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Audition Information


    • Our productions are courses, and all participants must be students enrolled in the course.
    • Auditions are open to everyone. If you are cast, you will be required to register for the course.
    • Auditions are typically either a monologue, a song, or both. For specific audition information, please see AUDITION INFORMATION listed below.  
    • Complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM. 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.
    • 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. 
    • Keep up-to-date on auditions, productions, classes, and special events on our Facebook page.

 

FALL 2022 Auditions

AUDITION SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Initial Auditions due by Friday, August 12 @ Noon

Callback Materials due by August 15 @ 5 pm

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

For the academic year 2022-2023 all Theatre Department productions are planned to be in-person, live performances (pending College of the Canyons safety protocols and in accordance with LACDPH guidelines).  However, our auditions this semester will be conducted electronically. Actors and interested technical students should complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM.To audition for this production, prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue.  Some roles may require singing.  If you are interested in being considered for a role that sings, please also prepare 16 bars of a song (about 30 seconds).  The prepared audition will need to be self-recorded and uploaded after filling out the ONLINE AUDITION FORM.

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

  • Audition Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION FOR AUDITIONS

    Currently, all auditions are conducted virtually.  

    • Complete the ONLINE AUDITION FORM 
    • At the end of the audition form is a link to submit your recorded audition.  You must upload the video submission by the deadline. 
    • After the director views all video submissions, you may be asked to participate in callbacks for casting. These callbacks may require either a pre-recorded video submission or live zoom meeting. A member of the production team will contact you with specific information. 
    • Initial Audition Materials must be submitted by Noon on August 12. 
    • Some roles may be cast from the initial audition, with no call-back required. 
    • Call back requests (if needed) will be emailed on August 12. (Call back materials will be due August 15 at 5:00 PM) 
    • If you are cast in a production, you must register for the appropriate course by the end of the day on August 19. 

    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS

    Please follow the guidelines for the specific plays that you are auditioning for.   
    CONSIDER: It is highly recommended that you audition for all the roles. It keeps you open to the widest available casting opportunities. 
    Below are the specific requirements for the productions this semester. 
    Please submit as early as possible to avoid last-minute upload issues.
    Videos will be reviewed in the order they arrive. Early submissions benefit from early viewing. 

    Robin Hood (version TBD): To audition for this production prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue.  Some roles may require singing.  If you are interested in being considered for a role that sings, please also prepare 16 bars of a song (about 30 seconds).  The prepared audition will need to be self-recorded and uploaded after filling out the ONLINE AUDITION FORM. 

    GENERAL INFORMATION ON RECORDING YOUR AUDITION

    SLATE before you begin: This means to say your name and piece(s) you are performing.
    Example: "Hello, my name is Steve Zahn and I will be performing Richard’s monologue from Ah Wilderness and the song Killer Instinct from the musical Bring It On." 
    Monologues should be 1 minute in length. Songs should be 16 bars (approx. 30 seconds).  
    All material should be memorized. 
    VIDEO RECORDING: Record yourself doing your Slate, then your monolog, then song performance. Your complete audition should be one file. Do not submit multiple files.
    LABEL your video file with the same name as you list on your Audition Form.
    UPLOAD the file to the link provided in the email you receive after completing the ONLINE AUDITION FORM 

 


 

FALL PRODUCTION 2022

 

ROBIN HOOD

Version TBA

Directed by David Stears

The clever Robin Hood, the virtuous Maid Marian, and the villainous Prince John battle in Sherwood Forest in this comedic take on the classic tale!

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.  The department actively welcomes and encourages all the diverse members of our college community to audition for any role.

  • The version of the script we are looking at presenting has a large cast of characters to be played by a versatile ensemble playing multiple roles..  Nearly all actors are play two or more characters.

    The characters include the typical host of characters from the Robin Hood story, including:

    Our Heroes
    Maid Miran
    Robin Hood
    ..and His Merry Band, including: 
    Alan a’Dale: a singing minstrel NOTE: Performer should be able to accompany themselves on a guitar (or lute) 

    The Villains of the story 
    The Sherriff of Nottingham 
    Prince John

    And everyone’s favorite monarch:
    King Richard  

    Plus, there are a wide assortment of other supporting characters: royalty, serving people, and townspeople. 

    The script is a great deal of fun, and a bit irreverent.  Looking for a cast to be flexible and committed to hard work and creating an entertaining piece. 

  • REHEARSAL and PERFORMANCE (COMEDY)

    • THEATR 182A-63797 Rehrs/Perfrm:(Comedy) Ensemble
    • THEATR 182B-63798 Rehrs/Perfrm:(Comedy) Supporting Role
    • THEATR 18Cc-63799 Rehrs/Perfrm:(Comedy) Principal Role

    September 19 - November 21

    Prerequisite: Audition. Explores a comedic play through lecture, research and rehearsals. Includes textual analysis, historical research, connecting text to comedic action on stage, and developing vocal and breath techniques for handling heightened text. Culminates in public performances of the play. Audition and public performance required.

