Student Call Board

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. 

 

2022-2023 Auditions and Callback Dates

Hay Fever

  • Auditions: Thursday, September 28, 2022
  • Callbacks: Friday, September 29, 2022

Fall One Acts: 

  • Auditions: Monday, October 2, 2023
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Winter (Everybody's Favorite Mothers & The Crucible

  • Auditions: Monday, November 20, 2022
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, November 21, 2022

Indecent:

  • Auditions: Monday, March 11, 2023
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, March 12, 2023

Spring One Acts: 

  • Auditions: Monday, April 1, 2023
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, April 2, 2023
 

Scripts and links for upcoming auditions 

The scripts for auditions can be found below. You must use your UCSB email account to view them. If you use your personal Gmail account it will say that you need to ask permission which you will not recieve. 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

Indecent (Click Here)

3) Fill in your name on the aUDITION sIGN-uP sHEETS (FILL IN YOUR NAME IN EACH SHOW YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR):

Indecent (Click Here)

 

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

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

 

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Indecent

By Paula Vogel

Directed by Sara Rademacher

 

PERFORMANCES:    Friday, May 24th – June 2nd

                                     Performing Arts Theater

 

AUDITIONS:              Monday, March 11th

                                     6pm-10pm

                                    TD-W 1507

 

CALLBACKS:            Tuesday, March 12th

                                      6pm-10pm

                                      TD-W 1507

 

1ST REHEARSAL:     Monday, April 1st

       

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT:

All enrolled UCSB students are encouraged to participate. The Director, Creative Team and UCSB Theatre Department  are committed to an equitable, inclusive and accessible casting process. We are actively seeking performers of all races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, gender identities and body types to audition. You need not be queer or Jewish to be cast in Indecent, though we strongly encourage Jewish and queer actors to audition. Most important is a deep curiosity to learn about LGBT and Jewish life as experienced by many of the characters you'll portray.  

                       

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 may be some Friday 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.

 

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held March 11th from 6-10 pm, with callbacks the following evening. Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.

 

Script and sides are available to read at the top of this page.

 

Please read the script carefully and prepare the following:

 

  1. Sign up for an audition slot at the top of this page.

 

  1. Choose and Prepare a side from the character of your choice. Sides are available at the top of this page.  You do not need to memorize the material, but it should be well prepared.

 

A reader will be available at auditions to read with you, or you may 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.

 

  1. Prepare approximately one minute of a song of your choice, to be sung acapella.

 

While all actors in Indecent sing, we are less concerned with musical perfection and more about your voice coming from a place of joy and humanity. Please bring in something that you feel good singing. You do not need to read music to be cast.

 

  1. If you are auditioning for Chana or Halina, please also prepare this selection from Weigala. Sheet music and a recording of the song from our Music Director are available through the links below.

 

Link To recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP3hJrD6L40

Link to music: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLpxbYLHbNW3OJe6r0WF9Aj_yE1-pYES5a_-...

 

*Every actor in the show will be expected to learn and use several dialects/ languages. If the side you choose calls for an accent, you are encouraged but not required to use one.  If you feel more confident auditioning without an accent, that is totally acceptable and we may ask to hear a sentence or two, with help from the team in the room.

 

If you have questions or need more information contact Director Sara Rademacher at saradrad@ucsb.edu.

 

THE PLAY:

“Burn it Asch, burn it.” Dedicated, like many other Jewish authors of his time, to preserving and fostering the Yiddish language, 26 year old Sholem Asch couldn’t have known the impact his little Jewish play would have. With its infamous scene of two Jewish women in love kissing in the rain, the play stirred audiences, and caused controversy– ultimately being banned from Broadway for obscenity. but that was nowhere near the end of the journey for the play, or its players. With a troupe of transformative actors, Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

 

THE CHARACTERS:

The named characters are members of an early 20th century acting troupe. Except for Lemml, all actors play multiple characters. Singing and dancing/movement is required for all roles. Actors will speak and/or sing in English, German and Yiddish as well as in English with German, Polish and Yiddish accents.

 

LEMML
Male. 20’s to early 60’s
A Polish country tailor, transformed when he reads “The God of Vengeance” for the first time, becoming the stage manager of the Troupe and our touchstone throughout the journey. Full to the brim of heart, he is humbly charismatic and as his eyes are opened to the pain in the world, he never succumbs to cynicism.
CHANA, The Ingenue
Female. 20’s - 30’s.
Sharp, energetic, youthful, adventurous and surprisingly outspoken. A strong singer.
Plays: Rifkele, Young Madje Asch, Elsa, Immigrant, Reina/Ruth, Virginia, Bagelman Sister

AVRAM, The Ingenue
Male: 20’s - 40’s
Rebellious, ambitious, passionate, exasperated
Plays: Sholem Asch, Immigrant, Morris, Eugene O’Neill, John Rosen

HALINA, The Middle
Female. Mid 20s to 40s

 

Sophisticated, straightforward, confident, experienced, practical yet deeply feeling.  
Plays: Manke, Immigrant, Freida, Dorothee Nelson/Dine, Dr. Hornig, Bagelman Sister

MENDEL, The Middle

Mid 30’s - 50’s

Traditional, authoritative, proud and conservative. Additional languages spoken: short lines of French, Spanish, and Chinese. 
Plays: Nakhmen, Immigrant, Harry Weinberger, Officer Benjamin Bailie, Rabbi JosephSilverman

 

VERA, The Elder

Female. 50’s

Protective, witty, dutiful, principaled with a strong bite.
Plays: Sarah, Mrs. Peretz, Immigrant, Esther Stockton, Older Madje             

OTTO, The Elder
Male. 50’s
Dedicated, grand, sometimes bitter, tortured.
Plays: Yekel, Mr. Peretz, Schildkraut, Immigrant, Bartender, Judge McIntyre, Older Scholem Asch

 

The Creative Team

Playwright / Paula Vogel
Director / Sara Rademacher
Scenic Designer / Greg Mitchell and Maggie Welch

Costume Designer / Kate Bergh
Lighting / Vickie Scott

Choreographer / Christina McCarthy
Music Director / Nicole McKenzie
Intimacy Director/ Grace Kimball

Projections Designer / Elijah Frankel

Fight Choreographer/ Sean O’Shea

Assistant Choreographer / Shenandoah Harris

Assistant Projection Designer / Siddharth Chattoraj

Assistant Scenic Designer / Linyi Chen and Lani Tunzi

Assistant Lighting Designer / Kadrick Blatt

Assistant Director / Alex Guaydacan
Asst. Costume Designer / Michelle Birstein

 

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 Production Manager Daniel Herrera at DANIEL12@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 @ucsb.edu 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

 

PERFORMANCES: Saturday, November 11th at 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday, November 12th at 2pm