General Theatre Auditions for the Department of Theatre & Dance’s 2019-2020 productions will take place on two separate dates during the academic year:
Fall Auditions Saturday August 24, 2019
Spring Auditions Saturday January 11, 2020
To preview the scripts for our upcoming productions visit our script libarary.
The shows being cast at the Fall Auditions, Saturday August 24, 2019:
- A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All), a play by Carlos Murillo. Director, Issy Leustig. Studio Production in the Acting Studio, September 26 – 29, 2019.
"A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All)" offers an explosive look at the media's portrayal of violence in a modern era. Nature documentaries, political tragedies, house pets with special talents—it's all available by simply flipping through channels on a TV screen. But when does America's obsession with voyeurism go too far?
- The Virtue of Reality, an immersive open-world experience. Written, designed and directed by the Experience Design MFA Cohort: Erin Carlson, Jenine Dunn, Adrianna Hipple, Jack McCahan, Camila Montoya, Lyndie Raymond, and Veronica Rodriguez. In the Carlson Gym. Sept 20 - 22, 2019.
Stakeholders of massive conglomerate corporation VeraRev are invited to a high-tech virtual reality preview of the idealized future, however the simulation that the guests end up witnessing is far from the idyllic VeraRev collective vision. Will you choose to support VeraRev in their mission, or sympathize with the opposition that is the Virtue of Reality. For more info visit https://www.instagram.com/virtueofreality/
- Burning the Old Man, a play by Kelly McAllister. Director, Chip Persons. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. October 10 – 13, 2019.
Two brothers who can’t stand each other have 24 hours left to fulfill their dad’s dying wish to have his ashes scattered at Burning Man. When their car goes up in smoke near a seedy motel in the desert, they’re forced to confront their worst enemy: themselves. Don't miss the regional premiere of this serious comedy.
- Shakuntala, an adaptation of the play by Kalidasa. Adapted by Jashodhara Sen and Nolan Carey. Director, Jasodhara Sen. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. October 31 - November 3, 2019.
Originally noted in the classic Indian epic Mahabharata, Jashodhara Sen's and Nolan Carey's adaptation of "Shakuntala" tells the timeless story of desire, love, loss and recognition between a king and a beautiful young maiden. With romance, innuendo and even a tragic curse, this radical new reconceptualization of "Shakuntala" is a spectacular blend of mythology, representation and theatricality.
- Play Therapy, a new play by Oliver Gerland. Selected from the 4th Annual New Play Festival. Director, Dr. Cecilia J. Pang. A Studio Production in the Acting Studio. November 7 – 10, 2019.
People communicate in surprising ways. After a supervisor tells Bob to seek direction in life, a chance encounter with a single mother and a non-verbal child leads Bob to discover a new talent. With the use of a toy, Bob helps mother and child address experiences from their life—proving we all find meaning in life by understanding others.
- Broadway Christmas Carol, a musical created by Kathy Feiniger.. Director/Choreographer, Bud Coleman. Musical Director, Adam C. Ewing. In the University Theatre. November 15 – December 8, 2019.
“A little song, a little dance, a little eggnog down your pants!” What the dickens happened to Scrooge? He sings (show tunes), he dances (time steps and classic Fosse), he turns into a ham (and we’re not talking spiral-cut). In an event that's perfect for both the young and young at heart, Charles Dickens' famous festive tale is whipped into a holidaze confection, peppered with hilarious parodies of dozens of your favorite Broadway songs.
The shows being cast at the Spring Auditions on Saturday January 11, 2020 will be:
- The Popular Mechanicals, a play by Robinson, Taylor and Shakespeare. Director, Iain Court. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. February 13 – 16, 2020.
“A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre”. Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the popular mechanicals from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—take center stage in a riotously funny imagining of life behind the scenes during rehearsals for "Pyramus and Thisbe." Complete with Shakespearean verse, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce and standup comedy, this unhinged feast of wit and profanity is sure to leave you in stitches.
- The Language Archive, a play by Julia Cho. Director, K. Woodzick. A Studio Production in the Acting Studio. February 27 – March 1, 2020.
George is a linguist whose life's work is dedicated to preserving nearly lost languages, but his passion has complicated his relationships with Mary, his wife, and Emma, his assistant. Can Reston and Alta—the last two people on Earth who speak a language about to go extinct—teach him how to speak from his heart?
- Spring Awakening, a musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik. Director, Dr. Cecilia Pang. Musical Director, David Nehls. In the University Theatre. March 6 – 15, 2020.
In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertainment Weekly) "Spring Awakening"—winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—explores the sometimes perilous journey from adolescence to adulthood. Told through the lens of Germany in 1891, the electrifying stories of sex, sexuality and teenage rebellion are as modern as pop and rock and roll.
- A Perfect Likeness, a play by Daniel Rover Singer. Director, Eli Davis. A Studio Production in the Acting Studio. April 2 – 5, 2020.
What might have blossomed out of an interaction between authors Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll? In "A Perfect Likeness" playwright Daniel Rover Singer imagines what might have been. (Or perhaps was!) When a boisterous Dickens bursts into the comparatively timid Carroll’s place of residence, propriety is thrown to the wayside and dark secrets are revealed.
- As You Like It, a play by Willian Shakespeare. Director, Gillian Nogeire. In the Loft Black Box Theatre. April 9 – 12, 2020.
Shakespeare’s beloved comedy investigates the madness and effervescence of finding love. When a corrupt and narcissistic duke takes hold of the kingdom, their citizens are forced to take refuge in the forest of Arden. But rather than serving as a land of exile, Arden transforms into a bastion for self-discovery, reflection and variation from socially imposed norms.
- The 5th Annual New Plays Festival. Studio Production in the Acting Studio. April 15 – 19, 2020. Audition date in the Spring 2020 Semester TBA.
For the most current and detailed Audition requirements, please go to the Department's Audition website listed below.
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Please contact Connie I. Lane, Production Coordinator