Department of Theatre and Film

2019-2020 Season Auditions

Show us what you've got!

Photo of the character Jack from the UToledo production of the musical Into the Woods

Auditions are held in the Department of Theatre and Film in order to determine a cast for a particular show. An audition is NOT required to be accepted into a Theatre or Film degree program at the University of Toledo. Auditions to our plays are open to everyone – including non-students! We follow a casting policy that is color-blind and gender-neutral.


AUDITIONS FOR 2019-20 PRODUCTIONs

UT CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS (CENTER THEATRE) - CLICK FOR MAP

To sign up, choose a 10-minute audition slot on the sign-up sheet, posted on the Theatre production call board in the CPA. The board is located near the dressing rooms (in the hallway to the right of the vending machines). If you are off-campus, contact the Theatre Manager, Christopher Montpetit to request a time slot. Email him at Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu.

You should also complete an audition form. These forms are available at the call board or just complete the online form below. The online audition form will also allow you to submit a headshot, a resume and a list of potential scheduling conflicts. So have those ready, if you have them. This is for your convenience. These items are not required to audition. Extra forms will also be on the table at auditions. 

Arrive early for your audition. Those who arrive late will be seen only if time permits.

AUDITION Form

Auditions for MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 28-29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up sheets (when available) will be posted on the call board (near the dressing rooms) in the Center for Performing Arts. Call Christopher Montpetit in the Theatre and Film Department office if you have questions, 419. 530.4776.

Mr. Burns, A Post-electric play

Written by Anne Washburn, featuring music by Michael Friedman, and directed by Holly Monsos

Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Performance dates: April 17-19 and April 24-26. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. 

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR AUDITION

SCRIPTS - Copies of scripts, available for a 24-hour loan period, are in the Theatre Management Office (Main Office 1030D) in the UToledo Center for Performing Arts.

WHAT TO PREPAREYou should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and a song, either pop or musical comedy.  There will be a pianist so bring the sheet music. You may be asked to read from the script, so familiarity with the script is recommended. 

SIGN-UP SHEETS/AUDITION FORMS 
Sign-up sheets are posted on the Production Call Board (near dressing rooms) in the UT Center for Performing Arts. Please note there are separate auditions for each play. Audition forms can be filled out in advance (found in folder on Call Board). Forms filled out in advance must be brought with you to your audition date/time. Additional audition forms will be available at the table the evening of auditions.

CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & FILM OFFICE FOR SCRIPT INFORMATION OR IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS 419-530-2202.


PLEASE NOTE:

UT students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above to be cast in a department production. Productions are open to non-students as well.

Last Updated: 1/13/20