Theater Auditions

Read about audition requirements for each show below and sign up for your slot online for the following days as applicable:

Thursday, August 30

Friday, August 31

Saturday, September 1


Academic Program Production Auditions

Theater & Performance Studies Program/Davis Performing Arts Center Mainstage Season

Our Class 

By Tadeusz Slobodzianek
Directed by Prof. Derek Goldman

Audition dates/times:
Thursday, August 30 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, August 31 from 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Callbacks:
Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 from noon-5 p.m.

Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre

Our Class tells the powerful, sweeping story of 10 Polish classmates—five Catholic and five Jewish—over 80 years of their lives from the 1920s to early 2000s. As they grow up, their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading Soviet and German armies. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that forever haunts the survivors. Winner of the prestigious Nike Literary Award, and based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne, Our Class has profoundly affected audiences around the world since its premiere at London’s National Theatre. Prof. Derek Goldman reunites with members of the artistic team from his celebrated 2012 professional production at Theater J for a new student production of this urgently timely play that cuts to the core of Georgetown’s mission and values. With special guest artist residencies from leading Polish playwright and Artistic Director Tadeusz Slobodzianek and playwright/ translator Norman Allen.

All are encouraged to auditon – regardless of previous experience, race, gender and cultural affiliation etc.

Preparation:

Please prepare a short dramatic monologue of your choice (1-2 minutes). Anything you are comfortable with. If it is something testimonial (ie non-fiction/ historical) and/or of a personal nature, that is encouraged but not required.  We will also have short sample sides available if you ae unable to prepare something.

Optional/ not required: please prepare a short snippet  (30 seconds) of a song to be performed a cappella. Not required. The play is not a musical but has short songs performed by the ensemble in the style of classroom anthems, ditties etc.  Even something like the national anthem or a hymn is useful – something familiar and easy to you.

For first-time auditionees:
You are most welcome – this will be a comfortable/ supportive environment and all are encouraged to audition.

Collaborative casting – all students are encouraged to audition for all shows that interest them. The directors/ creative teams will be conferring ad auditioners will have the opportunity to give preferences among shows.

All students cast in OUR CLASS will have the opportunity to register to receive up to 3 credits (equivalent of 1 course) for their work on the show.

Contact:
Prof.  Derek Goldman, Director, at dag45@georgetown.edu
Joel Hobson, Production Manager at jh2011@georgetown.edu or 202-687-3695


Co-curricular Auditions

Nomadic Theatre (student-produced event)

The Language Archive 

By Julia Cho
Directed by Christopher Warren (COL ’20)
Produced by Cristin Crowley (MSB ’20)
Stage Managed by Martha Winslow (COL ’21)
Tech Directed by Leyland Reilly (SFS ’20)

Audition dates/times:
Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from noon- 4 p.m.  

Callbacks:
Sunday, September 2, 2o18 from noon-4 p.m.    

Location: 
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036

Preparation:
No experience is necessary; all experience levels are welcome.  Sides will be provided at auditions, or you are welcome to prepare a monologue of no more than one minute in length.

Contact:
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Cristin Crowley at crc134@georgetown.edu or (516)306-7445.

FYI Audition workshop  (Details TBD)

Nomadic Theatre is hosting an audition workshop on Wednesday August 29 (time and location TBD). The workshop will give you the chance to practice your audition skills in a no-stress environment with a Nomadic board member who has been on the other side of the table before! It is completely optional, but feel free to stop by for any amount of time during that window. Contact AP Bailey Premeaux at bnp14@georgetown.edu with questions.


Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society (student-produced event)

J.B.

By Archibald MacLeish
Directed by Matt Phillips (COL ’22)
Produced by Emma Hough (COL ’20)

Audition dates/times:
Wednesday, August 28, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Callbacks* (if applicable):
Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
Poulton Hall, Stage III

*Callback schedule will be finalized after the first round of auditions, but will not occur outside of these time frames.

