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Department of Theatre and Dance

2020 Production Season Auditions

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance holds auditions for shows in our production season each academic year, typically at the beginning and end of fall semester and the beginning of spring semester. 

Auditions are open to all members of the UW and surrounding community.  Please visit this page or visit the Department of Theatre and Dance callboard often to obtain audition information. 

PLEASE NOTE: This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our season is still evolving and auditions are being scheduled on a show-by-show basis.

 

AUDITION FORM for SHE KILLS MONSTERS and AS YOU LIKE IT

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She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

Directed by Landee Lockhart

February  9 - 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Location TBA

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 

Spring 2021 Casting Notice

AUDITIONS: Deadline: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:00 pm (Noon)

Requirements and Scheduling:

  • All scholarship students in the performance area should audition for both plays and are STRONGLY encouraged to audition for the ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are actor/dancer roles available. Students can be in the ballet in addition to the plays.

  • Students can be in both SHE KILLS ONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS and AS YOU LIKE IT. The rehearsal schedules do not overlap.

  • The three directors will confer on casting to minimize scheduling conflicts.

  • Please contact directors/choreographers with questions about individual productions.

What to Prepare for the combined audition: She Kills Monsters and As You Like It

Actors will submit one video package for both shows.

  • Deadline: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:00 pm (Noon)

      Auditions videos may be submitted at any time before the deadline.

  • Use the following link: https://use.vg/9jhjdr

This link is for Vidgrid and you can either upload an existing video or record it directly using the platform. There is a very short instructional tutorial in the link.

    Content of the audition package:

  1. TWO monologues: 90 seconds each, three minutes total.

  2. One Shakespearean monologue (dramatic or comedic).

  3. One contemporary monologue (serio-comic, comedic or dramatic).

Students may use videos from class assignments if appropriate,

Directors will contact students with callback information after receiving the video submissions. Callbacks will focus on sides from the shows.

Callback Schedule

  • She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Tuesday Oct. 27 6:00-10:00 pm via zoom

  • As You Like It Wednesday Oct. 28 6:00-10:00 pm via zoom

Casting notification will be posted on Monday, Nov 2.

AUDITION FORM for SHE KILLS MONSTERS and AS YOU LIKE IT


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A Midsummer Night's Dream (DANCE)

Choreographed by Marsha Knight
Score by Felix Mendelssohn

March 18 - 21, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Location TBA

This ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy depicts the romantic adventures and humorous misadventures of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies, as they span the worlds between dream and reality. Masked intrigue and the unexpected vagaries of fate take on new meaning in these challenging times, as our lovers move about in a strange and evocative new world.

 

Audition Announcement for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Full Audition Notice

Dancers and actors (no speaking roles) needed!

*Below is an excerpt only of audition information. Please read through the ENTIRE audition notice HERE* to see audition requirements.

 

AUDITION DATESThursday, Oct. 29 & Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

Audition Schedule:

Thursday October 29

5:30-6:15     Nick Bottom (actors, dancers)

6:15-6:45     Mechanicals/Rustics (actors, dancers)

6:45-7:30     Oberon, The Lovers (men- Demetrius and Lysander)  

7:30-8:30     Group I for Titania, The Lovers (women-Hermia & Helena

8:30-9:15     Group II  for Titania, The Lovers (women-Hermia & Helena

9:15-10:00    Fairies of the Forest         

Friday, October 30

4:00-4:45     Nick Bottom and Titania callbacks 

4:45-5:30     Titania and Oberon callbacks

5:30-6:00     Dancers called back specifically for the role of Puck

6:00-7:30     Callbacks for Lovers, men and women

Face-to-face auditions is the goal for this process.  Accommodations and reformatting of the audition process will occur if public health and/or the University of Wyoming deem in-person auditions unsafe.  If you are attending UW entirely online and feel you can’t attend F2F auditions but wish to be a part of the audition process, please contact the director at mfknight@uwyo.edu to make alternative audition arrangements. 

Anticipated rehearsal span (estimate):  Following conclusion of “29” filming OR November 16 (whichever is later) through November 21, 2020 for dancing/principal roles. 

Resuming January 22, 2021 through January 24, 2021 prior to start of semester for principal roles and dance ensemble; then into regular company rehearsals starting January 25, 2021.  All scheduling pending current status of public health orders and/or university policies.

Audition Sign-Up Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-AQxpxT2Ow298AfnQQfTwGBLpORp8aI-W0e9C_8rqVw/edit

Students on dance scholarship are required to audition. Theatre Performance students are enthusiastically encouraged to audition but are not required to do so.  Students may be cast in other Spring shows; directors will coordinate schedules and avoid conflicts.

All three Spring semester directors will meet to discuss casting.  Posting of casts for the three Spring semester shows will follow, but expect that to occur mid-to-latter first week of November. 


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As You Like It (CLASSIC)

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick Konesko

April 29 - May 1, 7:30 p.m., May 2, 2:00 p.m.
Location TBA

When Rosalind falls in love with a young man named Orlando, she is banished from court by her uncle Duke Frederick and forced into exile. Joined by her cousin Celia and the court jester Touchstone, Rosalind seeks refuge in the forest of Arden disguised as a boy, Ganymede, wherein begins a beguiling game of love identity. Shakespeare’s slightly subversive romantic comedy is reimagined here as a charming and old-fashioned Foley-style radio show. 

 

Spring 2021 Casting Notice

AUDITIONS: Deadline: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:00 pm (Noon)

Requirements and Scheduling:

  • All scholarship students in the performance area should audition for both plays and are STRONGLY encouraged to audition for the ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are actor/dancer roles available. Students can be in the ballet in addition to the plays.

  • Students can be in both SHE KILLS ONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS and AS YOU LIKE IT. The rehearsal schedules do not overlap.

  • The three directors will confer on casting to minimize scheduling conflicts.

  • Please contact directors/choreographers with questions about individual productions.

What to Prepare for the combined audition: She Kills Monsters and As You Like It

Actors will submit one video package for both shows.

  • Deadline: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12:00 pm (Noon)

      Auditions videos may be submitted at any time before the deadline.

  • Use the following link: https://use.vg/9jhjdr

This link is for Vidgrid and you can either upload an existing video or record it directly using the platform. There is a very short instructional tutorial in the link.

    Content of the audition package:

  1. TWO monologues: 90 seconds each, three minutes total.

  2. One Shakespearean monologue (dramatic or comedic).

  3. One contemporary monologue (serio-comic, comedic or dramatic).

Students may use videos from class assignments if appropriate,

Directors will contact students with callback information after receiving the video submissions. Callbacks will focus on sides from the shows.

Callback Schedule

  • She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms Tuesday Oct. 27 6:00-10:00 pm via zoom

  • As You Like It Wednesday Oct. 28 6:00-10:00 pm via zoom

Casting notification will be posted on Monday, Nov 2.

AUDITION FORM for SHE KILLS MONSTERS and AS YOU LIKE IT

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