Check the location of your Audition!
Our auditions can be in one the following three locations:
1. The Driftwood Rehearsal Annex
200 Dayton Street
(Corner of 2nd Avenue and Dayton Street)
2. The Edmonds Driftwood Players
306 Main Street, Suite L110
(Corner of 3rd Avenue and Main Street, lower level of the Bank of America Bulding)
3. The Wade James Theatre
950 Main Street
(On the Main Street hill, just east of 9th Avenue, south side of the street)
If you are not sure where you need to be or are lost, you can contact our friendly Office staff at 425-774-9600 during normal operating hours
Visit this page often. This is the place where we announce auditions, have information about auditions and where and how to signup for auditions.
Do you pre-cast your shows, do I have a chance?
No, we do not and YES you do. Driftwood Players does not pre-cast at all. As a community theater, we strongly encourage performers of all skill-levels to audition. Many times our directors have cast actors and actresses who had little or no previous stage experience.
When do you activate the sign-ups for auditions?
Sign-ups for auditions for upcoming shows are usually activated about 3 weeks prior to the actual audition dates.
NOTE: If you wish to be notified when we open registrations for auditions, subscribe to our mailing list by using the "Join Our Mailing List" widget on the left, or simply check this page often to see what is active.
What's a call-back?
A call back is when the casting team calls you back after your initial audition to have another look at you and your skills before they make final casting decisions. Often during call-backs you might be paired with different actors and read a short scene (a.k.a. "Sides") to see how you look and sound together.
For musicals you are likely taught a song and sing that in pairs, in a group or by yourself. And last but not least the choreographer will teach you a short section of a dance and see how you do with that. The choreographer often will test your skills to see how far your ability goes, so don't worry if you can't do it all.
You didn't invite me to call-backs, am I out?
Often asked question! Not at all. You may have shown enough of your skill, abillity and talent during audition to not be needed at call-backs. This does not mean you might not be cast, at all.
How long between auditions and start of rehearsals?
Auditions and call backs can be 1-3 weeks prior to first rehearsal date.
How long do you rehearse?
Each show is a little different, but as a general rule, rehearsals are 5-6 days each week. Non-musical shows might rehearse for 3-4 weeks and musicals for 6-8 weeks.
When do you rehearse?
Many directors choose Sunday-Thursday as rehearsal days from 7pm - 10pm, but again, each show is different.
Will I be needed at every rehearsal?
Impossible to say. It depends on your part, the show and what the Director/Music Director/Choreographer has in mind.
I didn't get cast. What did I do wrong?
Most likely nothing! ANY difference between one person and another can be a reason for a casting team to pick one actor or actress over another. ANY difference! Try and not take it personally. I know, been there myself...
But here are three notes that may help you.
1. You might not know what the Director is looking for, but sometimes there is a character breakdown or other information that can help you. From The Wizard of Oz Character breakdown:
"Dorothy Gale (age range 11-17): a young girl with big dreams and a lot of heart."
Not so subtle clue here. If you don't look like you are between 11-17, or during your audition you did not show that you can act (and sing) as if you are in that age-group, you will not have a good chance being cast in that role. Make sure that your monologue choice (and song for a musical) match what the role calls for. No King Lear or Mama Rose for this "Wizard" audition!
2. Most who auditioned will know if they did well or not. If you didn't do well, you know what went wrong! Simple tip: improve your skills. Acting lessons, singing lessons, dancing lessons. And Practice Practice Practice.
A remarkable number of people who audition are not well prepared. If you improve your skills, abilities and level of preparedness, you improve your chances in leaps and bounds.
3. The simple truth is that for many roles 3, 4 or even more actors come out and audition, so you have competition. Rejection is part of winning your next "gig".
I want to learn more about auditioning, where do I go?
Good for you! Part of being an actor or actress is never stop learning. There are numerous books and articles that may help you. Check this link as a starter, and also go search Amazon.com.
Break a leg!