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Next Scheduled Auditions: The Duchess of Malfi

IMPORTANT INFORMATION HAS CHANGED, PLEASE CHECK CURRENT AUDITION TIMES.

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

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance allows any IU student to audition for all theatre productions. Auditions for dance concerts are only open to dance majors. While the Department models professional guidelines in conducting auditions, we also acknowledge that care must be taken when dealing with students in this process.

Basic Guidelines for safe, open, and inclusive auditions

  1. The Department firmly believes in diversity and inclusion when choosing material and casting productions and concerts. 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. All students are welcome to audition for theatre productions. Auditions for dance concerts are open to dance majors only, except with permission from Contemporary Dance Faculty.

  2. No performer shall be called upon to perform any material at an audition or callback which cannot safely be executed without rehearsal, such as choreography, acrobatics or other movements. The audition process must be safe and welcoming to all students.

  3. No performer shall, as an audition requirement, be called upon to provide personal information, participate in activities, or dress in a way that could be construed as sexually or personally demeaning or inappropriate except as called for by a scene in a script, and only then with prior announcement. A student's willingness to participate in any potentially inappropriate activity is not considered — but it is the duty of the faculty and staff to provide and model safe and non-harassing audition, rehearsal, and performance environments.

  4. Any pictures or video taken in auditions or callbacks should be approved by the Chair of the Department and all students auditioning must be made aware prior to auditions that they will be filmed or photographed. Any photos or video is to be kept confidential and never used in publicity, on the web or in any other public way without written permission of the student and approval by the Department Chair. All photos WILL BE deleted upon completion of casting.

  5. In accordance with the University’s Sexual Harassment policy no student shall be subjected to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature as explicit or implicit terms of the audition process.

Any faculty, staff, or student who feels that these policies have been violated should report their concerns to the Department Chair within one week of the event. If the Chair is directing, concerns can be expressed to the Head of Acting/Directing.

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.

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.

IU THEATRE 2017 SPRING SEMESTER AUDITIONS

The Drowsy Chaperone

Directed by Kenneth L. Roberson
Choreographed by Liza Gennaro

Music Direction by Terry LaBolt

The Drowsy Chaperone, is a hilarious braod musical comedy about a die hard theatre fan who sees the characters from his favorite 1920s musical come to life when he plays the cast album.

Audition information

Monday, Jan. 9 6:00 - 10:00 pm Auditions A280 - Studio Theatre
  Please prepare 16-32 measures in the style of 1920s Broadway musicals.
An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring sheet music in the correct key for them.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Wednesday, Jan. 11
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Callbacks A280 - Studio Theatre and
Movement Studio
  Callback Lists should be posted shortly after Auditions are complete, but no later than 9am on Tuesday morning.
If you are called back, please initial and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your callback time in case there is paperwork to fill out.


All roles available except for Man In Chair. 

All roles call for singing and dancing and excellent comic timing.

Character Breakdown:
Mrs. Tottendale: Older Woman, ditzy hotess of a wedding party.
Underling: Older man, Mrs. Tottendale’s head butler and right-hand man
Robert Martin: Young leading man (should tap dance)
George: Young leading or character male (should tap dance)
Feldzieg: Older man, Broadway Producer a la Flo Ziegfield.
Kitty: Aging ditzy Show Girl.
Gangsters #1 and #2: Vaudellians of any age.
Aldolpho: Middle aged Latin Movie Idol a la Rudolph Valentino and Erroll Fllyn
Janet Van De Graaff: Igenue
The Drowsy Chaperone: Middle aged fashion plate, full of drama and drink.
Trix The Aviatrix: Femaie air plane pilot.
Superintendant: Any age Urban handyman.
Male and female ensemble to play an array of characters including house servants


Production Schedule
The Drowsy Chaperone:

Stage Manager: Ashlynn Abbott

Rehearsals Start: Monday, February 13, 2017
Tech begins: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Performances: Friday, April 14 thru Saturday, April 22, 2017

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


The Tempest, and the At First Sight new play - Prospect Hill
Monday, January 9, 2016

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Henry Woronicz

Prospect Hill
By Bruce Walsh, M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Directed by
Ansley Valentine


Monday, Jan. 9 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Auditions Room A207 - Directing Studio
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Wednesday, Jan. 11
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Callbacks
TBA
TBA
  Please prepare 1 Shakespearean monologue and 1 contemporary monologue – each piece should be no longer than 60 seconds for a total audition time of
2 minutes.
You will need 3 Resumes and 3 copies of your most current Headshot/Photo for this audition.
AT FIRST SIGHT – Prospect Hill – MAY have some Callbacks on Monday Evening.

- Each Production will have Individual Callbacks.

- Callback Lists will be posted shortly after Auditions are complete, but no later than 9am on Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 2017.

- If you are called back, please initial and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your callback time in case there is paperwork to fill out.

- Cast lists will be posted on the 2nd Floor Callboard between A204 and A207 once casting has been decided.


Production Schedule
The Tempest:

Directed by: Henry Woronicz
Stage Manager: Ilona Calatayud

Rehearsals Start: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Tech begins: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Performances: Friday, February 24 thru Saturday, March 4, 2017


Prospect Hill:

Directed by: Ansley Valentine
Stage Manager: Ilona Calatayud

Rehearsals Start: Monday, February 6, 2017
Tech begins: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Performances: March 24 thru Saturday, April 1, 2017


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