Auditions

Auditions for theatre and film productions are held at the beginning of each semester. Specific audition information and requirements are posted on the main page of the Film and Theatre website at www.sjsu.edu/filmandtheatre and below

Auditions are open to all SJSU students, regardless of major. Students cast in University Theatre Productions earn credit in TA 117 - 1 unit (Practice in Acting or Directing).

Each University Theatre production also provides opportunities for students to work as member of the production crew (lighting, sound, costuming, make-up, stage hand, etc.) and earn credit in TA 91 or TA 191 (Production Activity).


FALL 2021 PRODUCTIONS

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Marisol,by Jose Rivera, directed by Kirsten Brandt 
Students will sign up for TA 117, Section 01. This production will be performed LIVE at the Hammer Theatre (with an audience) on the following dates: 11/12, 11/13, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, and 11/20

Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker, directed by Scott Cummins 
Students will sign up for TA 117, Section 02. This production will be performed LIVE in the Hal Todd Theatre (with an audience) from 12/2/21 to 12/4/21.

NOTE: While there are no auditions for TA 112: Rehearsal and Performance this semester, please be advised that the topic is IMPROV and it will be instructed by Scott Cummins. If you are cast in one of the above productions, you can be enrolled in both TA 117 and TA 112 with no time conflict, so if interested in TA 112, add it to your schedule with class #43449 today!


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ABOUT THE PRODUCTIONS:

 

Marisol
by Jose Rivera, directed by Kirsten Brandt

Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, Marisol follows Marisol Perez, a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher who grew up and lives in the Bronx. Striving to maintain her burgeoning middle-class existence, she is confronted with the cruel realities of inequality as she narrowly escapes assault on the subway.  When her Guardian Angel appears and declares “the universal body is sick,” Marisol is thrust into a world she didn’t think possible. 

Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker, directed by Scott Cummins

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

 

General Auditions Flyer.

AUDITION INFORMATION


REQUIREMENTS:  

Please prepare a contemporary monologue. You will have 4 minutes. You may do one monologue or two contrasting monologues, not to exceed 4 minutes.

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IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Audition Forms must be submitted via DocuSign by Wed., 8/25 by 3pm 
  • Auditions will be held on Wed., 8/25 and Thurs., 8/26 from 6pm to 9pm  
  • Callbacks will be on Friday, 8/27 
  • Casting will be announced on Saturday, 8/29

NOTE: You will be REQUIRED to enroll in the respective classes in order to participate in Marisol and/or Circle Mirror Transformation.

 

AUDITION QUICKLINKS:

Audition Announcement 

Audition Sign-Up Genius

Audition Form 

Audition Workshop R.S.VP.