Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Department of TheatreCollege of Liberal Arts

Audition Announcement

September 30, 2019  |  6:30 pm  |  Hansen Theatre

GENERAL AUDITIONS

General Auditions will be held for the spring mainstage production of Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches and staged reading of Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika, and the workshop production of Every Brilliant Thing on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 pm in the Hansen Theatre in Pao Hall.

Please sign up for a 4 minute slot on the signup sheet outside of the Theatre main office, PAO 2165.

Please click on the show titles to access documents regarding performance dates and audition requirements.

Callback Auditions 

Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches - Saturday, October 12 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in PAO 2164

Angels In America, Part Two: PerestroikaSaturday, October 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in PAO 2154

Every Brilliant Thing - Saturday, October 12 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in PAO 2164  


Mainstage Production of
ANGELS IN AMERICA
PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

by Tony Kushner
Directed by Richard Stockton Rand
Performances: February 21 – March 1, 2020

Audition Information:

Generals: Monday, September 30 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre
*Please sign up for a 4 minute slot on the sign-up sheet.

Callbacks**: Saturday, October 12 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in PAO 2164.
** Actors who are called back will be notified by email after general auditions.

Audition Requirements:

Purdue Theatre Acting Majors and Acting Certificate Students: Please prepare one contemporary monologue, 1-2 minutes in length

Purdue Theatre Majors, Theatre Minors, Theatre Design and Production Majors and Non-Theatre Majors: Please prepare one contemporary monologue, 1-2 minutes in length. If you do not have a piece prepared, audition material is available on the callboard. Please familiarize yourself with the piece as much as you are able before general auditions; it need not be memorized.

A Note on Staged Intimacy: There are scripted instances of intimate physical contact in the play, which will be led in rehearsals by a consultant trained in staging intimacy. Roles with scripted intimacy required are indicated below. You will have the option to audition for roles requiring intimacy or not. Please note that on your audition form.

Please note: There will be no scripted staged intimacy included in the either general or callback audition.

Enrollment Requirement: Student actors cast in this production must register for 2-3 credits of THTR 536 Rehearsal and Performance.


Staged Reading of
ANGELS IN AMERICA
PART TWO: PERESTROIKA

by Tony Kushner
Directed by Richard Stockton Rand
Performances running in rep with Angels in America: Part I: February 23 and February 26, 2020

Audition Information:

Generals: Monday, September 30 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre
*Please sign up for a 4 minute slot on the sign up sheet.

Callbacks**: Saturday, October 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in PAO 2154
** Actors who are called back will be notified by email after general auditions.

Audition Requirements:

NOTE: Casting will be done in conjunction with Angels in America Part One and Every Brilliant Thing

Purdue Theatre Acting Majors and Acting Certificate Students: Please prepare the one contemporary monologue required of Angels in America Part One, 1-2 minutes in length

Purdue Theatre Majors, Theatre Minors, Theatre Design and Production Majors and Non-Theatre Majors: Please prepare one contemporary monologue, 1-2 minutes in length. If you do not have a piece prepared, audition material is available on the callboard. Please familiarize yourself with the piece as much as you are able before general auditions; it need not be memorized.

A Note on Staged Intimacy: The staged reading will not include any staged intimacy or nudity.

Please note: There will be no scripted staged intimacy included in the either general or callback audition.

Enrollment Requirement: Student actors cast in this production must register for 1-2 credits of THTR 536 Rehearsal and Performance.


EVERY BRILLIANT THING

by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Dr. Anne Fliotsos
Performances: at Purdue University and then in Belgium the week of March 6, 2020

Callbacks**: Saturday, October 12 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in PAO 2164.
** Actors who are called back will be notified by email after general auditions.

Audition Requirements:

Please see the requirements for Angels In America. There are no additional monologue requirements.

On the back of the audition form please note:

- If you want to be considered for Every Brilliant Thing, and why
- If you have had a leading role or solo show experience (explain or circle leads)
- If you have experience with improvisation (explain)
- If you speak any French (explain)

To be considered for casting please:

- Read the entire play before generals and callbacks
- Have or be able to obtain a passport (valid at least through June 10, 2020)
- Be available for rehearsal late-January through February [casting is in conjunction with Angels in America]
- Be able to travel and perform in Belgium the first week of March 2020
- Be willing to fly overseas and travel unaccompanied
- Demonstrate the professionalism and work ethic to perform a one-person show
- Note: knowledge of French is helpful, but not required

A Note on Staged Intimacy: There are no scripted instances of intimate physical contact in the play.

Please note: There will be no intimate contact involved in the either general or callback audition.

Enrollment Requirement: Student actors cast in this production must register for 2-3 credits of THTR 536 Rehearsal and Performance.

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