Rock the Audition is dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all theatre artists to explore their artistry, hone their craft and connect and collaborate with theatre industry leaders.
Our mission is to shape and develop the industry to reflect and facilitate diversity on both sides of the table.
MOBILIZING THE INDUSTRY
The RTA Coalition aims to mobilize Broadway and regional theatres (onstage and off, from both sides of the table), college and university training programs, summer theatre programs, teen programs, teacher trainings, and the world of private voice and acting teachers.
Rather than prescribing change onto an ever-evolving industry, we want to shift the industry with the people who are shaping it. We intend to continue to evolve together to best serve the entire theatrical community, always keeping everyone engaged in the latest changes.
In addition to Audition Technique for Rock musicals, "Rock the Audition" aims to mobilize equity and mental wellness in the theatre industry-at auditions, in production, at college and university training programs, summer theatre programs, teen programs, teacher trainings, and the world of private voice and acting teachers.
In February of 2020, Rock The Audition piloted The CARE Coalition. CARE stands for Creative and
Artistic Equity, and the branches we piloted in NYC in November became the fertile ground for healing at Oklahoma City University’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music. As of this September, OCU CARE welcomes Millikin CARE, Arizona State University CARE, and MORE to the family! And we’ve also launched our BRAND NEW Body Empowerment Branch!
THE CARE COALITION
When #blm reignited during the
Pandemic, CARE joined forces
with Sunny Naughton from Sunshine Silver Lining and we initiated an online Mental Health First Aid training. Together OCU,SSL,and RTA Created ALLY, an evening of letting our Black friends speak, and sharing tools to help.
MHFA, ALLY, & BLM
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE:
As the Second Edition of Rock The Audition is now published, The CARE COALITION is growing at laser speed,
The INCREDIBLE Broadway Podcast
Network then invited Sheri to pilot her Podcast "Cause an Effect”,
focusing on the mental health of
the theatre community.
THE COALITION TEAM
Meet the people who will be developing and spearheading the RTA Coalition from the ground up.
CEO & Founder
JOIN THE COALITION
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