Audition Notice

Fall 2018 Audition Notice

The Department of Theatre and Dance announces auditions for

A Free Man by Sandy Neace
A staged reading of a world premiere
Directed by Adriano Cabral

This play is the story of one woman's struggle with Opioid addiction and how she finds an ally in the most unlikely of places.

Roles: Two females, four males
Rehearsals: Sept. 15-19
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22

All in the Timing by David Ives
Directed by Rob Gander

Featuring six diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, "All in the Timing" is a witty, romantic, absurd, existentially minded evening of theatre that explores uncertainty, randomness, relativity  and the limits and limitlessness of the tools of human communication. A blend of blatant schtick summoning the bewilderment and anxiety that we all face every day, these skits put most of the recent writing of "Saturday Night Live" to shame. "If timing ain't everything, it's damn close!"

Roles: Two females, three males
Rehearsals: Sept. 10-Oct. 11 (Monday through Thursday evenings)
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13, Oct. 17-20; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14

Audition Details

"A Free Man" and "All in the Timing" auditions will be held jointly. Actors may audition for both
productions or will have the opportunity to indicate only one.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 beginning at 7 p.m. (Please sign up for a two-minute time slot on the
University of Nevada, Reno Callboard located in the Church Fine Arts hallway.)
Where: Redfield Studio Theatre (Please check in with the stage manager outside the theatre 15
minutes before you are scheduled to audition.)
Who: Priority is given to University of Nevada, Reno students. However, all are welcome.

  1. Please prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary comedy to audition. (New students: If you do not have a prepared monologue don't worry. We will have material from which you can cold read.)
  2. Please provide a résumé that outlines your theatrical experience (one page)
    *A note from Adriano: "I want to see that students can connect to the text."
    *A note from Rob: "I want to see students display comic Aming."

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. in the Redfield Studio Theatre

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General Auditon Information

Auditions for theatre productions are open to all individuals - students, faculty and members of the community. Auditions are usually held on the second day of the semester for all the productions that will be presented during that semester, or, for summer theatre, the first day of summer session.

Persons who wish to try out are recommended to have a one-minute monologue appropriate for the play at hand. For musicals, prepare a one-minute song in addition to the monologue. (Material for cold readings will be available for persons who have not prepared a monologue in advance.) The program will provide an accompanist, or you can supply your own, or an audio recording of your accompaniment. If you wish to use the company accompanist, you must provide sheet music clearly marked with the portion you will sing.

For some productions, a dance audition will be required. Typically, the choreographer will teach one or more brief combinations in small groups at the time of audition, so no prepared piece is required. Specific information for auditions will be listed in Director's Notes on the call board or on this website. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Department of Theatre & Dance at (775) 784-6829.

Note: Some directors like to see monologues and songs from the show being auditioned. Others prefer material from other shows that will permit the auditioner to demonstrate skills of the kind needed for the show at hand. If unsure, ask the director.

Department of Theatre and Dance Production Rehearsal Attendance Policy

  • Production participants are expected to clear their schedules and commit to attending all regular and technical rehearsals.
  • If there is a known conflict (academic or other) with a rehearsal, it must be disclosed to the choreographer/director at the beginning of the rehearsal period. At this time, the choreographer/director may decide to recast the role.
  • Missing one or more rehearsals without prior permission may result in dismissal from the production.
  • Arriving late or leaving early from rehearsals may result in dismissal from the production.
  • Emergency situations will be accessed on a case-by-case basis.