Audition Workshop

An audition workshop is being offered on Thursday, Sept. 1st from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in our Large Studio. Prof. Carolyn Ratteray will lead this workshop for anyone who is interested.  It is not necessary to do the workshop in order to audition.

Sign up lists for our Fall productions will be posted in the theatre office by August 25, 2016. Synopses and cast breakdowns will also be available at that time. Scripts are available on Sakai. If you have a problem finding the script or signing up, email

Sign up in the theatre office for a specific audition time for each play.

The Cherry Orchard

​The Cherry Orchard was Anton Chekhov’s last play, written in the final year of his tragically short lifetime. It was first staged on his birthday, January 17, 1904. The Cherry Orchard is a bittersweet comedy (something few playwrights other than Chekhov have ever successfully mastered), depicting an aristocratic family bumbling through their attempt at preserving their beloved estate and magical cherry orchard while simultaneously forestalling and misreading a social and economic upheaval of epic proportions.

Oct. 6 - 9 2016
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Art Horowitz
Allen Theatre

Auditions – Allen Theatre
Friday, September 2, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Audition Requirements

Prepare a one-minute contemporary (comic or dramatic) monologue. Anything written after 1865.  No Shakespeare or verse, please.

Cast Breakdown: 6 Women, 9 Men

  • Lyubov – mother of Anya and Varya, owns the estate
  • Anya – her daughter, 17
  • Varya – her adopted daughter, 24
  • Gayev – Lyubov’s brother
  • Lopakhin – a businessman
  • Trofimov – a student
  • Simeonov-Pishchik – a land-owning neighbor
  • Charlotta – governess
  • Yepikhodov – an accountant
  • Dunyasha – a maid
  • Firs – a valet, 87 years old
  • Yasha – a young valet
  • Stationmaster
  • Postmaster/Vagrant
  • Musicians, Guests, Servants

The House of the Spirits

Time & Place: The action takes place in the 20th century in the capital city of an un-named Latin American country (reminiscent of Chile): on the Three Marias ranch and its outskirts in the countryside, in the big house on the corner, in hidden prison rooms where souls cry out for liberty, and in the memories of families over some 50-odd years (from 1920s- 1970s), wherein huge socio-political changes occur if out of thin air.

November 17 - 20, 2016
by Caridad Svich
Directed by Giovanni Ortega
Seaver Theatre

Auditions – Seaver Theatre
Friday, September 2, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue.
  • Prepare to sing a brief song a cappella.

Cast Breakdown

  • 8 Women, 6 Men
  • ALBA (live and mediated), witness to history (on stage throughout) [Female, 20s]
  • CLARA, her grandmother, a seer [Female, 40s-50s]
  • ROSA THE BEAUTIFUL, her aunt (live and mediated) Female
  • BLANCA, her mother [Female, 20s]
  • ESTEBAN TRUEBA, her grandfather, the patriarch, [ Male, 40s-50s]
  • ESTEBAN GARCIA, Esteban Trueba's bastard son, a colonel. [Male, 20's-30's]
  • PANCHA, peasant girl; also plays WOMAN 1 ( 20s)
  • NIVEA, Alba's great-grandmother; also plays WOMAN 2 (50s)
  • FERULA, Esteban Trueba's sister; also plays COUNT OF SATIGNY, Blanca's suitor, a dandy, and WOMAN 3 (Female, 30s)
  • TRANSITO SOTO, a prostitute, (Female, 20s-30s)
  • SEVERO, her great-grandfather; [Male]
  • PEDRO GARCIA, foreman of Three Marias ranch (Male, 40's)
  • FATHER ANTONIO, a priest, and MAN ONE (Male, 30s)
  • PEDRO TERCERO, Alba's father, field hand, revolutionary, singer; also plays GUARD, and Barrabas, Clara's dog (a puppet) [Male, 20s]

(all backgrounds, let director know if you speak Spanish and/or if you play a musical instrument)