How do I get involved in drama?
Volunteering during a shop call or helping in the office is a great way to get started. For adults, our Wednesday Workshops are casual drop-in style classes that offer a low-pressure opportunity to meet people and learn the craft. For young people, we encourage starting with one of our drama classes. Many people just audition at one of our numerous audition opportunities. Auditions are also where you can sign up to be on our backstage crew. With 20-plus annual productions and 38 performances, there is always a place for you. Call 336-373-2026 or e-mail us for more information.
Who can audition?
Anyone can. Each group under the City Arts Drama Center focuses on a specific age group to give everyone a better chance at lead roles. The Greensboro Children's Theatre auditions grades 4-9, the Drama Center Player auditions ages 14 and up. Additional opportunities for adults are available through the Greensboro Playwrights' Forum and Greene Pictures.
What do I need to bring to auditions?
Yourself and a calendar. At our auditions, you will be asked to fill out a form with your contact information and any conflicts you might have with our rehearsal schedule. You will be asked to read from the script. If the audition is for a musical, you will be asked to bring a prepared song with sheet music. You do not have to learn the whole song; 16 bars is fine. You may be asked to learn a small dance combination as part of the audition, so wear or bring clothes and shoes you can move in.
Do I need prior experience to audition?
No. Many people get their first roles at the City Arts Drama Center. We are excited about the numerous people who started in our program with no experience and have gone on to professional careers in entertainment. Our objective is to provide a fun learning experience and recreational opportunity for everyone interested in the performing arts.
Where do I perform?
City Arts Studio Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave.
Weaver Academy for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Spring St.
Odell Auditorium on the campus of Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased through our website or by calling the Box Office at 336-335-6426. Group rates and tours are available.