Theater-by-the-Grove will hold auditions for three productions this Fall: The Optimist, The Brothers Karamazov, and A Christmas Carol, all on the first night of classes in a unified audition.
Anyone is eligible
to audition for Theater-by-the-Grove, a professionally modeled theater
company in IUP’s Department of Theater and Dance, supported in part by the
Student Cooperative Association.
Studio Theater (B-15), Waller Hall, IUP Performing
Monday, August 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m.*
August 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
are by appointment only. Sign up in advance for appointments on the callboard in the lower level of Waller Hall
outside the green room.
A stage manager
outside the doors of the studio theater will ask you to fill out an audition
sheet, and will take your resume if you have one. You will be escorted into the audition
stage. Auditions will entail a 60- to 90-second monologue (no more—you will be stopped) of your choice. There will also be audition tasks such as
singing, movement, or puppet animation that you may be asked to complete if you
have specific interest in one or more plays by title.
information about each production is also posted on the TBTG Callboard in the
lower level of Waller Hall. You are
encouraged to read it to help you prepare your audition.
When looking for material
for your audition,
look at specific information about each play.
Also consider this: All three
plays contain BIG, sophisticated language, and strong physical
gesture/movement. So, prepare a 60- to 90-second monologue that is about trying to make a change in another person who is
VERY important to you. Look for a modern or contemporary piece that has some
elevated language. (We want to see how you handle BIG words.) And make strong
you would like to be involved backstage in Theater-by-the-Grove productions,
contact professor Patrick McCreary, the TBTG director of Production, at firstname.lastname@example.org.