Theater Auditions

Spring 2022

Please remember to wear a mask when indoors, including during auditions. Online signup sheets to come for the following (please check back in the new year to reserve your slot therein):


GU THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM SEASON

GU Theater & Performance Studies Program & Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society,
in collaboration with the Music Program, present

Violet

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley

Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
Directed by Margaret Gleason
(C’22)
Musical Direction by Guest Artist Tori Pergerson
A Senior Thesis Project and Musical Celebration
Advised by Prof. Derek Goldman

Dates and times for live Zoom auditions:        
Friday, January 21, 2022 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Length of audition slot:
15 minutes

Callbacks:
Monday, January 31, 2022 from 6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036

Violet is a heart-filled small cast musical that draws musical inspiration from gospel, bluegrass, and musical theater, all while telling a story about the complexity of family, identity, and faith. Actors will get to stretch their singing and acting muscles in new ways while building a joyful community experience with ties to student theater, TPST, Music, and Dance.

Seeking anyone who loves music and storytelling! Violet will be a collaborative process, so come ready to bring your perspective and inspiration into the room as we work together to bring this story to life. Prior experience is not necessary, but a willingness to dive in headfirst is essential.

Preparation:

Everyone must fill out the audition form:
www.tinyurl.com/cctspringauditions

FOR ZOOM AUDITIONS

We will lead you in a basic vocal warmup exercise, but you are also encouraged to warm up on your own in advance.

Please prepare 30 seconds to 1 minute of a song of your choice in a style similar or adjacent to the style of the show (doesn’t have to be musical theater!). You may play a pre-recorded piano track or choose to sing a cappella. Please do not use a karaoke track with anything besides piano.

Sides have been provided to you in the sign-up sheet. You may look over them in advance or read cold. One of our team members will read the other character in your selected scene. 

Instructions for callbacks will be sent out with the callback list.

FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

In your video, please:

1. Do this vocal warmup exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCLyAmXtpfY. Please use headphones so that we can hear you and not the video.

2. Sing 30 seconds of a song of your choice in a style similar or adjacent to the style of the show (doesn’t have to be musical theater!). You may play a pre-recorded piano track or choose to sing a cappella. Please do not use a karaoke track with anything besides piano.

3. Select a side and perform it with a friend or family member reading the other character off-screen. Sides have been provided to you in the audition form.

Instructions for callbacks will be sent out with the callback list.

Contact Info:
Director: Margaret Gleason – mg1720@georgetown.edu (new window) or 541-968-0724


CO-CURRICULAR THEATER

Black Theatre Ensemble and Nomadic Theatre   

Sweat  

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Prof.  Reginald L. Douglas

Dates and times for auditions:

Friday, January 14, 2022: Begin collecting asynchronous submissions  

Friday, January, 21, 2022 at midnight: Deadline for asynchronous submissions.

Note: There will be no synchronous auditions for this process.

Callbacks:

Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Callback Location:

Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036

Join us for a production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s timely, moving, and funny new play Sweat. Inspired by real interviews, Sweat is an honest, heartfelt reflection of present-day America and the ways that racial injustice both connects and disconnects friends and family.

Seeking actors who are curious, fun, and enjoy building nuanced and specific characters in a contemporary setting.

Preparation:

Students should select one scene from the play to record, which they can choose from a list sent out with the asynchronous audition submission form. They can also choose to supplement this with a reading of a poem selected by our directors, or a video performance of any piece they feel passionately about, whether that be a poem, monologue, or story.

Contact info:

Amy Li at aql2@georgetown.edu or
Shakeer Hood at srh118@georgetown.edu




Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

36th Annual Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival (DBMOAF)

Featured Plays and Playwrights: 

Duty Free as a Way of Coping by Anjali Britto

Grand Courses by Nick Giotis

Huelga! by Catherine Shonack

Directors: Maggie Cammaroto and Charlie Smith

Synchronous general audition dates and times:

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.             “
Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

Asynchronous general audition submission period
Opens Friday, January 14, 2022
Closes: Friday, January 21 at 11:59 p.m.       

Preferred Location: Zoom or asynchronous         

Length of synchronous audition slot:
10 minutes

Callbacks:
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036      

Interested in acting? Dancing? Singing? Learning more about Latinx history? Playing mini-golf?  DBMOAF has opportunities for everyone! This year’s festival features Huelga!, a musical about the Houston huelga schools of the 1970s, Grand Courses, a play about a college-aged mini-golf course employee navigating life and relationships in rural Minnesota, and Duty Free as a Way of Coping, a play following a young girl through her experience working in a duty free shop.

What are you looking for:

We’re looking for people who want to help bring these diverse student-written works to life. Come with an open-mind and a spirit of fun! No prior experience is necessary.

Preparation:

For all shows: Choose one of the three sides we provide. Either submit a video of yourself performing the side or sign up for a synchronous audition via zoom.

Link to sides: DBMOAF Audition Sides

Optional for Huelga!: In addition to your side, prepare 30 seconds-1 minute of a song of your choice (any genre). Songs can be performed with a track or a cappella. Either submit a video of yourself performing the song or sign up for a synchronous audition via zoom.

We will include instructions for callbacks when the callback list is sent out.


Contact:  
Stage Manager: Kat Bouker – kab385@georgetown.edu (new window) or 202-270-6274 
Director: Charlie Smith – cbs118@georgetown.edu (new window) or 908-514-7762
Director: Maggie Cammaroto – mrc149@georgetown.edu (new window) or 240-753-3557



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