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Academic Auditions & Production Interviews

Spring 2020 Theatre Productions

“Sense and Sensibility”

Feb. 21-March 1, 2020

“The Drowsy Chaperone”

April 17-26, 2020

“The Encounter” Radio Drama


Theatre Arts Academic Requirements

  • All declared BA/BS students on the 2018-19 DCP to present are required to complete a production interview, with the option of an audition.
  • All declared concentrated BA students on the 2017-18 or earlier DCP who have not passed Sophomore Hearing are required to complete a Production Interview, with the option of an audition. All declared concentrated BA students on the 2017-18 or earlier DCP who have passed Sophomore Hearing are required to complete a Production interview or an Audition based on their accepted track.
  • All declared BFA majors are required to complete a production interview and an audition.
  • All accepted BFA majors are required to complete an audition, with the option to Interview.
  • Theatre minors and INDS in Fine Arts: Theatre cognate students are not required to complete an audition or production interview beyond the requirements of their DCP but are welcome to do so.

Auditions for “Parade” and “Sense and Sensibility”

December 1 and 2, 6-10 p.m.

  • All BFA and BA Performance majors are required to audition for “Sense and Sensibility”
  • Auditioning for “Parade” is optional
  • Please email Mrs. Cooper for an audition time slot. Specify which or both show(s) you are auditioning for.

 

Audition Requirements:

“Parade” Intern Auditions Only

  • 32 counts of a Broadway dramatic ballad; encouraged to show a controlled belt
  • Professional resume and headshot
  • List of conflicts
  • Must be able to attend rehearsals beginning January 8
  • Dance auditions will take place at callbacks.

 

“Sense and Sensibility”

  • 30 second monologue from a classic or contemporary play (no film), British accents are encouraged, but not required.
  • Declared and Accepted BFA Majors are required to provide an updated headshot and resume. (This will be returned to the student upon completion of casting.)

All callbacks will begin at 6:30 p.m. on December 3

Production Interviews

  • January 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • January 11, 10 a.m.-Noon & 1-3 p.m.
  • Tower Theatre Green Room
  • All Students (THEA Majors & Non-Majors)

The following will be required for Academic Auditions:  Please check back for updated audition information.

  • Declared and Accepted BFA Majors are also required to provide the following:
  • Updated headshot and resume (this will be returned to the student upon completion of casting)


Callbacks will be on January 11 at 10 a.m.


“The Encounter” Radio Drama Auditions & Interviews

Friday, January 10, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 11, 2-6 p.m.
Black Box Green Room

“The Encounter” is looking for the following:

  • Voice-Over Actors for the final two seasons of The Encounter Seasons 6 and 7. If you would like to audition for a voice-over role, please prepare one of the PDF scripts below. Actors will be seen on a first come first serve basis. Voice over actors must attend the January 10 auditions. Audition forms will be available at the audition site.
  • Composers.  Looking for an individual composer for each of the three upcoming projects:
    • The Goldminer’s Christmas. This 20-30 minute, stand-alone project will premier at Sonic-Con in March 2020.
    • The Scholar House. This new young person, episodic spin-off series of The Encounter will premier it’s 8-episode launch at Sonic-Con in March 2020. Each episode is approx. 20-25 minutes in length.
    • The Encounter. Looking for a composer for future seasons. Starting with Season 4.
    • Those interested in composing should email Mr. Nelson at cnelson@liberty.edu and include links to clips of 3-5 original compositions.

  • Editor(s) for Season 5, 6, and 7. Editors would work on dialogue and sound design. If interested in editing, please email Mr. Nelson at cnelson@liberty.edu.
  • Foley SFX Creators. Looking for those interested in creating live, sound effects for new works being premiered at Sonic-Con in March 2020. These live performances will feature the SFX created by students. If interested in learning more about this process and creating SFX for live radio drama, please email Mr. Nelson at cnelson@liberty.edu. Interviews will be set up during the first couple of days of the fall semester. Students will work closely with Professor Walz in the Cinema Department.
  • Writers. The Goldminer’s Christmas is currently a theatrical one-act play that will be adapted for live radio performance. This process is part of an Illuminate Grant, which has been awarded to The Encounter. Student workers will work closely with Professor Linda Cooper to adapt the theatrical version into a workable and dynamic audio show. Interested writers for this process should email Mr. Nelson at cnelson@liberty.edu and include a writing sample. 

Auditions

  • Fall auditions are usually held on the two nights before classes start in August.
  • All fall academic shows are usually auditioned at the same time.
  • Spring auditions are usually held in January.
  • All spring academic shows are usually auditioned at the same time.
  • Monologues/songs may not contain profane language or any type of sexual innuendo.
  • An accompanist is provided for musical auditions and callbacks.
  • Callbacks, if necessary, are usually an hour after the completion of auditions.
  • Cast lists are usually posted by the end of the audition week.
  • If cast, you must initial beside your name on the cast sheet to indicate acceptance of a role.
  • Students who are cast must enroll in THEA 300.

Production Interviews

  • Fall interviews are usually held on the two nights before classes start in August.
  • All fall production jobs are usually interviewed at the same time.
  • Spring interviews are usually held in January.
  • All spring production jobs are interviewed at the same time.
  • Crew jobs are usually posted by the end of the audition week.
  • If selected, you must initial beside your name on the crew sheet to indicate acceptance of a crew position.
  • Students who are selected must enroll in THEA 300.