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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

A Virtual Piece of Devised Theatre
Facilitated by Jay Whitehead
 
IDENTUALITY will be a devised theatre piece on the themes of gender, sexuality and identity and will be completely rehearsed and performed online as part of the Drama Department's Mainstage Season (portfolio credit will be available for this production)

Audition Info

Those interested are asked to submit the following by August 15, 2020:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in devised theatre and why you'd like to participate in a show about sexuality, gender and identity. 
  • A video which showcases a special skill (music, dance, poetry, movement, gymnastics, writing, etc...)
  • Video submissions should be uploaded to YouTube as a private video.

Submissions and video links should be sent to Jay Whitehead at jay.whitehead2@uleth.ca

IDENTUALITY will run in November 2020

Rehearsals will begin in October 2020

 

 

Show Information

Directed by: Jay Whitehead

Audition Info

Open call Auditions will take place on September 11 & 12, 2020
Callbacks will take place during the afternoon of September 13, 2020

 
Those auditioning are asked to prepare the following:
  • A character monologue that is physical (1-2 minutes in length)
  • An original creation incorporating puppetry, object theatre or mask (1-2 mins in length) *Note: creating something from materials found at home is completely acceptable*
  • A reading from Design for Living in a standard British dialect (sides will be provided in advance of the audition)

Those interested can sign up for an audition via Google Docs at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hz7_cLwIWMMcsv0ntaizy9xdpOyJQSWw-MrQ...

 

Design for Living will run in February 2021

Rehearsals will begin in January 2021

Please read the plays prior to auditioning
All auditions will happen live over Zoom

 

 

 

 

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Directed by: Nicola Elson

Audition Info

Open call Auditions will take place on September 11 & 12, 2020
Callbacks will take place during the afternoon of September 13, 2020

Those auditioning are asked to prepare the following:

  • A character monologue that is physical (1-2 minutes in length)
  • An original creation incorporating puppetry, object theatre or mask (1-2 mins in length) *Note: creating something from materials found at home is completely acceptable*
  • A reading from The Little Prince (no prepartion required) (sides will be provided in advance of the audition)

Those interested can sign up for an audition via Google Docs at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hz7_cLwIWMMcsv0ntaizy9xdpOyJQSWw-MrQ...

 

The Little Prince will run in March 2021

Rehearsals will begin in February 2021

Please read the plays prior to auditioning
All auditions will happen live over Zoom

 

 

Show Information

Mar. 17 - 21, 2020, 7:30 pm
University Theatre

Audition info

General auditions will take place Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in W-425 (David Spinks Theatre).  Auditions for Blood: A Scientific Romance  will be occurring at the same time and location.

Auditions will be done individually in 5 minute time slots and will consist of the presentation of two prepared and memorized contrasting contemporary monologues that demonstrate your acting abilities and range.  The total performance time of both monologues should be no longer than 3 minutes total. Actors must sign up in advance for one of the 5 minute audition slots; the sign up sheet will be on the door of W718 by Friday, Oct 11.

In addition, each actor should provide two copies of each of the following:
1) A typed performance resume listing: Contact information, previous roles (indicating director(s) and the theatre/context of the production), current and completed drama classes, special talents/skills, any other relevant information.
2) A recent 8 x 10 photograph; this does not need to be a formal “head shot”, but should show at least your whole face but no more than your face and upper body. Inkjet printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper is adequate.
3) A schedule of evening (5PM to 11PM) and weekend (9AM to 11PM) availablility from December 15, 2019 to March 21, 2020.

The play is on reserve in the library under Drama Production.

CALLBACKS (TBA) will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in W-425 and W-420  Please keep this time free in case you are called back.

Please send any questions to Ron Chambers; ron.chambers@uleth.ca

 

Fall 2019 TheatreXtra Productions:

Girl Talk

Show information:
October 24 - 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm | W425

Audition Information:
Thursday, September 5th, 5pm - 8pm | W425, David Spinks Theatre
Friday September 6th, 5pm-8pm | W480
and now also Saturday September 7th
Now that school has started, there is an audition sign up sheet outside of W401.

For the audition, please prepare a short piece relating to the theme of the show; young women and the power of words. This piece can be absolutely anything performative, from poetry to dance to original monologues, or existing monologues that you find inspiring! Get creative! Risk is rewarded.  Additionally, be prepared for a brief discussion regarding the aforementioned themes.  Please show up to your audition slot ten minutes beforehand for a quick photo op and to fill out necessary paperwork. Please be warmed up and ready to go.

