FALL SEMESTER AUDITIONS
RENT and KING LEAR
- Fall 2020 auditions will be self-taped submissions with live Zoom callbacks to follow.
- Studio Acting and Musical Theatre Studio students usually are required to audition for all main stage productions. That requirement is waived this semester.
- You may submit audition material in consideration for one or both productions. While you may have a preference or proclivity for one production over another, the directors encourage you to submit for both.
- Your audition should be submitted by Friday, August 21 to FALL 2020 AUDITION SUBMISSIONS at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H1m1qxROeEWxThhCBIFzOOdl5O20XR_q
- Callbacks via Zoom with each show director are TBD. Information regarding materials required for callbacks will be shared at that time.
- It would be to your advantage to read and research both shows before choosing, preparing, and submitting your audition package as well as for any potential callbacks.
REQUIRED AUDITION PRESENTATION
Rent, one verse/chorus of a rock song, post-1980. No musical theatre.
Accompaniment preferred but a Capella accepted.
- For King Lear, a Shakespearean monologue, under two minutes.
GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES AND OTHER INFORMATION (Please read)
- School of Theatre & Dance productions are usually open only to Theatre & Dance majors and minors, and in our co-productions with the School of Music, Music majors in Vocal Performance but casting for Rent will be open to the entire WVU campus-at-large as we seek to expand the diversity of this production. That audition notice will be posted in the coming days.
- For Rent, cast members will be provided with specially tested and approved singing masks to wear throughout the rehearsal process. The production will be performed in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. The Clay stage and venue will allow for better social distancing for cast, crew, orchestra, and others.
- King Lear will be a filmed production in conjunction with West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Again, this endeavor allows for more social distancing than the scheduled the Gladys G. Davis Theatre. Air date and time for King Lear has yet to be determined and is dependent on the post-production schedule with WV Public Broadcasting. The show may likely air after the new year.
- Performers will not wear masks for the actual performances or tapings, and social distancing will be diminished at times. Due to this decision, cast members of both productions will be subject to additional testing for COVID-19 during both the rehearsal and performance period.
- As we move into this new fall semester, we are abiding by all guidelines and protocols established by the University. We endeavor to make the fall semester safe and productive for everyone. If you have any questions regarding the Fall Audition submission, creating your audition package, the information listed here or the fall semester productions, please contact Prof. Lee Blair, Head of Performance, at email@example.com.