Auditions

Auditions for Theatre Department

All SUNY Oneonta students are encouraged to audition for department productions. Roles are not reserved for theatre majors only. In fact, Theatre Department productions commonly include a cross-section of students pursuing a variety of majors.

Audition Dates

Auditions for Theatre Department and Mask & Hammer club productions are usually held at the same time. Auditions for fall semester productions are held immediately when classes start at the beginning of the year. Auditions for spring semester productions are held later in the fall semester.

Fall 2020 Shows

Medea
My Father's Dragon
Love Letters

Auditions: August 25-26
Call-backs: August 27

Spring 2021 Shows

Shows to be announced
Auditions: November 10-11
Call-backs: November 12

Sign-Up

To sign-up for an audition time see the instructions below for each show.

Learn more about this season's shows or shows previously produced


Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully.

Medea Auditions

Who can audition: Any currently enrolled SUNY Oneonta student who is living in Oneonta and able to attend auditions, rehearsals, and performances in-person

When: August 25-26 with Call-backs on August 27th

Where: Goodrich Theater Stage, Fine Arts Center

How:

  1. Learn: Review our posted information about this show on the Season Shows page
  2. Prepare: Download and review the Audition Materials PDF
  3. Sign-up: Schedule your audition online. Be sure to choose the correct show and desired time. You can cancel or reschedule your audition after booking if necessary. The booking system will automatically send you a reminder email 1 hour before your scheduled audition.
  4. Answer questions: Download, print, and fill-out the Audition Form PDF. If you are unable to print out the form, visit the Department Office FA-106 to pick up a copy. Bring the form with you to your audition!
  5. Go to Fine Arts: On the day of your audition, go to the Goodrich Theater lobby in the Fine Arts Center. To avoid congestion in the lobby, please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your scheduled audition. There will be designated routes to enter and exit the theater.
  6. Audition! You may be offered an opportunity to briefly remove your face mask during parts of the audition, if you are comfortable doing so. This is not a requirement.
  7. Call-backs: Call-backs will be announced via email. The schedule will be sent out by midnight on Wednesday, August 26th. Unless otherwise instructed, call-backs will be carried out in the same manner as the initial auditions.

Medea Links

Audition Materials PDF

Schedule Your Audition Online

Audition Form PDF

You must log into your Oneonta Office 365 account to download documents or schedule your audition

 

My Father's Dragon Auditions

Who can audition: Any currently enrolled SUNY Oneonta student

When: August 25-26 with Call-backs on August 27th

Where: Microsoft Teams video conference meeting

How:

  1. Learn: Review our posted information about this show on the Season Shows page
  2. Prepare: Download and review the Audition Materials PDF
  3. Sign-up: Schedule your audition online. Be sure to choose the correct show and desired time. You can cancel or reschedule your audition after booking if necessary. The booking system will automatically send you a reminder email 1 hour before your scheduled audition.
  4. Answer questions: You must fill out the online Audition Form prior to your video conference audition. Please don't wait until the last minute before your audition.
  5. Accept invitation: On the day of your audition you will receive an email invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting with the Director.
  6. Join meeting: It is recommended you open Microsoft Teams and join the meeting at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time. When you join the meeting, you will automatically be placed in the waiting room or lobby. When it is time for your audition, you will be brought out of the waiting room into the video meeting.
  7. Audition! Please make sure that your computer is working and your space is under your control to avoid interruptions or interference.
  8. Call-backs: Call-backs will be announced via email or Microsoft Teams meeting invitation. Call-back invitations will be sent out by midnight on Wednesday, August 26th. Unless otherwise instructed, call-back video meetings will also utilize the waiting room functionality.

My Father's Dragon Links

Audition Materials PDF

Schedule Your Audition Online

Fill Out Audition Form Online

You must log into your Oneonta Office 365 account to download documents, schedule your audition, or fill out the audition form

 

Love Letters Auditions

Who can audition: Any currently enrolled SUNY Oneonta student

When: August 25-26 with Call-backs on August 27th

Where: Hamblin Theater, Fine Arts Center

How:

  1. Learn: Review our posted information about this show on the Season Shows page
  2. Prepare: Download and review the Audition Materials PDF
  3. Sign-up: Schedule your audition online. Be sure to choose the correct show and desired time. You can cancel or reschedule your audition after booking if necessary. The booking system will automatically send you a reminder email 1 hour before your scheduled audition.
  4. Answer questions: Download, print, and fill-out the Audition Form PDF. If you are unable to print out the form, visit the Department Office FA-106 to pick up a copy. Bring the form with you to your audition!
  5. Go to Fine Arts: On the day of your audition, go to the Hamblin Theater lobby in the Fine Arts Center. To avoid congestion in the lobby, please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your scheduled audition. There will be designated routes to enter and exit the theater.
  6. Audition!
  7. Call-backs: Call-backs will be announced via email. The schedule will be sent out by midnight on Wednesday, August 26th. Unless otherwise instructed, call-backs will be carried out in the same manner as the initial auditions.

Love Letters Links

Audition Materials PDF

Schedule Your Audition Online

Audition Form PDF

You must log into your Oneonta Office 365 account to download documents, schedule your audition, or fill out the audition form

 

 


What to Expect

The specific requirements of each audition are posted above. For most auditions, expect to read from a provided script or present prepared material, such as a short monologue or a short song with sheet music. Calls for acting, movement, and singing may be included as appropriate. Theatre majors and advanced students are encouraged to develop a range of prepared material suitable for auditions.

Directors typically hold call-back auditions to help clarify decisions prior to the final selection of a cast. When casting, many factors are considered beyond talent and appropriateness for a role. Experience, availability, attitude, and a readiness to commit significant time and energy to rehearsal are all important. Students interested in participating in a theatre production should realistically consider their ability to commit to the production while still prioritizing other campus responsibilities.

Participation

To participate in auditions you must be a current SUNY Oneonta student. If you are not a student but you have accepted admission to the college and will be a student at the time the rehearsal process begins, you are encouraged to participate in auditions. If you fit these criteria and would like to sign-up for an audition time please contact the department.

Only under very limited circumstances may non-students be cast in shows; non-students may be auditioned or invited to join the cast if the regular audition process does not sufficiently fill the roles available. Occasionally, a guest artist may be cast if there is a significant educational benefit from their participation in the show.

Back to top