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Department of Theatre Arts Auditions for 2019 - 2020 Main Stage Season

 

ELECTRA – directed by John Graham

PIPPIN – directed by Erin Horst

Student Directed: LIFE IS SHORT- Directed by Mitch Donohue & HAND TO GOD- Directed by Michael Barreca

TARTUFFE – directed by Michael Rothmayer

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – directed by Adam Yankowy


 

AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, August 24th

• 9:30am – Q&A with the directors – This is optional for anyone who would like more information about the shows and/or the audition process

• 10:00am – 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 wanting to audition for PIPPIN and/or SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD must prepare:]

• Two contrasting monologues [Choose Option A or B]

o Option A: 1 serious classical monologue in verse and 1 comedic contemporary monologue

o Option B: 1 comedic classical monologue in verse and 1 serious contemporary monologue

• One song (16 bars) in the style of PIPPIN

Total audition time not to exceed 3 minutes

[All BFA Acting, Directing and Theatre Education majors and ANYONE wanting to audition for the plays must prepare:]

• Two contrasting monologues [Choose Option A or B]

o Option A: 1 classical monologue in verse (serious) and 1 contemporary monologue (comedic)

o Option B: 1 classical monologue in verse (comedic) and 1 contemporary monologue (serious)

Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes

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 24 August

• 4:00 – 7:00pm – ELECTRA

• 7:00 – 10:00pm –  PIPPIN & SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD 

 The intended schedule is to sing Songs from 7-8, Pippin from 8-9 and dance call from 9-10. 

(For the Dance Call: Students should bring jazz, lyrical or character shoes, and dress appropriately for a dance call. The style will be Fosse.)

Sunday 25 August

• 11:00am – 2:00pm – TARTUFFE

• 2:00pm – 5:00pm – HAND TO GOD & LIFE IS SHORT 

Cast Lists will be posted on Tuesday, 27 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.


  

DOWNLOAD a copy of the REQUIRED Season Audition Form 2019-20 

Read it carefully and fill it out following the directions provided.

DUE back to Dani.Peters@drake.edu by Aug. 16th. 

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

 

 

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