Once you are invited to join the company you may attend and participate in any of our workshops.

The Monday night Acting Workshop is the core of Theatre West. Work is initiated and prepared by individual members, varying from scenes to full length plays, poetry, monologues and musical theatre. A moderated critique is presented.

Writers may bring in long or short pieces for moderated critique. Many of Theatre West's main stage productions begin to take shape right here.

The Moderator guides the group through the canon. Focus is on understanding and interpretation of the Bard.

Members bring in songs. An accompanist is provided.

This is a curriculum based acting class and scene study class for our Associate Members.


ACTORS • First submit a picture and resume. (Mail Pics, Resumes, Scripts and other material to: Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd West, Hollywood CA 90068.) If invited to audition you will be contacted once audition dates are announced. (They will also be advertised in the trades.) If selected to audition you will be asked to do a prepared monolgue and a scene (your scene partner does not have to be an invited auditioner). The total time for both the monologue and the scene should not be more than 5 minutes. (If your partner also wants to do a monologue, your total alloted time will be 8 minutes.) Theatre West Actors pay a $100 initiation fee and $50 per month in dues. Mandatory volunteer work hours are required in the first year of membership.There is no fee to audition. Some actors who are not voted into membership may be asked if they'd like to be an Associate Member (see below).

WRITERSWriters are asked to submit a full length play. It will be read by at least three Theatre West members who will offer their critique to the Board and the Writing Workshop Moderator who will vote upon membership. Theatre West Writers pay a $100 initiation fee and $50 per month in dues. Mandatory volunteer work hours are required in the first year of membership.There is no fee to submit a play.

ASSOCIATES To petition to be an Associate please submit a picture and resume and cover letter. Associates pay $10 per month dues and are responsible for a number of work hours at the theatre.

DIRECTORS Directors may join as an "observing Member" by submitting a resume. they then have three months to mount a scene with company members which will act as their audition for the company. As "Observing Members" Directors do not pay dues (nor can they vote, etc). After they are accepted into the company they pay the regular monthly dues. ($50 per month, plus mandatory work hours the first year).

TECNICAL MEMBERS Technical Theatre Members are usually brought into productions by company members familiar with their work, though you may certainly send in a resume approved for membership by the Board. Technical Members do not pay dues.