The Sound of Music

Safe Audition Practices

Safe In-Person Audition Practices | Arts Club Theatre Company

At this time we will be resuming in-person auditions at the BMO Theatre Centre for productions coming up in our 2021-22 season. These auditions will follow strict protocol to ensure the safety of all persons in the room.

GENERAL OVERVIEW
First and foremost, anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, or has come in contact with someone who exhibits symptoms, must not enter the building. Actors are asked to contact the theatre and let them know they will not be arriving for their audition, at which time the Theatre will work with them to re-schedule their slot (with proof of a negative COVID-19 test), or accept a video submission.

We ask that all who are invited to audition remain aware and respectful of those around them and know that everyone has their own comfort level. Please note, only those Actors who have been invited to audition will be permitted into the building.

Masks will be strongly recommended in all common areas, such as entrances, hallways, and bathrooms. Auditions will take place spaced out through both our studios. One studio will be the audition room, the other studio will be the holding area, with taped out spaces for Actors to warm up and store their things while they are auditioning. These spots will be available 20 minutes before each scheduled audition. We kindly ask that Actors do not show up more than 20 minutes prior to their audition slot.

ARRIVING AT YOUR AUDITION
Once Actors arrive they will be lead into the holding area, given their own spot, distanced from others, and shown where the appropriate washrooms are should they care to use them. Once in their spot, Actors are welcome to take off their masks to properly warm up.

At the time for their audition, Actors will be invited into the audition room, where they will meet with the Creative Team. In the audition room, Actors will be allowed to take their mask off for the duration of their audition. The Director and Creative Team Members will be distanced at least 6 feet from the performers, and mask wearing will be strongly encouraged for Creative Team Members.

SINGING AUDITIONS
Actors will be permitted to sing, while remaining 10 feet from the creative team members. Spaces will be clearly marked on the floor to allow for effortless distancing. We advise as the Actors approach the accompanist, they keep their masks on. Once they talk through their music they are able to walk to their spot and take their mask off. Distancing will be marked by a line on the floor, to allow for the Actors to move around during their audition.

DANCE CALLS
Dance calls will follow all the same protocol as ‘adult dance classes’ in British Columbia. Actors will be called into the room in small groups, with enough room to be spaced out, and will perform the dance call together. Masks will be optional for the dance calls.