photo of people dancing.Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is seeking actors for our upcoming 2024-2025 Season!
We are looking for talented, professional, and friendly people to work with!
We are excited for our lineup for this season as it is our 25th anniversary!

 Once our season is announced we will post the shows and casting breakdowns!

 AUDITIONS

We will be having our general season auditions on Saturday, April 27, 2024 and Sunday, April 28, 2024. The times will be from 1pm – 5pm on both days. There is a mandatory dance call at 5:30pm on both days – we need to see you move! We will be having in-person callbacks at 6pm on both days – you will be notified that day if you are called back for in-person callbacks. To be clear, the mandatory dance call is not a callback. Auditions will be held in our administrative building; we will have a check-in table to confirm your audition time or to sign you up if you are a walk-in. Once checked in please wait in our first studio and then our Casting Coordinator will take you to the directors for your audition.

We highly suggest arriving early for your audition just in case we are running ahead of schedule!

If you cannot make the callback, please do notify the Casting Coordinator, Donovan Whitney. We may be able to schedule you the following day or we can accept a video submission.

We will be scheduling actors for in-person auditions. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your audition. The Casting Coordinator will send out a confirmation email of the date and time for your audition.

We do accept walk-ups auditions! But please note that spaces may be limited due to signups.

All actors that come for auditions must park in our gravel parking lot – we will be having a performance running at the same time and our parking lot will be for our patrons.

AEA actors please be sure to bring your Equity Card.

WHAT TO PREPARE & BRING

Please prepare either two contrasting contemporary monologues (no more than 4 minutes in length total) OR a monologue (no more than 2 minutes) and 16 bars of a song. We will have live accompaniment available so please bring sheet music or you can sing acapella. Please do not bring a track.

Please bring 5 copies of your headshot and resume stapled together back-to-back preferably! These are for all the directors and casting.

PLEASE NOTE! Our directors may want to see you do your monologue or song again, or they may give a slight adjustment. Please do be open and flexible!

WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear what best represents you but please do note for the mandatory dance wear dance clothes and dance shoes! 

WHO WILL BE PRESENT

Founder & Artistic Director of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe – Nate Jacobs

WBTT Resident Choreographer – Donald Frison

WBTT Education Director – Jim Weaver

WBTT Resident Director – Chuck Smith

WBTT Casting Coordinator – Donovan Whitney

VIDEO SUBMISSION

We are accepting video submissions if you are not available for our in-person auditions in April! Below are the guidelines for what we are looking for in video submissions:

Please prepare either two contrasting contemporary monologues – NO SHAKESPEARE PLEASE (4 minutes max) OR a contemporary monologue (2 minutes max) and 16 bars of a song. If you are singing with a track, please make sure the volume of it is not louder than you!

You should be well-lit and framed horizontally – from chest up. Clear background with nothing distracting or that can pull focus. You should be good just at speaking to your camera and/or phone – but we do need to be able to hear you!

Send your video submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YouTube is preferred but you can also send it through Vimeo. Please do not make it something we would have to download.

CALLBACK PROCESS

For our callbacks our directors may want you to read a side from a show or perhaps for you to make an adjustment with your pieces. When we call you back it just means that you may be under consideration for show. We also may ask about your availability for a show.

PLEASE NOTE! If you are called back, asked for your availability, or we have let you know you are under consideration for a show, that it does not mean you are cast.

DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION

The deadline for video submissions will be on Thursday, April 25, 2024. We do not send out confirmations if we have received or viewed your audition video.

SEASON LINEUP & CASTING BREAKDOWN

 Coming soon!