Auditions

AUDITIONS

Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Jane Austen

directed by Marianne Kubik

opens October 20 in the Ruth Caplin Theatre

Undergraduate casting includes enrollment in DRAM 4593: Special Topics in Performance

See the Audition Info Collab site for more information

General Auditions

Wednesday, April 20, 7-9 pm, Drama Education Building B006

Saturday, April 23, 11-1 pm and 2:30-4:30pm Drama Education Building 115C

Sign up for an audition time at www.timetosignup.com/uvadrama

If you are studying remotely from Charlottesville , you can submit a videotape for consideration by Friday, April 22 11:59 PM.

Callbacks

Sunday, April 24, 12-4 pm, Drama Education Building 115C

Prepare for auditions:

  • A 1-minute comedic monologue of your choice* AND one of the “Gossips speeches” from the Audition Info Collab site. 
  • Monologues do not have to be memorized but should be well-rehearsed. You can find monologues for your use (if you’d like) on the Audition Info Collab site.
  • Arrive early to sign in and complete an audition form (in the lobby).

The following dates require attendance and full participation by the company:

  • Designer run-thru Thurs Oct 6, 7-11pm
  • Crew watch run-thru Sun Oct 9, 7-11 pm
  • Tech rehearsal Wed Oct 12, 6-11 pm
  • Tech rehearsal Thurs Oct 13, 6-11 pm
  • Tech rehearsal Fri Oct 14, 6-11 pm
  • Tech Rehearsal Sat Oct 15, 6-10pm
  • Dress rehearsal Mon Oct 17, 6-11 pm
  • Dress rehearsal Tue Oct 18, 6-11 pm
  • Dress rehearsal Wed Oct 19, 6-11 pm
  • Performances (6) Oct 20, 21, 22 and Oct 27, 28, 29; 6:30pm call
  • Strike Oct 29 following final performance

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.