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2017 Summeround

  • Poe, Times Two


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    Hicklin Studio Theatre

  • Rounding Third


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    Hicklin Studio Theatre

Theatre/Dance Department

Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Marx, academic department associate
PH: 262-472-1566
E-mail: thtrdnce@uww.edu

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2017 Summeround

  • Poe, Times Two


    -

    Hicklin Studio Theatre

  • Rounding Third


    -

    Hicklin Studio Theatre

Theatre/Dance Department

Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Marx, academic department associate
PH: 262-472-1566
E-mail: thtrdnce@uww.edu

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Auditions:

Auditions for Theatre/Dance Department productions are open to everyone - majors, minors, non-majors/minors, community members etc. Typically auditions require a resume, headshot and one or two monologues plus a song for the musicals. Specifics vary from production to production but are included in each audition announcement. The Theatre/Dance Department produces six mainstage productions, two Summeround productions annually. There are also opportunities to audition for the directing class scenes, one-act plays and the Emerging Choreographers Concert. You can find the details about upcoming auditions below. 


Summeround 2017

AUDITION:  

Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 12 from 2-6 pm
Sign up for an audition time on the sheet located on the Costume Shop Door (CA038) in the basement of the CA or email Tracey Lyons: lyonst@uww.edu

Audition Information:

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from an American play written between 1950 and now. Bring with you all conflicts from Memorial Day through July 27. Please bring with you headshots and resumes if you have them. If not, still feel free to audition.

Street Scene-Opera 2018

AUDITION:  

Monday, April 10 at noon-1:00 pm, and Friday, April 21, 3:00-4:00 pm
Location TBD, for quesions please email Bob Gehrenbeck: gehrenbr@uww.edu

Audition Information:

Please prepare a a song to sing a short song or excerpt from a longer song. This song should be in English. Further audition will be held in Fall 2017 for monologues.

Toil & Trouble-October 2017

AUDITION:  

Sunday, May 7th from 1-5pm in Hicklin Studio Theatre
For audition sign up please email Sami Pekelnicky: PekelnicSL25@uww.edu

Audition Information:

Requirements: 1 one minute contemporary monologue and headshot and resume

List your contact information ( email and phone number only) height, weight, hair color and eye color on your resume. Your headshot must be 8x10. The paper must be trimmed to fit the photo and stapled on to the photo, one staple in each corner.You will be asked to fill out an audition card. On the card it will ask you for conflicts with the proposed rehearsal schedule and interest in any particular character. Please list any and all conflicts with the proposed rehearsal and performance schedule. This includes religious observances, family obligations, classes, concerts, tickets to see Hamilton and any other conflict you might have. If you are unwilling to accept and understudy role, please list that on your audition card.

Audition Attire: Business Casual

Men-no suit jacket or tie is required. Please wear a belt with your pants, and please wear the pants at the natural waistline, no saggy jeans please.  
Women-no hose, skirts or high heels required. Please make sure your hair is back from your face. Please wear closed shoes, no flip flops or sandals.
Callbacks

If needed, callbacks will be held directly after the monologue portion of the audition time is completed. Please be prepared to stay for the entire audition time. If you have time constraints, please inform the stage manager. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to read whatever is asked. Please be familiar with the script. Callbacks are not about anything except seeing how different sets of people work together. It is not a race or a test. Enjoy yourself, enjoy your scene partners, look up from the page whenever possible.

Callback Scenes
Matt/Adam- pages 7-8
Matt/Beth/Adam- pages 17-20
Matt/Beth-38-39

Show Information

"Toil and Trouble" is part of playwright Lauren Gunderson's cycle of contemporary re-imaginings of Shakespeare's plays. Toil and Trouble is her working of "Macbeth".

Schedule:
First Rehearsal : Sunday, September 10th 1-5pm
Rehearsals: Weekday evenings Tues-Fri 7:30-10:30pm, Sat/Sun 4 hour block 1-5
Tech Week: October 3-8

Performance Dates: Monday, October 9th, 7:30pm through Sunday, October 15th, 2pm

Casting: 2 women, 4 men
Principals-1 woman, 2 men
Understudies-1 woman, 2 men
Understudies must be present at all rehearsals, learn all blocking and lines and be prepared to go on in case of emergencies. Understudies will have the second tech as their ‘performance' of the roles.


Characters:
Matt; male, political science major, peace activist, push-over until...
Adam; male MBA hit hard by recession. Go-getter in everthing.
Beth; female, powerful, clever, local sports reporter.
JUST SO WE'RE CLEAR;
Matt= Macbeth
Adam=Duncan/Banquo/Servants/MacDuff/ everyone else.
Beth= Lady Macbeth.

Audition Tips:

You have one minute for your audition. You should introduce yourself using first and last name, and the name of your character and play. This is not part of your one minute, so take your time. Your audition must be memorized. If you forget your lines, do not ask to start over, just say thank you and be done. It is a good idea to begin work on your monologue well before the audition. The night before is not a good time to start. Please make sure you know how to promounce all of the words in your monologue. This includes proper nouns and names. If you have the slightest doubt, look it up in an online pronouncing dictionary. Do not guess, or assume if you don't know, I won't. I guarantee you I will. If you have done your monologue for me before, and are worried I might be bored, do not worry. Do the monologue that you feel is your best and most comfortable work. Relax and have fun.
If you have not auditioned for me before, please avoid 1) Monologues about death, dying, bloody death, pets dying, parents dying, lovers dying, anything dying. 2) Monologues about sex, trying to have sex, failing at having sex, your character being bad at sex, anything sexual. 3) Cursing, dropping the f bomb, calling anyone pejoratives having to do with being female, or any part of the female anatomy. 5) Please do not use your audition time to shout at me. Shouting is not interesting. Your real job is to show me how facile you are with the English language, and how sharply you think.




2017 Summeround

  • Poe, Times Two


    -

    Hicklin Studio Theatre

  • Rounding Third


    -

    Hicklin Studio Theatre

Theatre/Dance Department

Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Marx, academic department associate
PH: 262-472-1566
E-mail: thtrdnce@uww.edu

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