Current Season Auditions

Two actresses with humorous expressions

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 will be held Monday and Tuesday and evenings, September 30 and October 1, 7–10 p.m., in the McKinley Studio Theatre

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

Prepare a contemporary monologue no more than one minute long.

Callbacks will be on Wednesday, October 2.


Auditions AND Callbacks will take place on Saturday, October 19.

Auditions 10-12, Callbacks beginning at 2:00 pm


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

Prepare 8-12 bars of a song and a monologue no more than 1 minute. Come dressed and prepared to move.

Callbacks will be on Saturday, October 19, beginning at 2:00 pm


Auditions Monday ONLY February 3, 2020, 7-10 pm

Callbacks Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7-? pm

Please come prepared with a 1-minute monologue

McKinley Studio Theatre

Sign ups will be located on the lower level of Crawford Music Building beginning January 6, 2020.

Rehearsals begin Monday, March 9, 2020 (off March 14-29)

Performance Dates are April 23-25 and April 30-May 2


Prepare a 1-minute Shakespeare monologue. NO DIALECT PLEASE!

Auditions Tuesday ONLY March 31 3-8 pm. 

Callbacks Wednesday April 1 starting at 7.

McKinley Studio Theatre

Sign up in lower level of Crawford by the end of Winter quarter.

Performance dates are May 25-29.

Rehearsals begin April 1.

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.