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Welcome to the Drama Department’s Open Call Announcement and Sign-Up Website!

New Students: Auditions for the full academic year are 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 season as well as the graduate student directors who will be directing several drama classroom projects throughout the school year. This is your opportunity to show the entire drama department your skill set and talent.  Everyone is always highly encouraged to audition--regardless of any perceived chance of success--because:

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

Below is information about our season and how to sign-up for an audition time. Audition sign-ups occur on a first come, first serve basis.  Before you audition, please make sure to read all of the following information about the 2019-20 Season:                                                                                                            

Directed by Eli Simon
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Rehearsals Start: Oct 2nd
Show Closes: Nov 23rd

Casting Information

Hoodoo Love
Directed by Tamiko Washington
The Little Theatre
Rehearsals Start: Oct 21st
Show Closes: Dec 8th

Casting Information

The Penelopiad
Directed by Sara Rodriguez
Claire Trevor Theatre
Rehearsals Start: Dec 12th
Show Closes: Feb 9th

Casting Information

Living Out
Directed by Jane Page
Robert Cohen Theatre
Rehearsals Start: Jan 27th
Show Closes: March 15th

Casting Information

The Book of Will
Directed by Joshua Max Feder
Claire Trevor Theatre
Rehearsals Start: March 2nd
Show Closes: April 19th

Casting Information

Hands on a Hard Body
Directed by Myrona DeLaney
Claire Trevor Theatre
Rehearsals Start: April 27th
Show Closes: June 7th

Casting Information

To be considered for a role for any of the shows above, you must attend the open call auditions.  You are expected to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled audition.

Open Call Auditions will take place on:

Monday, September 23rd | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                           | 7:30pm - 3rd year graduate students (no sign up required) 
                                           | 8:00pm - 2nd year graduate students (no sign up required)
Tuesday, September 24th | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, September 25th | 4:30pm - 6:30pm**

** Additional slots will open on Wednesday once all other audition slots are full.

Links to Visit:

For more information on each show, see the 2019-2020 Season Information page

The full callback schedules can be found at the Auditions Schedule

You must review the following guidelines at Audition Preparation and fill out the UCI Audition Form: 2019-2020 Audition Form

You must prepare EIGHT COPIES of your headshot/resume/audition form & reserve an audition slot before the auditions via the Sign-Up Sheet at: 

Direct all questions to Bradley Zipser at