Production Auditions

Fall 2021 Production Auditions

We are so excited for students to return to campus and for us to make live theatre again!  Below you will find information for the auditions for the Fall 2021 Department of Theatre (DoT) productions.  Auditions will occur September 9th thru 12th.  We can’t wait to see you there.

Auditions are open to ALL current Northeastern Students.

Please contact Production Coordinator Stephanie Hettrick ([email protected]) with any questions.

THE PRODUCTIONS

Love and Information

Written by: Caryl Churchill

Directed by: Bridget O’Leary

 

Performances: October 14 – 24

 

Read the Script

See the Calendar

The Bacchae

Written by: Euripides
Translated by: Francis Blessington

Directed and Adapted by: Antonio Ocampo-Guzman


Performances:  November 11 – 21

 

Read the Script

See the Calendar 

Radio Plays

Written by: Various

Directed by: Susan Picillo

Airing on WRBB 104.9 Radio: January 2022

 

Recording: Oct/Nov TBD

For auditions this year, we will be using an ONLINE Audition Sign Up and ONLINE Info Forms. 

The auditions will take place in person.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Both open auditions and call back auditions will be in person.  Students who are unable to audition in person may submit a recorded audition via email to Production Coordinator, Stephanie [email protected]
  • Everyone who auditions must fill out an AUDITION FORM before their open audition on Thursday September 9th.  (Form will be made available when sign-ups open at the end of August)
  • Productions will have General Open Auditions together on Thursday, September 9 and Invited Call Back Auditions separately on Friday, September 10.  If open auditions need additional time and space they will extend into Friday September 10 and Call back auditions will take place on Sunday September 12th.
  • Auditions are open to ALL Northeastern Students.
    • Majors may sign up for auditions beginning August 23rd
    • Minors may sign up for auditions beginning August 26th
    • All other students may sign up for auditions beginning August 30th
  • Copies of scripts are available for viewing HERE. Everyone auditioning is encouraged to read them!
  • Production Calendars can be viewed HERE.

 

GENERAL OPEN AUDITIONS:

DATE:  Thursday, September 9th (if additional time and space is needed for open auditions, they will extend to Friday September 10th)

TIME:   Beginning at 5:30pm

LOCATION: RY 334

PRODUCTION:  All productions will audition together for the open auditions.

PREPARE:

  • One Modern or Contemporary Monologue no longer than 2 minutes.
    • For non-majors, monologue does not have to be memorized. Prepared reading is okay.
  • Theatre Majors are expected to arrive to all Open and Call Back Auditions fully prepared in accordance with the outlined requirements of the audition. This includes, but is not limited to, reading the production texts completely, thoroughly memorizing material, and completing necessary documentation.
  • The online sign-up sheet and information form will be locked at 4pm on Thursday, September 9.
    • Any changes or additions made to the sign-up after 4pm will be made with Stage Management in person at auditions.
    • Anyone who has not filled out a form online by their audition time will not be able to audition.
  • You will check-in with Stage Management in RY 372 before your audition.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition. If you are not present when we are ready for you, you will be skipped and fit into the next available spot (if there is one).

 

CALL BACK AUDITIONS:

DATE: Friday September 10th (if open auditions extend to Friday September 10th, Call Back Auditions will take place on Sunday September 12th)

TIME: Beginning at 5:30pm

LOCATIONS: RY 334, RY 372, Studio Theatre

PRODUCTION:  Productions will have call back auditions separately. 

  • All call back auditions will be in-person.
  • Call back auditions will be scheduled by the directors directly following the open auditions. If you have any scheduling conflicts for the call back auditions, please include them on your information sheets and notify stage management.
  • Please check the call board in the DoT Office on Friday, September 10 for more information and audition sides.
  • Casting will be announced no later than 5pm Monday, September 13 via posting in the DoT Office and on the DoT Website.

 

Department of Theatre Casting Policy

Northeastern students of any major and year of study are invited to audition for theatre department productions. Students are cast based on the actor’s skill, experience, and qualities suitable for a given role regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, or national origin. All department casting follows university guidelines pertaining to equal opportunity and supports the Actor’s Equity Association vision to encourage more equitable and authentic representation onstage by promoting diversity, gender parity, and inclusion.

Advice?

Looking for a little advice about how to choose monologues, how to prepare, or what to do in the audition?  Try here: Audition Advice. Also feel free to reach out to a faculty mentor.

Questions?

For additional information about auditions, the 2021-2022 season, or anything else, please contact:

Stephanie Hettrick
[email protected]