Auditions

Auditions

Auditions for the 2018-19 Season

All auditions are open to any BU student. We do sometimes have specific productions that hold auditions for the wider community to include faculty, staff, and/or community members. We will announce those auditions here as well. To read more about the upcoming season visit the Current Season page.

Upcoming Auditions

Audition Workshop

Wednesday, September 5
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Temporary Theatre Lab (McCormick 2314)

Learn about the audition process in the theatre program at BU from Prof. David A. Miller and Dr. Carrie Winship, directors of The Imporance of Being Earnest and Good Kids. Come to learn about auditioning for the first time, to brush up on old skills or to learn new skills. Everyone is welcome to attend.
How to participate in the Audition Workshop? Just show up!

Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest

Initial Auditions
Monday, September 10
6:30pm to 10:30pm (Actors will be called only for their appointment time.)
Temporary Theatre Lab (McCormick 2314)

Actors are asked to prepare a one to two minute monologue from a play written in a British dialect. Theatre minors and non-majors may select the Algernon monologue or Lady Bracknell monologue from the play. Theatre majors are expected to audition with an appropriate monologue from a play other than The Importance of Being Earnest. Theatre majors are expected to bring a headshot and resume with them to the audition. All actors will complete an audition form to include contact information and any conflicts they may have with the rehearsal calendar (which will be posted on the Callboard in advance of the audition).
How to participate in Initial Auditions? Participate by making an appointment on the Callboard outside the Temporary Theatre Lab.

Callback Auditions
Thursday, September 13
6:30pm to 10:30pm (Some actors may not be called for the entire time.)
Temporary Theatre Lab (McCormick 2314)

Actors will prepare and perform scenes from the play with their fellow actors. Although actors are allowed to perform with their script in their hand, successful actors will understand the detailed given circumstances of the scene, the objective of the character, and will have rehearsed the scene out loud and on it's feet before arriving at the auditions. (To be fully prepared, the actor will have read the play. The successful actor will have read the play more than once.)
Callback scenes may include:
Act I pp. 20-21 - Jack and Gwendolen
Act I p. 26 - Lady Bracknell and Jack
Act II p. 37-38 - Chasuble, Cecily and Miss Prism
Act II pp. 39-40 - Algernon and Cecily
Act II pp. 50-51 - Algernon and Jack
Act II p. 61 - Gwendolen and Cecily
How to participate in Callbacks? Select actors from the Initial Auditions will be invited to participate in Callbacks. The list of those actors invited will be posted on the Callboard outside the Temporary Theatre Lab the day after Initial Auditions.

To read the script and to additional more audition resources,
visit the Importance of Being Earnest folder by clicking this link.

Auditions for Directing Class Projects

Initial Auditions
Monday, September 17
6:30pm to 10:30pm (Actors will be called only for their appointment time.)
Temporary Theatre Lab (McCormick 2314)

Callbacks
Wednesday, September 19
6:30pm to 10:30pm
Temporary Theatre Lab (McCormick 2314)

Auditions for Good Kids

Auditions for Good Kids are tentatively set for the week of November 12.

Questions?

Interested in finding out more about auditions or want to be added to the email list about other upcoming auditions? E-mail Professor David A. Miller at dmiller@bloomu.edu