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Auditions in Theater Arts

WINTER 2023 THEATER ARTS PRODUCTION GENERAL AUDITIONS
– MOVING ONLINE 
(new info as of 1/11/23)

With updates on the weather constantly changing, the department is moving this quarter's General Auditions to virtual video submission process.

  • We will now be only accepting video auditions submitted through our official Google Audition Form, here
  • Video submissions are due by Friday, January 13th at 2:30pm - NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Please allow ample time for any videos to be uploaded and processed. 

Invited Callbacks will be this weekend, January 14th and 15th, with times and locations still to be determined. 

Please note: a movement piece will no longer be required. The other requirements (30 second music piece and 90 second monologue) remain intact; however, directors may reach out with questions or requests regarding movement at any time in the audition process.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact Maddy Khachadoorian, Student Production Liaison at theaspl@ucsc.edu

Stay dry!

PRODUCTIONS AUDITIONING FOR THIS WINTER:

THEA 151A UPPER DIVISION PRODUCTION – Theater Arts / African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) collaboration

  • Pipeline by Dominique Morrisseau
  • Directed by Don Williams.
  • Play summary and character info: click here.
  • THEA 151A may be used toward the Production requirement and/or an Upper Division Elective requirement for the Theater Arts major or an Upper Div Studio requirement for the Theater Arts minor. Consult the Theater Arts Advisor about requirements: theater-ugradadv@ucsc.edu.

THEA 151A Audition Requirements

  • See below “Audition Requirements (FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS)”

THEA 151A TECH & DESIGN:

  •  If you’re interested in tech or design positions for an UPPER DIVISION PRODUCTION, fill out the Tech Interest Form – INFO. HERE (this form is different from the form for Barnstorm productions).  

THEA 151 UPPER DIVISION PRODUCTION

  • Smoked Out: Watching Them Scrape Our Home Away
  • Directed by Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. candidate Carl Erez
  • Show information here.

THEA 55A/B BARNSTORM THEATER COMPANY LOWER DIVISION PRODUCTIONS

  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, directed by Madi-Lang Ree
  • The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, directed by Scottie Tsubota
  • Bone Deep: Or, The Skeleton Play by Sloane Morton, directed by Sloane Morton
  • Musical Theater Scenes (MTS) directed by Serena Jones with guest director Madi Lang-Ree, Music Direction by Jasmin Rodriguez

Barnstorm Audition Requirements

  • See below “Audition Requirements (FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS)”

  • BARNSTORM FIRST MEETING (required for students cast at auditions the previous weekend–info below–and those interested in tech/design work):  
    • 
    Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 pm in room B100, Theater Arts Center (MOVED FROM 1/16 BECAUSE OF THE MLK HOLIDAY)

  • NOTE: There are 5-unit and 2-unit enrollment options for Barnstorm; however, ONLY the THEA 55A (5-unit) class may be used toward a requirement for the THEA major. Consult the Theater Arts Advisor about requirements: theater-ugradadv@ucsc.edu. More information will be shared at the first Barnstorm meeting.

BARNSTORM TECH & DESIGN:

  •  If you’re interested in tech or design positions, fill out the Barnstorm Tech Interest Form *HERE* and attend the first Barnstorm meeting (this form is different from the form for NON-Barnstorm productions). 

Questions or concerns about Barnstorm Theater Company? Email:

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS (FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS ABOVE):

  • 90 second monologue
  • 60 second movement piece (NO LONGER REQUIRED WITH ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION)
  • 30 second music piece (voice and/or instrument) 

QUESTIONS?:
Maddy Khachadoorian, Theater Arts Student Production Liaison: theaspl@ucsc.edu

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MORE AUDITION INFORMATION

QUESTIONS ABOUT PRODUCTION AUDITIONS FOR THIS YEAR?

Contact the Theater Arts Student Production Liaison: theaspl@ucsc.edu

BARNSTORM GENERAL INFO

To inquire about auditioning or doing technical work for the student-run Barnstorm Theater Company, contact the Barnstorm Directors — https://ucscbarnstorm.weebly.com/contact.html.

RANDOM WITH A PURPOSE GENERAL INFO

Auditions for the annual student-choreographed, student-performed, student-produced dance showcase Random with a Purpose (RWAP) usually take place the quarter BEFORE the production, separate from General Auditions. Students who are accepted via audition enroll in THEA 139 (THEA 139 fulfills an upper division requirement elective for the Dance Minor or Theater Arts major, or an upper division studio requirement for the Theater Arts minor). Please email randomdirectors@gmail.com with questions. The Theater Arts advisor can also answer basic questions about RWAP: theater-ugradadv@ucsc.edu.

RELATED INFORMATION

BY-AUDITION OR INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION 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).

PRODUCTION REQUIREMENT FOR THE MAJOR

One of the requirements for the Theater Arts major is participation in a 5-unit THEA production. 

  • Please see the Production Requirement for the Major section of the Theater Arts Undergraduate Handbook for more information on fulfilling this requirement as a performer, designer or dramaturg. 

TICKETING INFORMATION 
Current and upcoming performance and ticketing information can be found here.