PLAY AUDITIONS


Audition Announcements for Our Next Two Shows!


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Preliminary Auditions:
Monday, October 3 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks:
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

Location:
Black Box Theatre of the Jenna Guest Music Building

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

Details:
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Please come early; bring a pen and your list of conflicts in order to completely fill out our audition form.  Conflicts will be needed from Thursday, October 13, through Monday, November 21.  Rehearsals are typically in the evening with an additional Saturday workday and Saturday/Sunday tech rehearsal.  Performances are November 17-20.  Mature content: profanity.


Fiddler Banner.jpgPreliminary Singing Auditions:
Monday, October 10 at 7:00 pm

Cold Reading and Movement Auditions:
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm &

Callbacks:
Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 pm

Location:
Mabee Recital Hall of the Jenna Guest Music Building

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

Details:
Please prepare 16-bars of a musical theatre selection that showcases your range.  An accompanist will be provided should you bring sheet music.  Otherwise, you may sing unaccompanied.  Both initial and callback auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script and may include a simple pre-choreographed dance to ascertain coordination and rhythm.  Dress to move.  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, January 9, and be held at ETBU.  Most rehearsals are weekday evenings with at least one additional Saturday workday and Saturday/Sunday tech rehearsals.  Performances are February 23-26 at the Marshall Convention Center.


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.