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About StrawHat Auditions

"Of all the auditions you can do this spring -- put StrawHat at the top of your list! The caliber of the theatres represented, the caring staff, and the overall quality of the audition experience from initial song and monologue to dance call to call backs truly makes StrawHat a class act. ... I ended up doing the kind of theatre I dreamed of while in grad school. StrawHat opened doors that validated me not just as a musical theatre performer, but as an actor, making all the training worth it! (Not to mention I got my Equity card!)"

Steven Fales received his MFA in May of '98 and was offered his Equity card to play "Happy" in Death of a Salesman at the New Harmony Theatre. He is the creator of the acclaimed Mormon Boy Trilogy, and founder of the Solo Performance Alliance.

New Harmony Pix, StrawHat Auditions

New Harmony Theatre's 1998 "Death of a Salesman" Pictured is StrawHat alumnus Steven Fales with AEA actors Gil Rodgers and Larry Gleason.

StrawHat supports professional theatre and the careers of non-Equity performers and technical artists looking to develop their careers in theatre through the following services:

Our combined audition event takes place once a year in New York City:

  • Three days of auditions
  • 700+ performers
  • 30+ theatres and producers offering employment opportunities
  • Open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older

Our online services provide:

  • Personal profile page for every registered performer with photo and resume
  • Actor Search casting database utilizing performer profiles
  • Staff/Tech/Design database complete with resumes and (optional) portfolios
  • Individual profile page for every registered company, providing contact and season info, job listings, and links to company web sites
  • Information on professional resume format, headshots, audition preparation, and more

Organizations attending StrawHat Auditions range from summer stock theatres and live entertainment production companies to independent casting directors. Click here for a list of past participating theatres