Auditions for Spring 2022 Mainstage productions

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance

Spring 2022 Mainstage Production  Auditions

 

Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker

Directed by Rebecca Stone Thornberry

Casting  an ensemble of 5 actors for a live production scheduled to perform February 24- March 5, 2022

First Audition 

Monday, November 29, beginning at 6 pm in Theatre Hall 212, Acting Studio
Callback – Wednesday, December 1, beginning at 6 pm in the Jean Weidner Theatre

Cold readings from the script. Prepared contemporary monologues up to 90 seconds are encouraged but not required.

Use this link to schedule a 30 minute audition appointment:

Schedule Audition for CIRCLE

Please fill out the AUDITION FORM(coming soon!) and email form to Rebecca Stone Thornberry at stonethr@uwgb.edu prior to November 29. Additional forms will be available at the audition.

If you are unable to attend the first audition, please contact the Director, Rebecca Stone Thornberry at stonethr@uwgb.edu for accommodation.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a comedy by Steve Martin

Directed by Alan Kopischke

Casting an ensemble of 9 actors for a live production scheduled for  April 22-30, 2022

First Audition will be

Monday, November 29, beginning at 5 pm in University Theatre
Callback will be Tuesday, November 30, beginning at 5 pm

Cold readings from the script. Prepared contemporary comic monologues up to 90 seconds are encouraged but not required.

Use this link to schedule a 30 minute audition appointment:

Schedule PICASSO Audition

Please fill out the AUDITION FORM (coming soon!) and email form to Alan Kopischke at kopischa@uwgb.edu prior to November 29. Additional forms will be available at the audition.

If you are unable to attend the first audition, please contact the Director, Alan Kopischke at kopischa@uwgb.edu for accommodation.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile Character Breakdown:  PICASSO CHARACTERS

Picasso at the Lapin Agile Audition Sides:

SIDES 1: Admirer, Countess, Schmendiman, Visitor  SIDES 1

SIDES 2: Einstein, Picasso, Sagot  SIDES 2

SIDES 3: Freddy, Gaston, Germaine, Gaston & Suzanne  SIDES 3

 Perusal scripts for BOTH plays are now available for 2-day check-out in Theatre Hall 331. Please return ALL scripts by Monday, November 29.

 

 

FALL 2021 MAINSTAGE CAST LISTS

RED

 CAST

Mason Amidon

Isabelle Austgen

Kylie Heisz

Mackenzie Hillmann

Charrey Honkanen

Grace Kolb

Cory O’Donnell

Olivia Smith

Alexandra Smith

Aubrey Stein

Olivia Zwerlein

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

For those not cast, please contact Prof. Dinesh Yadav for opportunities in production crew positions and other ways to be involved this semester. We welcome participation by ALL UWGB students.

Cast

Please watch your campus email for important information.  First rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 7, 6:00pm in University Theatre.  Scripts will be distributed at that time.

Cast members should enroll in: Theatre 336, Production Practicum: Performance, 1 credit, section 1 (#9337)

FUN HOME

Cast List

Alison……………………………………….……Jasmine Christyne

Medium Alison……………………….……..Audrey Soberg

Small Alison……………………….………….Annie Skorupa

Joan…………………………………….…………Jenny Witt

Helen…………………………………….……….Aisa Rogers

Bruce……………………………………………..Sean Stalvey

Christian…………………………………………Alyssa Mocaldo

John……………………………………………….Katie Koehn

Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy………..….Mickey Wirtz

Thank you to everyone who auditioned. 

If you have been cast please watch for an email from our Music Director, Dr. Courtney Sherman, regarding music rehearsals, which will begin on Monday, September 13th.  You will be receiving a full rehearsal schedule soon.  Regular, nightly rehearsals will begin on October 11th.

If you have been cast, please do not cut your hair or alter your appearance in any way without consulting with me first.

Cast members should enroll in: Theatre 336, Production Practicum: Performance, 1 credit, section 2 (#11432)

Practicum enrollment will require a Prerequisite Waiver Form

Fall Semester Auditions 2021

UW-GREEN BAY THEATRE & DANCE

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance welcomes ALL current UWGB students to participate in all aspects of production work. 

FALL 2021 PRODUCTION INFORMATION

 RED by Somalia Seaton

Casting  an ensemble of 12 actors for a live production scheduled to perform October 14-16, 20-23, 2021

Mourning the loss of her bestie, Jay, Dee cannot imagine life without her best friend. She withdraws into her imagination and memory, seeking comfort from the harsh realities of the outside. 

