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.


Auditions Monday & Tuesday, January 7–8, 2019.

Sign ups will be located on the lower level of Crawford Music Building at the start of Winter Quarter.

Please come prepared with a 1-minute monologue. Also come prepared to practice manipulating puppets. Some actors will be cast as puppeteers only.

Callbacks Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Performance Dates are April 25–27 and May 2–4. 

VIOLET the Musical

Prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue and 16 bars of a musical theatre song.

Audition Dates Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and 15m 7-9 pm. Callbacks Wednesday January 16 starting at 7.

Sign up in lower level of Crawford; auditions and callbacks are in the McKinley Studio Theatre.

Performance dates are May 21-25.


Auditions Monday and Tuesday October 1 and 2, 7–10 p.m.

Sign up for a slot in the upper level of Crawford.

Prepare a pre-20th century monologue no more than 1 minute long. No dialects, please!

Callbacks will be on Wednesday October 3, 7–10 p.m.


Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, September 25 and 26, 7–10 p.m.

Sign up in the upper level of Crawford for a time slot.

Prepare a contemporary monologue no more than one minute long. No dialect, please!

Callbacks will be on Thursday, September 27.

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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.