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Auditions, Callbacks & Casting

Scripts and links for upcoming auditions 

The scripts and sides for auditions can be found on GauchoSpace. Please note that the scripts cannot be downloaded nor printed.  Please do not share these scripts with anyone. 
 

Fall One-Acts

PERFORMANCES:  November 14th-18th, 2019

                                 TD-W 1507

 

GENERAL                Wednesday, October 9, 2019

AUDITIONS:            6pm-11pm

                                 TD-W 1507

 

CALLBACKS:          Thursday, October 10, 2019

                                 6pm – 11pm

                                 TD-W 1507

 

1ST REHEARSAL:   Friday, October 11, 2019

                                 5pm-10pm

                                 TD-W 1507

             

SCRIPTS:

The current draft of the scripts are now available on GauchoSpace.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition. The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on 10/3/19.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The scripts are currently available to read on GauchoSpace. Please read the play prior to auditioning.

Please have one 1 minute contemporary dramatic monologue ready for your audition. Please prepare and perform with a dialect. Deja is from Detroit and Sydney is from Georgia (the state), if you are able to do these fantastic. If not please perform another dialect to demonstrate your competence in dialect training. Those trying out for Harry need not use any dialect.

Please specify which role you are reading for on the sign-up sheet. Note that the characters of Deja and Harry have some intimacy on stage and the actors cast will be asked to perform some kissing and touching, there will be no nudity or simulated sex. There will be a place on the audition form to specify your comfort levels and ask any questions.

If you have questions or need more information contact Annie Torsiglieri at atorsiglieri@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

 

Black Flag

By Idris Goodwin

Directed by Ezra Adkins

 

THE PLAY:

Black Flag is a play about historical and cultural perspective. It explores the discourse surrounding the confederate flag and those who fly it, as well as take it down. It deals with themes of racism, stereotypes and diversity.

 

CHARACTERS:

Deja – 19 or 20, African American from Detroit, has an accent. An understanding personality and logical outlook. She has strong emotions, but doesn’t always show them.

Sydney – 19 or 20, Caucasian from Georgia, has an accent. A warm and bubbly personality. Full of southern charm, perhaps a bit naïve.

Harry – 19 or 20, not African American from North Cali, absolutely no accent. He is straight forward and speaks his mind. Perhaps with a streak of class clown.

 

A LAUNCH PAD Preview Production

What Martha Did

by Enid Graham

Directed by Risa Brainin

PERFORMANCES:  November 15th  – 24th, 2019

                                 Performing Arts Theater

 

GENERAL                Sunday, September 29, 2019

AUDITIONS:             5pm-10pm

                                 Performing Arts Theater

 

CALLBACKS:          Monday, September 30, 2019

                                 6pm – 11pm

                                 Performing Arts Theater

 

1ST REHEARSAL:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

                                   

REHEARSALS:

Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including  Saturdays and Sundays.

 

CREDIT:

3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.

 

SCRIPTS:

The current draft of the script is now available on GauchoSpace.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition. The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on 9/23/19.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The script is currently available to read on GauchoSpace.

Please read the script carefully so you can use it to pick a short scene or speech from the play to perform. You do not need to memorize this scene, but it should be prepared well. If you choose a scene, you should also choose a partner and prepare together. It is possible to have a partner who is not auditioning for the role that they read in the scene. Selections should be no more than 2-3 minutes. Time your scene please.

Please specify which role you are reading for on the sign-up sheet.

If you have questions or need more information contact Risa Brainin at rbrainin@ucsb.edu.

 

THE PLAY:

What Martha Did was a finalist for the National Playwrights’ Conference in 2015, a semi-finalist in the American Blues New Play competition in Chicago, and a contributor to the Alma Theatre New Play series in San Francisco.

 

THE STORY:

A gathering to commemorate the twenty-fifth edition of Martha Fisher’s celebrated book of poems brings her fractured family back home – all except Martha herself, who committed suicide soon after the book’s original publication.  Haunted by the past and events they can’t explain, her family struggles to move forward.  How can they reconcile the Martha who wrote so brilliantly about the joys of living, and the hidden Martha who ended her own life?  Into this volatile mix a young stranger arrives, forcing them to resolve the dreams of their youth with the people they have become. What Martha Did is a darkly funny drama about regret, facing the truth, and finding forgiveness. 

 

THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Enid Graham is a writer and actress living in New York City. Her writing credits include - plays: Ruth, For I Know the Plans I Have For You, Something Unrecognizable, and Pathological Venus (working title) screenplays: Texas, short stories: “Galveston”, “Blind Spot”, “Go Fish” among others. Ruth was included in the 2018 National Playwrights’ Conference at the O’Neill Center, as well as the newTACTics New Play Festival in NYC.  She is a founding member of the 72nd Street Gang, a playwrights’ collective in New York City. As an actress, Ms. Graham has numerous Broadway credits including: M Butterfly (2017) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (original Broadway company). Her television and film credits include: Mindhunter, The Sinner, The Red Line, Boardwalk Empire, Grey’s Anatomy, Margaret, Margot at the Wedding and The Glorias (upcoming) among others.

