University Theatre to hold fall auditions

Photo of actor on stage, representing theatre auditions

Photo above by Cary Edmondson

~ By Taylor Blaire Mosher, student writer for the College of Arts and Humanities

Calling all thespians — fall theatre auditions are here!

The Fresno State Department of Theatre Arts will hold preliminary auditions for its fall season at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the John Wright Theatre on campus.

The fall theatre season includes three productions:

  • “A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations),” Written by Sam Shepard, Directed by J. Daniel Herring, Sept. 29-Oct. 7
  • “Native Son,” Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, Directed by Thomas-Whit Ellis, Oct. 27-Nov. 4
  • “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Brad Myers, Dec. 1-9

The preliminary auditions serve as an opportunity for the Department of Theatre Arts to gauge its talent early in the semester. If you hope to join the cast for one or all of the three fall productions, this is your chance to show the directors what you can do.

According to the theatre department, all actors who wish to be considered for the fall productions should attend, as well as all acting concentration students, even if you will not be available for casting.

All actors are asked to come prepared with one memorized monologue, no longer than two minutes, as well as a completed preliminary audition form. If you arrive without having memorized a monologue, you will be assigned material at the audition. Perusal scripts are available for checkout in the Department of Theatre Arts Office in the Speech Arts Building, Room 33.

Callback auditions will be held Aug. 23-24.

For more information about this season’s productions, auditions and callbacks, visit the Department of Theatre Arts audition page.

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