Auditions

The Theatre Department invites ALL STUDENTS to Audition for the Spring ‘24 productions 

Friday, November 3rd from 6 to 9 pm at Mahaney Arts Center, Room 232 


The Found Dog Ribbon Dance (THEA 0220 A)

by Dominic Finocchiaro

Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit | performances on April 4-6 | Seeler Studio Theatre

Professional cuddler Norma’s quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads Norma to wonderful encounters and the possibility of a second chance at love. This bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston, explores the necessity and dangers of touch, with compassion for people just as they are.

Cast size: 7 to 9 actors, multiple genders

 

Orlando (THEA 0220 B) 

by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from the original by Virginia Woolf

Directed by Claudio Medeiros | performances on May 2-4 | Wright Memorial Theatre

A young nobleman is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly. One day, after sleeping several hours, he wakes to live again – as a woman. A dreamy adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous tale, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a magical and poetic dance among genders and through time. It is the story of a being who lives outside of human expectations and enjoys many times the experience that humanity has to offer.


Student Productions

TBD


Call Backs

For Orlando: Saturday 10am-noon (movement) & 1-3pm (acting)

For Found Dog Ribbon Dance: Sunday 2-4pm

For student directed productions: TBA

All Students will be contacted via email. Final cast lists will be emailed * posted (on the Theatre bulletin board) prior to registration.


Additional Information:

Come to the MAC lobby at 5:45pm to sign up for a slot. We will hear people individually in the order they have signed up. All are requested to have a 45 - 60 second monologue, memorization and preparation are strongly preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend auditions in person, please send a short video of your monologue to Olga Sanchez Saltveit & Cláudio Medeiros. Videos received by Thursday November 2nd will be considered for the callbacks.

Need a Monologue?

Bring your own or the Theatre Department has a few options available for you here (you must be signed in to Google with your Midd credentials).

Read the Scripts!

Please email Mirjam Brett at mbrett@middlebury.edu for a copy. We can only honor requests from a Middlebury College account.


Interested in getting involved in productions not as a performer? Stop by the Tech Info Table in the lobby outside

Interested in being part of a production but not as a performer? There’s more to theatre than what the audience sees! You can enroll in THEA 0210 A or B as a stage manager or assistant stage manager (requires permission from director), or enroll in THEA 0119 A and create lighting, scenery, and props. Student shows need designers, stage managers and  light and sound board operators.

Stop by the Tech Info Table in the MAC lobby outside MAC 232 during auditions or email rimmer@middlebury.edu for more information!