J.B. and Sarah are the proud, grateful, prosperous parents of five charming children, none of whom have ever wanted for anything. Yet when they find their wealth, family and entire lives subsumed in a wager of heavenly proportions, they are forced to reckon with unspeakable loss and seemingly insurmountable tragedy. This modern retelling relocates the biblical myth of Job into an American nuclear household, as J.B. and Sarah confront their God, their collapsing marriage, and the awful burden of starting over. A tremendously hopeful, poetic musing on the all-conquering power of love—and the things worth rebuilding for—Archibald MacLeish’s play thrusts ancient questions of the human condition into the modern era. 

Preparation:
We will provide sides at the audition, but you are welcome to prepare your own short monologue (1-1.5 min) if you would like.

Contact:
Please contact Producer Emma Hough via email at elh75@georgetown.edu or by call or text at 724-594-3875 if you have any questions.


Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society (student-produced event)

The Donn B. Murphy One-Acts Festival

Audition dates/times:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6 p.m. -10 p.m.     
Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.   
Saturday, September 1, 2018  from noon – 4 p.m.                        

Callbacks:
Sunday, September 2, 2018 from noon- 4 p.m., with conflicts guaranteed from 2-4 (we are flexible and will discuss based on needs of other fall shows)                                     

Location: 
Poulton Hall, Stage III

Dana and Lauren are trying to make it through their mother’s funeral. As lemon squares bake, memories of times they needed these treats, and each other, rise as well. Hazel and Stanley have started college and they’re doing fine. Soon, however, they struggle to be just two boys on a rooftop. In “Four Lemons and a Funeral” and “Hazel and Stanley,” Georgetown student playwrights Allison Lane and Timmy Sutton respectively examine who we go to in times of hurt and hardship and the aftermath of such vulnerability.

All are encouraged to audition.

Preparation: 
Please do not feel like you have to prepare or bring anything to the audition, we just want to see you at your best!

Contact: 
If you have any questions about the festival or want to get involved, please contact any of the following:

Grace Crozier (Producer): gvc13@georgetown.edu or 978-831-2875
Kate Clark (Director): kec265@georgetown.edu or 914-309-8175
Claire Crane (Stage Manager): cgc85@georgetown.edu or 256-345-4559
Maddie Warner (Technical Director): mgw48@georgetown.edu or 484-844-5927


Black Theater Ensemble (student-produced event)
Fall Workshop 

For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Audition dates/times:
Friday, August 31, 2018 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.     
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from noon-2 p.m.

Callbacks:
Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. 

Location: 
Village C Theater

This piece is a choreopoem play in which seven women representing the colors of the rainbow come together to share their narratives as women of color. This piece will explore love, violence, maternity, etc… as the women come to experience self-actualization. for colored girls is intended to be a piece to celebrate the true lives of women of color.

We are looking for anyone interested in sharing the narrative of Black women and interested in exploring avenues of oppression through spoken word, prose and poetry, or dance.

Preparation: 
Please come dressed prepared to move but nothing to extraneous. In addition, keep in mind some of your favorite poems, songs, plays, books that are empowering to you to share.

For first-time auditionees:
If you are not sure if this is something that you want to do, or if this is something you are not skilled at–
DO NOT WORRY! This is a space for us to learn from our ensemble to create a piece together.

Contact: 
Fatima Dyfan:  frd9@georgetown.edu or 571-264-4418

Sign up for an audition on one of the following days as applicable:

Thursday, August 30

Friday, August 31

Saturday, September 1


GU Children’s Theater (student-produced event)

Alice in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Willard Simms
Directed by Erik Schofer (SFS ‘20)
Produced by Shannon Burke (NHS ‘22)

Audition dates/times:
Tuesday, September 10th and Thursday, September 12th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Location:
Poulton Hall, Santos Room

Preparation: (For First Time Auditionees & For Returning Group Members)
Be prepared to read from a provided script and complete a contact and schedule availability form.

Contact:
Erik Schofer at es1183@georgetown.edu or 202-909-3541


Please check back for more auditions to be posted.