Spring Semester Auditions

September 24, 2015
USITT Ohio State Alumni Reception

OSU SPRING 2016 Department of Theatre Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, STUPID F***ING BIRD, THE COAST OF ILLYRIA, INTERACT and the LAB SERIES will be held Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 between 5:30pm and 9:00pm in the New Works Lab (Room 2060) at The Drake Performance and Event Center: 1849 Cannon Drive Columbus, Ohio 43210

Please register for your audition at https://auditions.youcanbook.me/

***PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT TIME SLOT AVAILABLE ON THE DATE OF YOUR CHOICE. PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE THE LAST TIME SLOT IF EARLIER TIME SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE OR YOU WILL BE CALLED TO ATTEND EARLIER***

Callback Notices will be emailed and posted Friday, October 9 sometime after 10pm 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 the New Works Lab and possibly other rooms at the Drake on Sunday, October 11 TBD:

Final Cast Lists will be posted after 1pm on Monday, October 12th in the 1st floor hallway on the call boards between room 101 and room 107.

After reading all of the information, please send additional 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:

A Midsummer Night's Dream - School Tour
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted for Young Audiences by Robin Post
Directed by Melissa Lee
Rehearsals begin January 11. 
Performances are at Lincoln Theatre, downtown - 769 E Long St
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
The show then tours to area schools Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 21, 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a light-hearted comedy of love, magic and mayhem. Following the adventures of two young couples, a bumbling troupe of actors and mischievous fairies, this 60 minute version is intended to introduce young audiences to the joys of Shakespeare and his language. Ohio State Theatre returns to the Lincoln following the success of last year’s Henry V. In association with CAPA, The Arts Initiative at Ohio State, and Royal Shakespeare Company partnership.
All cast members must enroll in Theatre 4921S for 3 credit hours. Rehearsals take place during scheduled class time (T/R 8:00 AM-1:35 PM) in addition to MWF 6:30 PM- 10:30 PM and possibly Saturdays or Sundays

Stupid F***ing Bird
By Aaron Posner
Directed by Maureen Ryan
Roy Bowen Theatre
Rehearsals begin January 11. Performances: March 2 – March 10, 2016
Stupid F---ing Bird is an irreverent, contemporary, metatheatrical, interactive, savvy, outrageous adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Playwright Aaron Posner honors Chekhov’s revolutionary artistry by pushing the boundaries of Chekhov’s time honored play, a play which poses the question: are new forms even possible? Oh, and there’s lots of love too, crazy, unrequited, to-die-for love. 

The Coast of Illyria
By Dorothy Parker and Ross Evans
Adapted by Jennifer Schlueter
Directed by Shilarna Stokes
Thurber Theatre
Rehearsals begin January 11. Performances: April 14-April 21, 2016
Based on actual events, and set in the early nineteenth century, The Coast of Illyria is a poignant dramatic comedy about art, addiction, mental illness, and the enduring bond between brother and sister. When Mary Lamb returns home from an infamous London asylum where she’s been confined since murdering her mother, her adoring younger brother Charles must decide whether he will marry the love of his life, the stylish young actress Fanny Kelly, or remain by Mary’s side in case her illness returns.

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.