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Auditions, Callbacks & Casting

ALL UCSB STUDENTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION.

ONE DOES NOT NEED TO BE IN THE THEATER/DANCE DEPARTMENT TO AUDITION. 

 

Scripts and links for upcoming auditions 

The scripts for auditions can be found below. Please note that the scripts cannot be downloaded nor printed. You must be logged into your ucsb google account to view.  Please do not share these scripts with anyone. 
 
 
 
 

TO AUDITION YOU MUST:

1) SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE TO READ ALL AUDITION INFORMATION 

2) FILL OUT The AUDITION FORM (Click here) whether you are audition for one or both plays, you only need to fill out one audition form.

3) Fill in your name on the Audition Sign up sheet. You must fill in your name on every play you would like to audition for:

4) READ THE SCRIPTS PROVIDED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

5) show up to your zoom room 10 minutes early to your audition and be prepared to stay until released by the directors. 

 

 Spectral Frequencies

Directed by Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski

 

PERFORMANCES:            Tuesday, February 22nd – Sunday February 27th

                                            Performing Arts Theater

 

GENERAL AUDITIONS:     Monday, January 10th, 2022

                                            6pm-10pm

                                            Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/81666701181

                                            Please note: If you are fully vaccinated (it has been at least 14 days since your final dose), you may remove your mask when auditioning.

 

CALLBACKS:                     Tuesday, January 11th, 2022                                                 

                                            6pm-10pm

                                            Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/81666701181

 

1ST REHEARSAL:             Wednesday, January 12th, 2022                                            

                                           6pm-10pm

                                           Zoom Link: TBD                     

 

REHEARSALS:

Typically 20 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-10 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and possibility of rehearsals on 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 by clicking the links at the top of this page. 

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The script is currently available to read by clicking the links on the top of this page.

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

Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski at jpkrukowski@ucsb.edu

 

THE PLAY:

Spectral Frequencies adapts seven scripts from the rich and wondrous archive of mid-twentieth Australian horror radio. These plays about the ghosts of fascism, international disease and lost love take you on a voyage through the transcontinental theatres of the air. Actors will perform four short aural episodes (“The Hand,” “The Dress,” “Midnight on the Bridge,” “Lady of the Lake”) and three long ones (“The Terrible Vengeance/Heil Death,” “The Stateroom,” and “The Séance”) introduced by your unforgettable host, the eerie Mr. Nightmare. Our intrepid fourteen-person cast will bring to life age-old invisible ghosts that still haunt us today, blurring the line between radio and reality.

 

THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski is a PhD candidate at UC-Santa Barbara specializing in cross-cultural ghost performance. Jo has worked as a producer for The Moth, an assistant director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a consultant for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her research has been published by Bloomsbury.

 

14 MAJOR CHARACTERS, WITH

MINOR ROLES IN PARENTHESES:

Mr. Nightmare, our grim and gallows-humored host

Masked Spirit, a romantic, thirsty ghost that haunts a luxury cruise liner in “The Stateroom” (also plays Mr. Dance, German Soldier 1, Loverboy, and Séance Attendee 1)

Lady of the Lake, the timeless spirit of a woman who steals children from their families in the outback (also plays Mrs. Posh, Clarissa, Ms. Folklore, and Séance Attendee 7)

Charles Mercer, 20s, a skeptical journalist and husband of Ann Mercer who becomes a vengeful spirit in “The Séance” (also plays Mr. Friend, Mr. Sway, Sergeant Guelder)

Ann Mercer, 20s, a trusting young woman with an interest in the occult, wife of Charles Mercer (also plays Ms. Friend, Ms. Pretty, and Lover Girl)

Martin Gates, 20s, brave, superhero-like English leader of the Czechoslovakian Underground, married to Natalia Gates (also plays Séance Attendee 3)

Natalia Gates, 20s, spunky Czech resistance fighter, wife of Martin Gates (also plays Ms. Mother and Séance Attendee 5)  

Teresa Manning, 30s, beautiful and vain stage actress who falls in love with a ghost at sea (also plays Josefina Varick and Eleanor)

Rex Bolton, 30s, movie star desperate to get his wife Teresa to fall in love with him again (also plays Edward Schmidt, Mr. Father, and Séance Attendee 4)

Colonel Schroeder, 40s, a merciless and blood-thirsty Nazi leader out to destroy the Czech Resistance (also plays Mr. Gala, Little Boy, and Séance Attendee 2)

James Toddman, 40s, a phony psychic who exploits belief in the afterlife for financial gain (also plays Mr. Fancy and German Soldier 2)

Mary Toddman, 40s, James Toddman’s wife and business partner who assists in faking spiritual phenomena (also plays the Pawnshop Lady and German Soldier 4)

Mr. Posh, 50s, owner of a haunted colonial Mansion (also plays the sailor Johns and Séance Attendee 6)

Ms. Madam, 50s, narrator of the ghost story “The Dress” (also plays Little Girl and Doris)

 The Bones of Contention

Directed by Leo Cabranes-Grant

 

PERFORMANCES:            Tuesday, February 22nd – Sunday February 27th

                                            Hatlen Theater

 

GENERAL AUDITIONS:     Monday, January 10th, 2022

                                            6pm-10pm

                                            Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/86501765961?pwd=NFY0bzc1Q2N1RFZIamhnVm8vZWFhQT09

                                            Please note: If you are fully vaccinated (it has been at least 14 days since your final dose), you may remove your mask when auditioning.

