Autumn 2015 Auditions

August 18, 2015
USITT Ohio State Alumni Reception
The Ohio State University Fall 2015 Department of Theatre Auditions for GOOD KIDS, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, INTERACT and the LAB SERIES will be held Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 between 6:30pm and 10:30pm in the Roy Bowen Theatre at The Drake Performance and Event Center: 1849 Cannon Drive Columbus, Ohio 43210. Please go to https://auditions.youcanbook.me/ to schedule your audition time. 
 
 
 
 
Callback Notices will be emailed and posted Friday, August 28 sometime after 11pm on the south glass doors near the loading dock of the Drake Performance and Event Center 
 
It is the actor's responsibility to check their email and south glass doors for the callback notices.
 
Callbacks will occur in Roy Bowen Theatre at the Drake at the following times:
Saturday, August 29: 11am-3pm Good Kids
Saturday, August 29: 3:30pm-6:30pm Enemy of the People
Sunday, August 30: 11am-3pm Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
Sunday, August 30: 3:30pm-6:30pm InterACT
 
If you are auditioning, you MUST be available for a potential callback on those dates.
 
Final Cast Lists will be posted after 1pm on Monday, August 31 in the 1st floor hallway on the call boards between room 101 and room 107.
 
Please send questions to the Production Manager, Sherée Greco greco.73@osu.edu.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL SHOWS:
Select one:
 
1 monologue totaling no more than 3 minutes in length
 
2 contrasting monologues totaling no more than 4 minutes in length
 
A text that you will perform, totaling no more than 4 minutes in length
 
(Graduate students are required to present 2 contrasting monologues.)
 
SCRIPTS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE TO SIGN OUT FOR 2 HOURS IN THE THEATRE DEPT. MAIN OFFICE (1089 Drake) 
 
IF cast, you MUST enroll in TH4000.8 for 3 credit hours (or 2 credit hours in TH8000.8 for MFA Actors.)
 
SHOW INFORMATION:
 
Raw Theatre - Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
Nine short plays written by Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moises Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, Jose Rivera,
Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright
Directed by Jennifer Schlueter & Karie Miller Drake Performance and Event Center 
Rehearsals begin September 1. Performances: September 30 - October 4, 2015
The Department of Theatre opens its season with a hilarious and heartfelt collection of new works written by eight of the nation’s best playwrights. Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, which will be staged as site- specific and immersive vignettes throughout the Drake Performance and Event Center, explores the risk of commitment, the terror of forever, and the indelible power of love, for every single one of us. PLEASE NOTE: each actor in the piece will be playing multiple roles.
 
Good Kids
By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Mandy Fox
Roy Bowen Theatre
Rehearsals begin September 1. Performances: October 21 – November 1, 2015
Commissioned by the Theatre Departments of the big ten universities, Good Kids, by Naomi Iizuka, is loosely based on the events of the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio rape case. The play asks, “How can this happen? What fosters a culture where sexual assault is prevalent? And how has social media effected culpability?” A candid look at sexual assault on college campuses, Good Kids will keep the conversation going long after the play has ended.
 
An Enemy of the People
By Henrik Ibsen, in a version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz 
Directed by Lesley Ferris
Thurber Theatre
Rehearsals begin September 1. Performances: November 5 – 15, 2015
Power. Money. Morality. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the community for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." Truth and honor are pitched against wild ambition and corruption in Ibsen’s emotional maelstrom. The play, written in 1882 by the ‘father of modern drama’, is as relevant today as it was over century ago and serves as a theatrical touchstone for today’s ongoing concerns about our endangered environment. 
In addition to the 9 roles (7 male, 2 female) in Enemy of the People there will be additional roles as follows: 3-5 female chorus who will be on stage for most if not all of the performance; In Act IV, there are a number of additional roles with speaking parts: it is a town hall meeting. Members of the running crew and/or other students will take these roles (as negotiated in advance). This act will require some rehearsal beyond the regular running crew requirements.
 
InterACT
Directed by Elizabeth Wellman
In partnership with UCAT, the OSU Theatre’s Outreach and Engagement troupe seeks adventurous performers to be creative ambassadors for OSU Theatre’s work with educators, community partners, and venues.
 
InterACT is looking for 10-12 performers interested in working collaboratively to form a theatre ensemble working to: devise and perform interactive new works, develop and strengthen improv skills, develop new theatre with outreach partnerships, and create interactive theatre for social change.
All InterACT cast members enroll in Theatre 3921S for 3 credit hours. ALL rehearsals take place during scheduled class time (T/R 3:00-5:05 PM). InterACT members CAN also be cast in main stage productions without conflict. 
This is a great way to develop your acting/ improv skills, gain practical work experience, and give something back to fellow Ohioans! For more information see “The Interact Theatre Project for Social Change” on Facebook
 
The Lab Series
The Lab Series is a student-driven, department-nurtured production series. Productions can occur in a variety of campus spaces, including the New Works Lab. Emphasis is on innovative work that functions on a zero budget model. The pieces presented will include a mix of student written pieces, new renderings of classic or obscure works, and community- building events. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free, first-come, first-served. Visit http://theatre.osu.edu/labseries for more information.