Auditions are open to everyone (you don't have to be a Theatre Major/Minor to be cast...and get credit for being in shows!) and are generally held on the first Friday and Saturday of every semester. View the audition schedule for more information.
All UR students are allowed to audition, including first years, Take 5 scholars, and graduate students. No prior theatrical experience necessary!
Preparing for Your Audition
Preparing an audition piece or monologue is highly encouraged. Check out the audition schedule and details to see what's required for individual productions. Students who do not have a prepared audition piece are still welcome to audition: just show up!
Reading the play before auditioning is a great way to prepare. Copies are generally available on reserve at Rush Rhees Library and from the Theatre Program office in Todd Union, Room 207.
Interested in stage management or working backstage? Register for ENG 296 (Fall) or ENG 297 (Spring), or come to auditions and sign up for a stage management interview.
All productions are worth a minimum of four academic (English) credits for cast members, assistant directors, and stage managers.
The One-Act New Play Festival and URPerforming!
Information about auditions for the One-Act New Play Festival can be found here. Want to take part and compete in URPerforming! (a talent contest in the mould of America's Got Talent)? Look no further than here!
Please note that the One-Acts and URPerforming! are not credit bearing (i.e. participation carries no academic credit).