Theater Auditions

Spring 2020

Geodesic Time Machine
A Thesis Production of Jonathan Compo (C’20)

Audition dates/times:

Friday, January 17, 2020 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 035

Please reserve for half an hour before and after times posted.

SIGN UP for Audition Slots either electronically or in person on Callboard opposite Davis Room 108.  

Callbacks:

Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.     

Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 035

Project:

Dealing with the current climate crises, and the history of environmental activism, Geodesic Time Machine is a fun, low-time commitment performance installation investigating the troubling and exciting history of the back-to-the-land movement, the grassroots phenomenon in the 70s that saw thousands of young, disillusioned college grads back to a rural agrarian way of life.

Anyone at all interested should show up! Prior theatrical experience not necessary. 

Performance will take place on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2020.

Preparation:

Share a short piece: e.g. 1-2 minute monologue, a poem, a joke, a street dance or song (comedic or serious, contemporary or classic, your choice!). Focus on active choices, more than memorization. No time to prepare? Just Bring yourself! Try to come 10 minutes early and prepared to stay for up to 30 minutes.

Contact

Jonathan Compo at jac500@georgetown.edu


All productions feature multicultural casting. Directors will be collaborating on casting, so all students are encouraged to audition for all shows that interest them.

Theater & Performance Studies Program

The Rover
Written by Aphra Behn
Directed by Prof. Maya E. Roth


Audition dates:

Friday, January 10 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, January 11 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sign up sheet located in Davis Performing Arts Center outside Room 108
OR sign up online for Friday or Saturday Rover audition slot.

Callbacks: Sunday, January 12

Audition location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre

Calling all wordsmiths, wits, people who love to play! Dancers, musicians, those who want to do restoration comedy!

ALL BACKGROUNDS, IDENTITIES AND PERFORMANCE SKILLS WELCOME!

MASKS! REVELERS! SWORDS! Festive and bold, this adaptation of a Restoration Comedy —written by the first professional female playwright in England (a British spy!)– THE ROVER explores culture crossings, mis/adventures, gender/class double standards, and love with wit and s/wordplay. Set during Carnival in 17th C Venice as Spanish and Italian revelers cross paths, this proto-feminist play uses masks, intrigue, cross-dressing and music as characters desire—and duel for—their rights. This adaptation will stage Behn herself leading an ensemble staging inspired by the Silk Road for a highly theatrical mash-up where cultures cross, as do past and present. Heightened language, comedy and creative high jinks.

Casting 14 people (Eg 6F, 6M, 2 gender fluid). Multiracial casting preferred. Diverse styles of performance welcome. Students receive credit for work onstage or behind-the-scenes.

What to Bring? Share a 1-2 minute monologue, a poem, a joke, a street dance or song (comedic or serious, contemporary or classic, your choice!). Focus on active choices, more than memorization. No time to prepare? Just Bring yourself! Try to come ten minutes early and prepared to stay for up to 30 minutes.

Script Perusal? Access the 17th C classic online via Guttenberg Project (Rover, Part 1). Script is being adapted to include Aphra Behn herself, tighten last acts & remap bits along the way. The Play performs March 26-29, April 2-4. REHEARSALS BEGIN mid-January.

Contact:
Write to director Prof. Maya E. Roth at mer46@georgetown.edu if questions.


Nomadic Theatre (student-produced)
John
By Annie Baker
Directed by Timmy Sutton (C’20)

Audition dates/times:

Thursday, January 9 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 
Friday, January 10 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 11 from 12-4 p.m.
Sign up for a John audition slot.     

Audition Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036

Callbacks:
Sunday, January 12 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.        

The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. Annie Baker’s hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily super-natural in this quiet tale which asks just what we’re haunted by, and whether it’s possible to escape.

We are looking for anyone of any skill or experience level! We are particularly interested in people new to theater and performance and are looking for a cast who will grow together. Additionally, two of the characters have specific cultural identities that are significant to their stories and development in the show. Jenny is of East Asian descent and Elias is Jewish, and we’re looking for actors who hold or have personal experience with those identities.

Preparation:
No preparation is necessary! We will have sides available at auditions for you to look over before your time slot. We will also have these at our audition workshop on 1/9. If you would like, you are welcome to prepare a 1-minute monologue of your choice.
Performance dates: March 19-28, 2020.

Contact

Martha Winslow: mjw300@georgetown.edu, 214-681-9182 (call or text)


Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society
Legally Blonde
By Heather Hach

Music by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Directed by Kate Clark (C‘21)

Audition dates/times:

Thursday, January 9 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, January 10 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, January 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sign up for a Legally Blonde audition slot.

Audition location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 035     

Callbacks:

Sunday, January 12
10 a.m.-12 p.m. (vocal callbacks)
2 p.m.- 4 p.m. (dance callbacks)

How far would you go for love? Elle Woods goes all the way to Harvard Law School, where she expects to find a boy but instead finds friends, passion, and much more. Be a part of Elle’s journey and audition for Legally Blonde! You just might find what you want and life will get so much better!
Performance dates: April 1-18, 2020.

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic community members who love to perform! This show calls for lots of energy and passion, so we would love to have anyone who has a strong, dedicated interest for performing, regardless of experience level. If you have a love for singing, acting, and/or choreographed jump rope routines, this is the show for you!

Preparation:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song. Send accompaniment to Music Director Isaac Warren (iow2@georgetown.edu). Instrumental tracks are also acceptable, but no a cappella please. Sides will be provided at the audition, but you are welcome to prepare your own short monologue (1-1.5 min.) if you would like. Dance will be part of the callback process. Please contact Producer Claire Landers (col7@georgetown.edu) if you have any questions.

Contact:

Producer: Claire Landers, col7@georgetown.edu, 609-553-8051

Director: Kate Clark, kec265@georgetown.edu, 914-309-8175

Stage Manager: Liz O’Hazo, eco34@georgetown.edu, 860-671-0706

Music Director: Isaac Warren, iow2@georgetown.edu. 602-578-9655


Theater & Performance Studies Program
Geodesic Time Machine
Site-specific Performance and Installation
Written and Created by Jonathan Campo (C’20)
Advised by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Inspired by the Back-to-the-Land Movement of the 1970s, this thesis project will come to the Lawn in April.
Auditions on the weekend of CAB Fair! Stay tuned for details.


Children’s Theatre
Robin Hood

Audition dates and times TBD
Performance dates: various around DC Metro area.

Georgetown University Children’s Theater

Robin Hood
By Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Manon Bilger

Audition dates/times:
Tuesday, January 14 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.      
Thursday, January 16 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Location:
Santos Room, Poulton Hall                     

Length of audition slot: 15 minutes

Preparation:
Be prepared to read from a provided script and complete a contact and schedule availability form.

Contact

Manon Bilger, mdb299@georgetown.edu