CASTING POLICY

FOR EDUCATIONAL THEATRE
Directors always strive to cast fairly, with the guiding objective of assembling the overall cast that will best serve the directorial vision for the show. This requires many hours of careful analysis by the Directors, who take their responsibility in this area very seriously.

RAFCO casting decisions are not based on seniority, age, or years of participation in the group.

Auditioning for a show can be competitive and sometimes daunting, but never forget why you are doing it! We are all here to have fun!

RAFCO values and celebrates diversity of all kinds. Encouraging diversity of participation is an overall goal of the program. RAFCO actively encourages all actors to participate in productions as members of cast or crew. All actors who audition are considered equally in an inclusive environment and in accordance with RAFCO's casting principles.


ON CASTING
Casting is a very complex process. In the end, the directors must choose the actors who best fit the roles in many dimensions, both by the individual skills they present in audition, but also in the dynamics that develop between actors who will be creating the driving energy of the show in scenes together. Such dynamics are a large part of what is explored in the “Callback” round of auditions. For actors, auditioning is an exciting, yet difficult, process that can bring about greater success, whether cast in the production or not. The more an actor auditions, the better they will become, especially if they seek and receive feedback and guidance. The feeling of “rejection” over not getting cast seems disappointing at first, but we strongly urge you to encourage you to get right back to work as soon as possible so they can sharpen their skills for a future audition. In theatre, as in life, all of us experience both disappointment and success. Our goal is to teach our performers how to deal with both, so when they leave us to go out into the real world, they will be well prepared to navigate their way toward success in a complex world.

FOR MAINSTAGE/NON-EDUCATIONAL 
RAFCO values and celebrates diversity of all kinds. Encouraging diversity of participation is an overall goal of the program. RAFCO actively encourages all actors to participate in productions as members of cast or crew. All actors who audition are considered equally in an inclusive environment and in accordance with RAFCO casting principles similar with those listed above.

 

All non-educational productions are cast through the traditional process; first released through a breakdown service, actors may submit to our casting team who then assembles callbacks for our productions directorial staff. 

 

All questions can always be sent directly to casting@raffaeleproductions.com