How to Audition Virtually with Zoom

Once you have signed up for an audition slot, please follow the instructions below. If you have not yet signed up for an audition slot, please do that first: Sign Up for An Audition Time

At Least 24 Hours Before Your Scheduled Audition...

  1. Fill out the Online Audition Form if you haven't already
  2. If you would like to share a theatrical resume and/or headshot (both optional), please email them to
  3. Download the free Zoom app on your computer (preferred) or mobile device
  4. Print the sides from the Ithaca Shakespeare website. If you cannot print the sides, please read from a separate device (like a phone or tablet) if at all possible.

On your Audition Day

  1. Keep the time around your audition slot free
    • Keep at least 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after your slot open
  2. Follow invitation link in your email
    • You will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation link by email just before we are ready to see you. Click this link to join the meeting and begin your audition
    • If we are running late or off time, we will be in contact via email or phone. Please check periodically for updates
    • You will be unable to join the meeting until you receive the link from us. If you encounter any technical issues, contact stage management at

Helpful Tips

We understand that everyone has a different tech setup, and you will not be judged on your level of technical prowess! Here are some tips that may help.

  • Use a laptop with a webcam, microphone, and broadband internet access to set up Zoom. If you don’t have a laptop with a camera/mic, you can use a phone or iPad, but they will be lower quality.
  • Position the camera so we can see you from the waist up if possible. You can place your device on a table and stand back — we will be able to hear you.
  • If you are unable to attend your video audition or need to reschedule, please email to let us know at least 24 hours in advance