To be held on:
November 12th and 13th from 6PM – 10 PM

*Love's a Bitch and New Works ONLY auditioning

With Callbacks on November 14th from 6PM – 11PM
Room 115C of the Drama Education Building

Love’s a Bitch

Written and Directed by Dave Dalton
freely adapted from Don Gil de las calzas verdes by Tirso de Molina
Performs February 22nd – March 1st

For Love’s a Bitch Please prepare:

  • A one-to-two-minute contemporary comedic monologue.
  • A one-to-two-minute classical monologue (Shakespeare, Moliere, etc.) which can be comic or dramatic.

New Works Festival

Produced by Dave Dalton and Doug Grissom
Performs April 26th - April 28th

For the New Works Festival Please prepare:

  • A one-to-two minute contemporary comedic monologue (can be the same monologue as Love’s a Bitch/Urinetown)

November 13th from 6PM – 11 PM

*all three shows auditioning

With Callbacks on November 14th from 6PM – 11PM

Room 115 C, Drama Education Building


Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by By Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

Directed by Robert Chapel
Performs March 29th – April 7th

For Urinetown Please prepare:

  • A one-two minute contemporary comedic monologue (can be the same monologue as Love’s a Bitch)
  • 32 bars of a theatre song written in or after 2001, preferably comic but, more to the point, something that shows your voice in the best way.







    • Monologues MUST be within this time limit, off-book and well rehearsed.
    • Do Not Wear Flip Flops.
    • Read the play. This will be necessary for callbacks.
    • Undergraduates cast in any of the shows will be asked to register for DRAM 2430 (Section 1/Kelly) - Production Laboratory: Acting Spring 2018.

    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.