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Spark Audition Categories

STUDENTS are typically in grades k-12, must REGISTER or APPLY as required for the program/production.

OPEN AUDITIONS are for persons 18 years or older, who are out of high school. No program registration is required paid and unpaid positions are available for more information hop over to our Job Opportunities tab.

Upcoming Auditions

Check out more information about our Audition Process or our Casting Policy.

SUMMER STOCK COMPANY Performers

Seeking performers for The Spark’s 2022 Summer Stock Company! Accepted Stock Company members commit to performing in both Little Women and Legally Blonde. Interviews are being conducted as applications/auditions are received, so APPLY EARLY! Check out the Casting Breakdown below for additional information about the productions and the Stock Company. Pay details and job information can bee seen under the Job Opportunities tab. When you are ready to apply/submit your audition use the APPLY FOR SUMMER button under the Job Opportunities tab.

Students |
Open Auditions
Submission Deadline:
Thursday, April 14, 2022
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10:00 am
SUMMER INTENSIVE Performers for Emma! A Pop Musical

Seeking Performers for Emma! A Pop Musical in June 2022! Check out the Casting Breakdown below for additional information about the productions and the Stock Company. Pay details and job information can bee seen under the Job Opportunities tab. When you are ready to apply/submit your audition use the APPLY FOR SUMMER button under the Job Opportunities tab.

Students |
Open Auditions
Submission Deadline:
Thursday, April 14, 2022
@
10:00 am
SUMMER INTENSIVE Performers for Puffs

Seeking performers for the play Puffs in July & August! Check out the Casting Breakdown below for additional information about the productions and the Stock Company. Pay details and job information can bee seen under the Job Opportunities tab. When you are ready to apply/submit your audition use the APPLY FOR SUMMER button under the Job Opportunities tab.

Students |
Open Auditions
Submission Deadline:
Thursday, April 14, 2022
@
10:00 am

Helpful Hints

  • To SUBMIT your application/audition, review the Audition Expectations and have all submission requirements ready to go. Then follow the appropriate link above!
  • At the start of each video SLATE - Your Name, Student or Open Audition, Program/Production Auditioning For, and Audition Materials Title & Credits.
  • Video FILES must be no longer than 2 minutes. File types accepted: .mov files or youtube/vimeo links.
  • NEW TO AUDITIONING? We offer Private Audition Prep Sessions. Email us for more info!

At The Spark We Hire

The Spark is a regional, educational theater. Our company is made up primarily of non-union professional artists and students considering a career path in theater through higher education. 

The following positions are only available to artists 18 years or older who have completed high school and meet one or more of the eligibility requirements for either the professional or intern artists. Must have the ability and desire to perform alongside students of varying ages and experience levels.

Professional Artists

  • Regional, Touring, Broadway credits or equivalent educational experience (completed graduate degree).
  • Significant Community credits or equilvalent educational experience (completed undergraduate degree or certificate program).
  • Limited Special Appearance Equity contracts available.

Intern Artists

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program.
  • Gaining theater career experience with previous experience and/or education.

The Spark is seeking to work with individuals who genuinely align with The Spark Core Values and believe their individual methodologies will work in harmony with these values. The Spark is an equal opportunity employer who hires Independent Contractors unless otherwise stated. The Spark aims to compensate our ICs fairly based on industry and living wage standards. Whenever possible we model our payment structure by union policies though we are a non-union theater. ICs are compensated via stipend based on industry experience, hire type, and hourly requirements of the position. Prior to applying please review our Spark Core Values. If you find yourself aligned with these values please apply!

The Spark does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, students, renters, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
We are using the Community Standards for Theatre-Colorado.

Paid & Unpaid* positions available.
*The Spark is a non-profit 501c3 company and we appreciate when artists are excited and able to volunteer their time and talents with The Spark. We also recognize that many of our artists make their living through their work and we honor that by hiring based on experience and synergy. We also offer unpaid transitional internships for students over the summer between graduating high school and entering a higher learning program. 

Open Positions

SUMMER Costumer

Costumer needed for:

  • Emma! A Pop Musical (opens on June 25)
  • Puffs (opens on July 30)

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The Costume Designer is responsible for the visual appearance of the actors. This may include what is seen (clothes, shoes, hats, purses, canes, parasols, jewelry, wigs, make-up, etc.) as well as what isn’t (corsets, hoops, boning, character elements such as padded stomachs, etc.).

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Costumer Designer is responsible for the design, production, and maintenance of the costumes and accessories based on the production needs. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

- Previous experience costuming for musicals is a plus.

Open to:

Pro/Intern Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$800-$1200 per production

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.

SUMMER STOCK Stage Manager

SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTIONS | Little Women & Legally Blonde

General Schedule | June 7 - August 14, 2022 (10 weeks)

4-week rehearsal process / 2-weekend show run and REPEAT!

Callbacks | May 10 @ 4:30-9:30pm

Rehearsals | Tuesday - Friday @ 5:30-9:30pm

Tech Week | Tuesday - Thursday @ 5:00-11:00pm

Performances | July 1 - 10, 2022 & August 5 - 14, 2022 (REQUIRED AT PERFORMANCES)

12 Performances Total | Thurs @ 1:00PM | Fri @ 7:00PM | Sat @ 1:00PM | Sun 1:00PM & 6:00PM

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The stage manager is responsible for making sure that the production runs smoothly.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

They facilitate communication and provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, technicians and Spark administration throughout the production process. They work closely with the Executive Team of The Spark to present a unified vision that aligns with the mission and values of The Spark. They share their experiences and knowledge throughout the production process to educate students/interns in both practice and theory of their art-form and empower students/interns to continue to grow in their art-form and in their communities. During the run of the show they call spot/sound/deck cues and operate the light board.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

- 2 years minimum in stage management.

