Theatre Auditions and Casting

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Theatre Auditions

Each year, College of Liberal Arts’ Theatre Arts Program and NTID's Performing Arts Program offer numerous exciting opportunities to audition for plays from a wide range of theatre genres and styles, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and classics.

If you have any questions about auditions or need more information, contact:

Andy Head
Assistant Professor
College of Liberal Arts
585-475-4159

CLA Theatre Arts Program Director

Luane Haggerty
Principal Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
585-475-7993

NTID Performing Arts Production Manager

Upcoming Auditions

Like theaters all around the world, we've made adjustments to our 2020-2021 theatrical season in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our top priority is to offer exciting and innovative productions while maintaining the safety of our students and audiences. Some productions will be changing from how they were originally envisioned--for example moving from live to virtual performance spaces. Some productions have been postponed and replaced with plays that can more easily allow for safety protocols such as social distancing. We want to remind you that we are here, and we will be here with you, brainstorming new approaches for how best to create theatre in this ever-changing landscape.

SOMNIUM audition poster

SOMNIUM
Conceived and Directed by Omen Sade
SOMNIUM is a cross-departmental, interactive digital-theatre experience where the audience is the hero. In SOMNIUM a group of scientists voyage into the collective dream-space of humanity, searching for the origin point of dreams. What dangers will they face? Will they make it back alive? Find out, in SOMNIUM!

Thank you to all who auditioned for SOMNIUM in August! We were incredibly impressed by all of the auditions that we reviewed and, needless to say, it was a very difficult selection process. That being said, we would like to extend our congratulations to the cast of SOMNIUM. The full cast list has been posted below under the Theatre Casting section. We hope everyone will enjoy this production when it blasts off on October 30! Thank you again.

Spoon

Spoon River Anthology
Curated, compiled, and inspired by the poetic Anthology of the same title by Edgar Lee Masters
Directed by Luane Davis Haggerty

AUDITIONS: Auditions will only be done via video submissions. The deadline for submissions is August 9. See below for details.

REHEARSALS: starting in late August, rehearsals will be 3-4 times a week.
TECH: November 9-12, 2020
SHOW: November 13-15, 2020 Please note: you cannot miss any tech rehearsals.

Spoon River Anthology is a collection of verse epitaphs, created by Edgar Lee Masters of a 1918 (a parallel era of pandemic) small-town graveyard in Illinois, its panoramic scope--allows for individual stories to create a sense of what it takes and who it takes to create a community.

For this production curator, adapter-director Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. highlights Masters' inclusiveness, drawing not only on the 1918 original but adding in modern original creations written in the style of Masters. The production gives a sense of past and present coming together through the magic of theater. In under two hours we're introduced to Deaf and hearing, diverse and inclusive characters whose lives reflect the spectrum of human experience.

Click here for a FAQ video from director Luane Davis Haggerty!



THE AUDITION: Auditions will consist of video submissions only. Please submit a video of no more than two minutes in length. Begin with your name and contact info. Then perform any text of your choice. This could be a monologue, a poem, a short story, a joke. Record yourself performing the text and upload your video to YouTube (remember to make it unlisted, not private). Then complete the Audition Form here: https://forms.gle/CLhdwu3ZP73LTcpN9. There is a place on the form to include a link to your video. You may also send the video link to lrdnpa@rit.edu. The submission deadline for video auditions is Sunday, August 9.

THE CALLBACK: If callbacks are needed, you will be contacted individually by the director to set up an appointment.



CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: This production will have 72 characters, each one portrayed by a Deaf actor and a hearing actor, as well as a troupe of 5-10 dancers for transitional scenes. A detailed list of specific characters can be found here.

If you have questions about this audition process, email Luane at lrdnpa@rit.edu.

Click here for a FAQ video from director Luane Davis Haggerty!

Theatre Casting

SOMNIUM CAST LIST

Professor Alfred Canus Jack Boushie
Captain Lockspeare J.T. Blake
Dr. Jessica Flores Carmen Ibis Lopez
Major Tom Jedburgh Dom Melchiorre
Margaret Mackay Serena Rush
CERN Receptionist Emi Knape
The DREAMWEAVER Jason A. Weisburd
 

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY CAST LIST

Click here to view the full  Spoon River Anthology cast list