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ATC Is Holding Auditions for new members

Thank you for your interest in ATC! We are so excited to get to know you.

We are looking for new members who:

  • will be in grades 6-12 in the Pittsburgh area at the start of the 2021-2022 school year

  • enjoy performing - which can be singing, dancing, acting, rapping, and/or sharing spoken word

  • display confidence, a good attitude, and a lot of personality!

  • TIP: You don’t have to be good at every aspect of performing, you just have to be willing to try!

How to get started:

  1. Fill out the Audition Form.

  2. We will contact you to schedule your Virtual Audition between March 8 - 26.

  3. Have a question? Email us or call (412) 945-0282.

The Audition Process

To keep everyone safe and healthy, this year's audition will happen in 3 rounds. After each round, we will select auditioners to move on to the next round.


Round 1: Singing and Acting

  • Virtual Auditions will be held between March 8 - March 26 via Zoom.

  • You should prepare two things:

    • a monologue of your choice

    • 30-60 seconds of a song of your choice

  • Need suggestions? Email us and we will be happy to help out.


Round 2: Dance Audition

  • If we feel you are a good fit for ATC after Round 1, you will be invited to Round 2.

  • The Dance Audition will take place in person at our theater between April 16-18. We will have multiple sessions so we can keep the groups small.

  • At this audition you will be taught some choreography and may have an opportunity to share your own.

  • There will be strict COVID safety protocols in place so that everyone stays safe.


Round 3: Writing and Sharing

  • If you do well in Round 2, you will be invited to Round 3.

  • This is our Final Callback, and will happen virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30PM.

  • We will do some creative writing and sharing. This is an important part of our work at ATC, as we like to create original pieces that share the perspective and voice of our members.

  • Within a week from the callback, all auditioners will be notified if they have been selected to be a new ATC member this year! Your first activity in ATC will be our Summer Intensive.



Q: What is ATC?

A: ATC (Alumni Theater Company) is a dynamic crew of performers in grades 6-12 that create bold theatrical work that gives fresh voice to the experience of young Black artists and highlights their rich contribution to our community. ATC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization finishing its 13th season of operation. We provide year-round individualized, intense artistic guidance for talented, committed youth in a highly creative, challenging and supportive setting.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: Complete the Audition Form, we will contact you to schedule a virtual audition.

Q: How often do ATC auditions happen?

A: ATC holds auditions once a year.

Q: Why are there three rounds?

A: In order to keep everyone safe as possible, we decided to audition as much as we can virtually. Also, interacting with you on a few occasions gives us time to get to know you, and for you to get to learn what ATC is about. That way we make sure it’s a good fit all around.

Q: What happens if you ask me to join ATC?

A: If you are accepted, you will start your journey with ATC by participating in our Summer Intensive. This is the opportunity for all new members to become acclimated to ATC expectations and for the company to build an ensemble for the upcoming year. Upon successful completion of this experience, you will be invited to continue with ATC. Before the Summer Intensive, you and your parent(s) will meet ATC staff and learn about our expectations to set you up for success.

Q: What if I am not comfortable singing/dancing/acting?

A: That’s okay! We realize that some people are stronger in one area of performance more than another. You don’t have to be strong in every area of performance, but you must show a willingness to try. That means having a positive attitude and doing your best in every round of auditions. ATC exists to help young performers at all different levels grow in their talent.

Q: How do I learn more about ATC ?

A: ATC is all over social media. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to view the latest ATC content. Follow us on InstagramFacebook and TikTok to get some insight into our activities and to get to know our members.