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Auditions in Theater Arts

WINTER 2019 GENERAL AUDITIONS

Audition information for the Faculty-Directed Production Crowns – A Gospel Musical by Regina Taylor, the Student-Directed In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl, and student-run Barn Theater productions:

Gen. Audition Dates & Location:  
    Thurs, January 10, 6:00–10:00 pm &
    Friday January 11, 3:30–10:00 pm
    Mainstage, Theater Arts Center
    —Arrive 15 minutes early outside the Mainstage Green Room

Gen. Audition Requirements:
    —Details TBA
    —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).
        • Ask Theater Arts faculty if you would like guidance putting together a résumé.

Gen. Audition Callbacks:
    TBA
    Mainstage, Theater Arts Center

Please note: Random with a Purpose auditions were held in fall quarter.

GENERAL AUDITIONS 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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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.) Please email randomdirectors@gmail.com with questions.

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​