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AUDITIONS for Spring 2024 Shows

Green Bird
by Carlo Gozzi  
Directed by Dave Dalton
performs March 21st – 29th in the Culbreth Theatre 
rehearses January 17th – March 20th

New Works
With short plays by Becca Davis, Mary Hall, Ava MacBlane,
Abby Milne, and Maggie Polistina
performs February 15th – 24th in the Helms Theatre
rehearses January 17th – February 14th

Overcranked Student Films
Schedules vary throughout the Spring semester

The scripts for Green Bird and the New Works plays can be accessed in the Drama Dept. office.


Steps to Audition:

  1. Find a monologue – Find and rehearse a 1-2 minute contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue or use this one.
  2. Sign up Fill out an audition form paying special attention to the required rehearsal and performance dates.
  1. Self-tape your monologue By Wednesday, November 29th, record a video of you performing the monologue and upload a copy or a link to the streaming video at this link. Please say your name at the start of your self-tape.

Here’s some advice on how to record your monologue for a self-tape.

  1. Attend callback auditions: You’ll receive an email by Friday December 1st with a list of actors who should attend the callback auditions on Saturday, December 2nd from 9-2pm for New Works and Sunday, December 3rd from 12-4pm for Green Bird. Directors for the Overcranked films will be contacting actors in the spring.


Questions? Please contact UVA Drama Artistic Director Dave Dalton


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.