a theatrical audition that is open to everyone, especially to those who do not belong to a theatrical union.


Authentic; genuine and longstanding: These women tend not to be card-carrying feminists/a service for all us card-carrying optimists

[1960s+; fr the carrying of a membership card in an organization; first used of Communists during the 1950s period of political inquisition]


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