Theatre Auditions and Casting

COVID-19 impact on performing arts.

The show must go on, perhaps even virtually!
Learn more about our plans related to COVID-19

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
Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture
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 Performances

Performing Arts events at RIT have been canceled or postponed while campus is closed due to COVID-19. To give you an idea of the types of events that RIT generally hosts, please visit our Events page for a small sample of previously-scheduled performances.

Theatre Casting

Season Selection Committee

The Joint Collaboration Committee was formed in 2018 to spearhead the growing mutual endeavors in performing arts made by the RIT College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program and the NTID Department of Performing Arts. The committee is comprised of seven seats to be filled by five faculty and staff members from the programs as well as two students who are engaged in the performing arts at RIT and NTID.

Three primary initiatives drive the committee's work:

  1. season selection
  2. outreach events such as workshops and open houses
  3. curricular goals

For season selection, the committee meets bi-weekly starting in September to begin soliciting production proposals from the entire RIT/NTID Community. Proposals are welcome from all students, faculty, and staff. Throughout the winter, the committee evaluates incoming production proposals and then announces the upcoming theatre season in early February.

The production proposal form for the 2021-2022 joint theatre season can be found at https://forms.gle/QqZ9GTjrTE74GaDF9.

Rubric Chart for Production Proposals for the 21-22 season.

Individual Rubric Chart for Production Proposals for the 21-22 season.

To see the rubric used for scoring proposals or if you have any questions, email Andy Head at awhgla@rit.edu .