    Scheduled Rehearsal Times:

    • Monday 6:30PM-8:20 PM (lecture); 8:30PM-10:00 PM (lab)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Technical Rehearsals: 

    • November 10: 6:30 -10:00 PM (Tech)
    • November 12: 12:00 - 5:00 PM (Tech)
    • November 14: 6:00-1000 PM (Dress)
    • November 15: 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Add Makeup)
    • November 16: 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Final Dress)

    Performances:

    • November 17 at 7:00 PM
    • November 18 at 7:00 PM
    • November 19 at 7:00 PM
    • November 20 at 2:00 PM
    • Debrief/Strike: November 21 6:00 – 10:00 PM
    • NOTE: Performance calls may be up to two hours before curtain time based on individual costume/make up requirements.

    In-person meetings for this class section depend on LA County Dept. of Health permission. If restrictions do not allow in-person class, this class section may be delivered OnlineLIVE at the days and times listed in the schedule. Students will be notified via email if changes are required. 

TECHNICAL THEATRE 

Taught by Christopher Boltz & David Stears

Audition & Interview. Provides beginning technical theatre students the opportunity to provide support for productions through the installation and operation of scenery, props, lights, sound, wardrobe, etc. for the complete run of a theatrical production.

  • Technical Theatre I

    • THEATR-186A -63800 (Beginning) 
    • THEATR-186B-63801 (Intermediate)

    Provides the intermediate technical theatre student the opportunity to provide support for productions through the installation and operation of scenery, props, lights, sound, and wardrobe for the complete run of a theatrical production. Lab for this class will serve on the crew for "Robin Hood"

    Students wishing to Interview for this class may fill out the ONLINE AUDITION FORM indicating their interest for the crew or email either of the instructors.

    Class Meets:  Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  (Starting September 6)

    Technical Schedule:

    • November 10: 6:30 -10:00 PM (Tech)
    • November 12: 12:00 - 5:00 PM (Tech)
    • November 14: 6:00 --10:00 PM (Dress)
    • November 15: 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Add Makeup)
    • November 16: 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Final Dress)

    Performance Schedule 

    • November 17 at 7:00 PM
    • November 18 at 7:00 PM
    • November 19 at 7:00 PM
    • November 20 at 2:00 PM

    Performance calls may be up to two hours before curtain time based on individual crew member requirements

    Debrief/Strike: November 21 6:30 – 10:00 PM

    In-person meetings for this class section depend on LA County Dept. of Health permission. If restrictions do not allow in-person class, this class section may be delivered OnlineLIVE at the days and times listed in the schedule. Students will be notified via email if changes are required. 

 

 

 


 

 

Audition FAQs

    • Our productions are course, and all participants are students enrolled in the course.
    • Auditions are open to everyone. If you are cast, you will be required to register for the course.
    • To audition, please prepare a one 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 presented in the PAC, STCN-130 or other venue on or off campus are both classes, with educational goals, and productions offered to audiences of our community.

    The educational goals of the productions are to extend the classroom experience and bring together acting and technical students to put the classroom theory and laboratory practice into a fully integrated production in front of an audience.  Putting a show in front of an audience -- especially an audience that was not part of the rehearsal and development process -- gives students a chance to learn what parts of their process/choices/interpretations work for an audience and those that do not.  Additionally, college productions create a safer space where feedback can be deeply integrated into the process.   

    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. Casting decisions are always a complex matrix of the needs and goals of the production; the ability and skills of each performer; and the matching of those skills with others in the casting pool.  Productions are selected by the department to provide a variety of dramatic styles.  Aside from serving the needs to those students in the productions as cast or crew, the productions provide opportunities to see live theatre for theatre students at College of the Canyons.

    When making casting decisions for the production, directors will consider the above stated educational goals, and the below casting priorities to best serve the production and the students.

    • Students who have currently declared one of the majors in the theatre department.

    • Students registered for other theatre classes (beyond the productions) the semester the show is to be performed or at least one of the two previous semesters (including winter and summer sessions).

    • Students who have declared other majors in the School of Visual and Performing Arts

    • Students enrolled in other College of the Canyons classes the semester the show is to be performed or at least one of the two previous semesters (including winter and summer sessions)

    • Students who are eligible to enroll in the appropriate section of a production class based on their casting in the production.

    NOTE For the musical, music majors, and music classes may be substituted for theatre majors and theatre classes in the above list. 

    Unless there has been prior approval by the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts and the Theatre Department Chair, all roles are required to be filled by a student enrolled in an appropriate production class.   Guest artists (those who fall outside the above parameters) must be approved in advance of any casting announcement.

    Only students who can successfully enroll in the correct production class for a specific production will be considered.  Once cast, students are required to promptly enroll in the appropriate production class to participate in the production.  Failure to do so will result in the student’s role being recast. 

    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.  The department actively welcomes and encourages all the diverse members of our college community to audition for any role. 

    Before announcing casting, directors will share the proposed cast list with the Theatre Department’s full-time faculty and the Dean of Visual and Performing Arts for comments and review for compliance with this policy.

  • 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. There are no prerequisites to audition, except that, if cast, you must be able to register for the appropriate course