossip this year: they've been treatin' actors like dispensable pieces of shit since that nonunion hell hole was founded
Sooooo who's going tomorrow??? Hahahahaha but seriously..
HEAR Ye, HEAR Ye- this theatre is NOT professional! I went to see a friend in a show there this past season, and though some of the talent was great, there was an ensemble of about 6 12-15 year-olds in starter character heels with dead eyes and tambourines- playing "adults??"- one of them being the granddaughter of the owners of the theatre. Sound and lighting terrible- they were well into the run of the show- set out of badly painted ply-wood. You CAN be creative and artistic on a budget, but it seemed like the administration just didn't care. There were actors coming to show calls inebriated, and when the stage manager tried to write them up/ etc. she was shot down by people in charge, so she had to quit. My friend stayed in an upper story, in air-conditioned room with no window. STAY AWAY!!!! For your own safety and sanity!
I don't mean to enjoy the misery of others, but I loved every second of reading this. I was there last summer, and I would give this a hard pass. The bad mouthing that was happening between your auditions also happened during the previous season, mostly the producers talking badly of actors to other actors. Everything there is almost good, almost ok, until it's so bad it's offensive. And I recognize that not all of the Gig and Tell reviews reflect that. That may be because last season, a lot of actors who had done multiple seasons there all agreed that it was the worst it had been, and that it was out of character for them. So maybe it was just that season. Or maybe it's the beginning of a trend. But from someone who just worked there, none of what was said here surprised me.
Is this thread even real? Is this pianist really talking shit on an AU thread? I understand the frustration of innapropriate song selections, if you want to make a nasty announcement, FINE. I wasn't there, if he was nasty about it that is unfortunate, but at the end of the day it's beneficial for us to know that information. But to talk shit about actors in the room, and type out these snarky, petty replies? I can think of a thousand other more productive things I could do with my morning tomorrow than attend this audition. I suggest others do the same. We need to respect ourselves enough to not deal with this bullshit.
Lol, yeah, I'm sure you play lots of Equity calls. 😂😚
@thatpianist if an internet conversation consisting of actors warning their fellow actors that the accompanist at an audition is disrespectful and rude has bothered you to the point that you had to create an AU account to respond, maybe YOU are in the wrong business. Also, from what I'm reading, it doesn't sound like those auditioning today suffered from hurt feelings, I think they just expected the standard amount of respect and professionalism that most auditions grant actors. If anyone reading this is planning on attending this audition Friday morning, why? They've made it blatantly clear how they treat their actors.
Does anyone know the last name of the pianist? John who? Gotta make some notes in my audition diary
The unofficial list is probably already up to 150 LOL
Accompanist John McMahon
John is friends with Christopher Siber, Harvey Firestein, Lea Delaria, Dave Clemmons, Marti Cummings and Jim middleton.
He knows people... be careful what you say about him.
characteractor234, while I understand you have good intentions:
1) I will not be intimidated into silence by some asshole because he knows people
2) we're anonymous, he isn't.
PS. My bed is so comfortable right now. Glad I'm not wasting my time being belittled by a casting team for a song choice. 👍🏻
The day John McMahon decided it was worth it to end his career by being an internet troll.
@CharacterActor234 just because he knows them doesn't mean he is liked or respected by them. I have a friend in the industry (equity by the way) who has worked with him before and told me he's an old grouch
Just so you know: we're all in the room laughing at this thread. HIGH-sterical.
don't worry about who he knows. we all know people lol. look at how much he won't hurt your career:
@thatpianist just so YOU know, saying things like "bye, Felicia" and "high-sterical" make you sound like a dorky parent trying to impress your child in high school. Grow up.
Ouch! BURN! HURTS!! How will I ever survive??!
Come on guys, despite my vocal protestations against all that happened, I'm not a fan of posting anyone's real identity (esp including last name) on this site, no matter what's been said or done. that skeeves me out...no one should feel intimidated to be silenced but we also shouldn't feel we can drag people's names/career(s) out there just because we're anonymous (though fun fact you can be found easily through google). Just saying.
Agreed. This whole thread is painful and needs to die. I'm kind of convinced "thatpianist" is a troll at this point, or at least I hope so.
Had no problem with accompanist. Gave him the tempo, steeped back and did it. As I retrieved my book, he complimented my performance.
From all the negative comments... should I even bother going to the Actor call on Sunday? I rather not get made fun for my monologue choice...
If you want to go, go :). Don't let other people on the internet decide for you ❤️
I did a couple plays with them. One of the actors directed the next year and asked me to come back and work. Really good people working there. This is about 10 years ago and maybe things have changed but I had a great time. Joan and Abe treat you like family.The housing is like a hostel but it was an adventure. I am grateful for my time at theater barn. I'm equity now and it was helpful to my growth as an actor to rehearse and mount a play in a week.
P.S. a lot can change in 10 years tho... it is community theater but everyone acted professionally behind and in front of the scenes.
I gotta back Daily up on this one. The one thing I've always known Theater Barn to be is respectful. This whole thing seems way out of character for them.
This place is fine.
I worked there a few years ago.
Standard Non-Eq stock, low-standard pay, housing was poor (that upstairs kitchen sink tho!
) :( and average theatricality.
Only issue I had was if someone rats on you, you are immediately trouble. They don't ask for your side in the story. Despite the circumstance and never really being the one to blame, the show carried on. Won't be going back, that's for sure.
Any word on an unofficial list?
19 so far. Why's this one so quiet? Do you need to play an instrument for Murder For Two as well?
Anyone get any answers on grad schools? Callbacks? Offers?
Ah damn. Meant to throw this under callbacks.
NYU callback offers are out.
I received a "we're still interested / keep us updated" email from Case Western, but no official offer yet.
Offers out for the understudy tracks?
Yes and accepted
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