UI Theatre Spring 2012 Auditions Nov 12-17
November 1, 2011
UI Theatre Spring 2012 Auditions November 12-17
The UI Department of Theatre Arts will hold open auditions for 7 spring productions November 12-17. These auditions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about UI Theatre and to perform in Mainstage, Gallery, and Workshop productions.
Auditions for UI Theatre productions are open to everyone. For academic considerations, priority is given to theatre majors first, and then all other students of the University of Iowa. Members of the greater Iowa City community are also strongly encouraged to audition. There are many excellent roles available throughout the year and many non-majors and actors from the surrounding community are cast each season. Occasionally, professional guest actors will also be employed.
"Non-traditional" casting is the norm for all directors in all productions, except those in which race, gender, disability or age is the explicit issue. Casting is "non-traditional" when all roles in a script are open to casting without bias in terms of race, gender, disability or age, so long as the actor can fulfill the artistic requirements of the role.
There will be over 70 roles available for spring semester.
General auditions will be held 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 12th, and 6:00 - 10:00 pm on Sunday, November 13th.
Callbacks will be held between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm Monday, November 14th through Thursday, November 17th.
Casting will be announced starting at 12:00 pm on Friday, November 18th.
Shows Participating in Spring Auditions
1. Team Leader: Meredith Alexander, In the Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play)
2. Paul Kalina, Big Love
3. Louisa Hill, Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers
4. Deborah Yarchun, Jenga
5. Kristin Clippard, Dr. Faustus
6. Basil Kreimendahl, Sidewinders
7. Mark Smolyar, High School Hero: The Story of Charlie Cooper and How He Stopped The Devil From Eating His Head
In addition to the number of open roles to be cast, we’ve received the following specific needs from the production teams:
Big Love: Character - Bella / Eleanor
Play Synopsis: Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms—and one bride falls in love. About the same odds as today. Age Range: 50-70
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