Indiana Auditions FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

How do I register for the site?

Registering for the Indiana Auditions Web site allows you to post and reply to threads, add information to the calendars, communicate with other Indiana Auditions members, and much more.

1. Click on the "Register" link at the top of any Indiana Auditions page.

2. Follow the instructions to register.

3. Once you have a user name and password, use them to log into the site. The login boxes are at the top of each page.

Welcome to Indiana Auditions!

How do I start a new thread?

Posting a new message on Indiana Auditions is a very simple process.

1. The first step to starting a thread is to register with the site. See the instructions above for doing so.

2. Once logged in, click on "Forums" in the menu bar area at the top of the page.

3. The Forums area is broken up into various parent headers ("Auditions," "Theater," etc.) and sub-topics below ("Theater Auditions," "Film Auditions," etc.). Click on the appropriate forum sub-topic where you want to post your message.

4. You will notice a "New Thread" button above the forum on the left side. Click on this button.

5. On this screen you will type your new message. This screen should look like a basic word processing editor. You will have the capability to utilize many editing functions, and slowly moving your mouse over the various buttons will reveal their capabilities.

6. When you feel comfortable with your thread, you can simply click "Submit," or you have the choice to "Preview" the message prior to submitting.

CONGRATULATIONS. You just posted a new message.

How do I add something to the calendars?

Use the calendars to post information about upcoming shows as well as theater and film auditions. The calendars are a valuable tool for increasing the size of your audition pool and making potential audience members aware of your production.

1. The first step to posting a calendar entry is to register with the site. See the instructions above for doing so.

2. Click on the "Calendar" link at the top of the page. By default, you will be taken to the calendar for "Auditions in Central Indiana." To select a different calendar, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the appropriate calendar from the "Calendar Jump" menu. The calendars you may choose from are:
  • Auditions in Central Indiana
  • Auditions in Northern Indiana
  • Auditions in Southern Indiana
  • Children's Theater Auditions
  • Shows: What's On Stage
  • Film Auditions
3. When you are on the screen for the appropriate calendar, click on the "Add a New Event" link above the calendar itself.

4. If your audition or production is taking place on one day between certain times, choose "Ranged Event." If it is taking place over multiple days, choose "Recurring Event." Either way, you will be given a form to fill out with more details.

5. The form for inputting your calendar information should look like a basic word processing editor. You will have the capability to utilize many editing functions, and slowly moving your mouse over the various buttons will reveal their capabilities.

6. Indiana Auditions users find the following information to be particularly helpful in calendar postings:
    Auditions
  • name of the show
  • name of the theater and a link to its Web site
  • name of the director and/or other staff involved in the production
  • auditions dates & times, location, and guidelines (what to prepare)
  • dates of the production itself
  • brief synopsis of the show and a list of characters or a general explanation of cast requirements
  • contact information for further information
  • Shows

  • name of the show
  • name of the theater and a link to its Web site
  • name of the director, cast, and/or other staff involved in the production
  • show dates and times
  • ticket prices and reservation information
TIP: In addition to putting your information on the calendar, you might also want to post information about your auditions or production to the appropriate message forum. See information about starting a new thread above.

Thank you for sharing your information with the Indiana Auditions community.

How does a Buddy List work?

By adding members to your Buddy List, you can easily view when they are logged into the site, and you can quickly send them messages via the Indiana Auditions homepage.

To add someone to your Buddy List, you must first be logged onto the site.

1. Click on "Members List" at the top of any Indiana Auditions page. Find and click on the person's user name.

2. That person's public profile will appear. Near the top of the profile is a link to "Add [So-and-So] to Your Buddy List."

Alternately, from within a thread, click on a person's user name at the top of one of the messages he or she has posted. A drop-down menu appears that gives you the option to "Add [So-and-So] to Your Buddy List."

To send a message to someone on your Buddy List, you must first be logged onto the site.

1. If that Buddy is logged onto the site, you will see his or her name in the "Buddy List" box on the Indiana Auditions home page. Click on "PM" next to that person's name to send a private message.

2. You may also send a private message to any member of the site by finding his or her name under Members List and clicking "Send PM."

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