Academic Auditions & Production Interviews
Fall 2020 Theatre Productions
“The Drowsy Chaperone”
September 18-27, 2020
October 9-18, 2020
October 23-27, 2020
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 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 “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Our Town”
August 21, 2020, 1 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Due to the precautions we are taking for Covid-19, auditions will begin at 1 p.m. and all theatre majors will be given an audition time. Production interviews as well as “The Encounter” auditions will also take place during your assigned audition time. If you are not a theatre major please contact Robyn Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition time. Please fill out the appropriate audition form for your major and the audition form for “The Encounter” and if needed, the production interview form and email to Robyn Austin (email@example.com) by Wednesday, August 19, 2020. All BFA majors, both declared and accepted, must also send their headshot and resume to Robyn Austin along with their audition form.
- All BFA and BA Performance majors are required to audition for “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Our Town”. Auditioning for Alluvion is optional.
- Auditioning for “The Encounter” is optional unless you are a BFA major. All accepted BFA majors need to audition for this also.
- Declared and Accepted BFA Majors are also required to provide an updated headshot and resume
You must download and save the forms first and then fill them out and save again. Otherwise the information you fill in will not be saved. Email Robyn Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Our Town”
- A 60 second comedic monologue
- No music is necessary for the academic audition. See below for Alluvion audition.
Callbacks for “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Our Town”
All callbacks will begin at 9 a.m. on August 22 in the Rehearsal Rooms.
(See below for “A Christmas Carol” audition information)
- August 21, 2020 1pm
- Rehearsal Room 1
- All Students (THEA Majors & Non-Majors)
“The Encounter” Radio Drama & Sonic-Con Auditions
Friday, August 21 beginning at 1pm
Black Box Green Room
All are welcome to audition
Sonic-Con is a new, national audio theatre convention, hosted by the Theatre Department, October 23-27.
Students need to prepare both sides. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, if needed.
Male Sides: 2020 – Fall Auditions – Male Side #1 – Burk
Female Sides: 2020 – Fall Auditions – Female Side #1 – Celeste
“A Christmas Carol” Audition
During your assigned audition time, you can also audition for the Alluvion production of “A Christmas Carol”. ” A Christmas Carol will run from December 3-13, with rehearsals beginning on October 28, 2020. Any student auditioning for Alluvion must understand that there may be travel restrictions over Thanksgiving. Actors may not be able to travel outside of Virginia depending on the current Covid-19 restrictions.
- 30 second passage from a Dickens novel with a British accent
- One of the following songs: (sing the melody)
Final Scene Measures 116-143
A Place Called Home Measures 40-55
Lights of Long Ago Measures 22-41
- 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.
- 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.