Auditions for film and theatre productions are held at the beginning of each semester and are open to all SJSU students, regardless of major.
Students cast in productions held in the Hal Todd Studio Theatre or the Hammer Theatre
Center must enroll in TA 117 - Practice in Acting or Directing to participate.
Theatre productions also provide opportunities for students to work as crew members (e.g., lighting, sound, wardrobe,
make-up, etc.) to earn elective units for TA 91 - Introduction to Tech Theatre Activity or required/elective units for TA 191 - Activity Projects in Theatre Production.
Fall 2022 Productions
Into the Woods
Written by James Lapine
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
Vocal direction by Sandra Bengochea
Conducted by Fred Cohen
Co-production with the School of Music and Dance
About the Production
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
Written by Christopher Chen
Directed by Scott Cummins
Participating students must enroll in TA 117 - Sec 02. This production will be performed LIVE in the Hal Todd Theatre (with an audience) from 10/20–10/22.
About the Production
A fantasia inspired by E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, PASSAGE is set in the fictional Country X, which is a neocolonial client of Country Y. B, a local doctor, and F, an expat teacher, begin to forge a friendship that is challenged after a fateful trip to a local attraction. A meditation on how power imbalances affect personal and interpersonal dynamics across a spectrum of situations.
- Auditions will be held in person in the University Theatre (HGH 137).
- Prior to your audition, you MUST submit an Audition Form via DocuSign AND sign-up for an audition slot.
If auditioning for Into the Woods (or both Into the Woods and Passage):
- Prepare a contemporary monologue no longer than one (1) minute AND no more than sixteen (16) bars of a song of your choice (do not choose a song from Into the Woods). There will be an accompanist. Please have your sheet music ready.
If auditioning for Passage only:
- Prepare one or two contemporary monologues no longer than one (1) minute each (for a maximum of two (2) minutes).