Don’t want to act but still want to be involved? We have design/technical opportunities as well! Email theatre.xtra@uleth.ca to let us know how you’d like to be involved - no experience is required.”

If you have any questions, please email either the TheatreXtra team at theatre.xtra@uleth.ca or the show's director, Hannah Stobbe at hannah.stobbe@uleth.ca.

Sugar Mama

Show Information:
March 5-7, 2020 | 7:00 pm | W425

Audition Information:
Monday, December 2nd, 5pm - 7pm | W420
Sign up sheet is located behind the Box Office on the 5th Floor
For the audition, please prepare a one-two minute comedic monologue of your choice. Please be prepared to have a short discussion about one of the following topics: Vanity, Money, Sexual Conquest or Social Media.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled audition in time to complete an audition form. Note that each audition will be five minutes long.

If you have any questions, please email either the TheatreXtra team at theatre.xtra@uleth.ca or the show's director, Jesse Thibert at jesse.thibert@uleth.ca

Auditions in the Community

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


Auditions for Hootenanny - An Outdoor Family Show to be performed in Galt Gardens

We are looking for five students to join our collaborative team!  Positions available: 3 Actors, 1 Stage Manager & 1 Designer/Technician

ACTORS:
Please prepared two contrasting monologues (no longer than two minutes in length each) suitable for a young audience. Make sure they are truly contrasting so that we can see your range. We are looking for dynamic, physical characters with vocal strength, that can be translated to an outdoor setting. Applicants may also take another two minutes to demonstrate a special skill such as playing a musical instrument, but this is optional.
STAGE MANAGER:
Please provide a CV listing student and professional experience as well as samples of Stage Management templates and documentation. Come prepared to informally discuss why you are interested in outdoor family theatre and how you could be an asset and contributor to collective creation.
DESIGNER/TECHNICIAN:
Please bring a portfolio or samples of previous work and current CV. This position will include the design and fabrication of prop, costume and scenic elements as required by the production, as well as the potential for shopping hours. An interest in sewing, construction and painting is an advantage. The process of development will include exploration time working within rehearsals. Applicants should have a keen interest in working with the director and actors in devising the story.
AUDITIONS: Thursday March 5th 5-8pm and Friday March 6th 2-4pm in W420
To sign up, contact Nicola Elson at nicola.elson@uleth.ca indicating your time preference


THEATRE CALGARY PRESENTS AUDITIONS FOR SHAKESPEARE BY THE BOW 2020

Theatre Calgary will be holding auditions on Monday, March 23, 2020, in Calgary for the company of Shakespeare by the Bow (SBTB) which will perform Romeo and Juliet, directed by HAYSAM KADRI, at Prince’s Island Park (Program/Production dates run June 2 - August 16, 2020)

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
• Must be a graduate of a post-secondary institution within Alberta OR be an Albertan who has graduated from a post-secondary institution elsewhere. No housing or transportation will be provided.
• Must have graduated between 2016 and spring of 2020.
• Cannot be a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
PLEASE PREPARE
• One monologue/soliloquy of your choice from Romeo and Juliet (doesn’t have to be age or gender specific) – 2 min max
• One contrasting monologue/soliloquy from any other Shakespeare play – 2 min max
• One 30 second song of your choice in any style and if you can play a portable instrument well, please bring it to either accompany yourself or to play separately.
SUBMISSIONS
Please submit headshots and resumes to Susan McNair Reid, Theatre Calgary, at our audition email address auditions@theatrecalgary.com by the end of day Sunday, March 8. Please use “SBTB audition submission” in the subject line. Please indicate in which city you would like to audition and if you have any restrictions on your availability that day. Successful applicants will be contacted and provided with further details by March 12.
 

The Rossland Gold Fever Follies Auditions:

WHERE: Rossland, BC
WHAT: A historical musical theatre summer show based on the gold rush days of the 1890s
ACTOR’S SALARY: a guaranteed salary of $6000 for the season (PLUS free accommodation for non-locals)
SEASON: June 2 - August 24, 2020
ALL AUDITIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:
1. short monologue
2. song of your choice (with accompaniment) PLUS the Canadian Anthem sung a cappella
3. dance and/or other musical talents
***Please include a headshot and resumé***

To audition by YOUTUBE: Email link by Jan. 17 to: auditions@goldfeverfollies.com
For more info, contact L. Henderson at: auditions@goldfeverfollies.com or visit our website: www.goldfeverfollies.com

Please see Audition Poster for more details