Audition Preparation

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How to Prepare

The most important thing to prepare for your audition is your audition material. We recommend that you select material that you are familiar with and can perform well. Students must prepare two contrasting monologues, such as a comedic and a dramatic monologue, and each may be classical or contemporary at the student's discretion. 

For those who wish to sing, you may also present 16 bars of a song. There will be an accompanist there to play piano. Acapella singing or recorded accompaniment will not be allowed.

The total time allotted for each actor is two minutes, or two minutes and thirty seconds if you are singing.  (Grad actors are alloted 3 minutes). Actors will be cut off if they run over time. You will be timed from the moment you finish slating your name.

Audition material may be from one or more shows in the UC Irvine Drama season, but you may also use material from other sources.

We recommend that you dress in the professional attire that may impress the directors for the role or roles you’re particularly interested in.

If you have an emergency that causes you to be late to your appointment, or you would like to request to cancel/reschedule your audition time, please text/call Bradley Zipser, Graduate Stage Manager, at (949) 300-4731. You must include your full name, date and original audition time in your message for proper identification. 

We cannot guarantee a rescheduled appointment, however, we will make best efforts to accommodate you.

Additional casting information for Parliament Square here.

Additional casting information for Eurydice here.

Additional casting information for The Refugee Hotel here.

Additional casting information for The Pajama Game here.


Audition Paperwork

It is imperative that you prepare your audition paperwork. Each student must fill out an audition form: 2018-2019 Audition Form

For the audition, you will need to bring SIX COPIES of the audition form and SIX COPIES of your headshot and resume.
You will not be able to audition without complete paperwork. Plan to arrive at your audition early to check your paperwork with a stage manager.

Please staple your paperwork together in the following order: 

•Your completed audition form
•Your resume
•Your headshot facing backwards (so that your headshot is attached to the back of your resume).

Direct all questions to Bradley Zipser at