Audition Information


    • Our productions are classes, and all participants are students enrolled in the class.
    • Auditions are open to everyone. If you are cast, you will be required to register for the class.
    • To audition, please prepare a two minute monologue. If you​ don't have a monologue, there will be sides available for reading.
    • Show up at one of the audition dates & times. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If you are auditioning for a musical, or for a play with singing, please prepare 16-32 bars of music.
    • It is helpful to be familiar with the plays before audition.
    • It is also helpful to read the specific audition information listed on this page.
    • Please note that there are many wonderful supporting roles. If you will only accept certain roles in a play, please be clear on your audition form and in person. It saves time for everyone.​​
    • Keep up-to-date on auditions, productions, classes, and special events on our Facebook page.

FALL 2020 Season Auditions

SUBMIT your audition ONLINE by

Wednesday August 26 @ 10 pm 

The College of the Canyons and the COC Theatre Department are committed to our students continued academic advancement and training, and as such we are committed to created performance and technical opportunities for our students during the time.

This semester all COC Theatre Department productions will be in online the virtual space. As such, our auditions this semester will be conducted electronically.  Performers and interested technical students will complete the online interest form.  Performer will also submit a 1-2 minute monologue.  Directors will view the audition pieces, and will cast the productions.

For more information about the technical and performance opportunities, please read the information below.


 

    • All interested participants this semester will complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM (performers and technical personal).
    • To complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM, please click on the following link: ONLINE AUDITION FORM
    • After completing the form, you will recieve an invitation to upload a monologue, please follow the link in email you will recieve

    RECORDING YOUR MONOLOGUE 

    • Monologues should be1-2 minutes in length
    • Monologues should be memorized
    • SLATE your monologue:  Before you begin your performance Slate you name and the piece you are performing. Example: "Hello, my name is Steve Zahn and I will be doing a monologue from Suburbia by Eric Bogosian."
    • Record yourself performing our monologue (including the slate)
    • LABEL your file with the same names as on your Audtition Form.  
    • Upload the file to to the link provided in the email you recieve after completing the ONLINE AUDITION FORM

 FALL PRODUCTIONS 2020

 

110 Stories

 by Sarah Tuft,  directed by Maureen Huskey

From the first crash at the Towers to a last goodbye at Ground Zero, 110 Stories takes us through 9/11 as told by those who were there. Based on interviews, this docuplay weaves together stories not shown on the news, from people we can relate to...a mother, a photojournalist, an ironworker, a chiropractor, and a homeless man who saved lives that day. Their unflinching, freaked-out and occasionally funny accounts take us back to when 9/11 was unimaginable, capturing the shock and horror of the day as well as the resilience of New York City in its aftermath. Remaining apolitical, 110 Stories memorializes September 11th by humanizing history to reveal our innate compassion. 

WOYZECH

 by Georg Büchner, directed by David Stears

Woyzeck deals with the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military on a young man's life, and often seen as 'working class' tragedy.  Left unfinished at his death, yet the play had an enormous impact on realism, naturalism, and expressionist movements in theatre and literature.  The production will be taped, and the audience will choose the path in which to experience the journey through the story.  The production will focus on the dramaturgical journey for the participants and explore the cinematic expressionistic elements of the piece. 

 

  • The cast is an ensemble cast with all actors playing multiple roles. The Cast is as follows:

  • 110 STORIES

    • THEATR-182A-50846 (Ensemble)
    • THEATR-182B-50847 (Supporting Role)
    • THEATR-182C-50848 (Principal)

    (Live Streaming Performances)

    Play by Sarah Tuft, Directed by Maureen Huskey

    Audition required before enrollment. This is a production course for 110 STORIES by Sarah Tuft, directed by Maureen Huskey. This is a late start course beginning 8/31 and ending 10/19. Preliminary auditions will take place on Tuesday 8/25 and Wednesday 8/26 at 6:45 pm. Performance will be presented the first week of October. Final rehearsals and tech rehearsals dates will be during the week of October 5 – October 8

  •  The cast for WOYZECK will be an ensemble cast with 8-12 actors playing more the 22 characters.

  • WOYZECH

    • THEATR-180A-50849 (Ensemble)
    • THEATR-180B-51268 (Supporting Role)
    • THEATR-180C-50851 (Principal)

    Recorded Streaming Performances)

    By Georg Büchner, Directed by David Stears

    This is a production course for “WOYZECK by Georg Büchner, directed by David Stears. This is a late start course beginning 9/8 and ending 11/23. Preliminary auditions will be submitted online place on Tuesday 8/25 and Wednesday 8/26. Performances will be presented in November Final rehearsals and tech rehearsals dates will be during the week of November 9 – November 13.

