Current Season Auditions

Auditions are your gateway to the performance experience. The experienced director knows that appropriate casting is essential to a successful production. You, the actor, know that being cast in a production will enable you to practice and advance in your art. Thus, you must approach the audition seriously and make your best effort. In any audition, as in any job interview, professional demeanor and trust are essential.

Auditions for Theatre Department productions are open-call auditions, which means that audition appointments are available to students regardless of major, as well as to faculty and staff, alumni, and friends of the university.

All auditions seek to discover combinations of performers capable of creating ensemble and convincingly capturing the characters of the play. Other qualities the director looks for include stage presence, self deportment and confidence, applied imagination, vocal control and flexibility, movement capabilities, the ability to focus on task, sensitivity to rhythms, and physical characteristics. Casting is made, first of all, with the best interests of the show in mind.

Unless otherwise indicated, auditions are held in the McKinley Studio Theatre. Audition information and expectations will be posted when available.

NEUROTISTIC Staged Reading

Auditions will be held on Friday, January 5 from 6-9 pm in the McKinley Studio Theatre.

Casting for a staged reading of the original musical, NEUROTISTIC, book and lyrics by Nichols Eveland, with music and additional lyrics by Kris Bjarke.

Please come prepared with a short section (no more than 1 minute) of a musical theatre song, and to read from sides from the script.

The reading will be presented in Nickerson Studios on Friday, March 9, with a formal technical rehearsal on Thursday, March 8. The remaining rehearsal schedule will be announced after casting.


Prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue. Copies of the script will be available for checkout in the Music & Theatre Office beginning in January.

Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 5 and 6, 2018.
Sign-ups will be in the lower level of Crawford at the start of Winter quarter.

Callbacks Wednesday, February 7, 2018.


Auditions Monday & Tuesday, February 12 & 13, 2018.
Sign ups will be located on the lower level of Crawford Music Building at the start of Winter Quarter.

Please prepare a short Shakespearean monologue AND a contemporary comedic monologue; total length not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring a recent headshot and resume, or a recent photo.

We are particularly looking for performers who play a portable instrument and are interested in improvising music along with their acting.

Callbacks Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Rehearsals will generally be held M-F 6-10 pm and Sat 10-3.
Performance Dates are April 19-21 and 26-28. Tech begins on April 12.


Auditions will be held Monday evening, September 25, from 7-10.
Sign up in the lower level of Crawford for a time slot.
Prepare a monologue no more than one minute long.

**Note: auditions will be held along with JANE EYRE.
Callbacks for HATMAKER'S will be on Thursday, September 28.
Callbacks for JANE EYRE will be on Monday, October 2.


Auditions Monday September 25, 7-10 pm
Sign up for a slot in the lower level of Crawford.
Prepare a monologue no more than 1 minute, and 16 bars of a musical theatre song.

**Note: Auditions will be held along with HATMAKER'S WIFE.
Callbacks for JANE EYRE will be on Monday, October 2.
Callbacks for HATMAKER'S WIFE will be on Thursday, September 28.

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Why Study Theatre?

Why Study Theatre?

Studying theatre, performing theatre, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre will enrich your life and offer you many career and life opportunities.