Perform at The Prize
Interested in joining our company of talent for the Thurber Prize? Check out our audition board below.
Auditions for DANCERS, SINGERS, and ACTORS will be held at a later date. If you would like to submit your materials now for consideration later, please do so using our submission form below.
Rehearses: March - April, 2024
Show: April 2024
IMPORTANT: THIS IS A GENERAL SUBMISSION FOR A FUTURE SHOW. IF YOU ARE A GOOD FIT, WE WILL CONTACT YOU ABOUT AUDITIONS AT A LATER DATE.
Auditions for DANCERS ONLY (group dance call) will be held on February 26, 2023 from 9AM - 12PM at Galbreath Pavilion Studio #4 in Columbus, OH.
David J. Glover, Director of Show; Zoë Lathan, Supervising Producer & Choreographer; Zac DelMonte, Music Director; Brooke Stiles, Stage Manager
Auditions: February 26, 2023 | 9AM -12PM | Galbreath Pavilion Studio #4 (Columbus, OH)
Rehearses: March - April, 2023
Show: April 28, 2023 @ 7PM
IMPORTANT: THIS IS A NON-EQUITY DANCER CALL. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOU MATERIALS TO ATTEND.
Audition Submission Form
If you have trouble with this form, feel free to reach out to Zoë, Supervising Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the gig or process, feel free to reach out to Zoë, Supervising Producer at email@example.com.
**PLEASE NOTE: All cast, crew, creatives, and musicians MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED**
You must submit our form to receive an audition time or be granted access to a closed audition/group call.
Your submission should include the following:
- Reel (dance, voice, and/or acting as applicable)
- 32 bars of your choice (if voice call); 2min of musical theatre combo (if dance call); comedic side/monologue of choice (if acting call)
- Any possible conflicts
For group calls, you can expect to be given a dance combo, vocal cut, and/or side. Our team is an easygoing bunch, so please dress comfortably and come prepared to have fun with us. We'll always give you as many details as possible beforehand so you can best prepare your attire, warm-up time, etc.
For standard auditions, you will need to prepare the following:
- 32 bars of music in any musical theatre style
- Sheet music in a binder for the accompanist
- Headshot & Résumé
- Any possible conflicts.
If you are called back, you will be notified within a couple of days with your callback details.
If you are called back, you do not need to prepare anything unless asked. Please expect to be given a dance combo, additional vocal cut, and/or side. We typically do group callbacks so you will likely be in a group unless notified otherwise.
If you are selected, you will be sent an offer within appx. a week.
This show is non-union.
Since the show involves "Tony-esque" numbers and bits, we are currently seeking performers with musical theatre experience or multidisciplinary performance experience, in general.
**PLEASE NOTE: We are committed to diversity and inclusion onstage and off. We encourage performers of all styles, sizes, ethnicities, gender, non-conforming gender identities, and ages to audition.**
Each year may look a bit different but for the most part, the show takes place in April at a major theatre here in Columbus, OH.
The 22nd Thurber Prize takes place on April 28, 2023 at Southern Theatre.
The Thurber Prize for American Humor is a coveted literary award in the world of humor writing. James Thurber, the namesake of the award was one of the foremost American humorists of the 20th century. His legacy is preserved through efforts by Thurber House, a Columbus, OH arts organization that maintains the historic home of James Thurber.
This award is produced by Thurber House and aims to celebrate its award finalists/winner while uplifting local Columbus artists through the production of the show.
This all-new show is "Mark Twain meets Tony Awards." We seek performers for "Tony-esque" numbers and bits throughout the show.