Audition Information

Auditions for the 2013-2014 Theatre Season

If We Were Birds
Sweeney Todd
All New People
Streetcar Named Desire
Italian American Reconciliation

Auditions were held on Saturday August 24th at 9:00 a.m. No further auditions will be held until Fall 2014.

Departmental Meeting for Anyone interested in being a part of theatre

Auditions start at 10:30 a.m.

Auditions are timed

  • If only auditioning for Sweeney Todd: 1 minute Sondheim song (only an option for minors or non-majors only) 
  • If auditioning for Sweeney Todd and the plays: 2 minutes total for Sondheim song and 2 contrasting monologues (REQUIRED for BFA Musical Theatre Majors and any BFA Performance Major that is also a MT Minor) 
  • Auditioning for plays only: 90 seconds for 2 contrasting monologues (REQUIRED for BFA Acting and Directing Majors and available for non-majors as well) 

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 Theatre 2013-2014 Productions, please email Professor Kash for an audition time slot prior to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24.


Saturday August 24th 
4:00-7:00 p.m. callbacks for If We Were Birds
7:00-10:00 p.m. callbacks for Italian American Reconciliation

Sunday August 25th
12:00- 3:00 p.m. Streetcar Named Desire
4:00- 9:00 p.m. Sweeney Todd Callbacks (ALL first year Musical Theatre Majors and Minors are REQUIRED to observe the callbacks).

Monday August 26th
4:00- 7:00- callbacks for All New People
7:00-10:00- callbacks for Extremities

Tuesday August 27th
Faculty will meet to cast the shows and BIRDS will start rehearsal that night.

‌PLEASE NOTE: everyone must make themselves available for rehearsal for If We Were Birds that will start on the evening of Tuesday August 27th. 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 BIRDS.

ALSO NOTE: 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.‌

Fine Arts Events
April 18, 2014
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April 18, 2014
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April 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fine Arts News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.