Theatre Department Casting for One Acts

The Theatre Department is hosting auditions for the Fall Directors’ Showcase at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Black Box Theatre in Ophelia Parrish 2302.

Eight new directors from the play direction class will be at the casting. Actors should prepare 60 seconds of material that shows how they move and talk. Examples include: reciting a list of their best jokes, doing a dramatic reading of a Drake song, performing a monologue, doing yoga while reciting your roommate’s annoying morning routine, etc. Interested actors should do something that will grab the directors’ attention and make them remember the actor’s performance.

On each night of the final performances, the directing class presents a different set of one act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. The following plays will be divided between the two nights:

By: Lynn Nottage
Directed By: Marissa Butler
When a housewife comes to the end of her rope with her abusive husband, she doesn't expect him to spontaneously combust. Now she has a pile of ashes on the floor, and a life to reclaim.

"Words, Words, Words"
By: David Ives
Directed By: Kitty Corum
Three monkeys try their hands at writing Hamlet as part of an experiment.

"The Dungeons and The Dragons"
By: Kyle John Schmidt
Directed By: Lexi Diaz
Four friends go on a glittery fabulous role playing adventure involving magical goats and hot pockets.

"Flop Cop"
By: Laura Cunningham
Directed By: Mitchell Flottman
When a concerned cop learns that there’s a wild monologuing playwright on the loose he has no choice but to confront him.

"Farris Wheel"
By: Mary Miller
Directed By: Kristin Hafen
Strangers get to know each other while stuck on a Ferris wheel.

"The Budapest String Quartet"
By: Jon Jory
Directed By: Natalie Hansen
Four college friends discover the stress that come with backpacking Europe together.

"Canker Sores and Other Distractions"
By: Christopher Durang
Directed By: Nicholas Huber
A divorced couple meets up at a restaurant for dinner for old times’ sake.

"The Fifteen Minute Hamlet"
By: Tom Stoppard
Directed By: Keaton Richey
A whirlwind tour of the greatest moments of Hamlet done in thirteen minutes…and done again in two.