Student Theater Auditions



Theater Audition Information

The Connecticut College Theater Department presents its Fall 2014 productions: "Detroit" and "Information for Foreigners." *

Auditions were held Friday, August 29, from 2-6 p.m. in Palmer 202, with call backs on Saturday, August 30, locations TBD. Sign up sheet on the callboard outside the theater office, Palmer 203. 

Both productions will be cast from the same initial auditions.

Please prepare ONE 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. It can be a piece you’ve already prepared, or from "Detroit" (full script found on reserve at the library and linked from the Detroit production’s Facebook page).

Memorization, though helpful, is not required.

Sign up for one 30-minute audition group slot on the bulletin board across from Palmer 203. You may not know others in your group – that’s great!

Members of each audition group will perform their prepared monologues and a cold reading of a scene from Detroit, and will participate in a group movement activity at either the beginning or end of their time slot, overlapping with another group.

Some tips for auditions

 Some tips for auditions: We’re looking for someone who…

  • has intellectual curiosity, imagination, initiative, discipline and recognizable talent
  • is prepared, ambitious, flexible, and is clearly a team-player
  • is comfortable physically
  • can communicate very specific ideas and choices in dialogue/lyrics, music, and dance
  • appreciates and takes pride in the artistic growth of fellow students
  • has interests beyond the arts, and is engaged in understanding the world at large
  • is excited to find ways in which the arts can impact and enrich modern culture
  • has done his/her homework about the show

Questions? Don’t be shy! Email vanderso@conncoll.edu or sluber@conncoll.edu. Also, visit the productions Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/ConnCollDetroit and www.facebook.com/CCinformationforforeigners.

* The plays for the Fall 2014 semester are:

Detroit
By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Prof. Ginny Anderson
Performances October 10-12, 2014

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous – and filled with potential. Lisa D’Amour has written a darkly comic portrait of post-recession America in this 2011 Pulitzer-Prize-nominated play.

Information for Foreigners
By Griselda Gambaro
Directed by Prof. Steve Luber
Performances November 21-23, 2014 

"Information for Foreigners", written at the outset of Argentina's Dirty Wars in the 1970s, is a site-specific tour that leads the audience through a series of harrowing scenes that blur the line between neighbor and enemy, government and mob, even audience and performers. How much do you really want to know?

Contact Information:
Phone:
860-439-2605
Fax:
860-439-2595
Email Donna Holman, Administrative Asssitant 
dthol@conncoll.edu 

Department of Theater
Connecticut College
Palmer Auditorium
Box 5512
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196