Auditions for Fall Semester 2019
The Department of Theatre is looking to cast roles for two productions
When We Get Good Again
by James McLindon
Production Dates: October 2nd - October 6th, 2019
Synopsis: Poor but brilliant college student Tracy needs straight A’s to get into a top law school that will forgive her mountain of debt as well as help her toward her ambition to become a lawyer for the poor. With the economic odds stacked against her, she tries to rationalize her job writing terms papers for other wealthy students, including Roy, a lazy hockey player and Nadiya, a Ukrainian student deficient in English. But she’s not sure she can do it.
When We Get Good Again explores the current age in which personal integrity seems to erode before our eyes, and each day seems to bring new headlines about presidents who lie as naturally as breathe, politicians caught padding their resumes, or journalists discovered making up the people they’ve been writing and winning awards about. In a world of privilege and deprivation, how immoral is cheating when done to level a playing field that is already supposed to be flat? When We Get Good Again Character Breakdown
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Production Dates: November 20th - November 24th, 2019
Synopsis: A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. She Kills MonstersCharacter Breakdown
Characters in these shows may represent a wide range of ethnicities and physical abilities. All are encouraged to audition!
When and Where
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28, from 7:00-11:00pm
Auditions will be held in the Center for Performing Arts. Please report to the Green Room (CPA 144) 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
Callbacks for When We Get Good Again will be held Thursday, August 29th from 7:00-11:00pm.
Callbacks for She Kills Monsters will be held Friday, August 30th from 7:00-11:00pm.
How to Schedule an Audition Time
To audition, you will need to sign up for a specific time block. A sign up sheet will be posted by August 23, 2019, on the MUT Call Board, located in the hallway adjacent to the Green Room (CPA 144) in the Center for Performing Arts.
What to Prepare
On the audition form, you will be able to specify which shows you'd like to audition for.
If you are interested ONLY in When We Get Good Again, please prepare:
A 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue ONLY! The director has recommended looking for work that engages you fully as an actor, reflects possibilities for playing one of the roles, and showcases your strengths as an actor: emotional range, high stakes, clear actions, vulnerability, and discoveries
If you are interested ONLY in She Kills Monsters, please prepare:
Two contrasting monologues of your choice. You will have a total of four minutes to perform both monologues
IF you are interested in auditioning for BOTH shows, please prepare
- A 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue (as described above)
- A second monologue that contrasts the comedic monologue
You will have a total of four minutes to perform both monologues
Non-majors may read from provided cold readings if not comfortable preparing a memorized monologue.
Scripts are on reserve in the Amos Music Library. Please read the script before auditions!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Center For Performing Arts, 144
420 S. Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH 45056