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Next Scheduled Auditions: IU Theatre 2014 Fall Semester Plays


Please read these general instructions and policies before signing up to audition.

General Note: You must sign up online per the instructions for each audition notice below. Please note that there is a specific opening date for signup listed in each notice. Once the lists fill up, the online signup will close, but provide instructions for anyone who missed the signup. If you have questions, please click on the signup links for contact information.

The Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is committed to diversity in its production seasons and casting of roles. By definition this means considering and casting actors of color in any role and/or production presented by the Department. The Department is also dedicated to exploring and implementing non-traditional casting.

General Audition and Casting Policies

  1. Auditions for regular season IU Theatre productions in the Halls and Wells-Metz Theatres are open to all registered students of Indiana University Bloomington. With the exception of thesis roles for M.F.A. actors, no role is pre-cast.

  2. Directors and other members of a production team will not invite an actor or actors to audition for their production. If, after open auditions, a director cannot cast a role, that director may contact students to audition or to consider doing a role in that production.

  3. If a director who is not yet auditioning, but knows he or she may want to consider using an actor who is auditioning for another director, he or she may contact that director to discuss the actor’s casting.

  4. In IU Theatre productions, three M.F.A. acting students should be cast in any one production, if possible.

  5. M.F.A. acting students with acting fellowships will audition for all regular season IU Theatre productions for which they are available.

  6. M.F.A. acting students with teaching fellowships who are teaching a full load must perform each year in at least two regular season IU Theatre productions. Beginning with the first production of the year, they must audition for all productions until this requirement is met.

  7. While M.F.A. acting students may express role preferences at the time of auditions, they must accept roles as cast.

  8. The first six productions of the season will be cast during the first semester. Because the first three productions usually audition during the first two weeks of classes, directors may hold group auditions if they so choose. The fourth, fifth, and sixth productions may audition separately. The seventh and eighth productionis will be cast during the spring semester, and auditions may be held together or separately. This schedule is subject to change.


The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
By Rupert Holmes
Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens

Directed and Choreographed by George Pinney
with Musical Direction by Terry LaBolt

Audition information

Thursday, Aug. 21 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Auditions A280 - Studio Theatre
Friday, Aug. 22
Saturday, Aug. 23
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Noon to 5:00 pm
Callbacks A280 - Studio Theatre &
A350 - Movement Studio
  Please prepare 16 to 32 measures of a song, no longer than 1 ½ minutes in length.  Accompanist will be provided.  You must sing with the piano.  A cappella singing will not be permitted.  Questions:  contact George Pinney at
Please bring a resume and headshot. IF you are in Moses Man, the first half hour of auditions is reserved for you in order to give you time before your dress and opening night performances on Thursday and Friday.

Production Schedule
Rehearsals will begin approximately Monday, August 25, 2014.
Tech Week starts Saturday, September 20, 2014
Performances Friday, September 26 through Saturday, October 4, 2014.

To schedule an audition slot, sign up at

M. Butterfly, Pride and Prejudice, and In the Red & Brown Water
Thursday, August 21, 2014

M. Butterfly
By Henry David Hwang
Directed by Murray McGibbon

Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Jon Jory
From the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Dale McFadden

In the Red & Brown Water
By Tarrell Alvin McCraney
Directed by
David Koté, M.F.A. Directing Candidate

Thursday, Aug. 21 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm Auditions Room A200 - Acting Studio
Friday, Aug. 22
Saturday, Aug. 23
Monday, Aug. 25*
6:30 pm*

Dance Audition*
Room A200 - Acting Studio
Room A207 - Directing Studio
  Please prepare 2 monologues of no longer than 60 seconds each. The monologues should be contrasting - Serious and Comic. It is also advised that you read the plays before your auditions. Copies are available to be checked out and read in Cindi Severance's officec on the 2nd Floor of the Theatre Building.
* Dance Audition will be for certain roles in M. Butterfly only *
Please bring 4 copies of your photo and resume, if you have them.

Production Schedule
M. Butterfly
Rehearsals Start Monday, September 8, 2014
Tech Week starts Saturday, October 18, 2014
Performances Friday, October 24 thru Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pride and Prejudice
Rehearsals Start Monday, September 22, 2014
Tech Week starts Saturday, November 1, 2014
Performances Friday, November 6 thru Saturday, November 15, 2014

In the Red & Brown Water
Rehearsals Start Monday, October 13, 2014
Tech Week starts Sunday, November 30, 2014
Performances Friday, December 5 thru Saturday, December 13, 2014

To schedule an audition slot, sign up at