Theatre Production Season 2021- 2022 

Following the University of Colorado and the Department of Theatre & Dance COVID safety protocols for the continued best practices and safety for our students, faculty, and staff, we are excited to hold all Fall 2021 Auditions and Callback Sessions in-person.

Fall 2021 ~ General Theatre Auditions

When: Saturday August 21, 2021
Time:  10:00am to 4:00pm, MST
Where: Auditions will take place in the University Theatre on the main campus at CU Boulder.  
Who: Any CU student currently enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester is eligible to audition.

The shows being cast at the Fall 2021 Auditions are:

The Climate Cabaret. A cabaret of short plays and songs on climate. Artistic Director, Ben Stasny, Co-Produced with Beth Osnes and Chip Persons. Guest Directors include Ben, Beth, Chip and Ashlyn Barnett, Jools Gilson, Sarah Fahmy, Kenya Fashaw. Rehearsals begin Wednesday August 25 and Opens Friday September 24 and runs through Sunday October 3, 2021, in the University Theatre.

  • This is a 20-person, two-act, cabaret-style show comprised of 10 short plays about the climate crisis. This show is made possible through a partnership with Climate Change Theatre Action out of New York City. CCTA curates and produces a biannual collection of 50 short, 5-minute plays written by playwrights from around the world. This year’s theme revolves around the Green New Deal and the ways in which communities will benefit from its implementation. The Climate Cabaret will also include devised work, music, dancing and is sure to be an evening of fun, education and celebration.

Casting Notes

  • 20 actors in Ensemble. Seeking 2 actors of Indian descent. 1 actor of First Nations/Indigenous descent. 2 female actors of African descent. 1 sign language interpreter or actor competent in ASL. All gender identities welcome.
  • There will be singing and dancing throughout this production. Your comfort with singing and movement will be explored at callbacks.

Content Warning: This production contains adult language.


Kaidan+ Something Strange and Spectral. A collection of global ghost stories, Directed by Cecilia J. Pang. Adapted by Cecilia Pang, Heather Kelley and Kevin Rich. Rehearsals begin Monday September 20 and Opens Friday Friday October 29 and runs through Sunday November 7, 2021, in the University Theatre.

  • Throughout the years, we humans have always had a fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal, and many cultures deeply believe in the existence of ghosts and spirits. And this year with the world pandemic that has taken the lives of many loved ones, this show will be an homage, a kind of ritual to honor those that have passed. Ghost belief has been going on for more than 500 years, and this compilation of adapted global stories brings ghostly folklore to life from Japan, Australia, Scotland, Colorado and beyond.

Casting Notes

  • 13-15 actors in Ensemble. All gender identities welcome.
  • There will be singing and dancing throughout this production. Your comfort with singing and movement will be explored at callbacks.
  • If you are auditioning for Kaidan, please prepare 16 bars of a folk song to be performed a capella or with your own instrument. 

Callbacks for these auditions are invitation-only, and will take place on Sunday August 22, 2021, 10:00am-5:00pm. Further details are on the Canvas site.


Any CU student currently enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester is eligible to audition.

Audition Details & Sign Up: Canvas Course

To Access the General Theatre Audition Canvas Course, please follow these three important steps:

  1. Enroll in the General Theatre Auditions Canvas Course. You must do this first, even if you have auditioned before.
  2. This course will automatically be added to your Canvas homepage. Or you can find it by clicking the course link button below.
  3. Open the General Theatre Auditions Course in Canvas. The site contains all the pertinent audition information.

Enroll Now Canvas Course Link