Audition Slam

DUE TO FLOODING AT IMURJ, we have had to cancel the 8/20 AUDITON SLAM.  Please stay tuned for updates!

Have you ever wanted to try out a new piece for an audience BEFORE the pressure of the actual audition?  Do need to know more about the process of finding out about upcoming shows, headshots, preparing monologues or the like?  OR maybe your kid is dying to be in a play and you don’t even know where to start. Well, have we got the event for you!  Get ready for a brand new series that creates opportunities for local artists of all ages to hear tips from some local professional artists and then either try out that new piece or just watch and enjoy the show – in a NO PRESSURE environment that is part master class, part showcase, part cabaret!

When: Mondays

7:30-9 ADULTS 18+

To begin, our facilitator will present tips with regards to a specific audition related topic. Topics will vary monthly.  Then, 10 performers will have 5 minutes each for a one-minute monologue and/or a 16-bar song followed by  thunderous applause and feedback from the facilitator.  And while the Audition Slam series will be co-production of Seed Art Share and Theatre in the Park, performers are not “auditioning” for any particular company, season, nor show. The goal is of these events is to provide audition education and give performers an opportunity to try out audition pieces in a fun, no-stakes environment. We hope that audience members will also love the education and entertainment! Fee: $20 performer, $10 patron, parents free


  • August 20th at IMURJ, downtown Raleigh
  • Discussion topic: Navigating Audition Posts. Learn the basic audition terms found in typical postings and resources for upcoming local auditions.
  • Concessions: Coffee, tea, and bar
  • This month’s facilitator: Jess Barbour

Jess is full time Triangle-based aactor, teacher, and Equity Member Candidate. She earned her BFA in Theatre from Elon University and studied with Bill Esper at The Esper Studio’s Summer Intensive in NYC. She has choreographed for Apex HS, Sanderson HS, NCT Conservatory, Raleigh Little Theatre and with NRACT’s camps and shows. She has performed professionally all over the Southeast and filmed on industrial, local and national commercials, voice-overs, television, independent and feature films. She also works at Duke University and the American Board of Anesthesiology as a Standardized Patient training medical students in empathy and bedside manner.


In September, monthly meet-ups will be at  Theatre in the Park!


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