Jan 17 — The League of Washington Theatres has announced that its annual open call for actors, known as the League Auditions, will not be held in 2008. For many years, the League Auditions had been an opportunity for union and non-union actors to show their talents to a large and diverse group of area casting directors. In recent years there were so many registrees that the League was forced to close its doors before everyone had a chance to sign up.
“The feedback we have received,” from local theaters “has led us to believe that in order to improve the usefulness of the League auditions, several changes should be further examined and implemented before moving forward with the next auditions cycle,” League President David Snider said in a memo directed to LOWT membership. “The Executive Committee therefore voted at its December meeting to postpone the annual auditions until February or March of 2009.”
Among the changes that Snider says are under contemplation is the provision of an accompanist for the auditions and limiting the auditions to actors with requisite academic or performance credentials. Auditions chair Danisha Crosby will be charged with developing recommendations. She is accepting suggestions a [email protected].