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Department of Theatre Arts Auditions for 2020 - 2021 Main Stage Season

  

THE CUT - Directed by John Graham

STUDENT PLAYWRITING SHOWCASE - directed by various

OTHELLO – directed by Michael Rothmayer

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – directed by Adam Yankowy

INTO THE WOODS- directed by Erin Horst

* Guest Directed Play - TBD


AUDITIONS must be uploaded by August 15

This year auditions will be taking place virtually. As your audition, you must fill out the Google form below by August 15th. You are required to fill out each field in order to submit- so make sure to have all materials and information gathered before starting the form. All will be required to attach your headshot and resume.  If you are auditioning for the musical, you will also have to attach an mp3 of your accompaniment track.  You will also be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video audition.   Please email Adam (adam.yankowy@drake.edu) if you have any questions or problems with the google form.  

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfRU8cuI-agMjA8WcqoOmvx7CcVdWTupOqGT31CW1iOevuhA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Q&A with the directors – Due to COVID-19 there will not be a pre-audition Q&A. Please send any questions you have about the shows and/or the audition process to the directors.

Both student mainstage directors and both STP directors will be casting from these same audition videos. There will not be a separate audition event held for the STP’s. We will be bringing a guest director to campus to direct the final play of our upcoming season. This person will view the video auditions to get an understanding of the talent pool of the department. Knowing the pool will help this person to select a title that is better suited both to your learning needs and the department’s abilities. This guest director may also cast from the video auditions, but only if it becomes necessary, they could call a separate audition. 

Please remember that every performance-based BFA student is required to audition and accept the role offered; and anyone else interested in being considered for a role this season is  also required to audition. Please email any of the faculty directors with your questions about auditions.

 

All BFA Musical Theatre majors / minors and ANYONE (this includes BFA Actors) wanting to audition for INTO THE WOODS or SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD must prepare:

  • One contemporary monologue
  • One up-tempo Sondheim selection (32 bars) using an mp3 recording of your accompaniment (please submit your mp3 recording with your audition form)
  • Total audition time not to exceed 2 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 Directing, 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

 

CALLBACKS will be held as follows:

Saturday, 22 August

  • 7:00 – 10:00pm – THE CUT

Sunday, 23 August

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm – INTO THE WOODS and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm – OTHELLO

  

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