So you want to work with Smartmouth? We host one open call audition every year to find new talent. Literally, once a year, our last open call was Wednesday, January 18th, 2017!
Here are all of the quick answers to the burning questions that brought you here:
“Do I need to bring my headshot and resume?”
NO! -we’re more interested in what you’re capable of than how many places you’ve performed and how pretty your headshot is -Though we’re sure it’s lovely!
“What am I auditioning for exactly?”
Performers who attend our open calls are considered for our Dirctor’s Cut series, Sketch 5, and It’s That Time of the Month.
“When will I know if I have been cast?”
There is a good chance you will not hear from us for several months -if not longer. Do not fear! We cast Director’s Cuts a month out, so we may not have a good spot for you until November (so you won’t hear from us until October). Rest in the confidence that you had a great audition and you will likely hear from us in 2018!
“I’m a dude, can I audition?”
We do female driven comedy, yes - but we need men too! Whatever your sexual identity, we do not care, our goal is for our performers to be comfortable and our comedy to be non self-deprecating.
“What should I wear?”
“How long will the audition take?”
Expect it to take a half hour.
“What will I have to do at the audition?”
When you arrive we will ask you to fill out a form describing your interests in comedy (Improv, sketch, stand-up, writing, performing, etc.). Then we’ll split you up into groups with audition sides, you’ll have some time to practice with each other before reading for us. While you’re reading we will call “director’s cuts” that will take you out of the script and into an improvised scene. If you aren’t confident in your improv skills - try!, if you really don’t want to try and you’re all about the sketch -let us know when you arrive and we’ll give you a writing exercise.
“I’ve never seen a Director’s Cut.”
You should definitely try to see our next installment on January 13th to get an idea of the format. We promise, the audition will make a lot more sense if you do.
We only host one open call a year because we WANT to work with the people who attend. We work with a wide range of experience levels so whatever your background, we hope to see you there!