If you can, join The Actors' Center. It's a great resource for actors in the MD/DC/VA area. The website is: http://actorscenter.org
There is an annual membership fee, but most actors in the area are members and it is well worth it (at least I think so). It lists auditions (theatre & non-stage, both paid and non-paid). Being a member can also get you discounts on things like classes and workshops, headshots, and other acting related stuff. It also lists job opportunities (non-acting) at theatres and agencies, etc. It lists local theatres (community and pro), local agencies, and other important resources for actors.
They offer many workshops (just about once a week), which are free to members (so, if you attend the workshops, it pretty much makes up for the cost of membership - considering how much it would cost to pay for these workshops). They have workshops in a lot of topics - from monologue preparation, to the business of acting, taxes for actors, mime, puppetry, stage combat, etc. All the ones I've been to have been great.
There are also a couple of cattle calls held in this area every year - one held by the Actors' Center, where you audition for 40+ theatres & film companies all at once - for members only. There are also the League of Washington Theatre auditions - and to sign up Equity members and Actor Center Members get to sign up for a slot first.
It's a good investment to sign up for Actors' Center.
If you're not ready for that, sign up for Brian Dragonuk. It's free, and it also lists a lot of the auditions that are coming up in the care. Here's the website: http://www.dragonukconnects.com I think there are different levels of membership - some you pay for, but I just do the free one. It suits my needs just fine.
If you're interested in getting started and are looking for some training, go to the Actors' Center website - Click on "Links" then scroll down to "Training" and it will give you a list of places that offer training in the area. You can also look up what agencies are in the area under "Casting" and what theatres are in the area - Professional, Regional, and Community. And it will give you the links to those places. You don't have to be a member to access this information.
A lot of the theatres will tell you on their websites when auditions are or how to submit yourself as an actor.
All this information should help you get started.
· 8 years ago