Theatre Auditions

HandsUpPennantThe Theatre Department will begin casting for the Fall 2016 semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. To learn more about the audition, click here.

All current Fresno State Theatre Arts Acting Concentration majors are required to audition and complete an audition form – click here to download.

Audition Information for Each Production:

“Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments” (from The New Black Fest)

CALLBACK Information – Those wishing to participate in callbacks for “Hands Up…” should have a separate 2-minute prepared monologue drawn from a play or film based on African-American culture, or from “Hands Up…” itself.

Participants in the Callback for “Hands Up…” will be expected to participate in a short series of exercises and activities to measure their range, ability to take direction, and flexibility. Please dress comfortably.

Further questions can be directed to the director, Thomas-Whit Ellis, via email at or cell at 323.620.0132.

Tar Beach

“Passion Play” (Pending)

Stay up to date by following Fresno State’s University Theatre on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for future casting opportunities.

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