Department of Theatre & Dance




 

Audition Notices for Spring 2015

University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Theatre and Dance

 


The Department of Theatre and Dance
Announces Auditions for

 

The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicago and now has companies is New York and Los Angeles. The troupe starred in an influential Comedy Central series (titled Upright Citizens Brigade) from 1998-2000 starring Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They are currently one of the most influential improvisational groups in the business.


Rehearsals/Improv Classes taught by U.C.B.: February 16-28 @ 7pm

 

Performances: February 27 and 28*@7:30

 

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Monday thru Thursday from 7pm- 10pm.
*Students who are cast will take two weeks of classes with an instructor from U.C.B and then perform as the warm-up act for two performances by the Upright Citizen’s Brigade touring company.

 

Performances will be in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre and 208/408 A credit will be available to interested students.

 

The Department of Theatre and Dance
Announces Auditions for
Superior Donuts
By Tracy Letts


Tracy Letts (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama with August: Osage County) in rare comedic form. (Directed by Rob Gander)

 

Rehearsals: February 2-7 and March 9 thru April 2

 

Performances: April 3-4 & 8-11 @ 7:30, April 5 @ 1:30

 

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to take place Monday thru Thursday beginning at 7pm and Saturday afternoon beginning at 1pm. (Dependent upon cast availability.)

 

 

Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Superior Donuts auditions will be held jointly. Actors may audition for both productions or will have the opportunity to indicate only one.

 

When: WEDNESDAY January 21, 2015 beginning at 7 pm—Please sign up for a 3 minute time slot on the UNR Callboard located in the Church Fine Arts hallway

 

Where: Redfield Proscenium Theatre—please check in with the Stage Manager outside the theatre 15 minutes before you are scheduled to audition.

 

Who: Priority is given to UNR students—however, all are welcome!

 

What:

1) Please prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary comedy to audition for Superior Donuts.

(NEW STUDENTS: If you do not have a prepared monologue don’t worry—we will have material from which you can cold read.)

 

2) Be prepared to improvise a monologue based on a prompt you are given at the audition to be part of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade ensemble.

 

3) Please be prepared for both if auditioning for both shows.

 

4) Please provide a resume that outlines your theatrical experience (1 page)

 

Callbacks: THURSDAY, January 22 at 5pm in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre

 

Questions: Contact rgander@unr.edu