Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR FALL PRODUCTIONS

The Wolves
Written by Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Amanda McRaven
Performs October 18th to October 27th

Molière’s Tartuffe
Translated by Richard Wilber
Directed by Sabin Epstein
Performs November 30th to December 6th


Hard copies of scripts available for perusal in the Drama Office: 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday.


General Auditions

Saturday, September 1st
10 am – 5 pm
Helms Theater

Callbacks

Sunday, September 2nd
(Callback notifications sent out Saturday evening)
The Wolves: 10 am – 1 pm / Tartuffe: 1 pm – 4 pm
Room 115 C, Drama Education Building

SIGN-UP

For a 5-minute General Audition Slot
WWW.TIMETOSIGNUP.COM/UVADRAMA


When signing-up for an audition slot, you must also complete the audition form.
If cast, you will be asked to register for DRAM 2430 - Production Laboratory: Acting (1-3 credits).

PREPARE

The Wolves
1–2 minute contemporary monologue.
Tartuffe
1-2 minute rhyming verse monologue preferred, but blank verse OK.
(Moliere preferred, but any playwright including Shakespeare OK)
BOTH SHOWS
If you wish to audition for both shows, please present two monologues during your sign-up time.


MONOLOGUES: You are encouraged to perform monologues that you have chosen, memorized and practiced, but we recognize that the first week of classes may not allow time for such preparation. So…
• If you do not have a monologue ready to go, you will find some monologue selections at the Collab site: Audition Info
• You are welcome to be “on-book” if you need the script with you, but make sure the directors can see your face and eyes—in other words, “refer” to the script rather than “read” from it.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE COLLAB SITE: Audition Info


Department of Drama Audition and Casting Policy and Procedures

An open casting policy exists for all Drama mainstage (Culbreth, Helms, and Ruth Caplin) and Lab Series productions. All students, faculty, staff, and Charlottesville community members are encouraged to audition.  Dance concert auditions are open only to UVA students.

Please see below for additional information on casting procedures. The only exception to the open casting policy occurs in the second and third years of the graduate actors’ careers. These actors will be pre-cast in suitable thesis roles as an integral part of their advanced training.

Helms/Lab Series Auditions

Auditions for Virginia Players Lab Series shows will be conducted by the director of the production at his/her discretion. Actors will find audition notices for these productions posted on departmental bulletin boards. It is the actor’s responsibility to check for audition notices on a regular basis. We recommend at least once a week.

Mainstage Auditions

Audition Preparation for Mainstage Productions

Actors will be asked to perform a general audition consisting of two short (one to two minutes) contrasting pieces. If a musical is being cast, the actor will also be required to sing a brief selection. Performance faculty may be consulted for selection of audition material.

Performers will be screened in these general auditions and selected for callbacks where readings from individual scripts will be the primary audition material. Some directors may also ask actors to improvise. Actors auditioning for musicals may be required to dance. Actors should arrive at least fifteen minutes before their scheduled audition time.

Audition Information Sheets

At the time of the general auditions, actors will be given an information sheet. It is important to read all the information detailed on this sheet very carefully including rehearsal dates and times; performance dates and times; special production requirements; and departmental casting policy.

Audition Schedule for Mainstage Season

Audition announcements are posted at least two weeks before scheduled audition dates on the Dept. of Drama main bulletin board in the office lobby adjacent to Room 201.