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Auditions in Theater Arts


GENERAL AUDITIONS for Faculty-Directed and Student-Directed plays and readings and for BarnStorm productions:

Audition sign ups (for current UCSC students) start Monday, Sept. 25 outside the Mainstage Green Room, Theater Arts A building. 
Audition dates:  
     Thursday, September 28, 6–10 PM and 
     Friday, September 29, 3:30–10 PM
Audition Requirements: 
     Audition slots will be 5 minutes long.
     —90 second monologue
     —30 second music piece (voice and/or instrument)
     —Up to 60 seconds of a movement piece
     —Please bring a résumé and a headshot photo (head shot does not need to be professional, just the best you and a friend can do with a smart phone and a neutral background. OK to print on any printer, even black and white).
     —Arrive 15 minutes early outside the Mainstage Green Room (in the A building, Theater Arts Center).
Callbacks: Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, times TBA

Random with a Purpose (RWAP) is an annual student-choreographed, student-performed, student-produced dance showcase. Students who are accepted via audition in the fall quarter enroll in Theater 139 in the winter quarter. Thea 139 fulfills an upper division elective for the Dance Minor (not for the Theater Arts major or minor).  

RWAP Choreographer auditions:
     Weekend of November 4 and 5 (details TBA)
RWAP Dancer auditions:
     Weekend of November 11 and 12 (details TBA)

that 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.

Instructions for acting courses with audition requirements: 
—Lower division: Thea 21A, Thea 23: come prepared with a one or two minute monologue.
—Upper division: Thea 121, Thea 124 and Thea 126: come prepared with two contrasting monologues, one or two minutes in length.

For more infromation on audition/interview courses, please contact the individual instructors directly for instructions. You may also contact the Theater Arts Dept. ( with questions.

To apply for a lead technical position and/or to fulfill the major’s Faculty Directed Production requirement doing technical work instead of performing (via a 5-unit Thea 151, Thea 155, Thea 137, etc.), students begin by completing a Production Experience/Interest Form (AKA Tech Interest form), available in the department office (J106) and on the Production Office door (upstairs behind the Mainstage, room A208). 
You will then meet with an advisor in your area of interest to discuss opportunities and required preliminary experience. Four-year students should begin this process during their first year and transfer students should do so during their first quarter on campus. You may contact Joe Weiss, Production Operations Director, with questions: