Student Call Board

Auditions, Callbacks & Casting

ALL UCSB STUDENTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION.

ONE DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN THE THEATER/DANCE DEPARTMENT TO AUDITION. 

 

Scripts and links for upcoming auditions 

The scripts for auditions can be found on GauchoSpace. Please note that the scripts cannot be downloaded nor printed.  Please do not share these scripts with anyone. 
 
 

TO AUDITION YOU MUST:

1) SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE TO READ ALL AUDITION INFORMATION INCLUDING CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS FOR EACH PLAY.  

2) FILL OUT The AUDITION FORM (Click here)

3) Fill in your name on the audition sign up sheet (click here)

4) GO TO GAUCHOSPACE TO READ THE SCRIPTS.

5) MAKE NOTE OF THE room FOR YOUR AUDITION. Fall one Act auditions will take place in the studio theater (TD-e 1101).

6) show up 10 minutes early to your audition and be prepared to stay until released by the directors.

 

Fall One Acts

PERFORMANCES:       Friday, November 12th – Sunday November 14th 

                                       Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)       

                                               

GENERAL AUDITIONS: Monday, October 4th, 2021

                                        5pm-10pm

                                        Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)

 

CALLBACKS:                Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

                                       5pm – 10pm

                                       Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)

 

1ST REHEARSAL:       Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

 

REHEARSALS:

Typically 20 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and possibility of rehearsals on Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including Saturdays and Sundays.

 

SCRIPTS:

The current draft of the scripts are now available on GauchoSpace

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The scripts are currently available to read on GauchoSpace. For your audition, please come prepared with a 1 minute monologue of your choice. The directors may ask you to prepare additional sides for call-backs. Your monologue does not need to be memorized but you should have it well prepared. Be prepared to stay after your audition until released by the directors. 

 

If you have questions or need more information contact Irwin Appel at irwinappel@ucsb.edu

 

 

3 Faces

By Cyrus Roberts

Directed by Grace Wilken

 

The play:

Told going backward in time, 3 Faces follows the stories of three friends who reunite to play poker every few years in a backyard shed. Together, they wrestle with addiction, identity, trauma, loss, and their relationships with one another.

 

The characters:

Lilly: 17-26 years. A sex worker, a high school dropout.

Jack: 19-28 years old. A son of a preacher, an alcoholic.

Sam: 18-26 years old. A gay piano player/singer, a soldier.

 

 

The Door

By: Paul Elliott

Directed by: Michael D. McConnell

 

The Play: A grandmother sits in her darkened apartment and refuses to answer the insistent knocking at her front door. In fact, this woman has shut herself off from everything except the one person still capable of reaching her, her teenage grandson, Justin. Now, he sits with her in the darkness, trying every trick he knows to get her to respond, to turn on the lights, to answer the door and reclaim her life. He teases. He torments. He goads. He reminds her that never once would she have let him hide away like this and he's not about to let her get away with it either. He pushes every annoying button he can push to finally get her to face her worst nightmare and what lies outside that door. She has to do it for herself. She has to do it for him. It's only at the last moment we discover that what she must face when she opens that door is the night the police came to tell her that her grandson had been savagely beaten and brutally murdered because someone thought he might have been gay. There are some doors that must be opened if we're going to ever change the way things are. The Door is a play for those that want to make a difference in their community, opening a door and shedding a light on a very frightening truth: each year hundreds of our nation's youth are violently abused and murdered simply because someone is against their sexuality.

 

Characters:

- Grace: 50’s grandmother type, once strong willed, that needs to refind her strength.

- Justin: a sometimes disrespectful teenage grandson that also needs Grace to be strong.

 

Touch the Moon

By Arianna Rose

Directed by Cecilia Zhang

 

The Play:

Miranda is eagerly looking forward to experiencing life as an adult and leaving for an unnamed island in the Caribbean during spring break, where she is last seen alive, with Stefan. Becca, Miranda’s mother, is determined to find the answer to her daughter’s disappearance and gradually reveals the truth as she confronts Stefan in the interrogation room.

 

Characters:

Miranda - female, 18, college student, visitor to the island.

Stefan - male, 17-20s, European. Works on the island and is the last person to have seen Miranda alive.

Becca - female, 40s-50s, Miranda’s mother. Deeply loves her daughter and is overprotective at times.

