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Department of Theatre Arts Auditions for 2023- 2024 Main Stage Season


PROLOG (staged reading)  - Directed by Josie Poppen

WINGS - Directed by Erin Degner

ALMOST MAINE – Directed by Michael Rothmayer

*Student Theatre Showcase - Directed by Student Directors

42nd STREET - Directed by Shayne Mims

STOP KISS - Directed by Erik Meixelsperger


*Auditions for the Student Productions will take place AFTER the Faculty directed casts lists are posted. 

INFORMATION here will be updated to reflect new dates, shows soon.


Drake University Department of Theatre Arts

2023-2024 Main Stage Season


PROLOG as part of the Neighborhood Playwright Series  – directed by Josie Poppen

WINGS – directed by Erin Degner

ALMOST MAINE – directed by Michael Rothmayer


42nd STREET – directed by Shayne Mims ; Choreographed by Erin Degner

STOP KISS– directed by Erik Meixelsperger


AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, 26 August in the Performing Arts Hall (PAH)

  • Q&A with the directors- We will hold a Q&A with the directors starting at 8:30AM in PAH. If you have any questions prior, please send any questions you have about the shows and/or the audition process to the directors directly.
  • 9:00am – Auditions begin – Auditions will be timed. Time begins with the first spoken or sung word of your first audition piece.

All BFA Musical Theatre majors / minors and ANYONE (this includes BFA Actors) wanting to audition for WINGS or 42nd STREET must prepare:

  • One contemporary monologue
  • One up-tempo contemporary musical theatre piece
  • One pre-1965 musical theatre piece

Total audition time not to exceed 2.5 minutes


All BFA Acting majors wanting to audition for only the plays must prepare:

  • Two contemporary monologues (1 serious, 1 comedic)

Total audition time not to exceed 1.5 minutes


All BFA Theatre Education majors and ANYONE else wanting to audition for only the plays must prepare:

  • One contemporary monologue (serious or comedic)

Total audition time not to exceed 1 minute


NOTE: All BFA performance majors must prepare a complete audition package for their respective degree regardless of any schedule/course conflicts you may have.  No exceptions.  Just be sure to note on the audition form any conflicts that might make you ineligible to be cast in a particular production.


CALLBACKS will be held as follows:

Saturday, 26 August

  • 7:00 – 10:00pm – Prolog

Sunday, 27 August

  • 10:00am – 1:30pm – WINGS and 42nd Street
    • Dance call for 42nd Street: Please bring flat Tap shoes.
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Almost Maine
  • 6:30pm – 9:30pm – Stop Kiss

We ask students to show up no earlier than 10 minutes before their audition slot. Please do not linger in the hallways. There will be members of Drake Theatre People (DTP) to assist in the audition process.

Cast Lists will be posted on Monday, 28 August.  If you have any questions about the audition process, contact any faculty director. If you have questions about a specific production, contact the specific director listed above. Below, please find a link to the AUDITION FORM.  Read it carefully and fill it out following the directions provided.

Please submit this form along with your headshot/resume no later than Saturday, August 19.

***Unfortunately, if we don’t receive this form, you will not be allowed to audition***

Auditions for the Student Theatre Productions will be held separately after the cast lists for these shows have been posted. 


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