Student Theater Auditions
Theater Audition Information, Fall 2013
Friday, August 30, from 5-10 p.m. in Palmer 202, with call backs on Saturday, August 31, spaces TBD. Sign up sheet on the callboard outside the theater office, Palmer 203.
In the fall semester the theater department will be producing a contemporary American play and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” You may audition for either or both plays.
Prepare the following: 2-minute contemporary monologue; be prepared to move and improvise and/or a soliloquy or monologue in verse, from Shakespeare, and no more than 25 lines.
The theater department urges actors to be very familiar with the character and circumstances of their audition piece. Be fully memorized, know who you are talking to in the world of the play, and most importantly, choose material that you enjoy.
The plays for the fall 2013 semester are:
The Drunken City
By Adam Bock
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi
Performances October 17-20, 2013
Four New Jersey best friends have their life trajectories tested when one uses her New York City engagement party to veer off the agreed upon path of romance and marriage. A bar-hopping, celebratory and desperate-for-fun night of freedom brings unexpected reckonings and transformations as the question of marriage causes their lives, and the lives of the jilted and yearning men around them, to go topsy-turvy. Adam Bock's ultimately optimistic play is a wildly theatrical take on the ever-shifting nature of love and identity among those of us truly opening our hearts for the very first time.
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Jaffe
Performances November 15-18, 2013
Life is truly confusing sometimes. Our hearts get so full, we pursue and pursue, we write dumb poems (or statuses or tweets or tumblrs or whatevers). We try to figure out who we are in relationship to others, and to ourselves. Sometimes we figure stuff out for a moment, only to be utterly flummoxed the next. We behave according to certain norms or expectations, and yet feel so unsatisfied, so unlike our true selves. As we age, we see life and its ridiculousness.
Some of us don't dance anymore.
Shakespeare speaks to all of this and more in his celebratory masterpiece, "As You Like It."
Email Donna Holman, Administrative Asssitant
Department of Theater
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196