Auditions

Fall 2014 Production Auditions

Every Tongue Confess

By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Theresa M. Davis
Performs October 9 – 18

 The Rimers of Eldritch

By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Doug Grissom
Performs November 13-22

Combined Auditions to be Held on April 26, 2014
U.Va. Drama Building
Room 115 C
10 am – 5 pm

Callbacks April 27, 2014

The Rimers of Eldritch:  11am – 2pm – Room 115C

Every tongue Confess:  2pm – 6pm – Room 115C

Sign up sheets are posted on the callboard outside the Drama main office, 2nd floor.

Scripts are available for perusal on the U.Va. Collab Site “Audition Info”. You may audition for either or both shows. It is highly recommended that you read the play(s) and choose audition material that has the feel of the show(s) and character(s) you are interested in.

 ***Casting is open to the greater UVa and Charlottesville communities. Both plays feature multi-racial and multi-generational casts.***

 Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute contemporary monologue, something that shows you off well. One monologue will do for both directors, and it may be serious, comic or serio-comic. Monologues MUST be within this time limit, off-book and well rehearsed. IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR EVERY TONGUE CONFESS, please also prepare 16-32 bars of a blues, folk or gospel song, a cappella.

For questions or to reserve an audition time email Theresa M. Davis at or Doug Grissom at or call the Drama Department at 434-924-3326.

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.

Mainstage Auditions

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.