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
TO AUDITION YOU MUST:
1) SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE TO READ ALL AUDITION INFORMATION (coming Soon)
2) FILL OUT The AUDITION FORM (Click Here)
3) Fill in your name on the Audition SIGN-UP sheet (Click Here)
4) READ THE SCRIPTS PROVIDED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
5) show up to your audition 10 minutes early and be prepared to stay until released by the directors.
PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 13th – Saturday, May 14th
Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)
GENERAL AUDITIONS: Tuesday, April 12th
Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, April 13th
6pm – 10pm
Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)
1ST REHEARSAL: Thursday, April 14th
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.
The current draft of the scripts are now available at the top of this page
Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition. There will be a link to sign up for auditions coming soon.
The scripts are currently available to read at the top of this page.
Across a Crowded Room
by F.J. Hartland
Directed by: Cecilia Zhang
To meet a stranger or NOT to meet a stranger - it could change your life! Follow the story of two individuals meeting for the first time at a party at a suburban home as they peer into their future “together”.
HIM: A dad, a husband, a man who fell in love with HER at first glance
HER: A mom, a wife, a woman who said “yes” to HIM.
Am I Blue
by Beth Henley
Directed by: Grace Wilken
After being kicked out of a bar for being underage, John Polk kills time before his
late-night rendezvous with a sex worker by talking and walking the streets of the French
Quarter in New Orleans with Ashbe, an intriguing stranger.
Ashbe Williams: 16, possibly a kleptomaniac
John Polk Richards: 17, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Hilda (will also be playing ensemble roles): 35, a waitress tired of her job
The 146 Point Flame
by Matt Thompson
Directed by: Michael D McConnell
- Tessa: Slovakian or French Female, any race. Age range 18 - 45
- Yetta: Russian Jewish Female, any race. Lena's sister. Age range 18 - 25
- Lena: Russian Jewish Female, any race, Yetta's sister. Age range 18 - 25
- Vincenza: German Female, any race. Age range 18 - 65
- Male: plays multiple characters, any race. The Foreman, Garcelanco, A Father, A Brother, The Mysterious Man, The Elevator Operator. May be cast into two roles. Age range 18 - 65
All actors auditioning should prepare a monologue/dialogue from their character of choice for the audition. Personal monologues of choice are also welcome. All auditioners will be considered for other roles. Actors should prepare for multiple roles. Accents/Dialects are welcome but not required for audition and consideration in casting.
You See Them in the Corners of Your Eyes
by Daniel Prillaman
Directed by: Nikki Stark
You See Them in the Corners of Your Eyes by Daniel Prillaman
An abandoned well in the middle of the forest is the perfect place for best friends Max and Charlie to do their annual get-together, telling spooky stories and catching up.
Max: Late twenties/Early thirties. Great story-teller. Short tempered, and haunted.
Charlie: Late twenties/Early Thirties. Great story-teller. Fun-loving, and forgiving.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to booking a room.
Steps for booking a room:
- Most theater/dance majors already have an account that was created for them. Just click this link to start booking: theaterdance.skedda.com
- If that does not work, click here to register an account
- Please only reserve one hour per day per project.
- If you no longer need a reservation, please delete it so it can be used by your colleagues.
- Leave your contact information in the event of an emergency.
- 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 email@example.com.
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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Denise Umland, Costume Shop Manager (Wardrobe Crew)
- Jackson Golden, Technical Director (Run/Board Crews)
- Sean O'Shea, Academic Adviser (All Crews)
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!
Email Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com. A $50 deposit check is required for all rentals.