RED is an unflinching and bold exploration of the internal lives of young women. It is part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theater in England, whose mission is to achieve greater gender balance in its workforces and repertoire. Platform commissions large-cast plays with predominately or all female casts, written specifically for performance by young actors.

Persons of all gender identities are encouraged to audition.

Directed by Laura Riddle riddlel@uwgb.edu

Fun Home, a musical by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron,     based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Casting 10 actors for a live production scheduled for  November 18-20, 2021

 When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. 

Directed by John Mariano marianoj@uwgb.edu
Musical Direction by Courtney Sherman shermanc@uwgb.edu
Choreographed by Denise Carlson-Gardner carlsond@uwgb.edu

AUDITIONS

First Audition for RED will be
    Wednesday, September 1, beginning at 5 pm
First Audition for FUN HOME will be
    Thursday,September 2, beginning at 4:30 pm
Callbacks for both shows are scheduled for
    Friday, September 3

If you are interested in auditioning but cannot attend the first audition , please contact the Director as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to schedule an alternative time.

Perusal Scripts for RED and FUN HOME are available for 1-day check-out in Theatre Hall 331, open Mon-Fri 8:30am- 4:30pm. You are strongly encouraged to read the script prior to auditioning,

RED Audition

1). Schedule an Audition Appointment using the Acuity Appointment Scheduler. You will be asked to register to the site, allowing us to send you a confirmation and reminders. Then you will select a 30-minute audition time.

Schedule RED Audition

2). Download the RED Audition Form. (below) Please read carefully and fill out completely. Bring the form to your audition. (Extra copies of the form will be available at the audition.

The first audition on Wednesday, Sept. 1, will be in University Theatre in Theatre Hall following the Theatre department gathering and will consist of improvisations and cold readings from the script. Dress comfortably for ease of movement.

RED Audition Form

FUN HOME Audition

1). Schedule an Audition Appointment using the Acuity Appointment Scheduler. You will be asked to register to the site, allowing us to send you a confirmation and reminders. Then you will select a 20-minute audition time.

Schedule FUN HOME Audition

2). Download the FUN HOME Audition Form. (below) Please read carefully and fill out completely. Bring the form to your audition. (Extra copies of the form will be available at the audition.

The first audition on Thursday, Sept. 2, will be in University Theatre in Theatre Hall and will consist of a prepared song, approximately 90 seconds in length. A song from musical theatre, after 1980, is preferred. Pre-recorded accompaniment is preferred and a speaker will be provided. Live accompaniment will also be available and, if needed, you must provide your sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella singing.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks for both shows will be scheduled for Friday, September 3, beginning at 4pm and will be coordinated to avoid conflict. Callback lists and information will be posted on the THEATRE BLOG (here) and on the Theatre Callboard on the first floor of Theatre Hall. You may be given specific material to prepare for the callback.

It is our intention to cast both productions by Sunday, September 5. As the rehearsal periods will overlap, it will not be possible to be cast in both Fall productions. Cast Lists will be posted on the THEATRE BLOG (here) and on the UWGB Theatre and Dance FaceBook page.

Rehearsals for RED will begin Tuesday, September 7

Music Rehearsals for FUN HOME will begin in September.

Students cast in Theatre Mainstage productions are required to register for Theatre 336, Production Practicum: Performance, 1 cr.

 

 

 

 

Theatre and Dance- June 1, 2020

Greetings !

The Spring 2020 semester was full of surprises, challenges, and change. Our routines were disrupted, classes were transformed by AD (alternative delivery,) and productions were suddenly stopped mid-process. The formalities that mark the ending of semester and school year, and for some, the successful completion of their degree, were sorely missed.

A long-standing tradition of the UWGB Theatre and Dance Program has been Coarse Awards, a celebration of accomplishments, served up with with creative diversions and a “light meal,” by the good people of Alternate Theatre. We watch a slide-show of production photos and spontaneous shots of students in their natural habitats, celebrate our graduating class, and recognize student accomplishments with awards and scholarships.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of UWGB Theatre and Dance, I am pleased to present the Theatre Awards for 2020. The recipients names will be added to the plaques in the University Theatre Lobby.

Excellence in Production ………………………………. Hayden Barlass

Excellence in Performance ……………………………………. Faith Klick

Excellence in Dramaturgy/ Playwriting ……….. Alyssa Hannam

Outstanding Theatre Students … Faith Klick and Chay Schmitt

Congratulations!

As our plans for the ’20-’21 academic year and production season develop, I will be posting updates. Stay in touch, let us know what you’re doing, stay safe and healthy.

We’ll leave a light on for you!

Laura Riddle

Chair of Theatre and Dance