 

CALLBACKS:                     Tuesday, January 11th, 2022                                                 

                                            6pm-10pm

                                            Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/86501765961?pwd=NFY0bzc1Q2N1RFZIamhnVm8vZWFhQT09

 

1ST REHEARSAL:             Wednesday, January 12th, 2022                                            

                                           6pm-10pm

                                           Zoom Link: TBD                 

 

REHEARSALS:

Typically 20 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-10 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and possibility of rehearsals on 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 by clicking the links at the top of this page.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION:

The script is currently available to read by clicking the links at the top of this page. 

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.

Be ready to dance, sing, and play football. Yes-it’s possible.

 

If you have questions or need more information contact

Leo Cabranes-Grant at cabranes@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

 

THE PLAY:

Yitipaka -an imaginary California town west of Los Angeles- is starting to manage the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. As part of this recovery process, Edgar (a business owner) is trying to attract investors in order to propose a new real state enterprise.

He invites Joe Wiles (a private investor) to visit the town and to meet some important “influencers”: Sandra (the mayor); Elaine (a restaurant owner); and Rodolfo (an important activist). Rodolfo opposes the project for environmental reasons, and also because some of the land involved may contain an old cemetery.

In order to find the forgotten graves, Rodolfo recruits his son (Daichi) and his friends (Caleb, Matekai). While they are digging, Daichi’s girlfriend (Miriam) joins them. Rodolfo and Daichi are still mourning Arakan (Rodolfo’s husband and Daichi’s father). This combination of personal and financial issues gradually leads to a violent political confrontation —and a series of unexpected discoveries.

 

THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Leo Cabranes-Grant is Professor at UCSB in the departments of Theater and Dance and Spanish and Portuguese. He has won several awards for his scholarship in intercultural performance and colonial Mexico. His plays have been produced in Boston, San Juan (Puerto Rico), and New York. He also won the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture Award for Best Play, and the Asunción Award from the company “Pregones” (New York). He has published four books of poetry, and edited the prestigious journal “Theatre Survey” for Oxford University Press. 

 

CHARACTERS:

Rodolfo Márquez, Mexican-American, mid-fifties.

Daichi, his son, Japanese-American, 21 years old.

Miriam, Daichi’s girlfriend, Brown-American, 25 years old.

Caleb, African-American, 21 years old

Matekai, Chumash/Salvadorean, 21 years old

Sandra Castelli, White-American, gender non-conformist, mid-forties

Elaine Morrison, White-American, mid-thirties

Edgar Hannay, White-American, mid-forties

Joe Wiles, White-American, mid-fifties

 

 

Reserve A Room Online!

DANCE AND THEATER MAJORS WORKING ON CLASS CURRICULUM ONLY.

Not a major or working on something for a club? Be sure to get written approval from Daniel Herrera (daniel12@ucsb.edu) prior to booking a room. 

Steps for booking a room:

  1. Most theater/dance majors already have an account that was created for them.  Just click this link to start booking: theaterdance.skedda.com
  2. If that does not work, click here to register an account
  3. Please only reserve one hour per day per project.
  4. If you no longer need a reservation, please delete it so it can be used by your colleagues.
  5. Leave your contact information in the event of an emergency.
  6. Don't see the room you're looking for? Scroll to the right! 

Looking to book a room further out than a week or on a re-occuring basis? Email dherrera@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

 

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

 

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

 

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. If you have any general pre-emptive questions about crew assignments, positions feel free to email either the Technical Director Jackson Golden at JTGOLDEN@UCSB.EDU or the Costume Shop Manager Denise Umland at DENISE.UMLAND@UCSB.EDU. The dates for each of the productions can be found in the Calendars section below.
  2. Fill out the following google form to express your interest in specific shows/ assignments throughout the year. NOTE: Filling this out does not guarantee that position or show. https://forms.gle/FE252RwbfRoaDjgD9
  3. We will schedule an appointment via email to discuss/finalize position assignments and to potentially assign your add code through the Academic Advisor Sean O’Shea.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All crew positions are first-come, first-served your spot is not secure until you have signed the crew contract after meeting with Denise or Jackson.
  • 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:

In order to see the specific dates and times of the shows, go to the following link to view the crew calendars. Each show has its own calendar to view. 

CALENDARS LINK 

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 Devin Gee at dgee@ucsb.edu. A $50 deposit check is required for all rentals.

Props/Furniture Rental Guidelines