Submission for Video Auditions in Boston
Boston Open Video Auditions and Casting Calls
Land your next acting job in Boston with the help of American Immersion Theater! We have a variety of different acting opportunities that offer flexible schedules and competitive compensation. Our roles will require a combination of scripted acting along with improvisation. If this sounds like something that interests you, please submit your own online video to our staff for review. If we deem you to be a good fit, you could be invited to one of our auditions or casting calls in Boston! Read through the details of our Boston casting call here and send along your online video submission to get started.
How to Prepare:
Please submit a 2 to 3-minute video of yourself characterizing one of our show archetypes, as listed below. Slate yourself at the beginning of the audition video and provide your name and your selected archetype. During your video please tell us why you'd like to be a part of American Immersion Theater and a fun fact about yourself while characterizing your selected archetype. Archetype portrayals are expected to be believable, and hyper-realistic as our shows bring characters to life for customers to interact with. They are not intended to be "silly" or "slap-stick". As we perform within inches of customers, please avoid all "stage makeup" designed for 4th-wall performances.
When preparing for your video, please take consideration of details such as backdrops, costuming, and era/theme appropriate terminology. These details will be graded along with your archetype characterization.
Available Archetypes to Characterize:
- Old Rich Socialite
- Popular Crowd Highschooler
- Celebrity's agent
- Washed Up 80s Rock Star
- Mob Boss
- Old Woman (example Mob Mom)
- Captain of Football Team
- Femme Fatale
What to Expect after Submission:
- Once you have submitted your 2 to 3- minute archetype characterization audition video, an email will be sent to you letting you know your submission was successfully received. Please check your "All Mail" folder to ensure the email wasn't filtered into a promotions inbox or a spam folder.
- Once the Casting Director has reviewed your video submission, you will receive one of the following:
- An email thanking you for your submission, and informing you your information will be added to our candidate archives for later review. You will not be moving forward in the auditions process at this time.
- A phone call and email communication from our local director to schedule a callback for the next round of the audition process.
What age range do you cast?
Do I need to have improv experience?
No experience is required, but it is encouraged.
Do I have to live in Boston to be considered for an acting job?
We recommend that you are located within a 25 minute drive of Boston to be a good fit for one of our roles.
Do I need to be local to the Boston area?
You should be located within a 25 minute drive of Boston to be considered for the troupe.
Are you seeking union status actors?
No, only non–equity applicants will be considered.
Do you take walk–ins?
Yes, we do allot time for walk–in auditions, however we encourage you to sign up prior to save yourself some times and guarantee your spot.
Do I have to have a video audition for the casting call in Boston, MA?
If you are able to come to our Boston location for a scheduled audition or walk-in, there is no need for a video audition. However, if you can’t make these arrangements, a 2-3 minute video submission is required.
How does show scheduling work?
Actors submit requests for show dates based on their individual availability, with no show minimum required, cast is based on experience and availability.
If I sign up and do not receive a confirmation email should I show up to the time slot I selected on the website?
Yes. Also, check your spam or promotions folders because your confirmation email might be hiding in there!
Do you provide actors with costumes and props in performance?
Yes, however the actor may be required to provide some individual pieces.
What are we looking for?
We are on the search for actors who already have improv skills or are willing to learn them. We put on a wide variety of productions, and roles will rotate depending on availability of actors and experience. Actors perform a mixture of pre-scripted material and spontaneous improvisation.
When you work with American Immersion Theater, the acting environment can change quite a bit from show to show. Since we put on both public and private shows, the audience size can vary from just a few guests to up to 800 people. Our shows will require you to travel on a consistent basis and you will be compensated accordingly for any gas expenses you incur from show related travel. You can create a flexible schedule when working with us, however, most shows do fall on the weekends. You can choose which shows you would like to be a part of to create a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
A rehearsal ranging from 2-4 hours is required the week that you are scheduled for a show. With the exception of a single quarterly mandatory rehearsal, no rehearsal is more than 4 hours in length.
- Ability to deliver great customer experiences in a very active environment and the capacity to be invigorated by constant personal interaction
- A high ability to focus and learn new skills while facilitating game dynamics
- Excellent communication skills that allow you to converse as freely and comfortably with small groups as with individual customers
- A strong presence and ability to command the room
- Observational savvy and quick thinking
- Reliable transportation
What are the advantages of Acting with AIT?
Actor pay ranges from $65–150 per show (depending upon cast roles). Additionally, you can earn show tips, free meals, and travel reimbursement, which means no out of pocket expenses.
All actors undergo our exclusive Grimprov training method focused on increasing improv performance skills and techniques for immersive theatre acting
Be a part of the over a hundred AIT shows a year in the greater Boston area, based on your schedule, with no show minimum required.