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Department of Theater and Dance

General Auditions

TheaterCNU maintains an open casting policy for mainstage and second stage productions. All students, faculty, staff and Hampton Roads community members are welcome to audition. All acting and music-theater concentration students are required to audition. All auditions and call backs will take place in the Ferguson Center Rehearsal Hall.

Each participant must prepare:

  • One 60-second contemporary monologue, comedic or dramatic

Sophomores, acting concentration
In addition to the required monologue, please prepare and present a 50-60 second contrasting monologue for a total of two monologues.

Sophomores, music-theater/dance concentration
In addition to the required monologue, please prepare and present a 50-60 second contrasting monologue for a total of two monologues, and one song cutting 16-32 bars no longer than 60 seconds.

"Hearts Like Fists"
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Gregg Lloyd
Stage managed by Bubba Avelis

"An Experiment With an Air Pump"
By Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Denise Gillman
Stage managed by Meaghan Yesford

Monday, April 8, 6-11 p.m.
Sophomore review / senior exit exam redo by assignment: 6-7 p.m.

"Hearts Like Fists" callbacks: Tuesday, April 9, 6-10 p.m. in the rehearsal hall.
Please come dressed to move (athletic shoes, sweats, shorts, T-shirts).
Roles to be cast: Doctor X, Lisa, Peter, Sally

"An Experiment with an Air Pump" callbacks: Wednesday, April 10, 6-10 p.m.
Roles to be cast: Fenwick, Susannah, Armstrong, Isobel, Ellen, Tom

Students not pre-assigned and all other interested parties must sign up for an audition slot no later than Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m. An audition time sheet is posted on the callboard by the Rehearsal Hall.


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