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Auditions in Theater Arts

FALL 2018 AUDITIONS

GENERAL AUDITIONS

Auditions for Fall 2018 Faculty-Directed and Student-Directed play productions have been completed. Please see below for Random with a Purpose dance production auditions.

Please check back here for Winter 2019 General Audition information.

GENERAL INFO

General Auditions for the department’s faculty and/or student-directed productions are held the first Thursday and Friday of each quarter. Specific shows may occasionally have separate auditions, or special requirements for auditions—check with the department for current information (if not posted here). Audition signup sheets, schedule and requirements are posted at 9:00 am the first Monday of each quarter in the hallway behind the Mainstage theater, outside the Mainstage Green Room, Theater Arts Center A building.

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RANDOM WITH A PURPOSE AUDITIONS

Auditions for Random with a Purpose, the annual student-choreographed, student-performed, student-produced dance showcase, will take place this fall quarter. Please check for updates on the boards in the hallway behind the Theater Arts Mainstage. (While auditions for RWAP take place in the fall quarter, students who are accepted via auditon will enroll in THEA 139 in the WINTER quarter. Thea 139 fulfills an upper division elective for the Dance Minor but not for the Theater Arts major or minor.)

Choreographer auditions:
     Sat., October 20 and Sun., Oct. 21
     Beginning at 10 am
     Second Stage, Theater Arts Center
Dancer auditions:
     Sat. and Sun. October 27 and 28 in A105 
     ​Beginning at 10 am
     Second Stage, Theater Arts Center

A sign up sheet will be posted in the A Building the week prior.  

Please email randomdirectors@gmail.com with any questions.

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PLEASE NOTE: 

AUDITION/INTERVIEW STUDIO COURSES
Production auditions are different from those required for admittance into our studio courses (courses which mention "audition" or "interview" in the course description). Acting courses specified as by-audition in the course catalog take place on the first day of the class  (unless otherwise noted in the schedule of classes)For more infromation on audition/interview courses, please contact the individual instructors directly. You may also contact the Theater Arts Dept. (theater@ucsc.edu) with questions.

TECHNICAL WORK FOR FACULTY DIRECTED PRODUCTIONS
To apply for a lead technical position and/or to fulfill the major’s Faculty-Directed Production requirement (via a 5-unit Thea 151, 151A, 155, 137, 137A) doing technical work instead of performing, begin by completing a Production Experience/Interest Form (AKA the "Tech Interest Form"), available in the department office (J106) and on the Production Office door (upstairs behind the Mainstage, room A208). Bring your completed form to one of the technical or design staff and ask them what to do next. You will meet with an advisor in your area of interest to discuss opportunities and required preliminary experience. Then, check in with them regularly to be sure you don't miss anything that may benefit you. Four-year students should begin this process during their first year and transfer students should begin during their first quarter on campus. Contact Joe Weiss, Production Operations Director, with questions: jeweiss@ucsc.edu.

RANDOM WITH A PURPOSE GENERAL INFO
Auditions for the annual student-choreographed, student-performed, student-produced dance showcase Random with a Purpose take place in FALL QUARTER (separate from General Auditions). Students who are accepted via auditon in the fall enroll in THEA 139 in the winter quarter. (Thea 139 fulfills an upper division elective for the Dance Minor but not for the Theater Arts major or minor.) 

BARNSTORM GENERAL INFO
To inquire about auditioning or doing technical work for Barnstorm/Barn Theater productions, contact the Barn Theater Directors—https://ucscbarnstorm.weebly.com/contact.html.
General information about Barnstorm can be found here: http://theater.ucsc.edu/production/barnstorm

RELATED INFORMATION
General Shakespeare to Go info can be found here: http://theater.ucsc.edu/production/stg 
Current performance season and ticketing information can be found here: http://theater.ucsc.edu/shows/upcoming​