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Department of Theatre Arts Auditions for 2018 - 2019 Season

Theatre Durang-ed: an evening of comedies by Christopher Durang

Directed by Michael Rothmayer
Performed in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, October 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., October 7 at 2 p.m.

Student Theatre Project performing
Vices written and directed by Melody DeRogatis
Stood Up by Maria Gnoza
Directed by Michael Barreca
Hello Darkness my Old Friend by Sue Wilding

Directed by Zach Nachtigal

First Aid written and directed by Vic O'Bryant

Performed in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, October 26-27 at 7:30 p.m., October 28 at 2 p.m.

Nice Work if You Can Get It  Book by Joe DiPietro Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

Directed by Erin Horst

Performed in the Performing Arts Hall, November 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., October 18 at 2 p.m.

This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Emily Brown
in repertoire with
Time Stands Still  by Donald Margulies
Directed by Kalle Sorbp
Performed in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, February 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., February 24 at 2 p.m.

As You Like It  by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Graham
Performed in the Performing Arts Hall, April 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., April 7 at 2 p.m.

Production TBA 
Performed in the William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., May 5 at 2 p.m.


Information on Department of Theatre Arts Theatre Auditions for 2018- 2019 Season (will be updated soon)

Saturday, August 25

  • Optional Q&A with directors at 9:30 a.m. – anyone just finding out about auditions who wants to auditions should attend this meeting as well as all first year students
  • Auditions start at 10:00 a.m.

Auditions are timed

If auditioning for the musical and the plays:
REQUIRED for BFA Musical Theatre Majors and any BFA Acting, Directing or Theatre Ed Major that is also a MT Minor that are available for casting both semesters, unless studying abroad, stage managing or directing an STP or Mainstage.

  • 3 minutes total for 2 monologues (one contemporary and one Greek) and one song in the style of Runaways

If auditioning for plays only:
REQUIRED for BFA Acting, Directing and Theatre Ed Majors that are not also MT minor

  • 2 minutes total for 2 monologues (one contemporary and one Greek)

If auditioning for the musical only:
only an option for minors or non-BFA Performance majors only

  • 90 seconds total- one contemporary song in the style of Runaways

Pick material that is right for the shows and characters you are interested in.
Do not perform a song or monologue from the shows.

To audition for the Drake Department of Theatre Arts 2017-2018 Productions, please email Dani Peters for an audition time slot before 12:00 p.m. on Friday August 24 at dani.peters@drake.edu . If you are a BFA major, you are pre-assigned an audition time.

Be sure to email all directors (john.graham@drake.edu, michael.rothmayer@drake.edu, Emily.brown@drake.edu , Kalle.sorbo@drake.edu, erin.horst@drake.edu) your completed Audition Form by to 12:00 p.m. on Friday August 25. You must email the directors this form along with signing up for an audition time slot.

If you are not a BFA Theatre Major and find out about the auditions later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday August 24 you can still attend the auditions. Just attend the 9:30 a.m. meeting on Saturday August 25 and we can sign you up for a time then.

Callbacks:

Saturday, August 25
4:00- 7:00 p.m.- 
7:00- 10:00 p.m.-

Sunday, August 26
11:00-2:00- 
3:30- 6:30- 
7:00-10:00- 

Monday, August 27
6:00- 10:00 p.m.- callbacks 

Tuesday August 28
Faculty will meet to cast the shows and Theatre Durang-ed will start rehearsal that night.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Everyone must make themselves available for rehearsal for Theatre Durang-ed that will start on the evening of August 28. That means if you have a job in the evenings, on or off campus, you cannot work in the evenings that week in case you are cast in Theatre Durang-ed.
  • If you are auditioning, regardless if you are a BFA Theatre Performance Major or not, you MUST accept any role you are cast in. If you are not willing to do this, then please do not audition.‌
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