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Auditions in Theater Arts

AUDITIONS

Spring 2019 auditions are completed. General Auditions for Fall 2019 productions will take place at the beginning of fall quarter. Please check back here for information.

GENERAL AUDITIONS GENERAL INFO

General Auditions for the department’s faculty and/or student-directed productions are held the first week of each quarter. Specific shows may occasionally have separate auditions, or special requirements for auditions. Audition signup sheets, schedule and requirements are posted at the beginning of each quarter in the hallway behind the Mainstage theater, outside the Mainstage Green Room, Theater Arts Center A building.

Check with the department for current information (if not posted on this page).

Standard General Audition Requirements*
     —90 second monologue

     —60 seconds of a movement piece
     —30 second music piece (voice and/or instrument)

          * Requirements may vary. Please also check the UCSC Theater Arts Events and Information Facebook page for additional information.

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RELATED INFORMATION: 

Current season and ticketing information will be available here: http://theater.ucsc.edu/shows/upcoming​

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 information 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.

DRAMATURGICAL WORK FOR FACULTY DIRECTED PRODUCTIONS
To apply to fulfill the major’s Faculty-Directed Production requirement (via a 5-unit Thea 151, 151A, 155, 137, 137A) doing dramaturgical work instead of technical, design or performance work, please contact Prof. Michael Chemers as early/soon as possible to discuss opportunities and required preliminary experience: chemers@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​