 

 

The Actress 

By Ryan Kaminski 

Directed by Nikki Stark

 

The Play: 

An accomplished actress meets with her maid in a mysterious rendezvous on the Staten Island Ferry. Appearances can be deceiving, and as the two women converse, they learn more about each other - the consequences of which may be deadly.  

 

The Characters:

Mrs. Leigh- Mid 30s. A talented, successful actress. She is charismatic and larger-than-life. Appreciative of others’ skill, but rare to show her appreciation. She enjoys a luxurious lifestyle due to her talent and her willingness to ruthlessly pursue what she desires. 

Candace- Mid 20s. A former aspiring actress. She is smart and compassionate. She conducts herself in a reserved, uncertain manner, with a rare flash of sassiness. 

NYPD Detective- Early 40s. A patient and professional detective. 

 

Reserve A Room Online!

DANCE AND THEATER MAJORS WORKING ON CLASS CURRICULUM ONLY.

Not a major or working on something for a club? Be sure to get written approval from Daniel Herrera (daniel12@ucsb.edu) prior to booking a room. 

Steps for booking a room:

  1. Most theater/dance majors already have an account that was created for them.  Just click this link to start booking: theaterdance.skedda.com
  2. If that does not work, click here to register an account
  3. Please only reserve one hour per day per project.
  4. If you no longer need a reservation, please delete it so it can be used by your colleagues.
  5. Leave your contact information in the event of an emergency.
  6. Don't see the room you're looking for? Scroll to the right! 

Looking to book a room further out than a week or on a re-occuring basis? Email dherrera@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

 

Run/Wardrobe Crew (THTR 29D/49/149)

 

Do you know your 29D, 49 or 149 requirement? Find it HERE

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (DEPENDS ON THE PRODUCTION)

  • Light Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Fly Crew
  • Deck/Props Crew
  • Followspot Operator
  • Wardrobe/Makeup Crew

HOW TO APPLY FOR RUN OR WARDROBE CREW:

  1. If you have any general pre-emptive questions about crew assignments, positions feel free to email either the Technical Director Jackson Golden at JTGOLDEN@UCSB.EDU or the Costume Shop Manager Denise Umland at DENISE.UMLAND@UCSB.EDU. The dates for each of the productions can be found in the Calendars section below.
  2. Fill out the following google form to express your interest in specific shows/ assignments throughout the year. NOTE: Filling this out does not guarantee that position or show. https://forms.gle/FE252RwbfRoaDjgD9
  3. We will schedule an appointment via email to discuss/finalize position assignments and to potentially assign your add code through the Academic Advisor Sean O’Shea.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All crew positions are first-come, first-served your spot is not secure until you have signed the crew contract after meeting with Denise or Jackson.
  • All events listed on the calendars are required. It is not possible to partially participate in a production.
  • There are no opportunities to make up for an unexcused absence or lateness.

CALENDARS:

In order to see the specific dates and times of the shows, go to the following link to view the crew calendars. Each show has its own calendar to view. 

CALENDARS LINK 

CONTACTS:

 

Ushering

Want to be more involved with the Department? Want to see shows for free? Volunteer to be an usher for one of our shows!

WHAT: As an usher for the department's productions, you will be asked to hand out programs before the show, direct audience members to facilities during intermission, and organize the venue after the performance.

WHEN: Ushers should arrive 45 minutes PRIOR to curtain at the VENUE of the performance and check in with the house manager for instructions and a brief training session.

WEAR: Please arrive dressed tastefully in ALL BLACK.

WHY: For ushering, students may see the performance at no charge. It is possible (though not likely) that ushers will be asked to attend another performance if seating is very limited.

HOW: Use the buttons below to to sign up! You will be asked to enter your email address so that we can send you a reminder. Be advised that sign ups are on a first come, first served basis.

TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Theater/Dance Mailing List

Email Sean at sposh@ucsb.edu with your UMail address and the subject "Please add me to the Mailing List." The Mailing List will have the latest information regarding department events such as auditions, run/wardrobe crew, and special events.

 

Prop/Furniture Rentals

Props/Furniture Rental Guidelines

Props and furniture are available for rental to the following:

  • Students currently enrolled in a class within the department
  • Recognized UCSB student organizations with a faculty advisor
  • Declared Majors/Minors within the department
  • Others as determined by the Technical Director

Rentals are available by appointment only. To make an appointment email Devin Gee at dgee@ucsb.edu. A $50 deposit check is required for all rentals.

Props/Furniture Rental Guidelines