Join Us for the 2017-2018 Season!

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Preliminary Auditions:

Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm (if needed)

Black Box Theatre of the Jenna Guest Music Building

Any student, regardless of major, may audition.  Auditions are also open to faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Please come early; bring a pen and your list of known conflicts in order to completely fill out our audition form.  Rehearsals will begin Monday, March 19.  Most rehearsals are weekday evenings with at least one additional Saturday workday (April 7).  There will be NO REHEARSALS on Good Friday or Easter weekend.  Tech rehearsals will be the weekend of April 20-22.  Performances are April 26-29 in the Black Box Theatre. 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and improvised scenes.

Casting Breakdown:
Roles are available for four women and three men.

General Information

The Department of Theatre Arts holds open auditions and invites all students, regardless of major, to audition.  Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to participate.
Directors make casting decisions based upon the following: 

  • The quality of the audition
  • The individual’s suitability for a role
  • Recent roles performed
  • Specific course or degree requirements
  • Availability for and recent participation in workdays and strikes
  • Calendar conflicts
  • Academic standing
  • Specific performance skills required by a role
  • Chemistry with other actors

Auditions are typically comprised of cold readings from the script.  However, they may also include improvisation, movement studies, and dialect readings.  Musical auditions require each individual to prepare at least sixteen bars from a previously produced musical (accompaniment is provided).  Please bring a copy of your sheet music. 

Auditions are announced at least two weeks prior to the audition date via departmental email, ETBU This Week, Tiger Daily, and the website.

If you have questions about the audition process, the time commitment involved, or about a particular production, please do not hesitate to contact the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring to an audition?
Please bring a schedule of conflicts for all rehearsal and performance dates.  We do not need a headshot nor a resume for our university auditions.

What do I wear to an audition?
Please dress as the audition requires.  Professional dress is the default; however, some auditions will require movement and appropriate casual/athletic attire is acceptable for those auditions. 

When do I arrive for the audition?
Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to the schedule time so that you can complete the required paperwork.

What will I do in the audition?
This will depend on the play's specific needs.  Most of the time our auditions involve cold readings from the script through provided sides (short scenes).  Other times you may be asked to sing, dance, or improvise.  Each individual audition announcement will explain the details.

What if I cannot make the scheduled audition time?
Please contact the Department Chair and see if an alternative audition time can be arranged.