Theater Auditions

Fall 2021

Please remember to wear a mask when indoors, including during auditions.



Created by Student Performer-Writer-Artists and Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Directed by Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Welcome back to creative play in the Davis Center! This series of short works created by student performer-designer-storytellers and Natsu Onoda Power is inspired by Kamishibai, a style of Japanese street performance that uses illustrated paper placards. PAPERPLAY inventively retools the pre-cinema form of kamishibai, when a solo performer would ride a bicycle around towns and then perform, stopping at street corners to mesmerize children with folk tales, intrigue grown-ups with pulp fiction, and sometimes sell candy. Join us for this solo and ensemble performance that moves in and beyond the Davis Center, using kamishibai! 

Audition dates/times:

Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.             
Friday, August 27, 2021 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. 
Sunday, August 29 from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.                    
Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. 
Friday, September 3, 2021 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. 
Saturday, September 4, 2021 — Time TBA
Sunday, September 5, 2021 — Time TBA      

Davis Performing Arts Center, Devine Studio Theatre

Sign up for Paperplay! auditions on the collaborative casting page.


Those interested in AUDITIONING should share a talent of whatever sort. Bring a 1-2 minute monologue, a poem, a joke, a dance, a song, a visual art portfolio, anything. Focus on active choices, more than memorization. No time to prepare? Just bring yourself! 

Theater & Performance Studies Program Home Season & Nomadic Theatre


Book by Joe Masteroff / Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood / Music by John Kander / Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Directed by Matt Phillips (C’22)

Audition dates/times:

Thursday, August 26  from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 27 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (first hour primarily dance-focused)
Saturday, August 28 from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 29 from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Friday, September 3 from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 4  from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. (first hour primarily dance-focused)

Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre

Sunday, September 5: TBA — noon (or 1 p.m.) to 5 p.m. (or 6 p.m.)  

SIGN UP for a Cabaret audition timeslot.

Our bold new take stages CABARET in an immersive club, a haven for transgressive artmakers, grounded in the history and literature of the 1930s. We’re centering makers in the space, attention to the text, and mentorship by faculty and guest artists—realizing a project 2 years in the making! A collaboration by TPST and Nomadic Student Theater to rehearse and perform in the Davis Center in November! (Credit optional)

We are looking for actors, singers, and dancers of diverse talents from diverse backgrounds! Our production of Cabaret will embrace pluralism and diversity in casting, and our production vision is fundamentally concerned with identity. We are committed to inclusive casting!

If you’re game, we’d love to see you at auditions! Masked! You may bring a 1-2 minute song, monologue, or poem, or come early and choose from the sides we’ll have prepared for you. Please also be ready to sing a bit [eg 16 bars or a stanza] of a song: musical is great, or just anything you love. You’re welcome to bring a track on your phone or sing acapella.

If you’re a dancer, you are welcome to audition on 8/28 from 4-5 p.m. or 9/4 from 2-3 p.m., when our choreographer, Ava Gaus, will be leading dance-focus.ed auditions. If you choose this route, there’s nothing to read and nothing to sing: just come ready to dance! (And if you also sing and act, come to the other timeslots instead!)

We look forward to meeting you.  

Contact:  Contact Olivia Martin, our stage manager, with any questions: at or 404-309-7915.

Black Theatre Ensemble and Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

Night of Black Musical Scenes

Directed by Daniel Brown and Kendall Bryan

Audition dates/times:
8/27 from 5-8 pm
8/28 Time from 5-8 pm
8/29 from 12-3 pm
9/3 from 5-8 pm
9/4 Time from 12-3 pm

Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036

9/5 from 12-4 p.m.

Sign up for Night of Black Musical Scenes auditions on the collaborative casting page.

From Dream Girls to The Wiz, Jazz to R&B, Once on this Island to Beyoncé and back again!

Join Black Theatre Ensemble and Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society for “Night of Black
Musical Scenes,” an evening of scenes and songs from the world of Black music.

Actors and Non-Actors welcome! No theatrical experience required, we are simply looking for
talented singers who are enthusiastic about Black art, music, and theatre.

Come prepared with about 1.5 minutes of a song that you love from any genre or artist. Sheet
music not needed, feel free to bring a karaoke or instrumental track, or sing a cappella!

Producer: Jamia Ross/jr1707/202-873-3842
Directors: Daniel Brown/dab290/917-771-1578
Kendall Bryant/keb310/301-651-6459

Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society


By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Jameson Nowlan

Audition dates/times:

8/27 from 4-7 p.m.
8/28 from 4-7 p.m.
8/29 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
9/03 from 4-7 p.m.
9/04 from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Poulton Hall, Stage III

9/05 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Group Callbacks
9/05 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. | Scene Callbacks

Sign up for Machinal auditions on the collaborative casting page.

Machinal follows the tragic tale of a young woman trapped in a man’s world. Inspired by
Sophie Treadwell’s account of a real-life 1930s murder trial, the play explores the rigid
expectations, complex interpersonal relationships, and incessant unequal treatment that push one
woman to her breaking point. Treadwell’s Machinal begs the question, surrounded by the intense
pressures of a male society, how can a woman survive?

Actors and Non-Actors welcome! No theatrical experience required, simply looking for
enthusiastic movers interested in ensemble-based, innovative performance techniques and having

General Auditions: Come prepared to share a piece that resonates with you! Could be a
monologue, poem, short story, diary entry, etc. Can be original or found material, ideally 45
sec-1.5 min. Memorization recommended but not required. Additional sides will be provided at
the audition.

Group Callbacks: Wear clothing you can move around in! Be prepared to think on your

Director, Jameson Nowlan
netid: jrn53
phone number: 520.405.0200

Producer, Emma Cooney
netid: ekc61
phone number: 435.985.2185

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