Auditions

Mainstage and TheatreXtra Auditions

The Drama Department has an open audition policy in respect to the season presented. Preference will be given to BFA- Dramatic Arts students. 

Audition dates for all department productions are posted here and may, in addition, be posted at other locations both on and off campus. If at all possible, audition information should be posted two weeks before auditions. 

Style and format of auditions are left to the Director's discretion, however, all persons wishing to audition for a department production are required to: 

  • Read the play in its entirety before auditioning.
  • Sign up for an audition time, if applicable.
  • Come to the audition prepared; specific requirements will be posted on audition notices.

Show Information

October 8-12, 2019, 7:30 pm
University Theatre
Directed by: Doug MacArthur

Audition info

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Sign up for a slot on the bulletin board behind the Box Office!

  • Students are asked to come prepared with two monologues for this audition: one contemporary and one classical, from Shakespeare’s canon of plays.
  • All students participating in the first round of auditions will be considered for roles in both A Lie of the Mind and Titus Andronicus and you must audition for both productions.
  • Those interested in auditioning should sign up for an audition time at the bulletin boards behind the box office on level 5.

Callbacks will be on Monday April 15, 2019

Feel free to contact Doug MacArthur with any questions about the show.

 

 

Show Information

Nov. 5 - 9, 2019, 7:30 pm
University Theatre
Directed by: Jay Whitehead

Audition info

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Sign up for a slot on the bulletin board behind the Box Office!

  • Students are asked to come prepared with two monologues for this audition: one contemporary and one classical, from Shakespeare’s canon of plays.
  • All students participating in the first round of auditions will be considered for roles in both A Lie of the Mind and Titus Andronicus and you must audition for both productions.
  • Those interested in auditioning should sign up for an audition time at the bulletin boards behind the box office on level 5.

Callbacks will be on Monday April 15, 2019

Feel free to contact Jay Whitehead with any questions about the show.

 

 

 

 

Show Information

Feb. 11 - 15, 2020, 7:30 pm
University Theatre

Audition info

General auditions will take place Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in W-425 (David Spinks Theatre).  Auditions for In Tongues will be occurring at the same time and location.

Auditions will be done individually in 5 minute time slots and will consist of the presentation of two prepared and memorized contrasting contemporary monologues that demonstrate your acting abilities and range.  The total performance time of both monologues should be no longer than 3 minutes total. Actors must sign up in advance for one of the 5 minute audition slots; the sign up sheet will be on the door of W718 by Friday, Oct 11.

In addition, each actor should provide two copies of each of the following:
1) A typed performance resume listing: Contact information, previous roles (indicating director(s) and the theatre/context of the production), current and completed drama classes, special talents/skills, any other relevant information.
2) A recent 8 x 10 photograph; this does not need to be a formal “head shot”, but should show at least your whole face but no more than your face and upper body. Inkjet printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper is adequate.
3) A schedule of evening (5PM to 11PM) and weekend (9AM to 11PM) availablility from December 15, 2019 to March 21, 2020.

The play is on reserve in the library under Drama Production.

CALLBACKS (TBA) will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in W-425 and W-420  Please keep this time free in case you are called back.

Please send any questions to Ron Chambers; ron.chambers@uleth.ca

Show Information

Mar. 17 - 21, 2020, 7:30 pm
University Theatre

Audition info

General auditions will take place Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in W-425 (David Spinks Theatre).  Auditions for Blood: A Scientific Romance  will be occurring at the same time and location.

Auditions will be done individually in 5 minute time slots and will consist of the presentation of two prepared and memorized contrasting contemporary monologues that demonstrate your acting abilities and range.  The total performance time of both monologues should be no longer than 3 minutes total. Actors must sign up in advance for one of the 5 minute audition slots; the sign up sheet will be on the door of W718 by Friday, Oct 11.

In addition, each actor should provide two copies of each of the following:
1) A typed performance resume listing: Contact information, previous roles (indicating director(s) and the theatre/context of the production), current and completed drama classes, special talents/skills, any other relevant information.
2) A recent 8 x 10 photograph; this does not need to be a formal “head shot”, but should show at least your whole face but no more than your face and upper body. Inkjet printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper is adequate.
3) A schedule of evening (5PM to 11PM) and weekend (9AM to 11PM) availablility from December 15, 2019 to March 21, 2020.

The play is on reserve in the library under Drama Production.

CALLBACKS (TBA) will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in W-425 and W-420  Please keep this time free in case you are called back.

Please send any questions to Ron Chambers; ron.chambers@uleth.ca

 

Fall 2019 TheatreXtra Productions:

Girl Talk

Show information:
October 24 - 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm | W425

Audition Information:
Thursday, September 5th, 5pm - 8pm | W425, David Spinks Theatre
Friday September 6th, 5pm-8pm | W480
and now also Saturday September 7th
Now that school has started, there is an audition sign up sheet outside of W401.

For the audition, please prepare a short piece relating to the theme of the show; young women and the power of words. This piece can be absolutely anything performative, from poetry to dance to original monologues, or existing monologues that you find inspiring! Get creative! Risk is rewarded.  Additionally, be prepared for a brief discussion regarding the aforementioned themes.  Please show up to your audition slot ten minutes beforehand for a quick photo op and to fill out necessary paperwork. Please be warmed up and ready to go.

Don’t want to act but still want to be involved? We have design/technical opportunities as well! Email theatre.xtra@uleth.ca to let us know how you’d like to be involved - no experience is required.”

If you have any questions, please email either the TheatreXtra team at theatre.xtra@uleth.ca or the show's director, Hannah Stobbe at hannah.stobbe@uleth.ca.

Second Show - To be Determined

Audition Notice: Directing II Final Projects

Where and when David Spinks Theatre (W425). Tuesday October 29th. From 12:15 – 4:20
Show information13 final projects consisting of 20 minute excerpts from published plays. Adapted and directed by directing students
Audition Requirements Come prepared with a 1-2 minute long monologue from a published play.
Sign ups Sign up for audition timeslots on the door of W718
Required availability At least 6 free hours a week for rehearsal. 5:00 – 10:00 pm on November 27th – 29th for technical rehearsal & 2:00 – 10:00 November 30th for performances
Credit Directing project performance may apply to a partial credit for Drama 2600. Contact Lee Burkes or Shawn Coburn for more information.
Questions Any questions can be directed to ron.chambers@uleth.ca


Performance Program Auditions (Spring of each year - To Be Announced for 2020)

For complete information, including prerequisites,components and procedures, view the Performance Program Audition Information.

Auditions for the Spring will be occurring April 16-18, 2019 in W480 for Drama Fall 2019 Acting II, Directing II and Devised Theatre II.  To register for these auditions/interviews, please visit Shawn Coburn in W660 by 4:00PM on March 25, 2019. 

Auditions will be between the dates of April 16-18, 2019.  Further information to be provided on the March 25, 2019 in W660 when registration sign up for Auditions/Interviews will be made available.

For more information about Acting II please contact Jay Whitehead

 

Auditions will be between the dates of April 16-18, 2019.  Further information to be provided on the March 25, 2019 in W660 when registration sign up for Auditions/Interviews will be made available.

For more information about Directing II please contact Gail Hanrahan

Auditions will be between the dates of April 16-18, 2019.  Further information to be provided on the March 25, 2019 in W660 when registration sign up for Auditions/Interviews will be made available.

For more information about Devised Theatre II please contact Mia van Leeuwen

Auditions in the Community

Audition information for opportunities outside of the Drama Department can be found here when available.