AUDITION

3/16/2020: The Selma Arts Center is aware of the recent ordinances put into place by California Governor Gavin Newsom in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have begun undertaking precautions to keep the theatre clean and disinfected, and the actors, crew, and staff that work in our spaces healthy and safe. At this time, the Selma Arts Center will remain open. As the situation develops, we will act in accordance with the City of Selma and in the best interest of our community. We expect to know more about the future of our programming in the coming days and will keep our casts, production teams, and patrons informed as we learn more.

As of today, auditions for HAIR will go on as scheduled. Please stay tuned for an update should anything change.

To keep in line with the CDC guidelines and for the health and safety of our guests and staff, we've implemented an audition slot system that helps us control crowds so that there are never more than 10 people in the lobby at a time. Our private auditions are held in an isolated room in which there are never more than 7 people at a time. Both spaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the night.

Those who wish to submit a video audition in lieu of an in-person audition may do so by following the guidelines listed on our website. We ask that you cancel your in-person reservation and let us know should this be the case.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or would like to know about changing or canceling a reservation, please contact us at 559-891-2238.

- Nicolette C. Andersen, Arts Center Coordinator

HAIR | August 14 - 29, 2020

Rehearsals Start: June 22nd, 2020
Audition Date: March 16 & 17, 2020 at 6:30pm

Performers may register for an audition slot on SignUp Genius.

Register for HAIR

Monday, March 16th at 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30PM

Callbacks – Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00PM

Auditions: Performers are welcomed to make an appointment via Sign Up Genius. Those without an appointment will be seen as time permits. Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a Pop-Broadway, Classic Rock, or Indie selection. You must have sheet music for a provided accompanist or accompanying tracks. Those interested in auditioning MUST be at least 18 years or older.

Please note: Nudity is *not* required to participate in this production

HAIR is rated 'R'.

Video Auditions: If you are unable to make the general auditions (we strongly recommend an in-person audition), an accompanied video recording of your audition song, with a scale run for range, may be submitted before March 17, 2020 to submissions@selmaartscenter.com Please send via unlisted YouTube link. Please also include your headshot and resume. You MUST attend callbacks on Wednesday March 18th in order to be considered for a role. If this is not possible, please email domgrijalva@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Callbacks: A singing and reading round, as well as a choreography round, will be required at callbacks.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a mandatory cast orientation week, “Hippie Life Camp”, the week of Monday June 29th thru Sunday July 5th (excluding Saturday, July 4th). Cast members will delve into the historical timeframe and themes of HAIR with a weeklong introductory course focusing on The Vietnam War, the counterculture movement, astrology, spirituality, movement, and more. There will be required text, as well as required audio and visual material assigned for research. You must be able to attend this very important week of rehearsals to be considered for casting. Questions or concerns please email domgrijalva@gmail.com.

Audition forms, packets, and tentative schedules may be downloaded below.

HAIR - Tentative Productive Schedule
HAIR - Audition Packet
Audition Form

2020 Season

Thanks for your interest in performing with SAC! Audition dates for our 2020 season are posted below. General information, sign-ups and audition materials will be released closer to the date of auditions.

Little Shop of Horrors

Monday, June 22, 2020 & Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Callbacks: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Zoot Suit

Monday, August 17 & Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 18, 2020

Performers 17 and over are welcome to audition for this production.

Selma Originals: Playwright Submissions & Directing Opportunity | March 3 - March 31

Audition Date: Finalist chosen April 10th, Directors interviews April 16th &17th

Note: Deadlines Extended and Audion Dates Moved

The San Joaquin Valley is home to so many talented artists who are constantly yearning to put their work out in the world. Here at the Selma Arts Center we want to give our local playwrights a place to showcase their abilities as storytellers and give artists original work to produce. This summer we invite writers of the community to submit original short plays for an opportunity to be produced and performed in our Selma Originals two-night Showcase. Submissions will be evaluated by our Selma Originals committee and a group of plays will be selected to be performed. Along with playwrights, Selma Originals is looking for Directors, Designers and Actors to bring these pieces of art to life.  Reach out to us and share your talents with the valley.

Selma Originals Showcase will be held May 22ndth, 23rd, and 24th 2019, consisting of five or more original plays, 10 to 15 minutes in length. Short Plays & Submission Forms are due March 1st through March 31st. Criteria and contact information listed below. A committee will evaluate each submission and finalists will be chosen by April 1st. Interested Directors must also submit their consideration forms by April 6th. They will then go through a small interview process before selections are made. A playwright has the opportunity to direct their own play but must go through the director interview process.

Selma Originals - Submission Criteria
Playwright Submission Form
Director Submission Form