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Academic Auditions & Production Interviews

Fall 2019 Theatre Productions

  • “As It Is In Heaven”
  • “And Then There Were None”
  • “Bedford Boys”

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 & Production Interviews

  • All Students (THEA Majors & Non-Majors)
  • August 16 & 17, 2019

Auditions – Black Box Theater

Aug. 16 – New Students Only

  • 6:30 p.m. | Last Names A-M
  • 7:30 p.m. | Last Names N-Z

Aug. 17 – Returning Students Only

  • 10 a.m. | Last Names A-H
  • 11 a.m. | Last Names I-P
  • 12 p.m. | Last Names Q-Z

Production Interviews – Tower Theater Green Room

Aug. 16 – New Students Only

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In Times

Aug. 17 – Returning Students Only

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Drop-In Times
  • 1-3 p.m. Drop-In Times

The following will be required for Academic Auditions:

  • 30-second Contemporary Monologue
  • No accents used until callbacks
  • No music required until callbacks (music will be provided)
  • No dance callbacks

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

All callbacks will begin at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2019.


The Encounter: Radio Drama Auditions & Interviews

  • Aug. 16 | 2-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • Black Box Green Room

Everyone interested in interviewing must fill out the Audition Form – Fall 2019 and either bring it in person to Mr. Nelson or email it to him at cnelson@liberty.edu.

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. 
  • 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. Additional interviews will take place during the first couple of days of the fall semester.

Voice over actors must attend the Aug. 16 or Aug. 17 auditions. Audition forms will be available at the audition site.

Composers, Editors, Foley Creators, and Writers are encouraged to stop by the Aug. 16-17 audition times to speak with Mr. Nelson, but they are required to email before Aug. 18 so that official interviews can be set up during the first week of school.


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.