It is very common for members of Actors’ Equity and local non-union to attend auditions. You will need to submit a resume and head-shot for audition appointment consideration. A current phone number and an email address should be included in your resume. With Union regulated community theater auditions, applicants must be at least 16 years old and live within 50 miles of the theatre. You will be contacted with your appointment time, if you are selected for an audition.
Research the theatrical play you will be auditioning for. This should be not merely for the specific audition piece, but it’s helpful to verify, particularly in contemporary or independent works, for any community theater auditions subject theme that you might be uneasy with. Very little is hallowed ground for a lot of playwrights, so be diligent.
Determine which character you will most like to experiment with, and focus on that character’s lines, expressions and evolution. It is not necessary to go into an audition acting exactly as you imagine that character would, but you could add refined portrayal which may have an impact on the director toward casting you.
Practice the specified community theater auditions pieces until you can go “off book”. Being able act the part freely without a script exhibits professionalism, trust and this enables you to convey subtle body expressions during your scene.