The writers of PHIT’s newest live sketch team, Codename: Bacchus, are cooking up a hot batch of fresh sketches for their debut show– and as Jane Austen once almost wrote, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a sketch team in possession of good sketches must be in want of actors.” That means it’s time for another round of Sketch House Team Actor Auditions!
PHIT will be holding open-call auditions in search of actors for our newest Sketch House Team on Sunday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the PHIT’s Rehearsal Room B, located in the basement of The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Auditioners do not need to have prior improv, sketch or even acting experience (although none of these things will hurt!), and auditioners who have taken classes at PHIT will not be given special preference over those who have studied elsewhere (although we will have had more time to see you perform which may help).
Actors for our new Sketch House Team will need to be available for all shows in the debut run of Codename: Bacchus shows (These dates are: May 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th), as well as as-of-yet-unscheduled rehearsals and read-throughs. You must be available for the audition time to be considered. No other audition times are available.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION:
Sign-ups begin immediately. To secure an audition time please fill out PHIT’s “Codename: Bacchus” Acting Auditions Submission Form, linked here.
You will receive a confirmation message within two (2) business days – for example, if you contact us on Monday you’ll hear from us by Wednesday, or if you contact us on Friday, you’ll hear from us by the following Tuesday.
We will accept sign-ups until no audition times remain. All specific audition times are first-come-first-served. There are no alternate times. If you are not available for these audition dates and times, please do not email or call to ask for an exception – you simply will not be able to audition. If you are interested in auditioning, you must sign-up for one of our announced timeslots.
ON THE DAY OF THE AUDITION: PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED AUDITION TIME. You will be handed scripts from pre-written sketches from which you will be asked to read. After you’ve checked in, we encourage you to take this time to go over the script. Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Resumes are not required but will gladly be accepted. Please bring a headshot with you.
Auditioners will be seen individually for 5 minutes each. You will be expected to perform 2 – 2 1/2 minutes of a comedic monologue. It can be anything you would like, as long as it’s funny! We recommend doing something that showcases your strengths as a performer and brings plenty of laughs out of the present director and producers. After this, you’ll read/perform some of the material that you receive at check in.
Everyone who auditions will receive a reply letting them know whether or not they have been cast.
Still have questions? Send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.