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CREATING THE WORK. 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 Dear Finder 2018, Significant Other, DanceWorks & Love’s Labour’s Lost will be held Sunday, August 26th
Callbacks: Monday, Aug. 27–Thursday, Aug. 31

Audition requirements:

  1. A 60-second seriocomic monologue from the last 25 years (for Dear Finder 2018 and Significant Other)
  2. A 60-second Shakespearean verse monologue about love (for Love’s Labour’s Lost)
  3. A dance call (for DanceWorks)

BFA Musical Theatre students are required to audition for all shows. BFA Acting students are required to audition for Dear Finder 2018, Significant Other, and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

For questions, contact either Tom Isbell (Dear Finder 2018), Ann Bergeron (Significant Other), Rebecca Katz-Harwood (DanceWorks) or Kate Ufema (Love’s Labour’s Lost).

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