Spring 2021 Auditions
SPRING 2021 AUDITIONS
Auditions for SPRING 2021 will resemble auditions in Fall 2020, in large part due to the challenges posed by health and safety requirements. The Department will be holding online auditions ONLY for the spring shows, On Loop by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Alice Reagan, and the three senior theses in directing: The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood, directed by Alexandra Haddad; CloudMelt, by Heidi Kraay, directed by Emily Liberatore; What Every Girl Should Know, by Monica Byrne, directed by Perry O. Parsons and dramaturgy by Jaclyn Stroud. Students will be admitted to acting classes by application only; there is no audition required.
There will be a Zoom meeting (link will be sent to you when you complete the application form) Tuesday 12 January at 6pm to orient auditions for the shows, and to discuss acting classes and other departmental matters. Everyone interested in auditioning for shows, attending an acting class, or working on backstage crew should attend.
There is one form: you fill this form out to apply for an acting class, and/or if you are planning to audition for shows in the fall semester. If you are planning to audition for a show, please submit the form by 5pm January 12; if you are planning to audition for a show and apply for an acting class, you will submit all the information at that time. If you are planning only to apply for an acting class, you can apply no later than 10pm on January 12. You may submit the form at any time prior to the deadline. All students interested in an acting class must apply in advance, and should strongly consider applying for more than one section. If the appropriate class for you is Acting I, we strongly encourage you to apply early, so that we can ensure that we have enough spaces for all interested students. All times are EST.
1. Acting Classes.
If you are interested in an acting class you must apply for the class in lieu of auditioning. The link for applying for classes and auditioning for shows is the same, below. If you are auditioning for acting classes only, you must submit the form by 10pm January 12; if you are auditioning for acting classes and shows, or shows only, you must submit the form by 5pm January 12. There will be a meeting for everyone interested in classes and shows at 6pm January 12. Auditions for shows will begin at 7pm. All will be via Zoom (link will be sent to you when you complete the application form).
All students who want to take an acting class must fill out the Google form here. If you do not submit this form you will not be placed in an acting class.
The faculty will meet to place students in classes and the rosters of each class will be announced by Wednesday afternoon January 13, so that classes meeting Thursday, and Friday can begin. Students can then register for the appropriate class; students who have preregistered for the class in which they are placed are fine; students who have registered for a class but are placed in a different class will have to add/drop; students who have registered for a class without application will be dropped from the class.
The form notes that all first-year students will be placed in Acting I unless they took Acting I in the fall; all transfer and second-year and beyond students who have not taken an acting class at the college level should apply for Acting I. Students who have taken an acting course other than Acting the Musical Scene or Acting the Song will be approved for any Acting II course.
Students should rank order their choices, first, second, third.
Students who have taken either Acting II: Sondheim or Acting II: Solo Performance without having taken Acting I will have to take Acting I before being eligible for another Acting II class.
Since placement in an acting course may mean that someone else does not get into the course, the Department regards this application as making a serious commitment to the courses you itemize. Students who are placed in a course they have selected and then do not attend will be unlikely to be placed in an acting course next semester.
2. Audition for Shows.
Students planning to audition for shows should fill out the form: see the sections on auditioning for shows. The form should be submitted prior to 5pm on January 12 if you are planning to audition that evening. Auditions will begin very shortly after the 6pm meeting concludes on January 12—auditioners should plan to attend the meeting. We will hold auditions only on Tuesday evening. As usual, students should prepare a 60-second monologue, memorized. Callbacks will be held beginning 6pm January 13, and actors may be called back for all shows. Casts will be announced by noon on Thursday, January 14. The first rehearsal for On Loop will be Thursday January 14, 6:30pm, details forthcoming.
Auditions for shows information:
1. Fill out the portion of the application/audition form for the show auditions.
2. Auditions will begin at 7pm on Tuesday January 12, via Zoom (link sent to you when you complete the application form). Auditioners will enter into a waiting room and then be let into the audition.
- When you are let into the audition you should be ready to:
- Introduce yourself: your name, school (BC, CC, GS), year, major.
- Tell us the name of the piece your monologue is from.
- Do your monologue: you will be stopped at 60 seconds once you begin, so plan to finish in under a minute.
- Please be prepared: your monologue should be memorized.
- When you are finished, you’ll be asked to leave the session.
3. Callback lists will be sent to auditioners Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.
Callbacks for On Loop
Wednesday, January 13
Thesis Festival Callbacks:
Wednesday, January 13
What Every Girl Should Know (Perry Parsons, Jaclyn Stroud) –– 6–8pm
CloudMelt (Emily Liberatore)–– 7–9pm
The Penelopiad (Alexandra Haddad) –– 8–10pm
Informational premeeting 6pm January 12.
Auditions 7pm January 12.