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.
Presented by the University of Lethbridge Department of Drama and Handsome Alice Theatre
Facilitated by Handsome Alice artists: Kathryn Smith and Makambe K. Simamba
October 9-13, 2018, 7:30 pm
David Spinks Theatre
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5pm - 10pm | W425 David Spinks Theatre
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
6pm - 10:15pm | W425 David Spinks Theatre
There are no set 'roles' for inVISIBLE (Too). We intend to cast a diverse group of people of all backgrounds, genders, and abilities. A starting point of our exploration is the question, "What does it mean to be human?" and we intend to explore that with a focus on the perspectives of female identified people, people of colour, and members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community.
Participants will be encouraged to share personal stories and be unapologetically themselves during this piece. We prioritize a safe and nurturing space where communication and consent are key. It is our intention to cast 8 - 10 participants. Both performers and non-performers are encouraged to apply.
To arrange an audition, please send an email to Gail Hanrahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your show history, and a statement saying why you are interested in taking park in inVISIBLE (Too). Auditions will be conducted in groups of 10 maximum and will last 75 minutes. Please indicate three preferences for your group audition time as shown below.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Group 1 - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Group 2 - 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Group 3 - 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Group 4 - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Group 5 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Group 6 - 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 BEFORE 4:00 PM
What to expect/prepare for the audition:
We would love to take the opportunity to get to know you. We ask you to prepare something 2 - 3 minutes long in response to the prompt: What I want you to know about me is....
Please respond and share however you want. Here are some of the ways in which we welcome a response:
- A piece of music
- A story (real or fictional)
- A movement piece
- A piece of art or writing
- Visual Art
Feel free to think outside the box...or not. We invite you to focus on being authentic, rather than impressive. We ask you to share your heart, in whatever way makes sense to you.
We will be sharing these responses in a group setting. Please come prepared to move and prepared to write, as we will likely explore other prompts during our time together.
It is our intention to cast a group of individuals who are willing to be open and work cohesively in an ensemble.
Feel free to contact Gail Hanrahan with any questions about the show.
Nov. 6 - 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
- An exciting script with ensemble cast, puppetry, swords and general badassery
- The play contains strong language and some sexual content. Characters may wear revealing clothing (consider your comfort level with this before committing to the role).
Friday, September 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm | W420
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00am - 2:00 pm | W420
Open to University of Lethbridge students (students outside the Department of Drama are welcome to audition). Seeking to cast 6 Female, 4 Male and 2X (any gender)
1 Monologue (comedic) - Under 2 minutes in length
1 Movement piece - Approximately 1 Minute in length
Call Board on Level 5 (across from W524)
Sunday, September 9, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, University Theatre
Dancing, fencing, gymnastics, martial arts, puppetry, or some other exciting feat - use your body to create something dynamic! Music is helpful but not required. Keep your piece to 1 minute or less.
Please read the full play. Scripts are reserved in the uLethbridge Library under DRAMA PRODUCTION
October 1 - November 5, Sunday through Thursday
Mandatory fight workshops are held on September 16 and 23
If you can't make the auditions/callbacks or have other questions, please contact the director, email@example.com
Feb. 12 - 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
David Spinks Theatre
November 19 & 20, David Spinks Theatre, W425
Roles to be filled: Performance Roles (3 to 5), Assistant Director, Sound Designer, Title Projection Designer
A sign up sheet will be posted on Professor Mia van Leeuwen's Office Door: W778 as of November 1st, 2018
Please contact Mia at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and Audition Requirements
Mar. 12 - 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
David Spinks Theatre
Thursday, January 17 (5-8pm) and Friday, January 18 (6-9pm). Please sign up for a specific time on the sheets posted outside Justin Blum’s office, W712.
Please arrive at your audition at least 10 minutes early in order to fill out the audition sheet. Be prepared to move vigorously and recite a nursery rhyme from memory (“Humpty Dumpty,” “Hickory, Dickory, Dock,” “Hey Diddle Diddle,” or similar; it need not start with the letter H).
Certain forms of performance participation may be compatible with participating in either a performance or technical capacity with Alice: A Devised Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Individuals who were enrolled for Performance Portfolio courses (Dram 2600, 3600, 4600) in Failure: A Love Story are also encouraged to audition; while roles cannot be promised in advance of auditions, consideration will be given to previous enrollment particularly as it may impact Spring ’19 graduation.
Fall 2018 TheatreXtra Productions:
October 4 - 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Location TBA
Saturday, August 18, 2pm - 6pm | W425, David Spinks Theatre
Symbols of 3
About the Show:
Symbols of 3 is an experimentation in storytelling looking to create a unique experience for performers and audience. Symbols of 3 will make use of skills and technique frm devised, improvised and scripted theatre.
November 1-3, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 1pm - 4pm | W420 and Monday, September 24, 6pm - 8pm | B570
Please prepare a short monologue of your choosing, and a short creation piece around the given text:
Where does the time go when there’s none left
Where do my friends go when I accuse them of theft
Crumbs and scraps satisfy my needs
If only because of my list of personal deeds
Please sign up for an audition slot behind the box office.
Failure: A Love Story
About the Show:
By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead -- expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs, and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.
January 24-26, 2019
November 2, 3 pm - 6 pm | November 3, 12pm - 3pm | Additional Auditons: November 21, 3pm - 6pm
If you have any questions about the production, company, or portfolio credits please email the TheatreXtra team, Laura Cheverie (General Manager), Madeline Smith (Artistic Producer), and Dylan Bauer (Technical Director).
Fall 2018 Twoonie Theatre Auditions will be announced soon!
Auditions in the Community
Audition information for opportunities outside of the Drama Department can be found here when available.