Preferred:

- 2 years minimum in an educational environment as an educator/teacher/leader (such as a school, academy, studio, counseling center or youth center) with middle or high school aged students. 

- Technical Certificate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Previous stage management experience must including the following: Experience with-

  • Working with casts over 15 actors. 
  • Leading and collaborating with full creative teams, designers and technicians. 
  • Management of full-scale musicals. 

This position is approx 16hrs per week during the length of the contract.

Open to:

Professional Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$3000-$4000

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.

SUMMER INTENSIVE Stage Manager

PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE PRODUCTIONS | Emma! A Pop Musical & Puffs

General Schedule | June 6 - August 7, 2022 (8 weeks)

3-week rehearsal process / 2-weekend show run / 1-week BREAK and REPEAT!

Callbacks | May 21 & June 18, 2022

Rehearsals & Tech Week| Monday - Friday @ 10AM-4PM (1-4PM only M-W week one of each production)

Performances | June 25 - July 3, 2022 & July 30 - August 7, 2022 (REQUIRED AT PERFORMANCES)

8 Performances Total | Sat @ 1:00PM & Sun 1:00PM

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The stage manager is responsible for making sure that the production runs smoothly.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

They facilitate communication and provide practical and organizational support to the director, actors, designers, technicians and Spark administration throughout the production process. They work closely with the Executive Team of The Spark to present a unified vision that aligns with the mission and values of The Spark. They share their experiences and knowledge throughout the production process to educate students/interns in both practice and theory of their art-form and empower students/interns to continue to grow in their art-form and in their communities. During the run of the show they call spot/sound/deck cues and operate the light board.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

- 2 years minimum in stage management.

Preferred:

- 2 years minimum in an educational environment as an educator/teacher/leader (such as a school, academy, studio, counseling center or youth center) with middle or high school aged students. 

- Technical Certificate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Previous stage management experience must including the following: Experience with-

  • Working with casts over 15 actors. 
  • Leading and collaborating with full creative teams, designers and technicians. 
  • Management of full-scale musicals. 

This position is approx 32hrs per week during the length of the contract.

Open to:

Professional Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$3000-$4000

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.

SUMMER STOCK Music Director for Little Women

General Schedule | June 7 - June 30, 2022 (4 weeks)

Callbacks | May 10 @ 4:30-9:30pm

Rehearsals | Tuesday - Friday @ 5:30-9:30pm

Tech Week | Tuesday - Thursday @ 5:00-11:00pm

Performances | July 1 - July 10, 2022 (NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES)

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The Music Director is responsible for overseeing all musical aspects of the production

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

They work closely with the director and choreographer to present a unified vision and work with performers to develop and implement a finished vocal performance. They share their experiences and knowledge throughout the production process to educate students/interns in both practice and theory of their artform and empower students/interns to continue to grow in their artform and in their communities. They work closely with the Executive Team of The Spark to present a unified vision that aligns with the mission and values of The Spark.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

- 2 years minimum as a music director for musical theater. 

- Previous experience working and collaborating with a creative team. 

- Previous experience working with different levels of dancers in the same production.


This position is approx 12hrs per week during the length of the contract.

Open to:

Professional Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$1050-$1350

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.

SUMMER SKILL INTENSIVES Teaching Artists

General Schedule | Monday - Wednesday @ 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Positions available this summer:

  • Dear Evan Hansen | Contemporary Vocal Intensive on June 6-8, 2022
  • Chicago | Fosse Jazz Dance Intensive on June 27-29, 2022
  • Shrek | Character Acting Intensive on July 11-13, 2022
  • Wicked | Belting Broadway Vocal Intensive on August 1-3, 2022

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The Teaching Artist role is the lead in the classroom and collaborates with the Asst-Teaching Artist on planning and program implementation.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

They share their experiences and knowledge to educate students in both practice and theory of their art-form and empower students to continue to grow in their art-form and in their communities in a classroom/studio environment. They are experienced in creating safe learning spaces where students are inspired to explore and express themselves.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

2 year minimum experience teaching group classes.

5 year minimum professional experience performing.

Each position is approx 9hrs in total.

Open to:

Professional Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$300 per intensive

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.

SUMMER Technical Design Teaching Artists

General Schedule | Tuesday & Wednesday @ 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Positions available this summer:

  • Set Design Intensive on July 5 & 6, 2022
  • Costume Design Intensive on August 9 & 10, 2022

ROLE OBJECTIVE

The Teaching Artist role is the lead in the classroom and collaborates with the Asst-Teaching Artist on planning and program implementation.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

They share their experiences and knowledge to educate students in both practice and theory of their art-form and empower students to continue to grow in their art-form and in their communities in a classroom/studio environment. They are experienced in creating safe learning spaces where students are inspired to explore and express themselves.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

2 year minimum experience teaching group classes.

5 year minimum professional experience performing.

Each position is approx 12hrs in total.

Open to:

Professional Hires

Compensation is DOE:

$400 per intensive

To apply for teaching or production positions; email cover letter & resume to nikki@thesparkcreates.org.
To submit audition materials for performance opportunities see Upcoming Auditions tab.