 

ROLES CAST:

What Martha Did was workshopped in the LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series in August 2019. Guest Artists Julie Fishell and Brian Harwell appeared in the reading and we are happy to announce they will reprise their roles and appear side by side our UCSB students this fall. Those roles are:

Mrs. Fisher – a woman in her early seventies, Martha, Sam and Richard’s mother (CAST: Julie Fishell)

Mr. Greene – a man in his eighties, Mrs. Fisher’s lawyer (CAST: Brian Harwell)

AVAILABLE ROLES for UCSB Students:

Karen – a woman in her early forties, was Martha’s best friend
Surrey – a woman in her mid-forties, Martha’s cousin
Sam – a woman in her late thirties, Martha and Richard’s younger sister
Richard – a man in his early forties, Martha and Sam’s brother
Misty – Richard’s wife, mid-thirties
Frank – a man in his late forties, friend of the family
Young Woman – a visitor, early twenties

 

The White Card

by Claudia Rankine

Directed by Shirley Jo Finney

PERFORMANCES:  November 21st - 24th, 2019

                                 Studio Theater

 

GENERAL                Saturday, September 28, 2019

AUDITIONS:            11am - 4pm

                                 Studio Theater

 

CALLBACKS:          Monday, September 30, 2019

                                 6pm – 11pm

                                 Studio Theater

 

1ST REHEARSAL:       Tuesday, October 1, 2019

             

REHEARSALS:

Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including  Saturdays and Sundays.

 

CREDIT:

3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.

 

SCRIPTS:

The current draft of the script is now available on GauchoSpace.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition. The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on 9/23/19.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The script is currently available to read on GauchoSpace.

 

Please have one 2 minute contemporary monologue ready for your audition.

Please specify which role you are reading for on the sign-up sheet.

If you have questions or need more information contact Shirley Jo Finney at shirleyjofinney@gmail.com

 

THE PLAY:

Charlotte a black female artist and a star on the rise is invited over to dinner one night by the white and wealthy collectors, Charles and Virginia, who hope to buy some of her work. When the couple’s son Alex attacks the group for their timid politics, the conversation turns explosive.

 

THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Claudia Rankin Is the recipient of the MacArthur “genius”grant. Her Hybrid of poetry and essay CITIZEN catapulted her to national promised in 2014 and became a bestseller.

 

CHARACTERS:

Charlotte Cummings: Female Black. Yale graduate. She has received major prizes on verge breaking into international Art Scene

Eric Schmidt: Male 30. White or Asian Art dealer strong advocate for progressive artist   

Charles Spencer: White male. Early 60 well connect to politicians and business men art lover of contemporary diversity art

Virgina Spencer: Female white. Charles’ wife 40s. She is interest in art and a Mother of two

Alex: White male. A junior at Columbia university an active deeply involved in American politics and injustices  see his parents as part of the problem

 

 
 

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Run/Wardrobe Crew (THTR 29D/49/149)

 

Do you know your 29D, 49 or 149 requirement? Find it HERE

One can split their 2 Unit commitment up for instance taking one Unit of 29D and one unit of 49 or 149 on the same show.

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (DEPENDS ON THE PRODUCTION)

  • Light Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Fly Crew
  • Deck/Props Crew
  • Followspot Operator
  • Wardrobe/Makeup Crew

HOW TO APPLY FOR RUN OR WARDROBE CREW:

  1. Review the show calendars below to find a production that fits your schedule.
  2. Email the Technical Director Jamie Birkett jbirkett@ucsb.edu if you are interested in any of the positions other than Wardrobe/Makeup Crew, send him a screen shot of your weekly schedule, and three potential times you could meet to sign the contract.  For Wardrobe/Makeup Crew, email the costume shop manager Denise Umland at denise.umland@ucsb.edu
  3. We will schedule an appointment via email to give you to discuss and to potentially assign your add code.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All crew positions are first-come, first-served your spot is not secure until you have signed the crew contract..
  • All events listed on the calendars are required. It is not possible to partially participate in a production.
  • There are no opportunities to make up for an unexcused absence or lateness.

CALENDARS:

WMDID Crew Spots Still Available: 0 of 4

WMDID Wardrobe Crew Spots Still Available: 0 of 3

Fall Dance 2 unit Crew Spots Still Available: 0 of 3

Fall Dance 2 unit Assistant Stage Manager: 0 of 2 (Dance majors get priority)

Fall Dance 1 Unit Crew Spots Still Available: 0 of 4: Color Changers

Fall Dance Wardrobe Crew Spots Still Available: 0 of 4

Watson go to Birmingham Crew Calendar

 

Black Flag 1 unit Crew Spots Available: 5 of 5

Winter One Acts 1 unit Crew Spots Available: 5 of 5

 

 

CONTACTS:

 

 

Ushering

Want to be more involved with the Department? Want to see shows for free? Volunteer to be an usher for one of our shows!

WHAT: As an usher for the department's productions, you will be asked to hand out programs before the show, direct audience members to facilities during intermission, and organize the venue after the performance.

WHEN: Ushers should arrive 45 minutes PRIOR to curtain at the VENUE of the performance and check in with the house manager for instructions and a brief training session.

WEAR: Please arrive dressed tastefully in ALL BLACK.

WHY: For ushering, students may see the performance at no charge. It is possible (though not likely) that ushers will be asked to attend another performance if seating is very limited.

HOW: Use the buttons below to to sign up! You will be asked to enter your email address so that we can send you a reminder. Be advised that sign ups are on a first come, first served basis.

TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE!

Theater/Dance Mailing List

Email Sean at sposh@ucsb.edu with your UMail address and the subject "Please add me to the Mailing List." The Mailing List will have the latest information regarding department events such as auditions, run/wardrobe crew, and special events.

 

Prop/Furniture Rentals

Props/Furniture Rental Guidelines

Props and furniture are available for rental to the following:

  • Students currently enrolled in a class within the department
  • Recognized UCSB student organizations with a faculty advisor
  • Declared Majors/Minors within the department
  • Others as determined by the Technical Director

Rentals are available by appointment only. To make an appointment email Jaime Birkett jbirkett@ucsb.edu. A $50 deposit check is required for all rentals.

 

Props/Furniture Rental Guidelines