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Next Scheduled Auditions: IU Theatre 2015 Spring Semester Plays

IMPORTANT INFORMATION HAS CHANGED, PLEASE CHECK CURRENT AUDITION TIMES.

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.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY 2015 SPRING SEMESTER PLAY AUDITIONS

Into The Woods
Monday, January 12, 2015

Into The Woods
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kennth L. Roberson
Music Direction by Terry LaBolt

Audition information

Monday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Auditions Studio Theatre
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Wednesday, Jan. 14
TBD
TBD
Callbacks TBD
TBD
  Please prepare a song, no longer than 1 minute in length, in the style of Into the Woods. Accompanist will be provided.  You must sing with the piano. A cappella singing will not be permitted. Questions: contact Ken Roberson kennrobe@indiana.edu
Please bring a resume and headshot.

Production Schedule
Rehearsals will begin approximately Monday, February 9, 2015.
Tech Week starts Saturday, April 11, 2015
Performances Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.

To schedule an audition slot, sign up at mysignup.com.


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

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Nancy Lipschultz

American Asteroid
By Mauricio Miranda, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by Henry Woronicz

Sing To Me Now
By Iris Dauterman, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by
Rob Heller, M.F.A. Directing Candidate


Monday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Auditions Room A200 - Acting Studio
Tuesday, Jan. 13
Wednesday, Jan. 14
TBD
TBD
Callbacks
TBD
TBD
  The Directors ask you to please prepare 2, 60-90 second monologues - 1 Shakespeare and 1 Contemporary. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your selected audition time so that you can fill out the audition forms and have your photo taken if needed.
Please bring at least 3 copies of your headshot and resume (if you have them).


Production Schedule
Romeo and Juliet
Rehearsals Start approximately Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tech Week starts Saturday, February 21, 2015
Performances Friday, February 27 thru Saturday, March 7, 2015

American Asteroid
Rehearsals Start Monday, February 9, 2015
Tech Week starts Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Performances Friday, March 27 thru Saturday, April 4, 2015

*Students should be aware that American Asteroid has very strong language, some violence, and that the roles of Christian and Fiona specifically will have a sex scene together, but we do not anticipate any nudity - though they will strip down to their undies.
Foster Geddes (26) - Ex race-car driver.
Ira Geddes (50's) - Foster's father. Ex-cop, in a wheelchair.
Fiona Geddes (23) - Foster’s sister. 
Christian Suarez (30's) - A half-Mexican gambler.
Michael Derns (30's) - A cop, old family friend.

Sing To Me Now
Rehearsals Start Monday, February 9, 2015
Tech Week starts Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Performances Friday, March 27 thru Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sing to Me Now is a modern exploration of mythical characters and their relationship to our current human world.
Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, hires Yankee, a human girl, to be her intern when she's overwhelmed with work. Yankee has to learn to navigate an unfamiliar world of gods and dreams, and Callie has to learn to trust her new assistant, while struggling to deal with the shadows in her past.

Callie - The muse of epic poetry. She is the middle of nine sisters. Smart-assed, stubborn, and heartbroken.
Mo - The god of dreams. Has trouble picking up on the subtleties of other people's emotions. Incredibly loyal.
Mnemosyne and others - Callie's mother, and the god of memory. When she knows where she is, she is the strong, no-nonsense, loving mother of nine that Callie remembers.
Yankee and others - Twenty-five, smart, fearless.
Hades and others - The god of the underworld. Pompous, a bit of a prick, just trying to do his job.

To schedule an audition slot, sign up at mysignup.com.