Mega Auditions

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Welcome to the Drama Department’s Open Call Website!

 

New Students: Auditions for the full academic year take place in the fall at what we refer to as "Mega Auditions," or "Megas." During Megas, students have the opportunity to audition for all the directors of the main stage season as well as the graduate student directors who will be directing several Drama Classroom Projects (DCPs) throughout the school year.  This is your opportunity to show the entire drama department your skill set and talent.  Everyone is highly encouraged to audition--regardless of any perceived chance of success--because:

  1. It gets you in front of several directors who will be auditioning for future roles down the line
  2. An audition is your chance to show the directors your unique skill set
  3. Auditioning is a very important skill to practice

Megas are often the first place faculty, graduate directors, and other members of the Drama Department meet you and have a chance to see your work as an actor.  Thus, Megas can have a positive impact on your casting opportunities throughout the academic year.

Below is information about our season and how to sign-up for an audition time. Before you audition, please make sure to read all of the following information about the 2022-23 Season. To be considered for a role for any of the shows you must attend the Mega Auditions.

All Season Information is Subject to change

Production Schedules for each production can be found on the UCI Drama Digital Callboard.

 

 

Fall 2022

 

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by: Andrew Borba  

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Rehearsals Begin: September 28th

Show Opens: November 10th

Show Closes: November 13th

 

 

 

Biddy Mason 
Created by Dana Johnson

Directed by: Annie Loui

Dramaturg: H. Adam

xMPL Theatre

Rehearsals Begin: October 17th 

Show Opens: December 1st

Show Closes: December 4th

 

Winter 2023

 

Airness

Directed by: Eli Simon   

Claire Trevor Theatre

Rehearsals Begin: December 12th
Rehearses over Winter Break

Show Opens: February 4th

Show Closes: February 13th

 

 

Men on Boats

Directed by: Juliette Carrillo  

Claire Trevor Theatre 

Rehearsals Begin: January 23rd

Show Opens: March 11th

Show Closes: March 20th

 

Spring 2023

 

The Sweetheart Deal

Directed by: Sara Guerrero

Robert Cohen Theatre

Rehearsals Begin: March 20th
Rehearses over Spring Break

Show Opens: April 29th

Show Closes: May 7th

 

Rent

Directed by: Telly Leung

Claire Trevor Theatre

Rehearsals Begin: April 24th

Show Opens: June 3rd

Show Closes: June 10th

 
 
Sign-up for an Audition Time:
Sign-ups are now closed. Sign-Ups will open again in August 2023 for next year
Audition sign-ups occur on a first come, first serve basis. You must complete the Digital Audition Paperwork Submission within 2 weeks of signing up for a time slot, if you do not you will be removed from your time slot. You are able to re-sign-up if you are removed from your slot.
 
You are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time in order to sign in and turn in your required audition materials. 
 
To sign-up please use the links below to sign up, you must complete both:
A sign-up for Audition Slot Sign Ups CLICK HERE
A form to submit Audition Paperwork submission CLICK HERE   (This includes a Headshot, a Resume, and a completed UCI Mega Audition Form)
 
Links to Visit:
For more information about the Audition and Callback Schedule, see Mega Audition Schedule page. 
For information about what to prepare, see Audition Preparation page. 
For more information on each show, see the 2022-2023 Season Information page.
For information on the Welcome Week Schedule see CTSA Welcome Week page.
For information on Music Theatre Workshop Auditions see the Music Theatre Workshop Series Auditions page on the UCI Digital Callboard. 
 
Direct all questions to Audition Coordinator Jake Arpaia at audition@uci.edu.audition@uci.edu.