C4 Atlanta to Manage the Atlanta Unified Auditions

Dear Atlanta Theatre Community,

After several talks with Atlanta Performs (Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts) both organizations have Atlanta Unified Auditionsdecided it is in the best interest of the community for C4 Atlanta to manage the 2016 Unified Auditions.

The Atlanta Unified Auditions will take place on March 14th and 15th, 2016 and will once again be at the Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCC).

What led to this decision?

Both Atlanta Performs and C4 Atlanta care deeply about the Atlanta theatre community. I want to begin with that. This is a story of one organization helping another so a community asset will not be lost. Atlanta Performs is down to one full-time staff position. Even with contracting out most of the Unifieds run-of-show, the administration, tech support, and organizational capacity necessary are just too much for one person to manage.

Marc Gowan, Atlanta Performs, is known to many of you as the voice behind AtlanTIX. I respect Marc immensely for graciously allowing C4 Atlanta to step in to manage the Atlanta Unified Auditions. Marc wants to do what he feels is best for Unifieds and best for the Atlanta theatre community.

What will change?

For actors: not much. 

For auditors: There will be a charge to participate as an auditor. C4 Atlanta does not have a formal organizational membership program. The fee will be a flat application fee to cover the cost of Unifieds. Before agreeing to manage Unifieds, our staff with the help of Katie Chambers (past Unifieds Stage Manager), put together a detailed budget. We reviewed the program with our board of directions and received permission from the board to proceed.

Our goal is to have the actor/designer application launched by Monday, December 7, 2015. The auditor application will follow shortly.  We will have a selection committee comprised of Atlanta casting professional to review applications. C4 Atlanta staff will not be selecting the talent to participate in this program.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. We are proud to be working with Atlanta Performs during this transition. Be on the lookout for more information regarding registration and other news. We are committed to open and timely communication: unifieds@c4atlanta.org

–Jessyca

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