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Performances

Auditions

We will be holding auditions in September for an in-person slate of fall productions. Check this page regularly for updates.

SAFETY NOTE: All auditions and rehearsals will be masked until further notice, and members of the UMass community are expected to be in compliance with UMass COVID guidelines. 

Performers who are not part of the UMass community are welcome to audition if:

  • They are over 12 years old
  • They are fully masked when inside 
  • They can provide proof of vaccination compliance
  • They abide by all relevant UMass COVID safety protocols

In case of illness or exposure at the time of your audition, you may request the opportunity to audition via Zoom. (All others are requested to audition in-person.)


AUDITIONS for Spring 2022

OLVIDADOS: A MEXICAN AMERICAN CORRIDO
by Elisa Gonzales

Lyrics by Elisa Gonzales 
Music and Additional Lyrics by Moises Vázquez
Directed by Sara Guerrero

Auditions: January 31 and February 1 from 6 – 10 pm in BCA 413
Callbacks: February 2 from 6 – 10 pm in BCA 413

Rehearsals Begin: Mid-February 2022 – Schedule TBD
Peformance Schedule: April 7 @ 7:30 pm, April 8 @ 7:30 pm, April 9 @ 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Roles Available:
Las Corridistas Ensemble #1
Las Corridistas Ensemble #2
Las Corridistas Ensemble #3
Las Corridistas Ensemble #4

Each role above is part of an ensemble of four women who play various manifestations of La Corridista, as well as other characters who appear throughout the story - musicians, cannery workers, children, Repatriados, Paula’s sisters, newsies, radio broadcasters, etc. 
We are specifically seeking Latina actors with some command of Spanish language and we will consider women of color as well.
Prepare a one minute contemporary monologue of your choice, as well as 1-2 minutes of a song of your choice, to be sung acapella.  
In January, as auditions approach, we will have a Sign Up Genius for performers to register for an audition time. Please look for this link in future issues of the Lobyist and on this website.
For callbacks, sides will be provided, and you will be asked to sing a selected song from the play.
Full script will be available in mid-January when the Sign Up Genius goes out.

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FRINGE FEST '22: Fringe events are still being set and auditions will be held in the spring semester. Please check back in January for more details.


General Casting Policies

The Department of Theater is committed to racial, cultural and individual diversity.
Casting for all department-sponsored productions is open to any student, staff, or faculty member of the Five College Consortium, any member of the community, or any invited guest artist regardless of race, ethnic origin, abilty, sexual orientation or gender identification.
Equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.

All Theater majors are welcomed and strongly encouraged to audition. The Department chooses plays each year with the intention of using as many majors as possible, but casting of any individual theater major student is not guaranteed.
Most casting will be determined by open auditions.
You are expected to sign up for a given audition appointment, and to arrive at the audition site well ahead of the scheduled time. Performers who arrive after their scheduled time may not be allowed to audition.
After open auditions have been completed, the director will post call back announcements. If you are called back, you are expected to initial next to your name to acknowledge the call back.


Auditioning for multiple shows

Our experience has shown that having cast members in shows with overlapping rehearsal and/or performance schedules is complicated and disruptive to both shows. 
Cast members are still welcome to be in multiple shows whose rehearsal schedules do not overlap; please check with stage managers or production staff if you have questions about scheduling.
Please note: This does NOT mean that actors cannot audition for all the shows — just that they will have to consider their options and limitations wisely. Casting decisions will result in the production's exclusive service of the actor when rehearsal/performance periods overlap.

Thank you and break a leg!