PLAY AUDITIONS


ETBU's School of Fine Arts announces audition dates for the remainder of the 2014-2015 production season.

What?
Proof
by David Auburn
Scenes from Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Iphigenia 2.0
by Charles Mee

Who?
Auditions are open to all students (regardless of major), staff, faculty, and members of the community.

When?
Initial Auditions:
Proof - Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm
Scenes from Almost, Maine - Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm (same as Proof)
Iphigenia 2.0 - Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks:
Proof - Wednesday, October 15 at 8:00 pm
Scenes from Almost, Maine - Wednesday, October 15 at 8:00 pm (same as Proof)
Iphigenia 2.0 - Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm

Where?
All auditions will be held in the Jenna Guest Music Building's Black Box Theatre.

What do I need to bring?

If able, please arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork, including a list of potential conflicts that would interfere with the rehearsals and performance of the play.

What do I need to prepare?
Actors will audition with cold readings from the script provided at auditions.

How should I dress?
Business casual / professional dress.

What are the performance dates?
For performance dates, please visit our production season page.


The Department of Theatre Arts holds open auditions and invites all students, regardless of major, to audition.  Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to participate.
 
Directors make casting decisions based upon the following: 

  • The quality of the audition
  • The individual’s suitability for a role
  • Recent roles performed
  • Specific course or degree requirements
  • Availability for and recent participation in workdays and strikes
  • Calendar conflicts
  • Academic standing
  • Specific performance skills required by a role
  • Chemistry with other actors

Auditions are typically comprised of cold readings from the script.  However, they may also include improvisation, movement studies, and dialect readings.  Musical auditions require each individual to prepare at least sixteen bars from a previously produced musical (accompaniment is provided).  Please bring a copy of your sheet music. 

Auditions are announced at least two weeks prior to the audition date via departmental email, ETBU This Week, Tiger Daily, and the website.

If you have questions about the audition process, the time commitment involved, or about a particular production, please do not hesitate to contact the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts.