Auditions

Stay up-to-date with audition schedules throughout the year with the events calendar below

THEATRE DEPARTMENT EVENTS CALENDAR


Audition Information for Fall 2021 Productions

Audition Call for Actors|Singers|Movers
Saturday, Aug. 28 4-7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 29 2-6 p.m.

Calling all bearcats who act, move, and sing! We have audition opportunities for all levels of experience with performing. Our Fall productions, Triptych: An Experience in Three Acts and In Pieces will be live productions, with plans for a live audience. Show us what you've got! Links to scripts and audition materials will be posted in summer 2021. 

  • Experienced and returning students audition with a monologue and/or 32 bars of a song.
  • New students have the option to audition with our provided script selection and song as a 'No Fear' audition. No Fear scenes may be read with our provided reader during the audition or a friend may accompany you in this portion of your audition. 

Link to scripts of Triptych: An Experience In Three Acts

Link to libretto of In Pieces

Call for student musicians for Fall Musical, In Pieces

Audition by appointment for June through August, 2021

Seeking the following musicians: Violin, Cello, Bass (electric), Guitar (acoustic & electric) & Drums - students must own or have access to their instrument. Interested students can email Music Director, Robyn Womersley to set a meeting.


Further information on auditions

It is the auditioner’s responsibility to become acquainted with the roles, the nature of the production, and the scope of commitment prior to casting. It is strongly recommended that auditioners read scripts and production materials before the first audition. Links to the script will be posted here in Summer 2021. 

Students who wish to be considered for the musical will need to sing as part of their audition, and will need an accompaniment track to sing along to. This accompaniment track must not have any vocals on it - the only vocals we want to hear are the ones you'll be providing live! If you have sheet music but do not have access to an accompaniment track or pianist, please contact Robyn Womersley at rwomersl@binghamton.edu and she will help you out. You will likely need to provide your sheet music and some guidance about how you like to sing your song. Since Robyn will be making a lot of recordings, the sooner you are able to contact her, the better. 

Who can audition for a theatre production? EVERYONE!

Any and all registered Binghamton University students are welcome to audition for all Theatre Department Productions. We do NOT require that an auditioner is a Theatre Major or Minor. We hold open auditions for our MainStage and Studio Shows. Always arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork/discuss logisitics ahead of time. See below for our casting policy.

Here's some tips for auditioning from our directors:

  • Choose a song that you feel passionate about. Something that makes you say to yourself "I have to do this!" Practice, practice, practice.
  • Ask friends and family to listen to you do your material. Listen to feedback but only use that which you feel certain in your heart you can apply to your work.
  • Sing while you do the dishes, while you drive, while you do the laundry, when you take a walk. Sing your song hundreds of times.
  • Know, deep within you that the people who are auditioning you want you to be great. They are not looking for your problems but rather your promise!

Casting Policy for Binghamton University Students

Attending a callback must be understood to mean that the auditioner must accept any role "as cast" in the production for which he or she has been called back. All directors are charged to consider the best interests of the student(s) as well as the overall production needs for each casting decision.

If a student declines to accept a role "as cast" after attending callbacks, the student will be denied casting in any departmental MainStage, Studio Showcase, In-The-Works or Dance productions for the semester for which the casting is being done and through the next semester. In the case of musical productions, any student who declines "as cast" in a musical after having attended callbacks will be ineligible for casting in the next season's musical, even though he or she may be eligible for casting in straight plays or dance productions.

Considerations of race, diversity and inclusion (along with the stories we aim to tell) are vital components to the casting process. We strive to craft performances in ways that respect, care for, and honor individuals, cultures, and communities of color. 

We believe that theatre is stronger when our season selection, casting process, and production needs are filled inclusively. Inclusivity will take many forms, including the variety of stories we choose to tell, assembling diverse artistic teams, making production assignments available to as many students as possible and engaging in color-conscious casting.

Color-conscious casting “intentionally considers the race and ethnicity of actors and the characters they play in order to oppose racism, honor and respect cultures, foster stronger productions, and contribute to a more equitable world. Without it, we risk perpetuating a system that privileges whiteness with greater access and opportunity, and appropriates the cultures of communities of color” (American Theatre). Likewise, we practice an attitude of respect and opposition to bias and discrimination regarding gender and gender identity, including (but not limited to) trans and genderqueer identities.

Tips for auditioning from our directors

  • Choose a monologue and/or a song that you feel passionate about. Something that makes you say to yourself "I have to do this!" Practice, practice, practice.

  • Ask friends and family to listen to you do your material. Listen to feedback but only use that which you feel certain in your heart you can apply to the text. Say it while you do the dishes, while you drive, while you do the laundry, when you take a walk. Do it hundreds of times.

  • Know, deep within you that the people who are auditioning you want you to be great. They are not looking for your problems but rather your promise!