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Play Auditions

Girl's Night Out Auditions

Auditions for Girl's Night Out: Steel Magnolias and Crimes of the Heart will be held Tuesday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 8th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in the Jenna Guest Music Building. For full consideration, you are encouraged but not required to attend both evenings of auditions.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and simple improvisational exercises. Please dress as you would for a job interview or as the character you wish to portray.

Performance dates for Girls Night Out are November 21-24.

General Information

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.