Auditions

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

Concord Floral

Audition Dates:

Tues, August 25, 4-8 pm
Wed, August 26th, 4-

Rehearsals will be held from 6 PM – 10 PM Monday through Thursday beginning August 30

Tech begins Wednesday, Oct 6. Performances are Oct 14 - 236 pm

These are group auditions and you should arrive at 4 PM. Actors who need to come late or leave early should contact the stage manager, Valerie Meza. And if any actors have conflicts with the scheduled auditions, but would like to be considered, please reach out to the director, Mace Archer.

Location:

MCC Theatre Lobby

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85202

How?

Please come prepared with a 60-second contemporary realistic monologue. Those without monologues will read from provided sides. Please also bring a resume if you have one prepared.

The Story: Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighborhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave.

Roles available: Concord Floral features 4 female and 5 male presenting characters, and one character whose gender is flexible. 9 of the characters are high school age, while one character transcends time. This ensemble piece allows each actor to be featured at various times during the show, creating a truly collaborative production. Come play with us!

MCC Theatre & Film Arts practices and supports diverse, non-traditional casting. Actors of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to audition.

Peter and The StarCatcher

Audition Dates:

February 17, 4-8 pm
February 18, 4-8 pm

Location:

MCC Theatre, room TH2

A cast of 12 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 the paperwork.

Gin Mummy

Audition Dates:

Thurs. September 30th, 4-8 pm
Fri. October 1st, 4-8 pm

Rehearsals begin on October 18 and will run from 6 PM to 10 PM Mondays through Fridays (with only a couple of exceptions). A preliminary read-through of the script will be held for the playwright once the show has been cast.


Tech begins Monday November 22. Performances are December 3 – 11.

These are group auditions; please arrive promptly by 4 PM. Actors who need to come late or leave early should contact Production Manager, Chris Tubilewicz

Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.

Location:

MCC Theatre Lobby
1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85202

How?


Please come prepared with a 60-second memorized comedic monologue. (Please time yourself ahead of time.) If you have a résumé, please bring that along. Prepare to stay until you’re dismissed. You may be asked to stay to read from some prepared sides.

The Story: GIN MUMMY is a drawing room comedy in which a young Victorian aristocrat comes to terms with what she wants and what her family expects on the night of her engagement party. Also, there is a mummy.

Roles Available: Gin Mummy features five female, and three male presenting characters. All races and body types are encouraged to Come Play with us!


MCC Theatre & Film Arts practices and supports diverse, non-traditional casting. Actors of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to audition.



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Audition Dates:

December 6th. 2, 4-8 pm
December 7th, 4-8 pm

Audition Link:

Location:

MCC Theatre, room TH2

A cast of 5 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 the paperwork.

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