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Get involved. Challenge yourself. Collaborate with your peers. Everything you need to know about UMD's theatre and dance auditions, design, and production opportunities.

Auditions are open to all students without regard to major. Casting decisions are made solely on the basis of selecting the performer who would best bring a role to life on the stage before an audience.

2018–2019 Audition Information

General Auditions for Sister Act & Time’s Up

  • December 1
    Dance Call: 12:00-1:00 pm
    Audition Times: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • December 2 
    Dance Call: 6:30-7:30 pm
    Audition Times: 7:30-9:30 pm

Auditionees must sign up for an individual audition time AND attend the dance call.
Where - To Audition: MPAC 1 – in the basement of the Marshall Performing Arts Center
To Sign Up: Theatre Call Board – outside the Department Offices MPAC

Time’s Up December 3 6:00-10:00 p.m. MPAC
Sister Act December 4 6:30-10:30 p.m. MPAC

General Audition Requirements
One 45-60 second Monologue
One 16 Bar cut from a Contemporary Song (Musical Theater or Pop)

Callback Requirements
Check the Theatre Callboard for callback lists and instructions late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

Additional Schedule Information | Time’s Up

  • Rehearsals: begin Wednesday, January 16; Sunday – Thursday 6:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Rehearsals January 20-27, 2019 TBD.
  • Technical and Dress Rehearsals: Saturday, March 2 – Wednesday,
  • March 6, 2019
  • Performances: March 7-9 & 19-23 at 7:30 pm & March 24 at 2:00 pm
  • Sister Act
  • Rehearsals begin February 17
  • Sunday–Thursday 6:30-10:30 pm
  • Actors in the Chorus will have a limited rehearsal schedule during the first three weeks of the process: 8-12 hours/week
  • There will be no rehearsals during Spring Break March 10-17, 2019
  • Technical and Dress Rehearsals: Saturday April 13–Wednesday April 17, 2019

Excerpt from UMD's 2016 Production of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco

New Play Readings by Student Playwrights
Mondays at 4:30 PM. Check with Tom Isbell for meeting location.

Stage 2 Theatre Company

2018–2019 Dramaturgs
If interested in learning more about Dramaturgy at UMD, please contact Jenna Soleo-Shanks.

College Work-Study
College work-study is available in the Scene Shop, Costume Shop, and Marshall Center.
All Theatre majors who qualify for work-study should work in the Department of Theatre.

Complimentary Ticket Policy
One complimentary ticket is available for each theatre major for each production.
Please check the Box Office.

Theatre Practicum Courses

All BFA Theatre Majors are required to enroll in a Theatre Practicum course each semester they are enrolled as full time students. Please visit the Practicum Course Guide for details.

TH 1301 Stagecraft, TH 1401 Costume Construction I, and TH 1501 Stage Lighting I count as Theatre Practicum courses since Practicum labs are built into each course.

Students cast in a UMD Theatre production should enroll in either TH 1199 Acting Practicum, or TH 3199 Acting Practicum II, depending on the size of the role in which they're cast.

TH 1699 Running Crew Practicum is an option available to students not enrolled in TH 1301, TH 1401, TH 1599, TH 1199, or TH 3199.

Running Crew Practicum Sign-up
Contact Mark Harvey

Students with prior experience may be eligible for TH 3699 Production Management or TH 4399 Theatre: Special Projects.

Department of Theatre Handbook