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Audition for our Shows

Spring 2020 Unified Auditions

The Mason Players offer Unified Show Auditions each semester. 

Casting is open to all full-time degree-seeking Mason students, regardless of major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students audition for all shows to be produced in the semester in one session. Auditions for productions will be held during the first week of classes each semester. Contact the Theater office for more information. 

The School of Theater and the Mason Players strive to practice a casting policy of inclusion, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, cultural heritage, or personal preference.

For a full description of each show, including all performance dates, times and locations, please visit the Performance Calendar online or look at the current Season Brochure.

Auditions will be held January 22nd and 23rd 6-10pm in TheaterSpace PAB A407.

To schedule your audition slot, please sign up in the Theater Office, Performing Arts Building room A407, starting January 14th

Please bring a prepared monologue, no longer than 90 seconds. Actors without prepared monologues may choose to do a cold read from sides provided. Theater Majors are expected to present prepared monologues at auditions.

Please fill out the audition form

 There will be a conflict form next to the sign up sheets. Please complete the form and bring it with you to the auditions.

Callbacks for all shows will be held on January 25th.

Contact the Theater Office with any questions.

 

Shows for Spring 2020

The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort

Directed by Em German

Studio Series

TheaterSpace

February 27, 28, & 29 at 8pm

February 29 & March 1 at 2pm

Set in the rolling green hills of Lockerbie, Scotland seven years after the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103 rained carnage on the town, a mother and father arrive from New Jersey to search for their son’s remains and belongings. Presented in the style of Greek tragedy, with the women of the town serving as the Greek Chorus, the play looks at the horror of tragedy and the blurred line between grief and acceptance, giving rise to the capacity for hope.

 

 

Men on Boats By Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Mimsi Janis

Mainstage

Harris Theatre

March 26, 27, & 28, April 2, 3, & 4 at 8pm;

March 28, April 4 & 5 at 2pm

Ten Men. Four Boats. One Grand Canyon. Flipping gender, historical, and theatrical conventions on their heads, follow the true(ish) history of the 1869 expedition when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Get ready to explore uncharted waters!

From Jacklyn Backhaus, playwright of MEN ON BOATS

NOTE ON CASTING

The characters in MEN ON BOATS were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not. I’m talking about racially diverse actors who are female identifying, trans-identifying, genderfluid, and/or non-gender-conforming.

It is my strong preference that Tsauwait and The Bishop (so thusly OG and Seneca Howland) be played by Native cast members. If there are no Native actors in your production, the Howlands/Utes must at least be cast as non-white.

 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot By Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Tyler Shores

Mason Fringe

TheaterSpace

April 22 & 24 at 8pm; April 25 at 2pm

How do you forgive a man who was unable to forgive himself? Guirgis’ play poses questions that are debated to this day. Does the truth really set us free? What is justice, and is it a fair system? Do our past mistakes define who we are? Do they set us up to become better people?

 

 

 

The Servant of Two Masters By: Carlo Goldoni

Directed by David Gaines

Mason Fringe

TheaterSpace

April 23 & 25 at 8pm; April 26 at 2pm

A lowly servant tries to do the job of two men while working desperately to conceal that fact from both employers. A classic Italian comedy from the 18th century, this is a casual, comical, and colloquial rendition, with liberties taken, steeped in the Commedia dell’Arte tradition, with a zany plot featuring lost love, mistaken identity, and lots of mix-ups. Under the direction of David Gaines, known by our audiences for his one-man versions of 7 (x 1 Samurai (based on The Seven Samurai) and his circus extravaganza A Little Business At the Big Top, Goldoni’s classic will be fast-paced, funny, and is sure to make a wonderful addition to our season.

 

The Mason Players Reading Series

Blood at the Root

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Samuel Dunn III

Presented in Collaboration with Collections for the Culture

Inspired by real events, Morisseau’s play scrutinizes the intrinsic links between justice, bias, and identity, while probing the complexities of race vs individual freedoms

March 20 at 3pm

Gruesome Playground Injuries

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Allison Gryder

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of two childhood friends intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading them to compare scars and physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

April 17 at 3pm

Mason theater students on stage

Scene from The Imaginary Invalid, Mason Players, 2018

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