Call For Proposals For 2016

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts is currently seeking submissions for the 2016 season. Area directors are encouraged to choose plays that are challenging, entertaining and inspiring for prospective performers and audiences. We are seeking musicals, comedies and dramas for our regular season (5 shows - 7 to 14 performances each). We are also interested in proposals for script readings and other special projects to enhance our regular season.

Your proposal should include:
1. Show title and brief statement regarding reasons for your choice.
2. A brief outline of production requirements including cast size, ideas for set, lighting, costuming, technical and creative personnel that you may have or need.
3. A copy of the script or, if a musical, a recording of the piece that you are proposing.
4. A date preference for your show (spring/summer/fall/winter - include dates you are not available to direct).
5. Your contact information.
6. A resume including relevant coursework and experience. Include at least one reference.

Directors may propose alternate show choices - multiple submissions are welcome.

TBTA is an All Volunteer non-profit organization.

The deadline to submit is Aug. 30, 2015. Proposals may be sent via email to or by mail to TBTA Artistic Director, PO Box 528, Brookfield, CT 06804

If you are not familiar with our theater, please contact us ( with your questions.

Thank you,
Lou Okell
TBTA President

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts
Your Community • Your Theater • Since 1957

Thank you to everyone who came out to auditions for 2015! Watch for an announcement about our 2016 season and audition schedule to be posted in December.



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Auditions Tips

For myself, as a director who has conducted auditions in a variety of venues, the most important aspect of your audition is your ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM. There are however, some simple DO’s and DONT’s that can help you to maximize your potential, show off your talent and get the most out of your experience. This is a general list; please see the show’s audition notice for any specifics.

DO — come prepared with a picture and concise resume.
DO — dress in comfortable, but professional attire; this is a job interview.
DO — arrive early to get settled and sign in before the audition time.

DO — choose an audition song in your vocal range that shows off your voice.
DO — choose an audition song similar in style to the show for which you are
auditioning. It is usually best to avoid singing from the show itself unless otherwise
DO — have your music neatly secured in a binder or taped together accordion style to avoid page turns. (the accompanist is your best friend in this situation)
DO — take a moment to set tempo with the accompanist.
DO — have your song memorized.
DO — become familiar with the music from the show.
DON’T — ask to sing a cappella.
DON’T — ask the accompanist to transpose your music.
DON’T — choreograph your song. If you are auditioning for a dance role, there will be a separate dance audition.
DON’T — apologize or make excuses for your performance. Enjoy the experience and present your piece to the best of your ability.

DO — have appropriate dance attire.
DO — realize that not everyone is expected to be a trained dancer, but if you are auditioning for musical theatre, chances are that the director or choreographer will want to see you move.
DON’T — apologize; perform the choreography to the best of your ability.

DO — check the audition notice to see if you should prepare a monologue or if you will be given sides to read at the audition.
DO — become familiar with the script.

If a monologue is required:
DO — choose something age and gender appropriate.
DO — choose something from a play rather than a monologue book.
DO — come well prepared with your piece memorized.
DONT — choose a monologue from a movie or one associated too strongly with a specific actor.

MOST IMPORTANTLY — this is community theatre. We are looking to build community through the arts. If all of the above fails, still SHOW UP! Every audition is a learning experience and a chance for you to grow as a performer. Directors are looking for directability first and foremost. Be flexible. Be willing to take healthy risks. A directable performer with positive energy, who will clearly be a team player, is far more valuable to a production than someone who is just technically proficient.

Michael Burnett
Artistic Director


TBTA—The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts

184 Whisconier Road
PO Box 528
Brookfield, CT 06804

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