Spring 2014 Production Auditions
By Tina Howe
Directed by L. Douglas Grissom
Rehearses Evenings, January 12 – February 19
Performs February 20 – March 1
The Forgetting River
Written and Directed by Marianne Kubik
A Devised Theatre Project
Rehearses MWF 1-4 PM
Performs April 10-13
A Flea in Her Ear
By Georges Feydeau
Translated By John Mortimer
Directed By Colleen Kelly
Rehearses Evenings, February 23 – April 16 (excluding Spring Break)
Performs April 17-26
Combined Auditions to be Held on November 16, 2013
Room 115 C
10 am – 5 pm
Callbacks November 17, 2013
Sign up sheets will be posted 2 weeks prior to auditions on the callboard outside the Drama main office, 2nd floor.
Scripts are available for perusal on the Collab Site “Audition Info”. You may audition for any combination of the three shows. It is recommended that you read the plays (or the synopsis, in the case of The Forgetting River) and choose audition material that has the feel of the show(s) and character(s) you are interested in. Anyone can join the “Audition Info” site on Collab by clicking on Membership>Joinable Sites, and then searching “audition info.”
Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute comedic monologue, non-verse. Period or contemporary. One piece will do for all three directors. Monologues MUST be within this time limit, off-book and well rehearsed.
Audition and Casting Policy and Procedures
An open casting policy exists for all mainstage (Culbreth, Helms, and Ruth Caplin) and Lab Series productions. All students, faculty, staff, and Charlottesville community members are encouraged to audition.
Please see below for additional information on casting procedures. The only exception to the open casting policy occurs in the second and third years of the graduate actors’ careers. These actors will be pre-cast in suitable thesis roles as an integral part of their advanced training.
Helms/Lab Series Auditions
Auditions for Lab series shows will be conducted by the director of the production at his/her discretion. Actors will find auditions notices for these productions posted on departmental bulletin boards. It is the actor’s responsibility to check for audition notices on a regular basis. We recommend at least once a week.
Audition Preparation for Mainstage Productions
Actors will be asked to perform a general audition consisting of two short (one to two minutes) contrasting pieces. If a musical is being cast, the actor will also be required to sing a brief selection. Performance faculty may be consulted for selection of audition material.
Performers will be screened in these general auditions and selected for callbacks where readings from individual scripts will be the primary audition material. Some directors may also ask actors to improvise. Actors auditioning for musicals may be required to dance. Actors should arrive at least fifteen minutes before their scheduled audition time.
Audition Information Sheets
At the time of the general auditions, actors will be given an information sheet. It is important to read all the information detailed on this sheet very carefully including rehearsal dates and times; performance dates and times; special production requirements; and departmental casting policy.
Audition Schedule for Mainstage Season
Audition times and sign-up sheets are posted at least two weeks before scheduled audition dates on the Dept. of Drama main bulletin in the office lobby adjacent to Room 201.