Auditions

Mainstage and TheatreXtra Auditions

The Drama Department has an open audition policy in respect to the season presented. Preference will be given to BFA- Dramatic Arts students. 

Audition dates for all department productions are posted here and may, in addition, be posted at other locations both on and off campus. If at all possible, audition information should be posted two weeks before auditions. 

Style and format of auditions are left to the Director's discretion, however, all persons wishing to audition for a department production are required to: 

  • Read the play in its entirety before auditioning.
  • Sign up for an audition time, if applicable.
  • Come to the audition prepared; specific requirements will be posted on audition notices.

Show Information

Directed by: Kelly Reay of New West Theatre

Remember dinner parties? You will remember this one!
Four characters: Boo, Baby, Sweetie and Darling bring the audience from nostalgic realism to a conclusion that will bring the house down.

Audition Info

Auditions will take place in W425, October 1st, 2021 between 4:30 and 9:30 pm.
Callbacks will take place in W425 on October 8th, 2021

Those auditioning are asked to prepare the following:
Two contrasting monologues equaling no longer than 5 minutes in total.
Sign up for an audition:
Click here to sign up digitally

A Dinner Party will run February 8th-12th, 2022

Rehearsals will begin January 4th, 2022

Show Information

Directed by: Mia van Leeuwen & Jay Whitehead
The production includes two scripted plays: 

  • The Lighthouse Keepers 
  • Kiss of Blood 
    and one devised adaptation: 
  • Masque of the Red Death 

Audition Info

This is a large production with various characters to cast. We will be auditioning for the following roles but will consider students for ALL other available roles. 

Sides are available by clicking the underlined provided sides links below: 

The Grand Guignol MC: (all welcome) Please come prepared to read the provided side

The Lighthouse Keepers: (2 males) Please come prepared to read the provided side. 

Kiss of Blood: (various roles) Please come prepared to read either of the provided sides: 

Side One: Joubert 

Side Two: Helene 

Masque of the Red Death: (various roles) 

Note: Students cast in other roles in the production will also appear in the Masque of the Red Death. This piece will be created through a devised process directed by Mia van Leeuwen. No preparation is required for the audition process, but students who receive a call back will be tasked to create a small score. 

Auditions will take place in W425 11 - 4 p.m. Oct. 2, 2021 

IF STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO MAKE IT OUT TO AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, JAY AND MIA WILL ACCEPT VIDEO SUBMISSIONS.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS CAN BE SENT TO MIA.VANLEEUWEN@ULETH.CA.

VIDEOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND BY 4PM.

Callbacks will take place in W425 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 2021 

Those interested can sign up for an audition: 
digital sign-up sheet

Please email mia.vanleeuwen@uleth.ca or jay.whitehead2@uleth.ca if you have any questions.

A Night at the Grand Guignol: 2022 runs March 15 - 19, 2022. 

Rehearsals begin January 21, 2022

Fall 2021 TheatreXtra Production:

The Murder by Quinn Larder

Show information: A band of wandering outcasts who are brought together for their desire of shinies, find their reality shattered after a recent discovery of a singular hand. Call it charisma or manipulation, call it justice or crime, in the quest for power the individual will always shine through.  This show was the winner of the 2020 Playwrights Prize.

Audition Information:

To be announced

Don’t want to act but still want to be involved?

If you are interested in directing this unique play, please email us a copy of your resume at theatre.xtra@uleth.ca to gain access to the script. You can also sign up for an interview time at the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A-kxwbsxdYHDs2bgWksjGviOwsk4zgwlXEiU0d0X_uM/edit?usp=sharing

If you are unable to meet with us during the listed interview times, please email our General Manager, Kacie Hall, to arrange a separate time. All interviews will take place over Zoom.

 

Auditions in the Community

Audition information for opportunities outside of the Drama Department can be found here when available.