2017/18 CallBacks




Saturday, August 19th

(10:30 - 1pm)




Saturday, August 19th

(2 - 4:30pm)




Sunday, August 20th

(10:30 - 1pm)





Sunday, August 20th

(2 - 4:30pm)

The call-back will be broken into the following sections: 


Group Membership Discussion + Q&A with Artistic Director Aaron Ganz


*After reading through the Company packetcome prepared to clarify any expectations in order to set your season up for success!




Scenework w/ ECT Resident Artists


*prepare TWO of the requested scenes below (1-SHAKESPEARE + 1-CHEKHOV) and be ready to rehearse!



ECT rehearsal expectations:


(1) Arrive prepared & filled with specific ingredients/choices


(2) Warm up your instrument to be reactive, flexible and curious


(3) RISK FEARLESSLY in the moment


(4) Remain eager, humble and hungry as the work is shaped by the director.

Shakespeare Sides (prepare one):

Posthumous & Iachimo
Posthumous & Iachimo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.0 MB
Much Ado About Nothing
Beatrice & Benedict
Much Ado Sides.docx
Microsoft Word Document 15.9 KB

Chekhov Sides (prepare one):

Uncle Vanya
Professor, Yelena
Uncle Vanya Sides.docx
Microsoft Word Document 14.9 KB
Three Sisters
Andrey & Ferapont
Three Sisters Sides - Andrey and Ferapon
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.7 MB
Three Sisters
Olga & Natasha
Three Sisters Sides - Olga and Natasha.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 871.2 KB

The Etude


*The Etude represents one of ECT's most powerful rehearsal and collaborative tools. In this section we'll split into groups - adding an ECT Company Member.  


Using ingredients given on the day of the callback (plus text + movement + musicality), make us "taste" whatever you live-through. The key to succeeding in this section is to break free of "the literal' and FEARLESSLY fill the space with your group's poetic truth. Every person in the room should FEEL what you are living-through pumping in our veins. Prepare to immerse vs. impress us with the artistic truth you radiate from this creative opportunity. 

Dance Choreography & Singing


*you are expected to wear clothes you can move in.


This section will have one of our ECT choreographers/dance captains teach the group a movement piece - a taste of the type of poetic expression we love including in our work. This will give us a fuller idea of your willingness to be fearless in attempt - and to grow as our choreographer works with you.


Similarly, we ask you to prepare one of the songs below.  Please expect to sing to the group without accompaniment, fearlessly, unapologetically, and from your raw, poetic soul. 


The most important ingredients we look for in an artist is the hunger to grow - a will to FEARLESSLY ATTEMPT.

It is what ECT will always bet on and invest in - no matter an artist's current level of clarity.