A student singing on stage.

There's no better time to get involved with the Theatre Program than now and there are so many ways to do so!  Remember: everything you do in Theatre at the UR can be done for credit from acting to backstage and inbetween. If you're interested in being involved as a stage manager, scroll down to here. Interested in working backstage and behind-the-scenes? Click here. For actors, auditions are open to everyone! You don't have to be a theatre major/minor to be cast, and you'll get credit for being in shows. Auditions are generally held on the first Friday and Saturday of every semester. View the audition schedule for more information.  FAQsAudition Tips!

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All University of Rochester 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.

Need help and some useful tips on auditioning?  Here they are!

Stage Management

Interested in stage management? Register for ENGL 296 (fall) or ENGL 297 (spring), or come to auditions and sign up for a stage management interview.

Earn Credit

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 on our One Acts page. For information on participating/competing in URPerforming! (a talent contest similar to America's Got Talent) see our URPerforming page.

Please note that the One-Acts and URPerforming! are not credit bearing (participation carries no academic credit).


Two students working on set.