 

DEVISED THEATRE: 

Pandemic: the Virus, the Protests, the Politics. 

 Coordinated and Directed by Susan Hinshaw

We are living in a unique time in history – a time of upheaval, turmoil and great social change. The pandemic has given rise to many things including a new and budding art form - live video theatre.  Student actors will take on this challenge by writing, performing and producing a completely original show based on their experiences during the pandemic. The performance will be a dynamic and fully staged live video theatre event.  This piece will be devised, created, and written by students in the class

  • DEVISED THEATRE: Pandemic: the Virus, the Protests, the Politics

    • THEATR-181A-50854 (Beginning)
    • THEATR-181B-50855 (Intermediate)
    • THEATR-181C-50856 (Advanced)

    (Live Streamed Performances)
    Devised pieces by Students, Directed by Susan Hinshaw

    This is a production course for DEVISED THEATRE PIECE, coordinated and directed by Susan Hinshaw.  This is a late start course beginning 8/31 and ending 12/10. Preliminary auditions will take place on Tuesday 8/25 and Wednesday 8/26 at 6:45 pm. DEVISED THEATRE Final rehearsals and tech rehearsals dates will be during the week of November 30  December 3. 

 

TECHNICAL THEATRE

Be Part of the Technical Team for a Production 

 

This semester COC will be experimenting with on-line/virtual productions. The stage crew members will work on the shows in positions developed based on crew member interest & skills paired with production needs. Students interested in this experience should Email Christopher Boltz (Christopher.boltz@canyons.edu) or David Stears (David.stears@canyons.edu) for more information.

  • TECHNICAL THEATRE 186

    • THEATR-186 A-44954 
    • THEATR-186 B-44956 

    This is a late-start course beginning 9/13 and ending 12/8. Student must interview with the instructor before enrolling in this course.  Successful completion of TH 120 or TH 130 and prior service on a production crew is highly recommended. In addition to scheduled lecture, students registering will need to commit to attending the technical rehearsals and production run at least one department production.

 

 

Audition FAQs

    • Our productions are classes, and all participants are students enrolled in the class.
    • Auditions are open to everyone. If you are cast, you will be required to register for the class.
    • To audition, please prepare a two minute monologue. If you​ don't have a monologue, there will be sides available for reading.
    • Show up at one of the audition dates & times. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • If you are auditioning for a musical, or for a play with singing, please prepare 16-32 bars of music.
    • It is helpful to be familiar with the plays before audition.
    • It is also helpful to read the specific audition information listed on this page.
    • Please note that there are many wonderful supporting roles. If you will only accept certain roles in a play, please be clear on your audition form and in person. It saves time for everyone.​​
    • Keep up-to-date on auditions, productions, classes, and special events on our Facebook page.
  • Casting Policy For College of the Canyons Theatre Department

    Department productions, whether in the PAC, S-130 or other venue on or off campus are both classes, with educational goals, and productions offered to audiences of our community.

    The goal of departmental productions is to create a capstone project demonstrating the talent and skills of our students.  Directors are encouraged to cast students who will be able to grow into their roles over the course of the rehearsal period.  It is always the intention of the department to cast a student in a role that they will be able to successfully perform before an audience.

    Additionally, the California Community College System and College of the Canyons places a high emphasis on the completion of an Academic Program.  The following priorities will be given in casting (in order):

    1. Students enrolled in one of the majors in the theatre department
    2. Students enrolled in any major at College of the Canyons
    3. Students who are enrolled in theatre classes.  (Note:  All students cast for a production must enroll in the appropriate performance class)

    Unless there has been prior approval by the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts and the Theatre Department Chair(s), all roles are expected to be filled by a student enrolled in an appropriate performance class.   Guest artists, regardless of their status as a community member, faculty member or professional, must be approved in advance.  Only students who can successfully enroll in the correct performance class for a specific production will be considered.

    The department strongly supports diversity in casting.   Unless specified otherwise in the script, roles are open to all students without regard to any protected class.

    Before announcing casting, directors will share the proposed cast list with the full-time faculty and the dean for comments.   Final casting (with-in the above parameters) shall remain the purview of the director, but the full-time faculty may have insights and suggestions that they can offer to the director.

  • A. Each of our productions are a class. Anyone can audition for our productions. If you are cast, you MUST register for the course in order to participate.
  • A. Each of our productions are a class. Anyone can audition for our productions. If you are cast, you MUST register for the course in order to participate.