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Auditions in Theater Arts

FALL 2018 AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Fall 2018 Faculty-Directed production were held in spring 2018 (for The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman, directed by Danny Scheie).

General Auditions for Fall 2018 Student-Directed productions will take place as usual in the fall. Please check back here for Fall 2018 audition information.

ABOUT GENERAL AUDITIONS

General Auditions for the department’s faculty and 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.

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 doing technical work instead of performing (via a 5-unit Thea 151, 151A, 155, 137, 137A), students 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). 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: jeweiss@ucsc.edu.

RANDOM WITH A PURPOSE
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 
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 season and ticketing information can be found here: http://theater.ucsc.edu/shows/upcoming​