Performance Auditions for singers and actors for our first two mainstage shows, "Dogfight" and "Virginia Woolf's Orlando"
Open to all UNO students, faculty, staff and the Omaha community. Participants can attend either audition times.
Sunday, August 25 from 6-9pm or Monday, August 26 from 6-8pm in the Weber Fine Arts Building / Room 331.
All undergraduate Theatre Performance Majors are required to audition on Sunday, August 25. Freshman majors may audition on Monday, August 26.
Cast lists: Announcements will be posted to the UNO Theatre Call Board (outside of WFAB Room 006) on Fri. Aug. 30 by 5pm
Questions Contact: Nick Jansen, UNO Theatre Stage Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dogfight Singers: Bring a dramatic monologue (90 seconds max) and 16-32 bars of music.
Directors: D. Scott Glasser & Moira Mangiameli
Musical Director: Hal France
Choreographer: Carrie Nath
Casting: Seeking an ensemble of 12-17. All genders, ethnicities, & abilities are encouraged to audition
Rehearsals begin Sun. Sept. 1, Sunday through Friday from 6:30 - 10:30 pm
Tech begins Sat. Oct. 12
Show run Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23-27
see below for Guidelines and Helpful Hints
Orlando Actors: Bring a dramatic monologue (90 sec max). a reading from Orlando will be provided.
Director: Ron Zank
Casting: The role of Orlando has been precast. Seeking an ensemble of 5 to 11. All genders, ethnicities, & abilities are encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals begin Mon. Sept. 23. Days and times to be determined.
Tech begins Sat. Nov. 16
Show run Nov. 20-23 and Dec. 4-7
See below for Guidelines and Helpful HInts
Technical Portfolio Reviews
Sun. Aug. 25
6-8pm / WFAB Room 018
Required Attendance: All Undergraduate Theatre Design, Tech, Stage Management Majors
Wed. Aug. 28
1-4pm / WFAB Theatre
All Theatre Majors, Minors & non-majors are encouraged to attend
UNO Theatre Audition Guidelines & Helpful Hints
Everyone is welcome to participate in UNO Theatre events throughout the year
- ALL undergraduate Theatre majors need to attend auditions on Sunday, August 25th and should be available the evenings of Tuesday & Wednesday, August 27th & 28nd, unless waived in writing by Professor Steven Williams. Absence from any of these sessions may affect casting/crewing decisions.
- The Public is welcome to attend audition sessions Sunday or Monday night without an appointment.
- Appointments for both nights of auditions and technical interviews will be available starting August posted on the bulletin board outside WFAB # 006. Please sign up for an audition slot and arrive to your audition 15 minutes prior to your assigned time.
Your audition pieces:
- Total time: 90 seconds each for monologues and/or song
AUDITION PREP WEEK(S)
Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15 – 5:00 – 8:30 pm, August 23 – 3:30 – 7:00 pm
30 minute individual sessions with Dogfight musical director Hal France
Audition Master Class and Workshop
Friday, August 16 – 3:00 - 6:00pm
August 23 – 3:30 – 7:00 pm
Individual monologue work with Orlando director Ron Zank
Sign up for individual sessions or the Master Class by contacting Nick Jansen at email@example.com
The following list of professional voice instructors and vocal coaches are recommended to singing actors for vocal technique and improvement.
- Voice Teachers
Terry Hodges – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Marie Kenney – email@example.com
Shelby VanNordstrand - firstname.lastname@example.org
Karina Brazas – email@example.com
- Vocal Coaches
Liz Stinman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Boesing – email@example.com
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
- Report to Weber Fine Arts Building (WFAB) 331 at least 15 minutes before your appointment.
- Turn in your completed audition form with your resume (if available) to the Audition Monitor. Be specific and clear in noting your schedule and conflicts.
- The audition order will be set by the Audition Monitor.
- If you do not have a prepared audition, a cold reading will be provided by the Audition Monitor.
- We will try to accommodate any schedule conflicts with auditions. Please inform the Audition Monitor of these as soon as possible.
- Bring a current photo and resume to your audition. Please note that these will not be returned unless requested.
Callbacks from Monday’s auditions will go up as soon as possible, following the audition.
- All callbacks, casting, and crewing will be posted on the Theatre callboard outside WFAB 006. If you cannot access this information, please let Stage Management know as soon as possible so we can keep you informed.
- Every effort will be made to have final cast lists and technical assignments posted on the callboard by 5PM Friday, August 30th.
- Rehearsals will be 5 or 6 evenings per week
Additional casting and crewing opportunities also available for
- Studio productions, Directing I class projects and special events.