Auditions | Kent State University


Main Porthouse Auditions 

Date Times
Monday, January 23, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.





School of Theatre and Dance
Kent State University
Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Register For Your Audition

Those wishing to audition must register online and are expected to provide digital versions of the following at the time of registration:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • 120 word Bio
How to Register

Visit the link for Decision Desk below. If you have never used Decision Desk before, you will be asked to create a Free account.
Please fill out the registration form completely and submit it. Once submitted, a Porthouse Theatre staff member will contact you to schedule your audition slot.

Register for a Porthouse Audition

Preparing For Your Audition

Individuals auditioning for Porthouse Theatre's upcoming season should come prepared with the following:

  1. Two selections of 16 bars, one ballad and one up-tempo song. 
  2. Sheet music in the appropriate key for the accompanist provided. Acappella singing will not be permitted. 
  3. Hard copy of your head shot and resume. 

Rehearsal and Performance Information

Those cast in the YPC must be available for rehearsals and performances May 26 - August 13, 2017.

Porthouse rehearsals take place Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9 to 5

For AEA and non-Equity actors, “9 to 5” rehearsals begin May 30, 2017.

Performances are June 15 – July 1, 2017.

Ain't Misbehavin'

Rehearsals for “Ain’t Misbehavin’” begin June 20, 2017.

Performances are July 6 – 22, 2017.


Rehearsals for “Newsies” begin June 20, 2017 for non-AEA actors and begin July 11, 2017 for Equity actors.

Performances are July 27 – August 13, 2017.

Tech Week

Tech week begins on Sunday, June 11, 2017 for “9 to 5;” Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for “Ain’t Misbehavin’”; and Tuesday, July 25, 2017 for Newsies.” The first tech week rehearsal is our 10 out of 12 and rehearsal will be held on each of those days from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 12:00 a.m. (midnight). Our contract permits for two 10 out of 12 rehearsals during tech week if needed. Rehearsals for the remainder of tech week are 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (All rehearsal schedules subject to change).


Callbacks for Porthouse Theatre's 2016 season will take place at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. The School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.

Callback List, Schedule and Sides

Access Additional Callback Information


School of Theatre and Dance
Kent State University
Center for the Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Equity Principal Auditions

Equity Principal Auditions for Porthouse Theatre's 2017 Season have already taken place. Porthouse Theatre holds Equity Principal Auditions in New York City.


Actors Equity Association 
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036


If you have questions about the Porthouse Theatre audition process or about the scheduling of auditions, please contact:

Porthouse Theatre