Open Call – 20/21 Season Submissions

By | September 6, 2020

RVA On Stage is proud to announce an inaugural virtual open call submission process for theatrical artists for the 2020/2021 season. Artists will be able to submit their design portfolio or a self taped audition online to be disseminated to the participating organizations. Participating organizations include 5th Wall Theatre, Cadence Theatre Company, Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, Firehouse Theatre, HATTheatre, Quill Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players, and TheatreLAB/The Conciliation Project.

The pandemic has hindered our theatrical arts organizations. The normal hiring processes for organizations are being obstructed and member organizations are struggling to engage in auditions and production interviews safely going into next season. However, RVA On Stage is facilitating this open call to safely engage artists while organizations are still in the midst of season planning. It is the hope of RVA On Stage that this open call can curb fears while ensuring that artists remain safe through these virtual submissions.

Those submitting as a production member are asked to submit a cover letter and supporting materials such as a portfolio or other media supporting your work. Please include at least two references on your resume or CV.

Those submitting as performers are asked to prepare 90 seconds of material. This can include 90 seconds of a monologue, a song, or both. For those planning on singing for their submission, please use a musical track or piano accompaniment to sing with. A cappella auditions are not permitted.

Please submit all video submissions via a private link from either YouTube or Vimeo. Performers should strive for the best video quality visually and audibly. Include your headshot and resume when submitting your video submission.

After using the links below to submit, all materials will be disseminated to participating organizations. If there is interest from organizations, artists will be contacted for an interview or callback via an online meeting service.

The rolling submission process will open Monday, August 17th.

To submit as a production member, please visit this link:

To submit as a performer, please visit this link:

If you have any questions, please reach out to

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