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Auditions for the Winter and Spring mainstage productions are now closed. Callback announcements will be made via UCI email.  

 

The Drama Department is excited to announce the Discovery Series, which will parallel the mainstage season this year.

In the Fall term, Phil Thompson and Andrew Borab with be directing 12th Night by William Shakespeare

In the first half of Winter term guest director Margaret Laurena Kemp will direct the play DETROIT 67 by Dominique Morisseau.

In the Spring, Annie Loui adapting/directing Gilgamesh (parts 1 & 2) as translated by Stephen Mitchell.

Auditions/casting for the Discovery Series will occur after mainstage casting is complete.​

 

Welcome to the Drama Department’s Open Call Announcement 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

Before you audition, please make sure to read all of the following information about the 2020-2021 Season, Audition Schedule, and any Preparation Materials.  

 

At this time, all UCI 2020-2021 prodcutions are planned as Digital Productions or Zoom Events until otherwise cleared by both UCI Officials and State and Local Health Officials. "Presentation" (performance) weeks are also subject to change. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we plan for virtual productions.  

 

FALL 2020

The Jubilee and Me:
Songs I Never Got To Sing
Directed by Karole Foreman
Musical Direction by Leslie Wickham 
A Digital Production

PreProduction - Current
First Formal Rehearsal - October 6th
Tech-Production - Weeks 5/6
Presentation - November 21st

 

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
Directed by Beth Lopes
A Zoom Event

PreProduction - Current
First Formal Rehearsal - October 19th
Tech-Production - Weeks 8/9
Presentation - December 5th

A word from the Director

 

Fall Discovery Series: Twelfth Night | DCPs | Script Presentations as Radio Plays | Various Zoom Events

 

WINTER 2021

Eurydice
Directed by Annie Loui
A Zoom Event

PreProduction - Fall 2020
Rehearsal - Fall Finals Week - Winter Week 3
Tech-Production - Weeks 3/4
Presentation - Week 4/5

A word from the Director

 

Human Error
Directed by Jane Page
A Zoom Event

PreProduction - Fall 2020
Rehearsal - Weeks 3-8
Tech-Production - Weeks 8/9
Presentation - Week 9/10

A word from the Director

 

Winter Discovery Series: Detroit 67 | First Year Graduate Project | DCPs | Script Presentations as Radio Plays | Various Zoom Events

 

SPRING 2021

Resiliance, Resistance, Radiance
Directed by Julliette Carillo
A Zoom Event

PreProduction - Winter 2021
Rehearsal - Winter Finals Week - Spring Week3
Tech-Production - Weeks 3/4
Presentation - Week 4/5

 

A word from the Director

El Henry
Directed by Herbert Siguenza
A Digital Production

PreProduction - Winter 2021
Production - Weeks 1-3
Post-Prodcution - Weeks 3-6
Presentation - Week 7

 

A word from the Director

Junk: A Rock Opera
Directed by Shakina Nayfack 
Music Directed by Luke Shepard
Choreographed by Andrew Palermo
A Digital Production

PreProduction - Winter-Spring Week 3
Production - Weeks 3-7
Post-Prodcution - Weeks 7-9
Presentation - Week 9/10

A Word from the Director

 

Spring Discovery Series: Gilgamesh | Shakespeare Shorts Festival | DCPs | Script Presentations as Radio Plays | Various Zoom Events

 

 

To be considered for a role for any of the shows above, you must submitt all of your Audition Materials to audition@uci.edu according to the Audition Schedule. 

 

Links to Visit:

For more information on each show, see the 2020-2021 Season Information page.

For information about what to prepare, see Audition Preparation page. 

For more information about Audition Schedule and Submissions, see Audition Schedule page. 

 

Direct all questions to Kyrsten Goodrich at audition@uci.edu.audition@uci.edu.