Audition Requirements

Program Audition Requirements

Casting Read Through There are no audition requirements for entrance to the program for the Associate of Arts-Fine Arts-Theatre Degree or the Associate of Arts Degree.

ALL Theatre Performance Majors are required to audition for all mainstage productions each academic year, and are required to accept all roles as cast. This requirement is to achieve the following academic goals:

  • To foster healthy competition.
  • To understand the principles of collaboration.
  • To recognize the importance of casting and the actor’s place in the casting process.
  • To ensure learning the process of being a performer.
  • To promote endurance, commitment, resilience and perseverance of the performer.
  • ​To develop the professional best practices required of successful performers.

Mainstage Audition Requirements

In most academic years, the TFAD produces four mainstage productions.

General Guidelines

  1. The following prepared audition format will be utilized for the performance audition for all mainstage productions:
    • Prepared auditions are to be fully memorized and timed. Performers will present two monologues that contrast and best display the performer’s talents. The total time limit for the audition is 2 ½ minutes for the audition material and the introduction combined.
    • The introduction will consist of a) a greeting; b) the actor’s name; c) the titles of the plays from which the two audition selections are taken.
    • The monologues should contrast, with one selection being comic and one serious; or for an audition for a classical play, one classical and one modern selection.
  2. Other audition information is as follows:
    • Wearing appropriate audition attire is important. An audition is a job interview.
    • Bring an acting resume and headshot to the audition. If you do not have a headshot and resume, make sure to take the opportunity to create them during your first year in the TFAD program. You should have a usable, professional headshot and resume as soon as possible, and certainly by the second year of being in the TFAD.
  3. If cast, actors will be required to register for one credit of THP201AA Theatre Production.

Anyone from the community may audition for MCC Theatre & Film Arts productions, however, if cast, the actor must also register for one credit hour of THP201AA Theatre Production.

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Specific Audition Information

Scapino!

Audition Dates:

Tues., Sept. 30, 4-8pm
Wed., Oct. 1, 4-6pm

Audition Link: http://bit.ly/Scapino_Auditions_

Location:

MCC Theatre, room TH2

Cast of 14 Characters.

Callbacks to follow auditions - Wed., Oct. 1 6-8pm

Come prepared with a 1-minute monologue prepared for this audition. See “General Guidelines” for more information. If selected for a callback, be prepared for cold readings of sides pulled from the script.

Please sign up and arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.

Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter

Audition Dates:

Mon., Dec. 2, 4-8pm
Tues., Dec 3, 4-8pm

Location:

MCC Theatre, room TH2

Cast of 6 Characters.

Callbacks to follow auditions - Time TBA

Come prepared with a 1-minute contemporary monologue prepared for this audition. See “General Guidelines” for more information. If selected for a callback, be prepared for cold readings of sides pulled from the script.

Please sign up and arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.

Les Dangerous Liaisons

Audition Dates:

Mon., Dec. 2, 4-8pm
Tues., Dec 3, 4-8pm

Audition Link: http://bit.ly/DangerousLiaisonsAuditions

Location:

MCC Theatre, room TH2

Cast of 10 Characters.

Callbacks to follow auditions - Time TBA

Come prepared with a 1-minute monologue prepared for this audition. See “General Guidelines” for more information. If selected for a callback, be prepared for cold readings of sides pulled from the script.

Please sign up and arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.

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