VB Common Casting Call (1)


Virginia Musical Theatre, The Z, Arts for Learning, Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads, City of Virginia Beach & VA Public Arts

August 27
with invited dance call 5-6pm


August 28
with invited dance call 5-6pm

To be held at
Zeiders American Dream Theater
4509 Commerce Street, in Virginia Beach’s Town Center

Sign up for a 10-minute audition slot HERE. Early sign-ups are encouraged to ensure you reserve a time that works for you.

  • Prepare a 2-minute monologue (can be sourced from plays, musicals, or film)
  • Prepare 16-32 bars of 1 song, be prepared (should you be asked) with another 16-32 bars of 2nd song; bring sheet music for both songs on printed paper for the accompanist. Note: singing will not be required if actor is not interested in VMT and other musical opportunities.
  • Prepare to tell us a bit about yourself
  • Bring 6 headshots with resumes securely attached to the back (no paper clips please) OR get new headshots on-site!
  • Sides may be provided at the time of audition for cold readings

Video submissions to all participating organizations are open until Monday, Aug. 15 to Sun, Aug. 28 at 11:59pm EST. Please submit your Audition Form, headshot, and a 5-minute video link with a brief slate, one 2-minute monologue, and one 32-bar song cut(opt.) to [email protected]


Get updated headshots by J. Stubbs Photography for a special price on-site at the event! New headshots may be used for your common casting call audition packet and will be given to all auditioning directors for review.

$30-On-site shoot with edited photo and digital delivery
$40-On-site shoot with 2 edited photos and digital delivery

Walk-ups and reserved appointments are accepted!

Designer & Technician Open Call

Calling all designers, technicians, and backstage production team members! The Z, Virginia Arts Festival, and the City of VB are looking for talented techs. Review and get feedback on your design portfolio, and learn about paid and volunteer opportunities in the 2022-2023 Season!  Sign up for a 15-minute slot below.

Bring with you:
  • Your design portfolio or creative/technician resume
  • Samples of relevant work
  • Questions for our technical team

Zeiders American Dream Theater wants you on our stage! If you’re interested in learning more about The Z, about how to audition for our shows, and get involved with the American Dreamwrights Workshop Readings of New Plays, sign up here:

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