Show Auditions

Auditions for Fall Semester 2018-19

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The Department of Theatre is looking to cast roles for two productions

Echoes of Miami

by Anthony Thompson, Olivia Gorom, Meryl Juergens, Tanner McCormick, Katelyn Nevin & Melissa Rowan

The myths, legends, and history of Miami itself echo through time in this series collection of ten-minute plays written entirely by Miami University students and alumni. Miami's most mischievous specter, Helen Peabody, will lead audiences to multiple locations to witness performances will transcend genre and time periods, highlighting the musicality, comedy, poetry, horror, and memories that been woven into Miami's own rich story.

Good Kids

by Naomi Iizuka

How do we uncover truth in our history in the age of social media? Based loosely on an actual event that happened in Steubenville, Ohio,  Good Kids is a chilling portrayal of the gravity of sexual assault and the permanence of social media. After a big high school party, a sixteen year-old girl wakes up, undressed, in a strange boy's house with little memory of what happened. As multiple sides play out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, we must come to terms with the realities of sexual assault, privilege, and victim blaming.

When and Where

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and 29, from 7:00-11:00pm

Callbacks will be held Thursday, August 30th from 7:00-11:00pm.

Auditions will be held in Gates-Abegglen Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. Please report to the Green Room (CPA 144) 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.

How to Schedule an Audition Time

To audition, you will need to sign up for a specific time block. Sign ups will be available electronically from August 20-25 (check back in August for the link), or on the call board, located in the hallway adjacent to the Green Room (CPA 144) in the Center for Performing Arts beginning Monday, August 27.

What to Prepare

On the audition form, you will be able to specify which shows you'd like to audition for. Whether you are interested in one show or both, your preparation will be the same:

  • Prepare one contemporary monologue, up to four minutes in length. You do not need to fill the full four minutes.
  • Non-majors may read from provided cold readings if not comfortable preparing a memorized monologue.
  • Scripts are on reserve in the Amos Music Library. Please read the script before auditions!

General Tips

Non-majors: if you are unable to prepare auditions, we will have cold readings available

Theatre majors and music theatre minors MUST have their materials memorized!

Come with your audition form filled out (pick one up on the callboard in the CPA)

Don’t wear flip-flops or sandals. Women, don’t wear heels.

Don’t wear “workout” clothes (sweats, t-shirts) unless specifically asked to wear clothing you can move in.

Dress to show that you are serious about what you do. Don’t wear clothing that makes you look sloppy or unkempt.

When it's your time to audition, introduce yourself and the pieces you will be doing.