Theater Audition Information

The Connecticut College Theater Department held auditions its Fall 2014 productions.

Both productions were cast from the same initial auditions.

Students prepare a ONE 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. It can be a piece you’ve already prepared, or from the full script found on reserve at the library.

Memorization, though helpful, is not required.

Sign up for one 30-minute audition group slot on the bulletin board across from Palmer 203. You may not know others in your group – that’s great!

Members of each audition group will perform their prepared monologues and a cold reading of a scene from Detroit, and will participate in a group movement activity at either the beginning or end of their time slot, overlapping with another group.

Some tips for auditions

 Some tips for auditions: We’re looking for someone who…

  • has intellectual curiosity, imagination, initiative, discipline and recognizable talent
  • is prepared, ambitious, flexible, and is clearly a team-player
  • is comfortable physically
  • can communicate very specific ideas and choices in dialogue/lyrics, music, and dance
  • appreciates and takes pride in the artistic growth of fellow students
  • has interests beyond the arts, and is engaged in understanding the world at large
  • is excited to find ways in which the arts can impact and enrich modern culture
  • has done his/her homework about the show

Questions? Don’t be shy! Email or Also, visit the productions Facebook pages at and

* The plays for the Fall 2014 semester are:

By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Prof. Ginny Anderson
Performances October 10-12, 2014

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous – and filled with potential. Lisa D’Amour has written a darkly comic portrait of post-recession America in this 2011 Pulitzer-Prize-nominated play.

Information for Foreigners
By Griselda Gambaro
Directed by Prof. Steve Luber
Performances November 21-23, 2014 

"Information for Foreigners", written at the outset of Argentina's Dirty Wars in the 1970s, is a site-specific tour that leads the audience through a series of harrowing scenes that blur the line between neighbor and enemy, government and mob, even audience and performers. How much do you really want to know?