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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.

2019–2020 Audition Shows/Dates

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Audition Dates: April 29–May 1, 2019

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
Audition Dates: April 29–May 1, 2019

DANCE WORKS
Audition Dates: September 7 & 8

THE LITTLE PRINCE
Audition Dates: August 31–September 2, 2019

MACHINAL
Audition Dates: August 31–September 2, 2019

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Audition Dates: August 31–September 2, 2019

2019–2020 Audition Information

Saturday, August 31st
(Callbacks: Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2

Sign-up sheet at the Theatre Department Callboard

 
Audition requirements:
1. One 45-second comedic, character-driven monologue.
2. One 45-second dramatic monologue.
3. One song: 
16 bar cutting of a character driven song in the style of the show.
4. Movement requirements for each show will be addressed as part of each callback.

For questions, contact Rebecca Katz Harwood or Thomas Jacobsen (Little Shop of Horrors), Ann Bergeron (The Little Prince) or Bill Payne (Machinal).

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

2019–2020 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

Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/~mharvey/th1699index.html or contact Mark Harvey at mharvey@d.umn.edu

Students with prior experience may be eligible to enroll in TH 2399 Production Practicum II, TH 3399 Production Practicum III, TH 3699 Production Management, or TH 4399 Theatre: Special Projects. Check with your academic advisor for details.